Franschhoek Life June/July 2021

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winemaker’s dinner series

Boschendal is bringing a warm glow to guests this winter with their inaugural Winemaker’s Dinner series. The first week of every month will see guests enjoy a paired dinner at The Werf Restaurant hosted by Executive Chef Allistaire Lawrence and one of Boschendal’s three winemakers. Cellarmaster and red winemaker Jacques Viljoen, white winemaker Michael Langenhoven and Cap Classique winemaker, Danielle Coetsee, who received the prestigious ‘’Woman Winemaker of the Year” award at the 2020 SA Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards will co-host each of the events. Guests will have the opportunity for an intimate Q&A session before each dinner. The Werf restaurant, with Chef Allistaire at the helm, celebrates soil-to-fork dining – a true celebration of Boschendal’s commitment to ethical and sustainable farming practices. While Boschendal Farm has evolved into one…

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keeping it in the family with new releases at la motte

The La Motte Sauvignon Blanc (R89 from the tasting room) is renowned for its elegance and for the 2021 vintage, cool climate grapes and 8% Semillon contribute to its complexity. A refreshing glass on its own, and delightful partner to food. Try it with seafood, grilled Mediterranean vegetables, spicy Asian flavours and goat’s cheese. La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon (R149 from the tasting room) made from grapes of various origins and clones and matured in French oak barrels for 16 months, is known for its elegance and exceptional maturation potential. Thanks to its prominent minerality, firm tannins and flavourful intensity, it is a natural partner to lamb and beef, root vegetables and hardier herbs like rosemary and thyme. The 2018 La Motte Millennium (R99 from the tasting room) consists of Merlot (52%), Cabernet…

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JUNE 12 MUSICAL MOMENTS AT HAUTE CABRIÈRE Live music, views, and time with friends is what Haute Cabrière music nights are all about. Time: 18h30-20h30 Cost: R350pp and includes breads & spreads, main course paired with a glass of wine, dessert & coffee. WhatsApp 064 928 1044 BOOKINGS JUNE 20 FATHER’S DAY CONCERT AT GRANDE PROVENCE Well known to local audiences, award-winning cellist Carol Thorns joins forces with CODA Africa’s lead singer Zami Mdingi for an exceptional concert – Classical cello music with an African twist. 11h00 Grande Provence Art Gallery Tickets R280pp incl. welcome drink Three course lunch at R395pp. BOOKINGS JUNE 24 CULINARY MASTERCLASS AT HAUTE CABRIÈRE Live cooking demos hosted by Chef Nic van Wyk. The class commences with a sabrage – pioneered in South Africa by founder Achim von Arnim. Then cook up a storm, followed by lunch…

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hazendal unveils the homestead

One of the oldest estates in the South African winelands, The Homestead was built in 1790 and has undergone an extensive restoration process that has seen this landmark example of vernacular Cape Dutch architecture sensitively restored as a gracious Cape Dutch Farmstead offering an intimate and elegant private home for discerning visitors. Each luxury suite, is named for one of the visionary families that have owned the estate over the past 320 years. Spread across two floors and boasting inspiring interior décor subtly blending contemporary luxury and historical flourishes with a remarkable collection of art, collectibles and antique furniture. A library nook, intimate bar area and formal dining room, alongside a fully equipped modern kitchen and private chef on request, The Homestead can accommodate up to 10 adults with single exclusive-use and…

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reset & rejuvenate with franschhoek’s mystery weekends

Your all-encompassing weekend includes all that Franschhoek is known for – from luxurious accommodation, award-winning wines, gourmet cuisine and bespoke experiences. The Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are ideally suited to couples, seeking time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and you don’t need to book a single thing as it is all taken care of for you. Your experience starts with an exclusive (and unconventional) check in event planned for all guests. Mingle over a glass of wine before opening your special Mystery Weekend box, which contains all of the exciting details as to where you’ll be staying, where you’ll be dining and what you’ll be experiencing, including a fun and informal evening where you are welcomed to the valley in true Franschhoek fashion. All COVID-19 protocols will be in…

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franschhoek cellar a hidden treasure

Inspired by over 350 years of winemaking tradition and heritage, Franschhoek Cellar is home to a vibrant and intriguing range of wines that evoke a sense of history and include whites, reds as well as an award-winning Cap Classique. Franschhoek Cellar kitchen is open daily, serving light meals, delicious lunches and cakes, using the freshest locally sourced ingredients - the very best in leisurely Winelands cuisine. Both winemaker and chef have joined forces to create dazzling food and wine experiences, showcasing the finest wines alongside Franschhoek’s famous artisanal cheeses and chocolates. Franschhoek Cellar also has a special selection of unique event venues with an option to suit every occasion, be it weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, year-end corporate groups or private gatherings. Located next to the wine tasting emporium, The Venue can accommodate 350 guests cocktail…