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9 November 2020  -  Neethlingshof Wine Estate

Welcome to our November Newsletter. It is probably fair to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for many people, and definitely for the wine industry; but with the abundance of new growth and beauty all around us on the farm we are feeling a sense of hope for what the future may hold.

Summer is almost here, with lots of preparation being done for the 2021 harvest in both the cellar and the vineyards. With the improving weather the Tasting Centre is getting busier again and our Wine Down Wednesdays have moved outside for the Summer season. Read on for some news about The Restaurant closure, food options at the Wine Garden, Black Friday deals and events.

Closure of The Restaurant at Neethlingshof
With the outbreak of COVID-19 in March we were forced, like all other restaurants, to close our doors. Initially it was a temporary closure as we believed that we would be allowed to open up again after the initial 5 weeks of lockdown were over. As time passed, and as lockdown was extended, it became apparent that restaurants would remain closed for a much longer period than was originally anticipated.

When, after many months, restaurants were finally allowed to open their doors for business again, there were so many regulations restricting the resumption of normal business, that we decided to further postpone our reopening. During this time we considered various alternative ways of opening The Restaurant in a financially viable manner. Although many locals frequent The Restaurant, it has historically been very dependent on the many international tourists visiting our Estate.

As time moved on, and especially with a second wave of COVID-19 now hitting Europe and the USA, it became apparent that it will take many more months for international tourism to return to anything approaching normal levels. As a result we sadly had no option but to close The Restaurant permanently while we continue to rethink our future food offering.

We are currently in discussion with various parties regarding this and hope to be able to open the restaurant again once international tourists return to SA. In the meantime we have partnered with The Salt Road who will be serving a selection of pizzas and other light meals from our Wine Garden, giving locals another reason to visit us as we head into the summer season.

Black Friday - 25% Discount
This year we are really pushing out the boat to offer you a spectacular 25% discount on a selection of our wines. The offer will run from Wednesday 25th November to Monday 30th November, both online and in-store. We'll send you a reminder and more details closer to the date, so keep an eye on your inbox and social media!

The Salt Road at Neethlingshof
We are very happy to announce that we have collaborated with chefs
Craig Cormack and Beau du Toit to bring you The Salt Road at Neethlingshof. The Salt Road is serving a fantastic selection of pizzas, light mains and sweets in the Wine Garden and is a great option for some food to enjoy alongside your wine tasting experience at Neethlingshof (menu here).

The SALT Road is open Wednesdays from 11h30 to 20h00, Thursdays & Fridays from 11h30 to 16h00, and weekends and public holidays from 11h30 to 15h00. Call us on 021 883 8975 or 
email us for bookings, or book online.

Neethlingshof Awards
Despite the challenges 2020 brought, our wines have performed extremely well in competitions this year, bringing home a host of awards. Both Chenin blanc and Sauvignon blanc 2020 got awarded a Double Gold at the prestigious
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.

At the
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show our Short Story Collection Six Flowers 2019 got a Silver Medal, while the Short Story Maria Noble Late Harvest 2019 received a well earned Gold Medal.

Competition Time at The Salt Road
Neethlingshof Estate and the newly opened The Salt Road at Neethlingshof are offering a fantastic prize of a midweek wine tasting & dinner for two couples. The prize includes any four pizzas from our menu, two bottles of Neethlingshof Estate wine & 4 wine tastings.

To stand a chance to win this fabulous prize, follow our social media channels below and follow the instructions to enter.

Keep an eye on our social media channels or our
website for more news, events and the Wine Down Wednesday schedule.





There's Something Brewing at Neethlingshof
We have something steaming hot brewing on our beautiful grounds and we cannot wait to share the news with you.

It is still in the grind stage of things and we will spill the beans very soon so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some exciting news!