Avontuur Estate Newsletter - November 2013

Monday, 4 November, 2013
Avontuur Estate
Countdown to the Cape Fillies Guineas - As the countdown to the Avontuur Gr 1 R1 000 000 Cape Fillies Guineas starts and the increased prize money ensures that this event draws some of SA’s best 3 year old fillies to Kenilworth early in December, the excitement is building.
At the same time our in-store campaign, Backing the Best is in full swing and the newly released Premiere range is making waves in select Spar and Tops at Spar stores.

Stud News

Fillies Race Day offers public various options 
Kenilworth race course will be decked out in Avontuur branding on Saturday, 7 December when 1000’s of people descend on the venue to enjoy a day of racing, great food, fine wines, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Guests have 3 options for the daydayday:

VIP Experience: Get a group of friends or colleagues together and book a table in the air-conditioned Peninsula room from 12h00-18h00, where you will be spoilt with a 3-course meal, a barista bar, a cheese table, late afternoon tea and cakes, a private tote and Avontuur wine to guarantee a celebratory day...more HERE.

Backing the Best Experience: A new addition to the event is our black, gold and white themed outdoors venue with casual seating, private bar, meal vouchers, free wine and an after-party from 18h00 with live music by Blair Taberer, leading into the evening with a well-known DJ providing the entertainment. R250 pp. 
Booking details HERE.

Free Family Fun Experience: If you are looking for a day out on a sunny December Saturday, this race day is the perfect solution for the whole family. With free entrance to the race course, the Intercontinental Village food stalls, live music and other entertainment, stunning race horses, a wine bar, beer garden and Harley Davidson Expo and a Kids Carnival on site, mom and dad can sit back, whilst the kids are kept busy and out of mischief. Gates open at 12h00.

Winery News

Premiere Ranges revitalised with new releases
Winemaker Jan van Rooyen had a busy few months putting the final touches to no less than four of our horse themed Premiere range wines.

The tasting room now offers a brand-new quartet of wines to link up with the existing 2010 Luna de Miel and recently released 2011 Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve. Sarabande Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2013 has a slight whiff of new oak, the new Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve will satisfy every Shiraz lover’s palate and the 2009 Merlot-led Bordeaux style blend is a perfect example of that cool, elegant vintage...more HERE.

Helderberg Wine Festival draws the crowds
The 6th annual Helderberg Wine Festival takes place from Thursday, 14 November – Sunday, 17 November and Avontuur is one of the participants. On Thursday evening, we’re offering our wines for tasting and the restaurant’s salmon roses for sale at the Six Senses evening at Waterkloof and from Friday till Sunday, we’re on the farm, with festival goers only getting the chance to taste the Premiere range for free. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and for breakfast and lunch on Sunday...more HERE.

Tasting Room special
Treat someone really important to you with a black and gold premiere range gift box containing all six of the new premiere range wines for only R700. (Normal price, R850). The perfect gift for the person who has everything! Only from the tasting room.

The Premiere range comes in a gift box.

Restaurant News

Festive season bookings now open
The restaurant is offering a Christmas and New Year’s Eve event, but space is filling up fast. So, if you want to make sure of a spot for either of these very popular events, book now at openhand@polka.co.za or +27.218554296

New menus announced for Summer
The restaurant has finalized their new day-time and evening menu’s for summer with many old favourites being retained but some exciting new dishes added for your enjoyment. Visit us to try it out!

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