Every season is special on the farm, as the weather and colours change – but winter is my favourite. The views are lush with green wheat fields and bright blocks of canola; the mountains a deep blue, capped by white snow peaks and you can curl up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine and good company (or a book!).
But why take my word for it, come experience it for yourself. This winter we are offering some specials on our accommodation options.
Bring the kids to the farm this school holidays and enjoy a 30% discount on mid-week stays. There is plenty of space to run around, zip lines, go-carts, mud, rabbits, chickens, fresh air and freedom… and some wine for the adults…
Weekend Stay special – book 2 nights and get 3rd consecutive night at 50% off. Offer Valid 01 June to 30 September.
And on the weekend of the 8th of June we have a Tasting Day with Adi – the Silo is still available.
For more info or to book, contact email@example.com or on 0796526101.
The day will usually include a tour of a few (close to the cellar) vineyards, the barrel rooms and a sit down wine tasting followed by lunch.
The next opportunity is on 8 June and will be hosted by Adi. Booking is essential.
Tastings and three course lunch (and Caperitif cocktails) at R600pp.
As always we have lovely accommodation available so why not make a Swartland weekend of it, there are many amazing things to do in the area and we are happy to share our ideas and tips. But is is winter and you would be doing totally fine with a book and a glass of wine in front of the fireplace too…
For bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more dates and info on these tastings click here.
A visual representation of when the single vineyards on and around the farm were harvested this year.
Everything came in in the span of 27 days, starting with the cellar block on 31 Jan and ending with the Ramnasgras Cinsault (planted in 1966!) on the 27th of Feb.
The Golden Slopes (since 1968) and Klipkop (1966) Chenin Blanc vineyards are neighbors and were ripe and ready within 24hours of each other.
There was not enough Tinta Barocca (from the mysteriously names Sk’Windjiesvlei) for a SV wine this year so it went into the Family Red.
Other single vineyard wines, from a little further afield, includes:
Geelkapel White Muskadel from a vineyard in the Moutonshoek farm behind Piketberg, planted in 1984 and harvested on 18 January this year.
Sout van die aarde (Salt of the earth) Palomino is a vineyard on the west coast, just north of Dwarskersbos. The vineyard, planted in 1961, is planted in sheer limestone soil and was ready to harvest on 24 January.
And the baby of the Single Vineyards, the Bokveld Pinot Noir planted in 2006 in the Koue Bokkeveld on the Ceres Plateau, was harvested on the 19th of February.