What's bubbling at Villiera this winter 2024

Tuesday, 11 June, 2024
Villiera Wines
From recent wine awards to upcoming winter events on the farm, find out what's bubbling at Villiera Wines this winter.

2024 has given us our earliest harvest ever at Villiera Wines! The fruit was wonderfully healthy, and while the volumes of our early varieties were a bit lower than usual, we are delighted with both the quality and the yield.

In the cellar and vineyards we are busy with some exciting developments. Our cellar upgrades include bringing in new technology and expanding the capacity to enhance our production capabilities and wine quality.

Over time, vineyards reach the end of their productive life, necessitating the replacement of healthy new vines. Our replanting efforts are strategically focused on our Cap Classique varieties and are meticulously planned to ensure the highest quality is maintained. Notably, with limited replanting activity currently taking place in Stellenbosch, our initiative stands out as a positive development for the region.

Awards and ratings

Our recent accolades in the 2024 SAWi Multi-Year Wine Awards included 2 Platinum and 5 Grand Gold ratings. Villiera Monro Brut and Villiera Tradition Brut both secured Top 10 positions with Platinum ratings. Grand Gold ratings were awarded to Villiera Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc, Villiera Chenin Blanc, Villiera Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc, Villiera Tradition Brut NV Rosé, and Monro Merlot. These achievements were further highlighted by Villiera Wines' overall Top 10 Winemaker ranking.

Our Villiera Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2023 received a remarkable 95 points and a top 10 position in the Prescient Chenin Blanc Report 2024 by Winemag.co.za. Furthermore, Villiera Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc, Villiera Monro Brut, and Villiera 'The Clan' earned Double Platinum Awards in the NWC/Top 100 Wines Challenge with Villiera Monro Merlot and Villiera Tradition Brut receiving Double Gold Awards. Notably, this is the third consecutive year Villiera Monro Brut has achieved this distinction.

Winter events at Villiera

Sip and Paint Experience

Unleash your creativity and gather your friends for an unforgettable day of art, wine and good company.

  • Basic package: R220 per person (Includes a glass of bubbly or wine)
  • Premium package: R320 per person (Includes a glass of bubbly or wine and a snack board – available on pre-order)

Each package includes one ceramic item to paint, three paints per person (colours can be exchanged/shared), all necessary tools and equipment, and glazing of your painted item.

Guests can purchase a selection of wines during the painting experience.

Venue: Villiera Wine Farm

Date: Saturday, 29 June 2024

Time: 11h00 - 14h00

To book, please email winelandspottery@gmail.com.

A Winter Culinary Affair of Petite Pot Delights and Wine Pairings

Escape the chill and immerse yourself in a world of culinary delights and exquisite wines to warm your soul.

What's included in your ticket:

  • A glass of bubbly on arrival
  • Farm style chicken and mushroom pot pie with a flaky pastry crust, buttered mashed potato and baby glazed carrots
  • Aromatic Durban beef bunny chow in a freshly baked mini loaf with traditional condiments
  • Classic South African Tomato Bredie, rich and flavourful lamb stew with steamed basmati rice and pearl onions
  • Warm traditional malva pudding with vanilla custard and toasted almonds
  • A tutored tasting of 7 wines presented by our winemaker
  • Plus one bottle of wine per couple from our selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Venue: Villiera Wine Farm

Date: Saturday, 27 July 2024

Time: 18h00

Tickets are limited! Reserve your spot now for only R650 per person.

To book now, email wine@villiera.co.za.

Wine tastings and game drives at Villiera

We have recently revamped our wine tasting experiences, offering an enticing array of options for wine enthusiasts. Among the highlights is the introduction of carefully curated charcuterie boards with delectable pairings of artisanal meats, cheeses, and accompaniments that perfectly complement the wines.

Our popular Cap Classique and Nougat Pairing is available at R175 per person. Booking is essential.

Game drives are available at the Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary on a pre-booking basis.

  • Cost per adult: R350 (includes a complimentary wine tasting)
  • Cost per child under 15 years: R175