Rhebokskloof Wine Estate Newsletter - September

Monday, 2 September, 2013
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
Did you know about our children's activities?
Jumping castles, pony rides, trampoline, sandpit, jungle gym, bikes and toys all form part of our offering, despite the weather.
If it is cold or rainy, we move everything into our Bedouin tent under permanent roof structure.  We also offer a petting zoo for the children on Sundays.

Our restaurant is open 7 days per week 9am to 5pm, and on Wed, Fri and Sat evenings. 
Rhebokskloof’s Sunday buffet is still a must at R165 p/p.  Kids under 12 only pay R85 p/p or can order from our huckleberry finn menu, and kids under 5 eat for free.
Our picnics are ideal for families who want to relax on our lush lawns overlooking the dam and beautiful mountains, while your children are playing at leisure.

From the cellar
Francois Naudé, Wine Manager at Rhebokskloof, says: “A difficult year with low rainfall and lots of wind slowed down the ripening and lengthened the ‘hang-period’ and we therefore only started picking about 10 days later than normal, but ended about a week earlier; which kept everybody in the vineyard and the cellar on their toes throughout the harvest!!
Our 2013 Chenin Blanc Bosstok is bottled already and easy-drinking with great flavours and perfect acid balance, while the Chardonnays maturing in barrel are showing the same promise...more HERE.


Unique Wines
Rhône blends are normally dominated by Shiraz, but our wine is unique, because it consists of 50% Mourvédre, 30% Grenache and only 20% Shiraz.

Normally this blend also consists mainly of Shiraz, but our unwooded wine consists of 98% Viognier and only 2% Shiraz, that makes it look like a light rosé, but with a different tasting profile to the normal raspberry and strawberry flavours in Rosé wines.  It is unique and one of the first of its kind in SA.

Rhebokskloof will come to your premises to present a wine tasting to your club!  Contact wine@rhebokskloof.co.za for more info.

Artists to look forward to at Rhebokskloof

Johnny Clegg:  14 September - DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
Tickets cost R250 p/p and can be booked at Computicket

Nicholis Louw:  29 November...click HERE for more informtion.


Waterblommetjie Festival - 7 September 
Flea market, food stalls, fresh waterblommetjies and special waterblommetjie dishes, such as waterblommetjie bredie, quiches, pies, ice-cream & more will form part of the day's offering.
Die Broers will be performing live and Miss Waterblommetjie will be crowned.  Visit our website for a full program of the day.
Kids activities, including a petting zoo, will be available all day and the rugby between SA and Australia will also be broadcasted live.

National Braai Day - 24 September
We are celebrating our heritage on Heritage Day.  Come and enjoy National Braai Day at Rhebokskloof.  Braai packs or braai picnics will be available.  Bookings required...Details HERE.

Namaqua Flower Camp
Enjoy the award-winning Rhebokskloof wines at the Namaqua Flowers Luxury Beach Tented Camps until 30 September. Visit the Chiefs Tented Camp website for more information.

Have you booked your year-end function?
Rhebokskloof offers various packages – spitbraais, potjiekos or barbeque next to the dam and a braai or cocktail menu at the boma overlooking the breathtaking estate and vineyards.  The Black Rock buffet is also a popular option to consider in the historical Cape Dutch venue.  Visit our website for more info.