Slanghoek Wine Valley Entices Visitors with its Spring Winemaker Weekend

Excellent wine, glorious food and good company, some of the most picturesque surroundings as orchards spring into full bud, birds come home to nest and the landscape is revived into a plethora of colour and, of course, not forgetting hospitality second to none.   With its rugged beauty, this small valley is fast becoming a draw card to visitors for whom its gorgeous scenery, surrounding winelands and family-run cellars are all very appealing.

Join us over the long weekend of 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th September, as we celebrate the arrival of Spring as well as Heritage Day with a travelling dinner, a small intimate affair hosted by the quartet of Slanghoek Mountain Resort, Slanghoek Cellar, Jason’s Hill and Opstal Estate which will introduce you to the wines, their winemakers and the hospitality that they have become famous for.

Nestled in the magnificent Slanghoek Valley on the slopes of the Badsberg Conservancy you will find the Slanghoek Mountain Resort, a haven for those who appreciate spectacular views and the natural beauty which surrounds them.

Included in the weekend package is:

Accommodation at Slanghoek Mountain Resort for the nights of the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of September. This includes dinner on Friday evening, as well as breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. Included in your stay is a three-course ‘Travelling Dinner’ on Saturday, 22 September.

For a fun-filled Saturday morning a visit to Slanghoek Cellar for their Blend & Bottle has been arranged affording visitors the opportunity to make their own wine in their own style, using a combination of three varieties.  Wines are bottled under guests own personalised label and will most definitely impress family, friends and colleagues.

The travelling dinner will commence with sundowners, canapés at Slanghoek Cellar hosted by cellar master, Pieter Carstens.

The main course will be hosted by Stanley Louw, resident sixth generation owner and vintner of Opstal Estate which has a wine history dating back to 1847.

Finally join Ivy du Toit of Jason’s Hill Private Cellar, where the tradition of vine growing and wine making for the fifth generation is kept alive, for dessert and coffee.

Full cost of package  :  R1 550 per person (inclusive of B&B, dinner – both Friday and Saturday evening, Blend & Bottle session at Slanghoek Winery). The comfortable modern chalets where you’ll be accommodated are self-catering allowing guests to enjoy a self-catered dinner in the comfort of their accommodation on the Sunday evening.  A detailed itinerary will be provided upon booking your weekend away. Booking is essential as space is limited to five couples. The closing date for bookings is 17 September 2012.

To book this memorable experience contact Jenny at Slanghoek Mountain Resort on or 023 344 3138.