Date created: 2011-12-10 21:08:44

Subject: Summer In Stellenbosch Valley - December 16 - 18 2011

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Exciting Line-up for Summer in Stellenbosch Valley

December 16 - 18 2011

Discover the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands with the Summer in Stellenbosch Valley holiday programme this season. Members of the Stellenbosch Valley sub-route have compiled an exciting line-up of family fun, fabulous foods and wonderful wines from 16 to 18 December.

The thirteen participating wine producers have pulled out all the stops to ensure that visitors will be able to experience the essence of the valley. Their award-winning wines will definitely be in the spotlight, but additional activities have been incorporated into the programme to ensure that there is something to appeal to all guests, ranging from serious vinophiles to gourmands, parents and children.

The mouth-watering culinary calendar includes a scintillating bubbly and sweets pairing at The House of JC Le Roux, olive tastings at Dormershire, gourmet food and wine pairing at Devon Valley Hotel in conjunction with SylvanVale Vineyards. Middelvlei returns to their roots of old-fashioned, traditional hospitality with authentic South African outdoor cuisine, aptly named a “boerebraai”. Kiddies can tuck into special snack boxes and relive days past with the revival of traditional “boeresport” games such as the tree-legged race, flour diving and egg-in-spoon running. Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is hosting a Pure Food Market where one can browse the offerings from many selected food purveyors and top up the larder in style.

It’s summer time and the living is easy at Overgaauw where guests can enjoy fantastic family summers days with free wine tastings, music, gourmet beef burgers as well as a kiddies snack wagon serving hot dogs, popcorn and candy floss. 

For the adventurous, Overgaauw is launching the new Overgaauw starting point of the Bottelary Hills Mountain Bike Route with a 15km bike ride.  For adventure of a different kind, visit the Cat Park at Vredenheim before enjoying a wine tasting and something to eat.

Wine lovers should not miss the opportunity to do a vertical wine tasting of the Dormershire Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a big bottle tasting of Jordan Chardonnays. Vinophiles will also have the chance to join an extraordinary four decades tasting hosted by David van Velden, fourth generation winemaker at Overgaauw.  

Die Bergkelder will stage daily Fleur du Cap salt and wine pairings.  Zevenwacht Wine Estate offers deli food and wine pairings and an exciting treasure hunt ending in a chocolate and wine pairing. Stellenbosch Hills presents a carnivorous treat with a Wine & Biltong Adventure. Or enjoy pizza and wine pairing at Asara with a specially designed four seasons pizza to perfectly complement the wine of Asara.

Discover the amazing natural beauty of the Stellenbosch Valley with its majestic mountains and undulating vineyards while enjoying traditional Swiss delicacies and wine tastings at Bein Wines. Alternatively, experience the panoramic view from Jordan during their pre-tasting breakfasts at the Jordan Restaurant. Or relax while taking in the splendour of the valley while enjoying an Argentinian inspired picnic by the dam at Neethlingshof.

Participating members include:

  • Asara Wine Estate and Hotel
  • Bein Private Cellar
  • Devon Valley Hotel (SylvanVale Vineyards)
  • Die Bergkelder
  • Dormershire Wines
  • Jordan Wines
  • Middelvlei Wines
  • Neethlingshof
  • Overgaauw Estate
  • Stellenbosch Hills Wines
  • The House of J.C. Le Roux
  • Vredenheim Wine Estate
  • Zevenwacht

For a full programme schedule, visit The Wine Route web site and click on the sun logo for a listing of events.

For telephone enquiries, contact 021 886 4310 or e-mail




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