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Avontuur Estate: December 2018 / January 2019 Newsletter


7 December 2018  -  Avontuur Estate

The holidays are here and at Avontuur you can already see the influx of local and international tourists who are keen to enjoy themselves in the sunshine! If you’re in the Cape this season, make sure to pop in and visit for a meal, a wine tasting or just to buy some wine. We are open daily except on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

CLASSY GROUP SET FOR 2019 CAPE YEARLING SALE
“For once I’m finding it difficult to choose a favourite as this group of seven colts and five fillies set for the Cape Town Convention Centre on 23 January next year, cover such a wide spectrum of quality bloodlines, champion sires, excellent brood mares and superb early promise,” says Avontuur GM Pippa Mickleburgh when asked to discuss the crop. “If I have to, I’d probably say Delta Queen out of one of SA’s top race mares of all time, River Jetez and our own champion sire Var, is my favourite. This is a powerhouse of a filly and as she is a full sister to current track stunner Riverine, I have high hopes for her. A close second is Voyeur out of Peep Show also by Var. He is a first foal from a tough strong mare and he is running to form by being strong and powerful himself. He definitely looks like he will be performing well over longer distances too.” For more of Pippa’s comments about the yearlings, visit our website.

CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOP NOW OPEN
If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the wine lover in the family - look no further. Our tasting room has a selection of items ranging in price from only R175 right up to R1000! Ask at the tasting room for more options.

CAB FRANC DAY CELEBRATED IN DECEMBER WITH A WINE SPECIAL
Tuesday, 4 December was international Cabernet Franc Day but we are celebrating the whole month with a 2-pack special of our 2014 Cab Franc for R320. (Usual price: R370). Contact Ella at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange delivery anywhere in SA.

PLATTER’S 2019 RATINGS IMPROVE
It’s always good to see planning and execution work together and this year’s Platter’s ratings once again proves that point. “In the 2018 Platter’s we achieved four 4-stars and in the 2019 edition, six,” says winemaker Jan van Rooyen. To find out more about our ratings, visit our website.

DINNER OPENING TIMES
The Avontuur Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch and for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. There are few better places to be than outside on the terrace on a warm summer evening! Join us at Avontuur!

CHRISTMAS EVE AND NEW YEAR’S EVE BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
Eliminate the stress of cooking on these days by booking at the Restaurant for Christmas or New Year’s eve and let other people do the cooking for you. A la carte menu with seasonal inspiration and award-winning wines - it’s a winner!

Reservations Essential: openhand@polka.co.za or +27.218554296