The Elgin Valley, a mere hour’s drive from Cape Town, is the ideal destination for a relaxing weekend getaway, lies the beautiful Elgin Vintners. If you have visited the area before you may be familiar with the valley, if not you are missing out! As well as producing fantastic, cool-climate wines, Elgin Vintners luxury guest accommodation.
Elgin Vintners produces a wide range of quality wines, which includes the easy-drinking, affordable Elgin Vintners Range, the Ridgeland’s Range and a Cloud Haven Range.
As a red wine drinker, Red wine will forever be my number one first selection.
My favourite one out of the selection was the Pinot Noir 2016. It’s clear, bright garnet in colour with plush aromas of red cherries, strawberries, some fine herbal notes and a hint of tobacco on the nose. Fruit forward, generous red cherries and a touch of earthiness follows on the palate. This wine reveals a complex and well-rounded mouthfeel with a persistent, lingering and smooth finish. The judicious use of 22% new oak respects the balance between fruit and tannin.
Lee will always go for white wine. This time around he enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc 2018. Tropical fruits on the nose – prominent granadilla together with some pawpaw, grapefruit and fennel aromas. On the palate this Sauvignon Blanc delivers on expectation revealing a power-packed bomb of fresh fruit flavours with a flinty finish. Powerful yet chiseled on the palate with an outstanding body and an excellent concentration of fruit. As is so typical with Elgin Sauvignon Blanc, this wine drinks extremely well now but is expected to mature with added complexity in bottle over the next few years.
Elgin Vintners offers a variety of wine tasting and food pairing from Wednesday to Sunday 10Aam to 4pm. The wine pairing and wine tasting starts from as little as R60 up to R350 for four or more guests.
If you are looking for a perfect venue to keep your fairy-tale wedding, look no further than the beautiful Elgin Vintners estate.
The Ridgelands Manor House offers a “dream-come-true” setting for any special event.
Whether planning a wedding, birthday or corporate event, Elgin Vintners an award-winning wines, mouth-watering cuisine and dedicated service for a most memorable day.
The venue is surrounded with majestic views of the mountains, creating the ideal backdrop for either a lavish or more intimate celebration.
When it comes to offering unique and luxurious four-star accommodation with views and distinctive, personalized service, Elgin Vintners fits the bill perfectly.
Whether you are looking for a tranquil, romantic getaway with your loved one or a family holiday, Elgin Vintners is where you want to stay to create those special memories.
The boutique guesthouse dates to 1927 and is based on a Sir Herbert Baker design. Recently restored to its Victorian glory, the plush interior and stylish decor is simply out of this world and features modern comforts.
The house sleeps 10 guests and can be booked for bed and breakfast or self-catering. This is a great option for a family (the farm is child-friendly) or a group of friends as the vintage kitchen has everything you need for a self-catering getaway. The property includes a swimming pool, tennis court and braai area.
Guests staying at Elgin Vintners Country House are offered complimentary breakfast with tea or coffee, use of the estate’s tennis court and swimming pool, bottled water, wireless internet, bathroom and swimming towels.
For more information about Elgin Vintners, please visit their website on www.elginvintners.co.za or check out their Instagram page.
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