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Avontuur Newsletter September 2018


5 September 2018  -  Avontuur Estate

We know Spring is on its way when winemaker Jan van Rooyen releases the new white wines and even better – when the foals start arriving! So although there is still a chill in the air and we hope for more rain, we love this time of new beginnings.

PINOTAGE WINS YOUNG WINE SHOW TROPHY
Winemaker Jan van Rooyen is thrilled with his trophy for the Pinotage 2018, recently received at the Stellenbosch Young Wine Show Awards. Visit www.avontuurestate.co.za to read more.

SUMMER WINES RELEASED
It’s always a happy occasion when the new vintage Estate Sauvignon Blanc is released and the 2018 is no exception. It smells of passion fruit and tropical fruit and has that wonderful minerality which shows its got ageing potential too. Recently the new Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve made its appearance and new vintages of the Sarabande Sauvignon Blanc Reserve and that all-time favourite, our Pinot Noir/Chardonnay are just waiting to arrive on the stage as well!

If you can visit us to taste and buy, please do so, and if you can’t, our SA wine shop at www.avontuurestate.co.za/wine-store-sa will deliver those wines right to your door!

HERITAGE WEEKEND SEES RARE TREAT
Michael and Philip Taberer had a vinoteque tasting with our winemaker to find a special release to celebrate the family’s heritage at Avontuur Estate. The result is a limited number of our flagship red, Baccarat 2010, which will be available at R350 per bottle in the tasting room only from Friday 21/9 to Monday, 24/9 or whilst stocks last.

“My dad loved this wine, and after tasting how brilliantly it’s aged, we felt this would be a fitting tribute,” says Michael. Try it with the current release, the 2012 to really see why it’s so highly rated.

TANKS, BARRELS & BOTTLES TASTING - BOOK NOW
Join in the fun and learn more about the process of winemaking on Saturday, 8/9 from 10h30 when Jan van Rooyen will lead a tutored tasting covering tank & barrel tastings and ending off with our current vintages. R130 pp. (Includes welcome drink, tasting, light lunch & coffee).

Limited spots available. Book now at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27.218553450.

MARES AND FOALS WALKS ONCE AGAIN HIGHLIGHT STUD FARM QUALITY
With 12 foals born already, moms and their adorable babies were in the limelight in August when around 40 visitors had the chance to meet, greet and interact with them - under the careful supervision of Philip Taberer who led the guided walks via the paddocks to the stables in this once-a-year event. According to GM Pippa Mickleburgh, she and her team are expecting some exciting new arrivals over the next few weeks, which means this busiest time of the year on the thoroughbred calendar is once again jam-packed! Pippa gives an overview of the foals born to date and previews those still to come on our website. Visit our website to read more.

12/9: Breakfast Club with Mishka Patel, business woman and TV presenter. From 08h30. R170 pp. Bookings essential. +27.218554296. Fillet & Pinotage Special: Perfectly grilled 200g beef fillet paired with a glass of Avontuur’s Pinotage. R200. Only from Monday-Saturday. Open for breakfast and lunch daily. A la carte dinner Wed, Fri & Sat. Early Bird Dinner only Wed & Fri from 17h00-19h00. 2-course: R190. 3-course: R250.

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