Steenberg Vineyards November 2017 Newsletter

Monday, 4 December, 2017
Steenberg Vineyards
Late Night Christmas Shopping | Spa Specials & Gift Bags | Wine Specials
5 Stars for Steenberg Lady R Méthode Cap Classique 2012 - Platter's Wine Guide 2018
We are immensely proud of our Steenberg Lady R MCC 2012 for achieving 5 stars in the latest edition of Platter's Wine Guide.

One of just three Cap Classiques to be awarded 5 stars, Lady R MCC 2012 is seriously structured, yet elegant, nuanced and refreshing. This MCC resonates the spirited life of the feisty Catharina Ras, our founder. Crafted in the classic French tradition of Pinot Noir (70%) and Chardonnay (30%), from pristine free running juice from whole bunch pressed grapes, this is a grande cuvée of great finesse.

Lady R MCC 2012 is available to taste from our Tasting Room as part of our ICON tasting or purchase a bottle to take home from our Tasting Room or online.

For the month of November and December; purchase a bottle of Lady R MCC and receive it beautifully packaged in a single bottle gift box.

Steenberg Spa December Special 
Prepare your skin for the festive season by booking one of our luxurious facials. For the month of December; we will add a complimentary brow shape and tint with every facial booked.

Cost: Varies depending on the facial booked with a saving of R 175.00

This offer is valid from 1 - 31 December 2017. Please quote this promotional code to qualify for the discount: 12/17NEWS. To book a treatment, contact us on +27.217127481 or | View Special...

Steenberg Spa Festive Gift Bags
We have created a wonderful gift bag with a selection of products and a Steenberg Spa treatment voucher - perfect for a loved one this festive season (or yourself!)

For your Gift Bag, select from the following products: Africology Sleep Gel and a Dear Deer Anti-Ageing Pillow Slip or an Africology Shave Kit and an Africology Muscle Ease Rub.
And a voucher for a treatment of your choice from the following: 45 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage or 45 minute Personalised Facial or 45 minute Manicure or 45 minute Pedicure | R 750 per Gift Bag (save R 230).

Steenberg Late Night Christmas Shopping
We will be hosting our late night Christmas shopping event on the 6th of December from 18h00 - 20h00.

Enjoy a complimentary tasting of 5 wines while nibbling on festive treats. There will be special discounts on our merchandise and on selected wines as well as exciting spot prizes. More details will be announced closer to the time. Follow our Facebook event for up to date information.

Our Latest Renovation at Steenberg Hotel
Just in time for the festive season! Our last Superior Room has been completed. With Hotel Manager, Catherine Schulze's keen eye for attention to detail, this room has been converted into a haven of comfortable luxury.

Nude blinds and textured wallpaper complement the natural light which spills into the room and is contrasted by various shades of teal which takes the form of lush accessories in the room.

The bathroom shows off the on-trend subway tile in a relaxing grey and white colour scheme with the patterned floor tiles creating a captivating and interesting feature.

December Cellar Door Specials
This December, our Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is on special at a 20% discount for R100 per bottle. This vintage, being cooler than 2016, has produced wines of elegance and finesse with superior ageing ability.

Our Wine Club Members can enjoy our newly released Steenberg Merlot 2015 at a 20% discount for R132 per bottle. This Merlot is savoury, yet fresh and vibrant with notes of wild strawberry and cherry with an earthiness on the palate and a velvety texture  
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 December and are available from our tasting room or online from 1 December 2017.

Easy Holiday Recipes from our Chefs!
Home-Smoked Yellowtail by Chef Kerry Kilpin
1 whole yellowtail scaled and gutted or fish of your choice (2kg) 
1 lemon juiced 
50g butter melted 
50g Sunflower oil (do not use olive oil as it will make your fish bitter) 
25g chopped parsley
10g chopped garlic 
25g chopped basil 
25g chopped coriander 
5g paprika
25g honey melted 
Salt and pepper 
1 onion thinly sliced 
4 sprigs of thyme 
1 x whole lemon sliced 
1x slice red chilli

Combine the lemon juice, butter, herbs, garlic, paprika and honey and season with salt and pepper.  Baste the entire fish inside and out using a pastry brush.

Fill the cavity of the fish with the sliced onion, thyme, chilli and lemon. Allow the fish to sit aside and marinade for 10 minutes before cooking.

Prepare your smoker with roughly 2 tablespoons of smoking dust. If you are using a Weber; prepare a charcoal braai and add smoking chips.  Place the whole fish in your smoker on a medium heat.  Smoke fish for about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your fish.  Enjoy hot or cold with a glass of Steenberg Semillon.

Pork neck chops & coal-roasted sweet potato by Chef Archie Maclean
This dish can be fully cooked on a charcoal braai: 
2 x pork neck chops 
Salt & pepper 
Meat braai spice 
Worcestershire sauce
2 x medium sweet potatoes

Prick the potatoes with a fork and wrap in foil with a good knob of butter. Place in the coals. Once cooked, cut in half and season.

Season the pork neck chops with braai salt, black pepper and meat spice.

Cook the chops over hot coals so that the outside gets crispy. When you turn the chops; add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce to the crispy side and let it sink in. Repeat when turning. Braai until cooked. Enjoy with a glass of Steenberg Syrah.

Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet Restaurant Awards
Congratulations to both of our Chefs for being nominated in the Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet Restaurant Awards.

Chef Archie Maclean of Catharina's Restaurant was nominated in the Best Hotel Restaurant category and Chef Kerry Kilpin of Bistro Sixteen82 was nominated in the Small Plates category. Well done!

Update on 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. Following last month's outline of our initiatives, we have since implemented the following at Steenberg Hotel & Spa:
  • We have changed laundry service providers to ensure that our suppliers meet our water and environmental conservation requirements. 
  • By changing our detergent and colour wash cycles, we are saving 4300 litres of water per day.
  • We are currently installing a borehole which means we would use substantially less municipal water.
  • We are in the process of changing our basin and shower heads from normal water restrictors to water saving restrictors in our hotel rooms and spa as well as in our staff areas. 
  • All bath plugs have been removed from our rooms.
  • Signage is placed in the common areas and around our property to advise our guests of the crisis. Our staff also communicate the severity of the crisis when rooming a guest. 
  • Our hotel vehicles are cleaned with waterless detergent. 
  • All pools are covered when not in use to prevent water evaporation.
Steenberg Events

These are our upcoming events for the rest of the year. We hope to see you at one of them!
Cape Town Festival of Beer: 1 - 3 December 2017
Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival: 2 - 3 December 2017
Late Night Christmas Shopping: 6 December 2017
Tuning the Vine: 13 December 2017 (Venue: Odyssey)