Celebrate love in Stellenbosch

  • February 06, 2018

The winelands are a must visit any time of year, but even more so during the month of love. What could be more romantic than whisking away your special someone to the beautiful City of Oaks for a getaway complete with food, wine and romance to delight every sense. Here's some suggestions on how to cosy up this Valentine's Day in Stellenbosch.  

 

SPIER WINE ESTATE:

Feast on a picnic whilst watching the classic romantic comedy, Pretty Woman, on a big screen set against the backdrop of the majestic Stellenbosch Mountains.

Add a pre-booked picnic basket for R700 (serves 2 adults, and includes a bottle of Spier Secret Sparkling. Does not include movie ticket).

 

Film: Pretty Woman (1990)
Venue: Spier Werf
Date: Wednesday,14 February 2018
Time: Gates open at 18:00 and movie starts at 20:30
Price: Movie ticket – R95/adult and R70/child (includes pop-corn on arrival). 

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OUDE WERF HOTEL: 

Stellenbosch is one of most romantic towns in the Western Cape and Oude Werf is one of the most romantic hotels in Stellenbosch! For more than two centuries, thousands of friends and lovers have enjoyed the warm welcome extended by the friendly team at this elegant hotel. No heart is unmoved by a sojourn at Oude Werf, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to experience the intimate ambience of the old hotel and its contemporary comforts.

 

The menu for Oude Werf’s Valentine’s Day Dinner is a sensuous array of ambrosial dishes, many designed for sharing. You’ll start with an assortment of tempting tastes – spicy chorizo, pancetta and prosciutto, calamata olives and crispy sourdough bread, served with a pink Musgrave gin and tonic. Linger over the main course – a succulent seafood platter of shrimp cocktail, tiger prawns, calamari, fresh mussels, catch of the day and spicy rice with dipping sauces. Gaze into each other’s eyes over the Amarula chocolate fondue for dessert, served with strawberries, millionaire’s shortbread and honeycomb. If you’re lucky enough to have booked in for the night, your beautiful room will be waiting.

 

The dinner is R700 per couple. A vegetarian starter is available upon prior request – please mention your preference when booking.  To book phone 021 887 4608 or email restaurant@oudewerf.co.za  

 

LANZERAC WINE ESTATE:

This month of love, Lanzerac Wine Estate invites you to spoil that special person in your life with a visit to this idyllic estate, a romantic destination in its own right. With four exquisite Valentine’s offerings to choose from, the estate provides guests with a variety of uniquely tailored packages that are sure to delight.

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The four Valentine’s offerings available to choose from are:

The Lanzerac Valentine’s Wine Hamper
The Wine & Dine with Lanzerac Package
The Lanzerac Couple’s Escape Package
The Spa Couple’s Retreat Package

The Lanzerac Valentine’s Wine Hamper comprises of a bottle of the Lanzerac Premium Pinotage Rosé 2017, Chenin Blanc 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2017, all beautifully packaged in one of the estate’s three-bottle gift boxes. Available directly from the tasting room between 1 and 28 February 2018 at R250 per hamper, the Lanzerac Valentine’s Wine Hamper will no doubt complement the perfect romantic dinner for two or make the perfect gift for that special someone.

At only R300 per couple, the Wine & Dine with Lanzerac Package provides guests with the perfect excuse to escape to one of the Stellenbosch Winelands’ most breath-taking retreats. The package includes a special Valentine’s wine tasting guided by one of the estate’s Wine Advisors, followed by a relaxing light lunch at the Lanzerac Deli. Savour the delicious flavours of the Lanzerac Premium Pinotage Rosé 2017, Chenin Blanc 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2017, before enjoying a delectable Ploughman’s Board for two. Perfect for sharing, the platter includes a selection of artisanal breads, cheeses, charcuterie and preserves. A special sweet treat from the Lanzerac Deli display for each guest adds the final touch to a perfect day out. TheWine & Dine with Lanzerac Package is available at the estate from 1 to 28 February 2018.

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The Lanzerac Couple’s Escape Package is perfect for the couple wishing to experience all that Lanzerac Wine Estate has to offer, by including a special Valentine’s wine tasting, a delicious Ploughman’s Board and sweet treat for two at the Lanzerac Deli for lunch, followed by a luxuriously relaxing Rasul spa treatment for two at Lanzerac Spa. Available from 12 to 28 February 2018 at R800 per couple, the Lanzerac Couple’s Escape Package is without a doubt the idyllic Valentine’s treat for any couple.

For the ultimate in relaxation, treat your special someone to the Lanzerac Spa Couple’s Retreat Package at the superlative Lanzerac Spa. At R950 per couple, guests can look forward to a revitalizing 30-minute Musculavine™ Back Couple’s Massage, along with a special tasting of the Lanzerac Valentine’s Wine Hamper, consisting of the Lanzerac Premium Pinotage Rosé 2017, Chenin Blanc 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2017. The Lanzerac Spa Couple’s Retreat Package is available from 12 to 28 February 2018.

Taking the theme of love to heart, Lanzerac Wine Estate’s Valentines-inspired offerings are guaranteed to add extra sparkle to your day.

All packages and special offers are subject to availability, and advance booking for all packages is essential to avoid disappointment. For bookings or enquiries, please contact Eske Cilliers on winesales@lanzerac.co.za or 021 886 5641.

 

JORDAN WINE ESTATE:

Join us for a romantic Valentine's Day picnic on our lawn with breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley. Includes a picnic basket for two filled to the brim with delectable treats from The Bakery at Jordan, and a bottle of wine from our Chameleon range.

 

Picnic basket contains enough for two people, and includes the following:

Selection of locally produced hard and soft cheeses:

Camembert, Brie, Grouberg, Boerenkaas

Jordan estate olives, grown and prepared on the estate

Selection of charcuterie:

Italian coppa, parma ham, South African biltong, salami

Free-range pulled pork:

Oak Valley pork slow roasted in Cluver & Jack apple cider overnight

Homemade preserves and spreads:

Homemade hummus, cream cheese and chilli, aioli, grated beetroot, chicken liver paté

Salad of the day

Selection of fresh wood-fired breads:

Ciabatta, baguette

Something sweet:

Per person, select a pastry from our bakery

Bottle of Rosé from our Chameleon range

 

Inclusions:

Blankets & cushions for seating

Contents of picnic basket

Bottle of wine from our Chameleon range

Date:

14th February 2018

Time: 18:00 -  20:00

Price: R525 per couple

Exclusions: Transport to and from the estate. Meals, soft drinks, by the bottle purchases, by the glass purchases and merchandise.

Booking link: https://secure.activitybridge.com/book?activityid=7634

 

DIRTOPIA

What could be more romantic than looking over the beautiful vineyards and views of the Stellenbosch valley, celebrate this special evening with a Delvera sunset hike facilitated by Dirtopia. Visit www.dirtopia.co.za/index.php/full-moon-a-sunset-hikes 

 

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