Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sensational Shiraz tasting at Die Bergkelder

Taste a magnificent selection of showcase Shiraz wines, each very individual in style, at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch on Thursday, March 1. The tasting will be presented by award-winning winemaker Guy Webber.

The line-up of delicious wines will include Lomond Conebush Shiraz 2007, Lomond Syrah 2008; Plaisir de Merle Shiraz 2008, Nederburg Manor House Shiraz 2006, Fleur du Cap Shiraz 2009, Durbanville Hills Shiraz 2006, Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Shiraz 2007, Zonnebloem Limited Edition Shiraz 2007, Tukulu Shiraz 2005, Allesverloren Shiraz 2009 and Alto Shiraz 2003.

A light supper will be served after the tasting.

One lucky guest will take home a selection of six of the wines tasted in a sales-slip lucky draw.

Die Bergkelder tastings take place on the first Thursday of every month and feature a selection of premium wines, brandies and whiskies. Whatever you buy on the evening will be available to you at a 10% discount.

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: Die Bergkelder, Stellenbosch
Cost: R60 per person and includes the wine tasting and light supper.
Booking: Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact Melanie on 021 809 8025 to reserve your seat.

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Featured Vinoteque Wine

Alto is the oldest red wine estate in South Africa has produced numerous special  red wines. Like this week’s Vinoteque wine of the week: The Alto Shiraz 2003.

Tasting notes

Smokey, spicy, and berry nose supported by woody undertones.  Palate – A full-bodied wine with delicate spices, subtle presence of oak, vanilla flavours and round, creamy finish.

Read more and order the wine from the Bergkelder Vinoteque

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The Vintage Heart

It is most certainly the most romantic month of the year. You might have planned the perfect date, but do you have the perfect wine?

So let’s have a look at what you might do doing the day. Starting off with breakfast in bed will set the tone for the rest of the day. Even if you aren’t the best cook in the world, you’ll still gain many a points from the other half. Maybe you then plan a picnic in a lush scenic part of town. Definitely – more points.

Some might then aimlessly wonder about in town. Browsing through all the little markets and almost always buy things you don’t need. That’s all part of the fun really.

The next step is the night time dinner. The setting is exquisite, the food is divine and the company is electric. What’s left now is the wine of course. You can’t pick up any bottle of wine at the nearest grocery store. With such a perfect day, you have to have the perfect vintage wine and scoring the most points of all. With the aromas dangling in the air from a bottle that’s been waiting for you for years, you simply can’t go wrong.

As a suggestion, try the (Nederburg Manor House Shiraz 2006). This wine has aromas of black fruit and spicy notes of cinnamon and clove. With a firm structure and a dense ripe black fruit and wood spice palate, this wine will be the perfect wine for your Valentine.

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Win a Bergkelder Vinoteque Wine Bank voucher

Reminder of our fantastic competition for our Facebook fans.
Stand a chance to win a Bergkelder Vinoteque Wine Bank voucher to the value of R500.

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