Summer Newsletter

Cheers to our wine team!

This December, we’re raising a glass to their hard work and well-deserved accolades.

Congratulations goes out to our wine team for scoring an awesome 91 points in the Cape White Blend challenge as well as for cleaning up at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition with the Black Countess taking Gold, Syrah Silver and Pinot Gris Bronze. It’s not too late to stock up on wines for your year-end party or get those last minute gifts delivered. South African friends can shop online through our website and friends from Europe, never fear – we can ship directly to you too. Just drop us a mail on

We’ve got your eating, drinking, sleeping and revelling covered this Festive Season!

The Local Grill will be hosting Christmas Lunch this year, complete with a Christmas tree, crackers and plenty of food all round. We’ll also be hosting the traditional New Year’s Eve bash with a live band and plenty of bubbles. Bookings are open on or 021 873 1256. If you’d like to download our Christmas and NYE menus, head over to this link – Christmas at VDC! Please note that Local Grill will be open throughout December for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Still looking for that special gift? We have an array of Gift Vouchers available for our accommodation, spa and restaurants as well as stunning Gatineau gift sets, so pop by the Spa or Wine Shop if they take your fancy.

We wish you good wine, great food, safe travels and well-deserved relaxation over the coming months. To close off with, here is a quote to keep you smiling:

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.” – Amanda Bradley