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DEAR {name} {surname}

Greetings from Diemersfontein

It always feels like the end of a year brings with it much excitement and endless things to look forward to! Families are planning their leave, others are having guests over, but the idea is to reflect on the year that is behind us and have a good exhale! At Diemersfontein we love this time of year as it’s a time for us to welcome our guests from near and far, and go all out in showing them a great time! You will read in the news herein that there are endless surprises and reasons for you to visit us in the coming months.

The festive season brings with it many celebrations, holidays and time-out for the family. So, whether you’re on a beach in Mauritius or having a braai on your stoep, be sure to wine-down with a glass of Diemersfontein Wines!

We hope we see you soon – and if not here, somewhere along the line, but always in spirit!

Regards from the farm x

ON THE FARM

A word from our Winemaker …

Lots of exciting things are happening in and around the cellar! We are fast busy emptying our cellar tanks and working on the new Carpe Diem Pinotage and Malbec 2016 which is almost ready for bottling. The 2017 Rose has been bottled already and the Ovation Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2016 will be launching in Woolworths stores this month!

In the warehouse we are preparing two major deliveries for China for their Chinese New Year which is celebrated in February, so there’s plenty of pressure to get that done in time!

The vineyards are looking amazing – bright green and healthy! Our vineyard teams have just begun suckering (removing unwanted shoots) and the first treatment for downy mildew has been done. Though the rains have been minimal, the small amounts act as mini irrigations, which is ideal if it continues as it will help us through the coming season.

Francois Roode, Winemaker

THE WINE PROMOTION

* FESTIVE SEASON PARTY COLLECTIONS *

Delivery is included in all selections!  Please note that the price INCLUDES 6 bottles of wine and your delivery. This delivery service applies to all main area zones within South Africa only. If you are outside of a main delivery zone, we will quote you on any relevant additional delivery fees required.

THESE AWESOME SELECTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FOR THE DURATION OF NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2017.

PINK & WHITE PARTY – only R560.00 per 12btl case
3 x Diemersfontein Sauvignon Blanc 2017
3 x Diemersfontein Rose 2017
3 x Diemersfontein For the Birds 2014 White blend
3 x Thokozani Rose 2015

ORDER HERE

 

DIEMERSFONTEIN COLLECTION PARTY – only R420.00 per 6btl case
1 x Diemersfontein Pinotage 2016
1 x Diemersfontein Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
1 x Diemersfontein Merlot 2016
1 x Diemersfontein Rose 2017
1 x Diemersfontein Sauvignon Blanc 2017
1 x Diemersfontein Harlequin 2017

ORDER HERE

 

PINOTAGE PARTY – at a staggering R1 027.00 per 12btl case
12 x Diemersfontein (the Original) Coffee Chocolate Pinotage 2016

ORDER HERE

WHATS NEW AND EXCITING?

NEW : DIEMERSFONTEIN HARLEQUIN

Diemersfontein have bottled their love for art and proudly introduce their impressive new wine label, Diemersfontein Harlequin!

‘Would that painting not make a beautiful wine label?’ said Sue Sonnenberg to David one evening in the dining room of the manor house. It wasn’t too long after that momentous night that the iconic Carl Büchner’s harlequin depiction on the wall became the story behind this exciting new Shiraz and Pinotage blend!

With Diemersfontein being celebrated as one of the stellar Pinotage producers in South Africa it was just natural to produce a Cape blend for this tremendous new wine. Consisting of 70% Shiraz, this wine shows the versatility of the estate in producing excellent wines across all varietals. Diemersfontein Wines was the original producer of the famous Coffee Chocolate Pinotage phenomenon and the Harlequin also boasts delicate flavours of mocha and cocoa just like its iconic older brother, the Diemersfontein Pinotage. Juicy plum flavours and magically integrated tannins makes this wine a true delight.

Diemersfontein Harlequin salutes the memory of the exemplary artist Carl Büchner. Throughout all the phases of Büchner’s career he revealed himself unwaveringly as a romantic humanist. The human figure has provided the most frequently-recurrent motif of his work. His figures were sensitively portrayed: slightly elongated forms, expressionist distortion and romantic colour-usage contributing to the generally poetic effect, as this painting of the Harlequin portrays. It is rather apt that sales of this wine will also generate a modest fund for emerging artists in collaboration with Association of Arts in Pretoria.

A great story, a delectable wine and a very special label is not all that Harlequin has to offer. At only R59.00 a bottle from Diemersfontein it also puts the wine in a very attractive price bracket during a time where economic uncertainty is at the forefront of many conversations.

We invite you to visit the estate in Wellington, savour this delightful new wine and all the others in the Diemersfontein stable while you are here. And if you’re planning a little visit, why not enjoy a scrumptious meal at Season’s Restaurant or stay the night in our gracious guesthouse.

PINOTAGE ON TAP 2017 – THE LAST LAP

Diemersfontein Wines and the organisers of Pinotage On Tap 2017 will be hosting the last POT party next weekend in Clarens, Free State.

The last Pinotage On Tap festival for the year will be held on 4 November 2017, at St Fort County House, Clarens, Free State. The gates open at 12h30 and bands will include The Stone Jets and Simon.

Tickets are R295pp and include your entry to the event, the much-loved goodie bag on arrival, Pinotage wine – literally flowing freely from the barrel taps, (hence the “on tap” bit), top live music bands – and the best wine fest experience EVER!

GET YOUR TICKETS – QUICKLY!

Tickets to POT Clarens are available at Computicket at R295pp. There will be a limited amount of tickets available at the gate on the day, however it’s best to get your tickets before then to avoid possible disappointment, should they have sold out. Tickets at the gate are R350pp.

To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, please FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK where you can keep abreast of all the juicy details as they develop, competitions, give-aways, etc. LIKE & SHARE our new Facebook Page: Pinotage on Tap 2017 – as it’s all happening there!

THOKOZANI CONTINUES TO REACH FOR THE STARS!

Thokozani Wines are delighted to share another proud achievement in their recent appointment as a finalist in the 2017 Cape Chamber of Commerce, Exporter of the year awards!  Watch this space, I tell you!

COME AND JOIN US – THERE’S ALWAYS FUN & GAMES AT DIEMERSFONTEIN!

You saw them on TV – now come and watch them LIVE! The Voice Reunited concert will be happening right here at Diemersfontein Wine Estate and we’ve thrown in an awesome stayover package so that you can make a weekend of it!

The Voice SA has taken their famous show on the road with five of this season’s favourite acts including The Voice SA winner, Craig Lucas; Gavin Edwards; Queen of Hearts, Caroline Grace; four-chair turner Armand Joubert; and, your host, funny man Johan “Fatman” Brummer!

The 90-minute show will take you through the show’s highlights, lowlights and everything in between. Book now to relive your favourite moments from The Voice SA season 2, and to enjoy new music from The Voice SA Reunited.

  • Where: Diemersfontein Wine&Country Estate, Outdoor Concert
  • When: 11 November 2017
  • Gates open at 17:00
  • Tickets are R180pp – available at Computicket
  • Kids under 12yrs, R50

What you can look forward to: A super exciting show, food, wine, craft beer and cold drinks on sale.

Make yourself comfortable and bring along your own chairs and picnic blankets

 You don’t need to drive either, as we have arranged special shuttles from the following pick-up points: V&A Waterfront, at the tour bus parking on Robben Island side of the main entrance to the shopping centre. Newlands, Swimming pool, Canal Walk, service lane between entrance 2 and 3 on the ground level, Tyger valley, outside McDonalds. Drop-off will be at the same point.

Cost: R225pp Return

To book your ride please e-mail norm@fstours.co.za

No alcohol will be sold or permitted to persons under the age of 18yrs.

* FESTIVE SEASON HOLIDAY PACKAGES *

Christmas: Sat 23 Dec to Tues 26 Dec


Indulge in 3 nights bed and breakfast, wine tasting and dinner Sat 23rd, Champagne dinner on Christmas Eve 24th, a festive Christmas lunch on Monday 25th and breakfast on Tuesday 26th before check-out.

R3 500 per person sharing, including a bottle of Diemersfontein Pinotage 2016 and specified meals

Christmas: Sun 24 Dec to Tues 26 Dec


Spoil your loved ones with 2 nights bed and breakfast, stay from Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th. This package includes: Wine tasting, Champagne dinner on Christmas Eve 24th, a festive Christmas lunch on Monday 25thand check-out after breakfast on the 26th.

R2 500 per person sharing, including a bottle of MCC, a bottle of Diemersfontein Chenin Blanc 2017 and specified meals.

New Year: Sunday 31 Dec to Mon 1 Jan


Celebrate in style! Come party with us and stay for 1 night including bed and breakfast, wine tasting and a Champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve! Check out after breakfast in the courtyard on the first day of 2018!

R1 500 per person sharing, including a bottle of MCC and specified meals.

New Year: Saturday 30 to Mon 01 Jan


2 nights bed and breakfast, dinner Sat evening, wine tasting and Champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve 31st Dec. Check out after breakfast in the courtyard 01 Jan 2018.

R2500 per person sharing, including one bottle of MCC and specified meals


Please note Seasons Restaurant closes at 17H00 on Christmas day and 23H00 on New Years’ Eve.

AND THAT’S A WRAP FROM US FOR NOW …

We hope to see you all soon – and until then, best regards from Diemersfontein! For more information, please visit our website at  www.diemersfontein.co.za