“Never underestimate the power of a simple detail. It can transform even the excellent into the exceptional,” says Niël Groenewald, MD of Nederburg. “Ask anyone who treasures their craft, who works fully with their hands, heart and mind, and they will tell you the same.”

 

No visit to the glorious Cape Winelands this summer is complete without a stop-over at Nederburg’s The Manor eatery and wine bar in Paarl, located in the historic 1800 manor house that’s flanked by lush gardens and a sprawling lawn area with towering trees providing pockets of cool shade.

 

Nederburg has been showered in medals awarded by the 2021 International Wine & Spirit (IWSC) Competition based in London, winning three gold and three silver medals across its multi-tiered range, with Cabernet Sauvignon taking centre stage.

 

Is there anything more quintessentially South African than a braai? Those in the know will tell you that it’s a way of life here in SA. It’s certainly not just about throwing some meat on the fire and hoping for the best, but rather a special ritual that centres around the joyful preparation and sharing of a tasty meal (usually involving some form of grilled meat) while spending time with family and friends, telling stories, discussing all and sundry, as well as remembering and knowing who we are and what we’re made of as South Africans. 

 

Head over to Nederburg’s The Manor to experience this popular Paarl eatery’s delicious take on ‘Steak Thursdays’, on offer every Thursday for lunch and dinner, at only R180 per person, including a glass of award-winning red wine.

 

Nederburg Wines is spending close to R1-million to encourage diners to return to their favourite licenced eateries in a campaign primarily designed to boost the beleaguered restaurant sector.

 

At first glance, it seems an unlikely jump. How would a proof-reader, originally from Klerksdorp in the north of the country wind up making wine for the Cape’s most decorated cellar? Ask Zinaschke Steyn (33), who’s just been appointed our new red-winemaker.

 

When #DrinkChenin Day comes around on 18 June, why not open a bottle of Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Anchorman Chenin Blanc? You’ll discover its superb freshness matched by complexity and structure, and ripe apricot, white peach and floral flavours with a hint of spice.

 

This Father’s Day (Sunday, 20 June), Nederburg’s The Manor restaurant in Paarl will be welcoming dads and their loved ones with an array of delicious wines and eats. Add a fireplace and a touch of history to the mix, and just like that, you have all you need for a memorable day out in the gorgeous Cape winelands.

 

“This year’s wine grape harvest has been one of the latest to start but also one of the longest. Slower than average ripening made for excellent concentration of both colour and flavour. Another standout benefit has been the generally lower alcohol levels evident in the 2021 wines,” says Nederburg viticulturist Isabel Teubes. “You could say that cool to moderate temperatures were the hallmark of this vintage.”