Avontuur Estate October Newsletter

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With the arrival of October the busy time of gorgeous foals being born nearly daily, is coming to an end. Towards the end of September 24 babies had arrived and Pippa and her team were waiting for 8 more.

Pippa is particularly excited about a very nice Var filly out of River Jetez, a Silvano filly out of Varumba and an outstanding Var colt out of Torra Bay. “For some reason colts are dominant this year with great quality on show already. I am also impressed with our three maiden mares who have all thrown particularly good foals. Madam Justice (half-sister to Legislate) and stakes winner Peep Show each had smart Var colts whilst Hannah Gorgeous (half-sister to Futura) is the proud dam of an Oratorio colt.” Minelli has had a stunning Dynasty colt who is a half-brother to Val de Ra whilst Val de Ra herself is safely in foal to Trippi. Dream de Ra, who was retired due to injury, is in foal to What a Winter, which should result in some seriously good racing material!

Cab Sauv Old and New Impresses

We had an informative email from USA wine lover Orv Lyons recently who recounted his enjoyment of the 1999 Avontuur Cabernet Sauvignon, opened on “Braai Day”, which he said was still in fine nick. We were not surprised as the recently released 2013 is racking up the awards too, with the most recent addition being a Bronze medal at the International Wine and Spirits Award. It just shows once again that the Helderberg region can rightly be called the “home of Cabernet Sauvignon” in South Africa. Grab a 3-pack of the 2013 this month from the tasting room at only R300, instead of the usual R354 – and prove this to yourself. You are welcome to order it from the tasting room at winery@avontuurestate.co.za if you can’t get to us this month

What's on in the Tasting Room?

We’re offering two pairings in the tasting room this month, satisfying all palates: A savoury biltong and wine pairing and a sweet confectionary pairing at R80 pp each. Although the pairings are available whenever the tasting room is open, it’s always better to let the team know beforehand if you can, and especially if you are a larger group! Our tasting room platters are perfect if you want to have a quick meal. Try the Cheese platter (a selection of local cheese, preserves, seasonal fruit and crackers) or the Antipasto Platter featuring cold meats, carpaccio, duck liver pate and fresh bread at only R105 each.

Business Breakfast a Boost for Confidence
Join the business breakfast club on Wednesday, 11/10 when Robyn Hey will discuss how to overcome failure. The cost is R150 pp and bookings are essential at openhand@polka.co.za or +27 21 855-4296.

Year-End Functions Tailor-Made at Avontuur
With the end of the year coming up rapidly, it’s time to plan that company function and at Avontuur we offer a tailor-made package to suit your requirements, size of group and budget. Chat to Zunia or Melanie and relax knowing that the event will be outstanding.

Spring Menu Adds Fresh new Dishes
Try some of our new dishes from our Spring menu available from the beginning of the month and let us know what you think! There are some old favourites back on the list, some brand-new dishes and obviously, we’ve kept our signature dishes as always.