Steenberg Vineyards October 2017 Newsletter

Thursday, 2 November, 2017
Steenberg Vineyards
Christmas Carols | Year End Functions | November Wine Specials

Steenberg Christmas Carols
It is that time of year again! The Christmas Carols is our most highly anticipated event and sells out every year. Be sure to purchase tickets soon to experience Kevin Abbott and his Big Band belt out all of your Christmas favourites... Buy Tickets

The Exciting Launch of our New Steenberg Spa Treatment Menu
We have dedicated all of our energy to create and launch a wonderful new Treatment Menu. We have chosen treatments which are luxurious, are relevant to our guests' needs, incorporate current products and techniques and are in line with the essence and ethos of Steenberg Spa. You can view or download our new Treatment Menu online...

Steenberg Spa November Special
Stimulate, cleanse and tone your skin with a dry body exfoliation followed by a balm application and relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage. Upon departure, an Africology Ginger Body Balm will be ready for you to take home as a gift to keep your skin glowing and moisturised.

Cost: R 890 for 60 minutes (save R 295) | This offer is valid from 1 - 30 November 2017.

To make an appointment, contact us on +27.217127481 or | View Special.

Year End Lunch Functions at Catharina's Restaurant - No Venue Hire Fee!
Celebrate the end of 2017 in one of our beautiful venues at Catharina's Restaurant: our Private Dining Room, Conservatory or Main Restaurant - with no venue hire fee.
Our menu features a selection of starters, main courses and desserts for you to choose your own set menu. Set menu prices start from R375 per person for 3 courses.
For enquiries and bookings, contact Jackie Quail on +27.217132222 or

Tapas Special at Bistro Sixteen82
Sometimes selecting the Tapas dishes you would like to try from an extensive menu can be quite daunting. That is why we are continuing to offer our Tapas for Two Selection which has been extremely popular.

The menu changes often, according to Chef Kerry's selection, but always includes 5 dishes to share per couple for R320. This offering is available from Monday - Sunday from 17h00 - 20h00 | Reserve a table online.

New Vegetarian Tasting Menu at Catharina's Restaurant
Chef Archie Maclean from Catharina's Restaurant has created a 5 course Vegetarian Tasting Menu. Each dish has been meticulously thought out with a number of flavourful components with beautiful attention to detail.

The Vegetarian Tasting Menu is served from Monday - Saturday for lunch and Monday - Sunday for dinner at R850 with wine pairing and R600 without wine pairing | View the menu online.

New Vintage: Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2017
The 2017 vintage of Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc consists of a portion of wine from our new concrete egg-shaped fermenter which shows great depth and complexity of structure.

The wine displays notes of white blossom, white peach and green melon with a zesty acidity that forms the backbone of the wine. This wine will evolve beautifully and our Winemaker suggests keeping it for 6 months before drinking. This wine is on special for the month of November (see below).

November Cellar Door Specials
Our newly released Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is on special at a 20% discount for R108.00 per bottle. This is the first vintage where a portion of our Sauvignon Blanc juice has been fermented in our concrete egg-shaped fermenter (otherwise known as Ernie the Egg). The wine has a beautiful and rich palate - one of our best vintages yet!

Our Wine Club Members can enjoy Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2016 at a 20% discount for R156.00 per bottle. Our Flagship Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is elegant with notes of cape gooseberry, honeydew melon and white peach with a complex palate.

Interested in joining our Wine Club? Take a look at all the benefits here. Please note that these specials are only valid for the month of November and are available from our tasting room or online from 1 November 2017.

New Lunch Dishes at Bistro Sixteen82
Chef Kerry Kilpin has added some beautiful dishes to her lunch menu. For starters; select from her popular Panko Crusted Cheese Fritter with beetroot carpaccio, truffle honey and rosemary crème fraîche or the Tempura Prawns with red cabbage, coriander and peanut noodle salad, miso mayo and red chilli syrup.

For Main Course; Chef Kerry has added a new sustainable fish dish with cauliflower hummus, piccalilli, rooibos vinaigrette, sultanas and zucchini salad as well as Grilled Beef (fillet or sirloin) with leek and mushroom ragout, black pepper and bourbon jus, rocket and tomato salsa.

Lunch is served Monday - Sunday from 12h00 - 15h00 | Reserve a table online.

Steenberg's Water Saving Initiatives - Every Drop Counts
At Steenberg, we have been involved in a number of water saving initiatives to reduce our use of municipal water, including:
  • Installation of 6 water meters on the estate which log our water usage every 15 minutes. This enables us to stop leaks timeously and focus on our usage needs.  
  • Harvesting of rainwater from the cellar roof.
  • Converting old cement wine tanks to a water reservoir with a 5 stage filtration to make sure drinking water is safe and clean.
  • Currently installing an effluent treatment plant to clean all the cellar wash water to flush the guest toilets for the tasting room and Bistro 1682. This should be up and running by the end of November. We are able to switch between the treated effluent and dam water to flush toilets thereby eliminating our use of potable water for the toilets.
  • The pools in the front of the tasting room and Bistro 1682 are topped up with filtered dam water. 

All gardens are irrigated with non-potable water from our dam on the farm.

The Winner of our Fleet Range Competition
Well done to Sue Komori who is the lucky winner of a Smeg Bar Fridge filled with wine from our new Fleet Range: Steenberg Ruby Rosé, Steenberg Sphynx Chardonnay, Steenberg Stately Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz Blend. We hope you enjoy your prize! Shop these wines online.

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