Newsletter: Spring 2019

Newsletter: Spring 2019

News from the Vines: Spring 2019 VThe weather is finally warming up here in Wellington, and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of our brand new rose? Our new wine maker, Juhan, has created a new product in our Reserve collection – Val du Charron Rose. This blend of 64% Chardonnay, 18% Grenache Blanc, 14% Rousanne, 4% Mouvedre is dry yet crisp and refreshing. Its “cupid’s lips” colour and flavours of watermelon and strawberry make it a sure hit this season. South African wine fans can order online here. Overseas friends, we deliver throughout Europe  too – click...

Wellington Women Stand Tall Womens Month

Wellington Women Stand Tall Womens Month

Wellington – Women Stand Tall Cathy Entwistle is an actuary, qualified winemaker and estate agent, but now calls the award-winning Val du Charron Wine and Leisure Estate home.  During Women’s Month, they have hosted a number of local and international tour operators and female influencers as well as launching Val du Charron Reserve Rosé to celebrate women.  “Over the years I have been blessed with colleagues, who not only have a phenomenal work ethic, but demonstrate true joy in delivering a tourism experience in South Africa that is the fulfilment of a dream and a once-in-a-lifetime journey for some visitors. ...

Wine Dine and Stay Over

Wine Dine and Stay Over

Val du Charron – Wine Dine and Stay Over Clear skies are currently a rare sighting in Cape Town but on our recent stay at Val du Charron in Wellington, we were lucky enough to experience exactly that in the middle of winter. Needless to say, it was the perfect conditions for our one-night stay in the Cape Winelands. Val du Charron Wine and Leisure Estate is an all-rounder destination offering luxury accommodation, wine tasting, two restaurants and a spa. The 45 hectare farm was purchased in 2006 by the Entwistle Family and has a winemaking history dating all the way...

Stay, Eat and Drink at VDC

Stay, Eat and Drink at VDC

Are you looking for a ‘staycation’, weekend away or simply a lunch in the Cape Winelands? Read on as I’m sharing a little bit of a hidden gem with you today South Africa is very well known for its Winelands boasting famous towns like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl situated in the Western Cape Province. Those three towns oer amazing wine estates, gourmet cuisine and beautiful landscapes without a doubt, but with this blog post I’d like to highlight a region renowned for historic Cape-Dutch homesteads, breath-taking vistas and small wineries. I’m taking you to the small town of Wellington, that is a 45-minute drive from...

VDC Wine showcase report

VDC Wine showcase report

Hoppy’s Paddle Inn recently had a showcase of VDC Wines. Check out their feedback below. Out of all of the wines from VDC that we showcased, the Aphaea Silk Rose was the most popular, followed by the Aphaea Red. The Aphaea range was so popular that we had to buy extra cases of the Aphaea Red and Aphaea Silk Rose. With regards to the Aphaea White, it was well enjoyed but unfortunately the VDC website did not have the percentages of the different cultivars in the blend and therefore we could not advise our customers on exactly what made up...

Valentine’s Day at VDC

Valentine’s Day at VDC

We’ve got your romantic break covered this Valentine’s Day The month of love is nearly upon us, and we can’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than sipping wine with your loved one amid views of the sunset and the Hawekwa Mountains. Click below to take a look at the special Valentine’s Day menus at our restaurants: Piza e Vino The Grillroom For bookings, please call +27 21 873 1256 or email pev@vdcwines.com / lg@vdcwines.com. PS: If you really want to impress your date, why not add a treatment at our luxurious spa too? xoxo The Val du Charron Team To view the whole...