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Award Winning Offers & Year End Functions at Neethlingshof

19 November 2019  -  Neethlingshof Wine Estate

Summer is an exciting time on the farm with lots of activity and everyone getting very busy, very quickly.

Not only is it tourist season, with our visitor numbers picking up significantly in the Wine Tasting Centre and The Restaurant, but we are also preparing for harvest and making sure everything is ready for the new crop. Spring/early Summer is an absolutely stunning time on the farm with a real sense of renewal and positive energy all round - and we can't wait to welcome all of you to the farm!

Award-Winning Wine Offers
We had a very successful awards season and to celebrate we want to share some of our award-winning wines with you as special offers!

JOIN THE NEETHLINGSHOF WINE CLUB AND PURCHASE ONE OF OUR SPECIAL OFFERS AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A 3L BOTTLE OF THE CARACAL FROM OUR SHORT STORY COLLECTION! (Qualifying purchases will go into a lucky draw and the winner will be picked and announced on 11th December 2019.)

Offer 1 - Mixed case of 6 wines @R649 (Regular Price R900)

  • 2019 Sauvignon blanc - Michelangelo (DG) and Veritas (G) award 
  • 2019 Chardonnay - Michelangelo (G)
  • 2017 Merlot - Michelangelo Trophy Winner 2019
  • 2017 Caracal - Michelangelo (G) and Veritas (G) award 
  • 2018 Owl Post - Veritas (G) award 
  • 2016 Cabernet sauvignon - Michelangelo (G)
Offer 2 - Mixed case of 6 wines @R399 (Regular Price R555)
  • 3 x 2019 Sauvignon blanc - Michelangelo (DG) and Veritas (G) award 
  • 3  x 2017 Merlot - Michelangelo Trophy Winner 2019
Delivery anywhere in South Africa is free on both offers
Join the Neethlingshof Wine Club now for access to the incredible offers above. Joining is free with no long term obligations and provides exclusive access to monthly wine offers, a regular 15% discount on all wines, complimentary wine tastings, restaurant discount and more. The offer is also available from the Wine Tasting Centre on joining the Neethlingshof wine Club.

November Restaurant Bites
The Restaurant at Neethlingshof is going full steam ahead as we head closer to the holiday and Christmas season. We are close to capacity for our Christmas Lunch Buffet. New Year’s Eve, with an incredible fine dining menu designed by Chef Brendan, promises to be a culinary celebration as we see in 2020. There are still a few places left so don't wait too long to finalize your bookings for Christmas and New Year's Eve! (Full menu here.)

Recently we hosted a group of journalists to experience the estate and some of our 2019 vintages and afterward Chef Brendan “exposed” them to a delightful vegan lunch which had even the die-hard carnivores licking their lips. With veganism and alternative dining experiences becoming more and more trendy, it was exciting for us to see how well the menu was received. The menu items will most certainly make their way onto our a la carte menu during the course of the summer months.

See here for our latest Lunch & Dinner menus and online bookings. For bookings or inquiries email us or give us a call on 021 883 8966.

Late November and early December are traditionally year end function “season”. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to host your private year end lunch or dinner in one of our three manor house dining rooms, in our function venue, or outside under the oaks. Chef Brendan will prepare a delightful menu to ensure an unforgettable year end treat for all. Email or contact Niquita on 021 883 8966.

New starter at the wine tasting centre
We are happy to introduce Chevon du Toit to the Wine Tasting Centre team! With the summer season starting to really pick up, we employed Chevon as our new Reservationist at Neethlingshof Wine Estate. Chevon has been working in the hospitality industry for the past 6 years and she is very proud to call Neethlingshof her new home. "Besides the amazing wines and breath-taking scenery I have already been made to feel very welcome by all the staff and guests. Out of all the amazing wines on offer, The Caracal is my absolute favourite." We wish Chevon luck with her new role and she is always on hand to receive your calls to reserve a wine tasting experience at the Wine Tasting Centre.

Contact the Wine Tasting Centre on email or on 021 883 8988 to book any of our Wine Tasting experiences or to enquire about lunch, functions or events.

November Vineyard News
The season is in full swing and the vineyards are looking great. All of the vines have now finished flowering and we are moving into the next phase of berry-set. At this stage, things are looking good and we are expecting a normal crop. The moderate conditions (not too warm) we are currently experiencing mean that the vines are not under stress and will continue growing and the fruit ripening as we head towards harvest time in 2020. We have also had some very welcome rain in October; this was just what the doctor ordered, ensuring that we should have enough water for the season ahead.

We are heading towards the end of the year and are preparing our last bottlings. Due to high demand, we are bottling some additional 2019 white wines to carry us through to the 2020 vintage. As is the case with most things in life, good preparation is the key to success. It is no different in the cellar and therefore we are busy deep cleaning the cellar in order to be ready for the arrival of the first grapes of the 2020 season. Our 2019 red wines are still resting and maturing in barrels where it will remain for the next 8-12 months, before being ready for bottling.

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November Events
  • We are looking forward to the Eastern Cape Wine show on the 29 – 30 November! Hope to see all the PE wine lovers for an evening of great wine tasting. For more details and bookings see here.
  • Our popular Under the Oaks at Neethlingshof Live Music starts again on Friday 6th December. Keep an eye on our social media for more information closer to the time or email or call The Restaurant on 021 883 8966 for more information.
  • The weather is getting warmer and sunnier, and that means our Wine Down Wednesdays are getting more and more popular! If you've never attended one of our live music events, you are in for a real treat. In addition to some sweet tunes, we have amazing pizzas, platters and light meals on offer to accompany our wines (at cellar door prices) - you just need to bring yourself and some friends for a guaranteed good time. See here for artist lineup and book on 021 883 8988 or email us.
  • The Neethlingshof Art Gallery is working on a new exhibition by well-known ceramics artist Martin Swart. The exhibition will open on 30th November 2019 and feature a range of porcelain, stoneware and earthenware handmade pottery.