One of South Africa's premier winelands destinations, the Stellenbosch Valley is home to countless renowned wine estates, hotels and restaurants.
The Stellenbosch Valley was also crowned South Africa’s finest winegrowing area at the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards 2012. The diversity of the wine producers in the valley offers a unique wine experience, with wineries ranging from small boutique farms to iconic wine brands, and boast scores of local and international accolades for their wines.
Besides award-winning wines, the Stellenbosch Valley Festival line-up features an exciting ‘bucket list’ of attractions including authentic pairings, markets, braais and entertainment for all tastes and ages.
Highlights include a royal six course Food & Wine Pairing Dinner at Zevenwacht Estate on 12 December when the winemaker will pair rare wines with the chef’s signature dishes.
Brenaissance invites guests to their new Café Blanc de Noir eatery for an interactive Wine & Pizza Pairing Evening on 13 December when estate wines will be expertly paired with a selection of homemade, gourmet pizzas.
If you want to have good time for a good cause then dust off those dancing shoes and book your table at the Dinner & Dance to be hosted at the Devon Valley Hotel in aid of the Stellenbosch Animal Welfare on 14 December. Tickets cost R240 per person and include a three course meal and glass of Sylvanvale wine per course.
Asara will be hosting an authentic Pure Food Christmas Market on 17 December, with tables brimming with organic vegetables, gourmet sausages, local cheeses and artisan beers.
Other interesting ‘must-do’s’ on the summer programme include sundowners in the vineyards and guided safari-style vineyard tours at Jordan; wine and salt canapé pairings at Die Bergkelder; Swiss delicacies on Polkadraai presented by Bein Private Cellar; a farm market at Dormershire and bubbly pairings at The House of JC Le Roux. Middelvlei will keep families and friends entertained with their popular Boerebraai, Sunset Carols and a Steak Braai whilst youngsters can enjoy an Introduction to the World of Wine (non-alcoholic experience), Boere sport fun and a marshmallow braai.
The following 16 estates are participating in the 2012 Summer in Stellenbosch Valley:
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
Bein Private Cellar
Bergkelder/Fleur du Cap
Brenaissance Wine Estate
Dormershire Wine Estate
Jordan Wine Estate
Neethlingshof Wine Estate
Sylvanvale Vineyards & Devon Valley Hotel
The House of JC Le Roux
The Summer in Stellenbosch Valley festival 2012 takes place from 8 to 17 December.
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