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Avontuur gears up for the National Yearling Sale, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival at the V&A Waterfront and rounds up the harvest


4 April 2019  -  Avontuur Estate

On 14 April 17 yearlings will hit the long road north to participate in the National Yearling Sale at Gosforth Park from 24-26 April.

Once settled into our stables in C block and with everyone ready for action, we invite you to visit our stud lounge for viewings and friendly hospitality. Check our website to find out more about their pedigrees and see the pics.

NATIONAL YEARLING SALE GIVES US A CHANCE TO SHINE!
We asked Pippa for her views on the yearling crop set for this year’s very important sale. “In Session 1 we are proud to have two stand-out colts by recently deceased champion sire Dynasty which once again proves the point that this allocation of superior lots offers the best of the best! Broadway is a big, upstanding half-brother to Val de Ra and Cue the Music. Legitimate is the second son of Dynasty in Session one. He is a high quality attractive, racy colt out of the Group one winning race mare Bambina Stripes,” she said.

Over and above the Dynasties, we have two Var’s – Testino, a half-brother to Gr 1 winner Attenborough who is a big, strong boy out of In Camera and an attractive filly called Sumida who is beautifully bred and really pretty! Lastly in session 1 we also offer a stunning Oratorio colt called On A High Note, out of talented race mare Pan Amm. He is flashy and good looking and an unusual grey colour. To find out more about each of the yearlings from a personal point of view, visit Pippa’s update on our home page.

MISS FRANKEL WINS IN RECORD TIME!
March was a good month for Miss Frankel and her fans as she started off with a win on the 10th and then also won the Listed Kwazulu Natal Stakes last Sunday. This is the first Stakes winner for Frankel in South Africa and also a course record in a zippy 55,2 secs! She follows in her mom Val de Ra’s footsteps who won this race previously, and according to her emotional trainer Dennis Drier, “…she is talented and has guts and courage…” And so say all of us who’ve been following her throughout her growing up years and her later career in racing! Well done Miss F!

AVONTUUR @ V & A WINE FEST
Taste our wine with winemaker Jan van Rooyen, Philip Taberer and the rest of the team at this first Stellenbosch CT festival on 6 & 7 April.

RED GRAPE HARVEST ROUND-UP
“In many ways the red grape harvest, which started on 7 February, fell within the norms of previous years. The Merlot for eg was perfectly on time compared with 2018 and the yields were as expected. So no surprises there,” says winemaker Jan van Rooyen. To read more, visit our website.

TASTING ROOM SPECIAL
Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve is the ultimate wine to have with your Easter lamb roast. Buy 2 bottles for only R400 (Usual price: R480) and impress your guests on Easter Sunday

CONGRATULATIONS!
We are incredibly proud to announce that the Avontuur Estate Restaurant recently celebrated their best Summer Season ever! Every guest who visited for a meal and the professional front of house and dedicated kitchen staff made it possible. Congrats to passionate and hardworking owners Melanie Paltoglou and Zunia Boucher-Myers on this achievement.

10/4: Breakfast Club with Peter G Paradigm.
“How to shift your own paradigm for success!”. R180 per person. Bookings: +27.218554296

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – OPENING TIMES
We are open throughout the month on all public holidays, except on Good Friday, 19 April.

For more information: +27.218553450 | www.avontuurestate.co.za | info@avontuurestate.co.za