Spring is the beginning of the new vintage. After a long and cold winter, bud break finally takes place and new life emerges. So it was that on a balmy winter’s evening in August we hosted a wine club dinner to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Guests were welcomed to the Anthonij Rupert Manor House with a glass of the L’Ormarins Brut Classique and a selection of canapés to keep the hunger at bay. Prior to this, we were transported to the gravity fed red wine cellar for a tour with cellar master Dawie Botha. The tour took us down three levels of the cellar while Dawie explained what happened at each level. Thereafter we finally exited the building via an underground tunnel and emerged through another building which hosts some extraordinary Pierneef and Rodin pieces of art.
Following the tour we boarded the bus to be driven back to the Anthonij Rupert Manor House. At night time the farm is deserted and quiet. It so happened that the guests were equally quiet and pensive on the drive back- perhaps anticipating the enjoyment of the scrumptious meal they were about to enjoy.
The three course dinner was skilfully paired with the latest vintages from our Cape of Good Hope range. To me the highlight of the dinner was the never before released 2006 vintage of the Paarlvallei Homestead Merlot, paired with a dark chocolate and mint tart- a passionate ending to a decadent evening.
To ensure you don’t miss out on our future Wine Club Events, diarise the following dates:
24th October 2014 – Welcoming our New Releases
21st November 2014 – All about bubbles
Bookings can be made with Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org