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Avontuur Wine Estate Newsletter for July


2 July 2019  -  Avontuur Estate

This time of the year we love red wine and biltong and to celebrate these iconic SA products, we’ve teamed up with Afrifoods Biltong Factory to offer a brand-new pairing in our tasting room.

Wine and Biltong pairing back for winter.
Afrifoods is introducing bio-degradable packaging to the experience and a selection of their products are for sale too. Available in the tasting room daily. R120 per person. If you’ve more of a sweet tooth, you can enjoy our wine, nougat and fudge pairing, which is continuing alongside the biltong pairing.

Tutored tasting coming up.
Winemaker Jan van Rooyen is presenting one of his unusual tutored tastings again on Sat, 13 July from 10h30. R150 per person. (Includes welcome drink, tutored tasting and shared Charcuterie or Cheese platter.) Pre-booking essential Here or +27.218553450.

Tasting room special.
Cab Sauv fans should line up for our 3-pack special this month. For only R510 you can take home 3 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy with a warming casserole or braai! (Usual price: R600). If you can’t get to our tasting room this month, contact Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange for delivery to your door

Stallion news.
With the news out that Oratorio’s son Divine Odyssey will be lining up in the Durban July, we look back at his achievements over the years with pride. He’s had 9 international Gr 1 winners and one in SA (Van Halen) as well as 4 Gr1 placed and a long list of Gr 2 and 3 winners to date. Oratorio’s book is open and you are welcome to contact Pippa at stud@avontuurestate.co.za to reserve a visit.

Our wonderful Var is still the main man at Avontuur with 9 Gr 1 winners to date including sprint stars like Variety Club, Val de Ra and Via Africa, as well as 15 Gr 2 and 3 winners over the years too. There is limited access to him and Pippa will handle all enquiries personally.

Miss Frankel ready to move to the Cape
Over the next few months Miss Frankel will make the move to the Cape for the Summer Season. Check out this far-ranging interview about her, her history and her incredible maternal bloodline with Pippa Mickleburgh. Click Here.

Early birds dinner are back!

Wednesday night is early bird dinner night with our 2-course menu available for only R220 per person. Choose either starter and main or main and dessert – up to you! Available from 17h00-19h00 with last orders taken at 18h45. It’s the cosiest spot to be in the Boland on a cold Winter’s evening.

Wed, 10/7: Breakfast Club with Aletta Rochard who will share “The Secret of Last-minute Presentations”. R180 per person. Bookings essential at openhand@polka.co.za or +27.218554296.