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Avontuur Estate Newsletter July 2018

9 July 2018  -  Avontuur Estate

July is a time of rest and hibernation at Avontuur with much-needed rain filling up our dams at the moment giving us hope for a more normal Spring and Summer coming up, water-wise.

Lyle Hewitson to win jockey competition

We’re incredibly proud to be associated with young star Lyle Hewitson who is set to be the first apprentice to win the national jockey competition since the glory days of “Muis” Roberts who achieved this at the start of his highly rated local and international career.

“Lyle has been a worthy and much appreciated ambassador for Avontuur Estate for nearly two years now and we are truly impressed with this achievement and being part of this wonderful moment as his sponsor,” says Avontuur GM Pippa Mickleburgh. To read more visit our website.

July race day features exciting contenders

Although we are not featured in the main race, there are a few exciting names cropping up in the other races on 7 July, which will ensure that we watch the racing enthusiastically this Saturday! One of these is Oratorio’s son Cue the Music who should do well in the Gr 2 Golden Horseshoe. Also in this race is Provocateur by Var who is a contender too. She’s a Giver by Philanthropist is entered in the Jonson Garden Province Stakes and Avontuur-bred colt Mambo Mime features in the Thukela Handicap. All in all it makes for exciting racing for all at Avontuur!

Avontuur support festival of racing

We are proud to be associated with this incredible weekend of racing at Greyville Racecourse in Durban again this year. Avontuur is sponsoring the Darley Arabian Listed race over 1600m on Saturday 28 July. Hope to see all racing fans supporting the event too!

Save the dates - mares and foals walk 2018

The most exciting time at the farm is coming soon, when all our new foals start arriving. With this in mind, keep Thursday 23/8 and 30/8 open in your diaries as our annual Mares and Foals Walk are planned for those dates. As always a limited number of visitors will visit the paddocks and stables on those days to see and photograph our new arrivals! More details in our next newsletter.

Free wine tasting till 17th

Make use of our Winter School Holiday offer and taste 5 Estate wines for FREE!

Our usual tasting fee is R50 pp. Only available till 17 July, so pop in soon.

New pairing launched for winter

Don’t miss out on our interesting wine and biltong pairing, where we make use of five quality biltong flavours from Afrifoods Biltong and Butchery, paired with five of our wines for only R100 per pairing. Available daily in our tasting room.

Red wine winter special offer

There is nothing like a full-bodied, quality Cabernet Sauvignon on a cold winter’s night in front of the fireplace. You can now try our award-winning version for only R240 for a 2-bottle pack. (Usual price R270).