Malbec, Easter, Night Run and End of Season Celebration at Neethlingshof

Wednesday, 13 April, 2022
This month, Neethlingshof Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is celebrating Malbec, Easter, the end of harvest, and more.

Celebrating all things Malbec

Although Malbec originates from France, where it grows in the Sud-Ouest, Argentina is now home to nearly 75% of the Malbec vineyards, worldwide. The country is actually known as the “saviour” of Malbec.

The variety has traveled the world and one can now find successful plantings in Australia, Chile, and South Africa. 

Malbec is a thin-skinned grape that is rather tough. Therefore the vines require hotter weather for optimal ripening. The variety is known for its plump, dark fruit flavours and smokey finish. The grape gives way to full-bodied wines with medium acidity and a medium tannin structure.

Malbec has been cultivated in Stellenbosch and Paarl since the 1920s with the first South African Malbec bottled as a single varietal in the early 1990s.

Here are a few words from our cellarmaster De Wet Viljoen on the journey of our Neethlingshof Malbec

“The vineyard was planted in 2003. The first wine was produced on 8 March 2006 (the day of my eldest birth). This wine was not bottled, as was the case with the 2007 vintage. The reason was that the vineyard was still young and we felt that the fruit needed more concentration. The first bottling happened in 2008. This wine was entered into the International Malbec Challenge, held in Cahor, France, and won a silver medal – still very proud of this!  Our Malbec is leaning towards the Argentinian style – more upfront fruit with good depth and balance. The wine is very true to the terroir where it is grown.”

On 17 April, every year since 2011, we celebrate World Malbec Day, a global initiative created by Wine of Argentina. We now invite you to do the same! 

If you have not yet tried our special Malbec be sure to get yourself a few bottles to celebrate this incredibly popular cultivar!

Easter Weekend at Neethlingshof

Let's hop into Easter with some exciting special Easter food and wine pairings at Neethlingshof Wine Estate.

From Saturday 16 April - 30 April we have a special Easter pairing as well as a “Something just for Easter” offering on our SALT menu at the Wine Garden. 

Easter pairing

  • Pickled fish flavoured biscuit paired with our Short Story Jackal’s Dance Sauvignon Blanc
  • Almond Nougat with dark chocolate paired with our Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • Hot Cross bun flavoured chocolate paired with our Neethlingshof Shiraz

All for only R85 per person!

“Something just for Easter” on our SALT menu at the Wine Garden

“Something just for Easter” on our SALT menu at the Wine Garden includes homemade pickled fish served with a toasted hot cross bun for R75.

In addition to this we have exciting specials and giveaways for the whole weekend, so be sure to book your table now!

Operating times for Easter weekend

Good Friday - CLOSED


Saturday & Sunday
08h30 to 11h00 Breakfast and 11h00 to 15h00 Lunch

Wine Tasting Centre

Saturday, Sunday and Monday
10h00 - 16h00

Eighteen Coffee

Saturday, Sunday and Monday 
08h30 to 15h00

Contact us on 021 883 8975 or email us to book your table.

Full Moon Run at Neethlingshof

We are extremely excited to host you on our beautiful grounds on Wednesday 13 April 2022. This will be the final night run of the Runventure Full Moon Run series.

The event consists of a 5km and 10km route. It’s a night run, so be sure to bring a light or a headlamp (compulsory), as the run will be in the dark! 

This is not just a run but a fun evening out. Come enjoy live music, good food, and your favourite Neethlingshof wine after the run. Bring your friends along to relax and sip on wine while sharing one of our mouthwatering pizzas!

Enter for the neethlingshof night run via entry ninja now.

End Of Season Celebration

We had a great season of summer and now as we draw closer to the colder months, we’d like to invite you to join us at our last Wine Down Wednesday of the season. We will start an hour earlier, have extra loaded platters available (platter for two people for R295), and will celebrate together – with two incredibly talented musos, Dani Ville and David Derman.

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 from 16h00 until 20h00

Entry is FREE! Booking is required as seating is limited – contact the Wine Tasting Centre on 021 883 8975 or email us to book your table.

A deposit of R50pp is required to secure your booking.