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Neethlingshof Festive Season Newsletter


16 December 2019  -  Neethlingshof

Welcome to our Festive Season Newsletter. Things are heating up on the farm - and we're not only talking about the weather! With Christmas and 2020 round the corner we are in the holiday swing of things, with lots of visitors, weddings, events and celebrations keeping us busy. We have amazing food planned all through December - but especially on New Year's Eve.

Neethlingshof Gold at the Malbec Challenge

We are very happy to finish off the year with a fantastic result at the Malbec Challenge being one of the 5 Gold medallist with our Malbec 2013. We are proud of De Wet and his team for a successful year producing award winning wines. Now we are celebrating the great results and look forward to another prosperous season.

The Restaurant at Neethlingshof

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at The Restaurant at Neethlingshof, with our “Christmas Tree” up and year end functions, breakfasts and lunches, coming and going.  The vibe at Under the Oaks this past Friday was fantastic, with Elmarie Thorpe’s live music being enjoyed by all along with fine wines, cocktails and food.
 
Unfortunately we are already fully booked for our Christmas Day Lunch however we do still have limited space available for New Year’s Eve – please see our website for the New Year's Eve menu and contact Niquita on functions@neethlingshof.co.za to make your reservation and avoid disappointment.

Also keep an eye on our social media and website for more information on future Under the Oaks artists and events. 
 
From all of us at The Restaurant at Neethlingshof have a wonderful festive season and stay safe on the roads.
For any information, queries or bookings, call us on +27.218838966 or book your table online.
 
December at the Wine Tasting Centre
 
We are extending our wine tasting hours so you can enjoy our wines and hospitality for longer in the holiday season! From 16th December 2019 until the 12th January 2020 we will be open until 19:00 in the evenings (excluding Christmas eve, New Year's eve & New Year's day). 
 
Our tasting of the month is the scrumptious Chocolate Truffle Pairing (R70/p). The pairing consists of:
  • Dark chocolate truffle infused with cardamom paired with Gewürztraminer 2019
  • Dark chocolate truffle paired with Malbec 2018
  • Dark chocolate truffle with macadamia nuts paired with The Caracal 2017

We also have some Neethlingshof Christmas Gift Boxes available directly from the Wine Tasting Centre. They come in a White Wine (Chenin blanc) at R390 or Red Wine (Malbec) R400 option and will make a wonderful gift for the discerning wine drinker in your life!

Contact the Wine Tasting Centre on 021 883 8975 or email us on admin@neethlingshof.co.za for any information or bookings; alternatively you can book online.

December Vineyard & Cellar News

At the moment you can almost hear the vines growing when you walk in the vineyards! We experienced the first couple of warm days of the summer recently, and this was just what the doctor ordered for the vines to grow and produce lovely fruit for the coming harvest. Our new plantings of Malbec and Merlot is looking great and we will make sure to nurture them for the next four years before they will start to produce fruit.

The team at Neethlingshof has done wonders with our vineyards, tucking them in, reducing the crop to the perfect balance between vigour and fruit. We are thankful for every single person that has been part of our family - some for more than 40 years!  All indications are that we will start harvest towards the end of January 2020, we will keep you posted!

With all our wines in the bottle we have focused much of our attention on cleaning and maintenance in the cellar. We have made some interesting additions to our cellar, so make sure to join a cellar tour when you are next here to see what we have done!

Above is a picture of one of the two owlets that made their appearance recently in one of the big oak trees outside the cellar – we are very happy to welcome them to the family. This confirming that our efforts in producing wines with sustainable practices is bearing fruit.

Upcoming events

We have had a great year traveling, attending wine shows and meeting the wine lovers around the country as well as overseas. For the festive season we have wonderful events on our own grounds. From Music evenings to wine down, to Christmas dinners as well as New Year’s celebrations.

The Wine Tasting Centre  has extended opening hours during summer for you to enjoy the beautiful summer afternoons with friends, family and a glass of wine. Extended hours run from 16 December 2019 to 12 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day) and we will keep the doors open until 19h00.

Follow us on Social Media (see below) for more information on events happening on the farm, or see our website for updates on special events and live music line-ups.