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Welcome to your first Neethlingshof Newsletter of 2021!

8 February 2021  -  Neethlingshof Wine Estate

After another few trying weeks for the South African wine industry, we are extremely happy to be back doing what we do best - welcoming you to Neethlingshof Estate for wine tasting experiences, fabulous lunches, Wine Down Wednesdays and some of the best coffee you'll find in the area.

Although harvest is slightly later than last year, we are close to starting harvesting and things are looking very promising for a great season, with some fantastic wines to follow.

Read on for more on our wine tasting and pairing options, The Salt Road at Neethlingshof, the Old Vine Project and events.

We Are Stellenbosch Ready!
Just a reminder that we are Stellenbosch Ready. This means that we are complying with stringent health and safety protocols, aligned with international and local best practice, to ensure that holiday-makers and travelers stay safe when visiting our business. 

The Wine Tasting Centre Is Open
We are over the moon to be open again and our wine sales assistants are looking forward to welcome you to Neethlingshof for a wine tasting or food and wine pairing. Our opening hours are as follows (last tasting half an hour before closing):

Monday to Friday: 09h00 - 17h00
Weekends & Public Holidays: 10h00 - 16h00

Book a wine and food experience online or call us on 021 883 8975 for bookings or any queries.

Wine Pairing Options At The WTC
Flash Food, Slow Wine Pairing - R140
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Kiddies Pairing - R65
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Texture & Taste Pairing - R85
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Chocolate & Wine Pairing - R75
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The Salt Road at Neethlingshof
Now that the alcohol ban is a thing of the past, you can once again enjoy our wines alongside some fabulous lunches from The Salt Road in our wine garden. The Salt Road is serving a great selection of pizzas, light mains and sweets and provides a great option for a laid-back lunch or "kuier" with friend (see menu here).

As a special treat for Valentine's Day this year, The Salt Road is preparing a stunning dessert of rosemary marinated peaches, whipped lemon cheesecake, white chocolate ganache, caramelized white chocolate and candied pistachios, paired perfectly with The Six Flowers. Book a table and join us on Valentine's Day for a delicious lunch, ended off with this romantic treat!

Opening hours for The Salt Road at Neethlingshof are as follows (last orders half an hour before closing):

Wednesdays: 11h00 - 20h00
Thursdays - Sundays: 11h00 - 16h00

Call us on 021 883 8975 or email us for bookings, or book online

Old Vine Status for Weisser Riesling & Sauvignon blanc blocks
Old vines often get a proud mention on wine labels around the world, but only in South Africa is it possible for that claim to be certified by the regulatory authority. Here, members of the Old Vine Project (OVP) can put a Certified Heritage Vineyards seal on bottles of wine made from vineyards of 35 years or older, as well as the planting date.

Old vines make wines with a unique character, and we are proud that this year two of our blocks are reaching Old Vine status. One is a block of Sauvignon blanc (NEV184/193) that is still performing quite well, and the other is the block of Weisser Riesling (NEV 301/303) from which our award winning The Maria Noble Late Harvest is produced.

Read more on the fascinating Old Vine Project here

Neethlingshof Events
We are resuming our ever popular Wine Down Wednesday Live Music events on the 10th February. The lineup for February is as follows:

Wednesday 10 February 2021 - Tyan Odendal
Wednesday 17 February 2021 - Francois Haasbroek
Wednesday 24 February 2021  - Deon Valor