You may have heard (or seen) about our First Fridays Pizza and a Show events – we host a pizza night with a cool band on the first Friday of (almost) every month. Up next is Bottomless Coffee Band, on 5 August (yes we’re skipping July, Semma’s in Ireland, Helena’s in Joburg, it’s cold and hopefully wet…)
(Bottomless Coffee Band is ) “regarded as one of South Africa’s most unique and exciting live music experiences.“
According to their website: It’s hard to assign a genre to the music of the Bottomless Coffee Band. The style can be described as folk-pop. With foot stomping rhythms, hard hitting lyrics and hints of the dramatic, they are impressive to watch. “We like to refer to it as gourmet music…”
For R350 per person you’ll get gourmet music and a gourmet pizza as well as a welcome drink (of our choice). We have a well stocked bar (and why not buy some wines at cellar door prices to take home… when in Rome Paardeberg…)
Our accommodation is pretty (and) popular, usually booked up far in advance, but we still have a few spots open for midweek winter getaways. So we’re sweetening the deal with a few special winter warmer options:
June = wine time
This June, book our two bedroom Stables or Winemaker’s Cottage midweek and get a mixed case of Secateurs Wines to enjoy in front of the fireplace.
Book our one bedroom Silo or Melkkamer for a midweek stay and we’ll throw in a bottle of our much loved Caperitif and four Swaan Cape Tonics.
July = breakfastbonus
Book any of our accommodations for a midweek stay in July and we’ll throw in a farm breakfast, served at The Old House, every morning of your stay.
August = soup & red wine
Come stay midweek this August and enjoy a hearty homemade soup and farm fresh bread (at a mealtime of your preference), paired with a bottle of our Family Red Blend (with the two bedroom Stables or Winemaker’s Cottage) or Secateurs Red Blend (with the one bedroom Silo or Melkkamer), on us.
Midweek means check-in Mondays (14h) and check-out on Fridays (10h). Minimum two nights stay.
Deal valid on any new bookings made (for 01 June – 31 August 2022) from the date of this post.
Here it is, our first First Fridays pizza night with a show:
Gerald Clark is back on home grounds, joined by some of the SA’s best musicians for a show that is heartfelt, soulful, stomping and loaded with years of experience playing his brand of Blues and Love Songs on stages all over the world.
Hey hey it’s Grenache Day… and since Kalmoesfontein is home to the oldest known Grenache vineyard in the land, planted in 1952(!) we usually celebrate 17 September pretending it is Raaigras’ birthday. This year the twelve long rows of Grenache Noir turns 69!
So we went looking for other cool things that happened in 1952… Like television’s first magazine-format program, the Today Show, made its debute on NBC with Dave Garroway hosting.
The Original Moulin Rouge movie hit the big screens, Patrick Swayze (may his soul dance in peace) and Jeff Goldblum (“Nice To Meet You, Mr. Dude”) were born and Capt. Vincent H. McGovern and 1st Lt. Harold W. Moore made the first transatlantic helicopter flight (July 15–31).
All good reasons to raise a glass and say a big CHEERS.
“Laduma” (literally, “it thunders” in the Zulu language) is the unique exclamation used by South Africans to celebrate a goal scored in soccer. (source)
Today I’m using it to announce our Tim Atkin scores…
Adi doesn’t make wine for awards or scores and we never enter any competitions (actually I lie, Adi and Hanneke made a sweet wine specifically for a competition this year because the prize is The Jan Smuts Award, but that’s a whole other story, which in itself explains our approach to awards).
You will find no stars or medals stuck on our bottles and no braggy social media posts announcing scores… But, from the marketing and sales side we’re sneaking in this post because we often get asked for scores and we think our 2021 SA report card from Tim Atkin is worth a blogpost.
From 90 points for Secateurs Rosé 2021 (which has a cellar door price of R80 and got a special mention as Best Value Rosé) to THREE wines (Kelder- & Klip Kop Steen and Ringmuur Cinsault), scoring 96 points, we feel like proud parents who want to brag with their kids’ achievements, even if they roll their eyes.