Cupid meets country decadence at Gabriëlskloof Estate, when this wine and olive jewel of the Overberg transforms its popular Lunch Box experience into a Love Box of tantalising taste temptations that will turn on the charm all February long.
This love-struck spread of homemade goodness, freshly prepared by restaurant owner and chef, Frans Groenewald, promises to cast a romantic spell at this family estate with its idyllic hillside setting outside Bot River during the Month of Love.
“What’s not to love about Gabriëlskloof! We have internationally acclaimed wines, beautiful views, award-winning olive oil and awesome pairing pleasures in our tasting room, not to mention our deli and restaurant, famous for its hearty fare that embraces the true essence of the region. With our Love Box we will woo friends and loved ones to think “outside the box” and enjoy an informal snacking style lunch together on the lawn,” shares Nicolene Finlayson who heads up the Tasting Room.
Gabriëlskloof offers the perfect retreat to rekindle that spark and with its Love Box it lures enthusiasts (single or hitched!) to venture outside and engage with the estate’s beauty and bounty in its tranquil courtyard, framed with a lush green lawn and glistening ponds.
At R300, the royal Gabriëlskloof Love Box is perfect for two adults and features all things pretty and pleasant to indulge in while you whisper sweet nothings to your partner. Think salmon, strawberries, chocolate marquise pots, candy floss and milk shake with a twist…what’s inside will depend on the ‘love potion’ in the kitchen and deli on the day.
“Our Love Box will be on offer long, after the chocolates have vanished from the shelves and the red roses have wilted, so don’t rush to make it on the 14th. It offers the perfect excuse to come and spend a day in the countryside, amidst all the harvesting action,” adds Chef Frans.
Love is in the air at Gabriëlskloof all year long and it shows in its delicious wines, which beckon to be enjoyed either outside on the grass or in the tasting lounge, where relaxed tastings, temping Food & Wine Pairing Pleasures and friendly staff come standard.
Those not wanting to drape themselves on the estate’s greenery can continue their food and wine love affair at the tables inside the popular restaurant or outside on the inviting stoep.
Gabriëlskloof is open daily for lunch and wine tastings – except on Tuesdays – and pre-bookings for the Love Box experience are essential. For bookings and more information contact
Tel: 028 284 9865 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabriëlskloof Estate is just outside Bot River, on the Swartrivier Road, off the N2.
Kom deel ‘n piekniekmandjie onder die maanlig en klink ‘n glasie Rhebokskloof wyn saam met Donnalee Roberts en Ivan Botha op die splinternieuwe romantiese film, Vir Altyd.
R575 vir jou en jou metgesel.
PAKKET VIR 2 SLUIT IN:
* Toegang & Film
* Piekniekmandjie vir 2
* Spesiale Valentyns glase
Hekke maak 5pm oop. Film begin om 8pm.
Bespreek nou: email@example.com
Rhebokskloof is ‘n trotse vennoot.
The summer season is still very much upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with the season’s hottest gin-based cocktails designed by Cape Town’s Bree Street hotspot, Mother’s Ruin Gin Bar?
Taking place on Saturday 23 January 2016 alongside your favourite Saturday Slow Market, Mother’s Ruin owner and seasoned gin connoisseur, Mark Mulholland will be demonstrating how to create 5 of his favourite gin cocktails. The demonstration will kick-off at 11h00 at Stellenbosch Slow Market and promises to awaken inspiration with flavour fusions that will blow you away.
Having made a major comeback – and being the perfect complement to a vast array of exotic flavours – gin is the juice that will impress your guests this summer, and is a trend that is here to stay. All cocktails made during the demonstration will be available to purchase at Mother’s Ruin’s gin stand directly afterwards. This way, you may taste your favourites and replicate them at home with your new know-how skills.
Market & Gin Demo Details:
Market Time & Date: Stellenbosch Slow Market runs from 9am – 2pm on Saturday 23 January 2016
Gin Demonstration: Slow Summer Gin Demonstration by Motherâ€™s Ruin runs from 11am â€“ 12pm
Market Gin Bar: Mother’s Ruin Gin Bar will be serving cocktails at the market from 12pm – 2pm
Entrance fee to Gin Demo & Slow Market: FREE
Venue: Oude Libertas, Corner of Adam Tas & Oude Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch
For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit: www.slowmarket.co.za Facebook: facebook.com/slowmarket Twitter: @TheSlowMarket
Wild Clover Breweries’ brand new premises opens its doors this coming Saturday, 13 February with a free concert by Valiant Swart and Jack&Black. Apart from the stirring music, Wild Clover’s popular range of beers will be on sale, with various food trucks offering delicious dishes. The gates open at 12:00. Wild Clover is situated on the R304 between the Bottelary Road turn-off and the N1, and is the latest addition to Stellenbosch’s dynamic and growing beer culture. Admission is free. For more information contact Wild Clover Breweries at 021 300 0370 or email@example.com
The Cape’s premium Rosé producers are getting together at Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek to showcase the diversity and versatility of rosé at the Revving Up Rosé Festival in Franschhoek.
Few things say summer and romance like a glass of chilled rosé so join the Rosé Renaissance and head out to Franschhoek on Valentine’s weekend to stop and smell, and taste, the Rosé’s, Brosé’s (Rosé’s for the “bros”) Cocktails and Bubblies.
Date: Saturday 13th February 2016 Place: Rickety Bridge Estate in Franschhoek Time: 10am until 6pm Tickets: R120 per ticket for a glass and tastings, from www.webtickets.co.za, Tickets also available at the door Food: Paulina’s Restaurant will be serving a rosé-friendly à la carte menu. Pre-booked picnics available at R150 per person Wine sales: By the glass and by the bottle Music: There will be live music throughout the day Information: For more information please visit www.ricketybridge.com and www.dnaevents.co.za
*Salmon Roulade: Rolled savoury crêpe filled with smoked salmon and cucumber mousse, baby salad leaves, mixed greens and lemon grass dressing;
*Candied Beet Salad: A summer delight of baby salad leaves, mixed greens, pumpkin seeds, pecan nuts and lemon labneh tossed in a honey and mustard dressing;
*Tempura Line Fish: Line fish deep fried in a light tempura batter to crispy perfection served with home-cut fries and a salmon tartar sauce;
*Beef Burger: Topped with a thick slice of Edam cheese and crisp home-cured stout bacon.
Rosé producers taking part in the festival include Anthonij Rupert, Babylonstoren, Delaire, Foothills, Haute Cabriëre, Krone, Le Lude, Lynx, Paul René, Rickety Bridge, Solms-Delta, The Wolftrap, Vrede en Lust and more …
8.30 until 10am: The day will start at 8.30am with The Rosé Run (5km, 10km or 20km) and The Rosé MTB Ride (20km, 40km or 60km). Entry to these events will include a Festival ticket. Showers will be provided and salmon and egg bagels will be on sale for breakfast.
To enter please visit www.webtickets.co.za
Or get your tickets on arrival
10am until 4pm: Wine tasting, Rosé-friendly food on offer at Paulina’s Restaurant, Pre-booked picnics available.
4pm until 6pm: Wine tasting closes, wine sales continue, cocktail bar and Paulina’s Restaurant stay open. Guests will be able to enjoy tapas and live music and watch the sunset.
With a recent surge in popularity around the globe, Rosé is definitely a la mode. Believed to be the oldest style of wine in the world, rosé is traditionally dry and crisp, hailing originally from the Provence region of France, the mecca of Rosé. However a profusion of sweeter, less-sophisticated examples around the globe earned Rosé a less than stellar reputation. Often referred to as a pink drink for girls only, Rosé has recently taken the world by storm and become one of the fastest growing wine styles on the market, steered by an increase in quality, complexity and diversity, and its unmatched versatility at the table. What’s not to love about Rosé? Enchanted by its gorgeous pale pink colour, Rosé inspires laid-back happy summer vibes and combines the light, crisp, refreshing nature of white wine with some of the complex berry flavours and textures of red wine. To offer even more incentive to “drink pink” the vast majority of roséwines offer good value for the money. Rosé is also becoming increasingly popular with men, the Rosé bros, earning it the Brosé nickname. Rosé is the nectar of summer. It’s everywhere – on Twitter, on Facebook, and is soon to be the most Instagrammed drink.
So join the Rosé Renaissance and make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to “Rev up with Rosé” at Rickety Bridge Estate.
Bring friends and family and spend a day at Bartholomeus Klip’s 10,000 acres nature reserve near Riebeek. Meet the zebra and eland. Unleash the ornithologist in you. Learn more about the buffalo, geometric tortoise and quagga projects and get a taste of Louise Gillett’s haute farm kitchen cuisine. Phone Lesley at 082 8294131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings
When millionaire wheeler-dealer Edward Lewis enters a business contract with Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain in this charming romantic comedy.
After Edward hires Vivian as his date for a week and gives her a Cinderella makeover, she returns the favor by mellowing the hard-nosed tycoon’s outlook. Can the poor prostitute and the rich capitalist live happily ever after?
Gates open at 6pm, allowing ample time to shop, mingle and take in the beauty of the surroundings before the movie starts at 8:30pm.
Tickets range in price from R79 to R149 pp.
Join Megan McCarthy,Boschendal’s bio-friendly food garden manager for a roving dinner featuring a welcome drink, a 3-course meal featuring the pride of the garden as well as pasture-fed beef from Boschendal’s own herd of Angus cattle, all according to Excecutive Chef Christiaan Campbell’s farm-to-table style. Although walking between the venues is easy, guests are advised to wear comfy shoes and bring something warm for later on. Selected drinks are included. Price: R495 pp. Bookings essential at email@example.com or +27 21 870-4200.
Join Prime Circle for their “Let the Night In 2015 Summer Concert” at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate on Sunday, 20 December 2015 (from 17:30). Tickets for unreserved seating on the lawn cost: R80.00 (Child 5 -12) / R170.00 (Adult 12 and over) Kids under 5 years FREE
Join us for a Valentine’s run on 13 February as TrailFun kicks off their 2016 series at Simonsig Wine Estate.
Do the 5km route through the vineyards or attempt the route twice for the 10km long route.
As always, you can expect a great vibe, excellent giveaways and great Simonsig wine on hand.
Cuve restaurant also offers a great deal, exclusively for the runners:
A gourmet beef burger and a glass of Simonsig wine for only R75,00.
Prices per route:
Short route: R80
Long route: R100
Visit http://bit.ly/1Z4VCvk to enter.