Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa presents exclusive Winemakers Dinners

Nestled in the Heart of the Helderberg, this five-star hotel invites all wine enthusiasts to indulge in an unforgettable journey through fine wines and gourmet delights over the colder months with a series of Winemakers Dinners hosted at the on-site Stefan’s restaurant on the last Wednesday of every month.

This monthly celebration of fine food and wine offers guests a curated 7-course dinner, expertly paired with wines from esteemed partner wine estates.

Co-hosted by Executive Chef, Stefan, and a selection of acclaimed local winemakers, this exclusive experience is priced at R840 per person, inclusive of all pairing wines and is considered a world-class epicurean experience that captivates all the senses.

Upcoming Winemakers Dinner dates:

  • 5 June 2024: Lourensford Wines With a legacy rooted in the 1700s, Lourensford Estate is celebrated for its scenic beauty and exceptional wines, renowned for marrying centuries-old traditions with contemporary winemaking excellence. This event unveils the Kleipot wines, crafted by Chief Winemaker Hannes Nel in terracotta amphorae, promising an unforgettable evening of unparalleled taste and sophistication while highlighting Hannes’s unique winemaking style.
  • 03 July 2024: Ridgeback Wines Inspired by the courage of the Rhodesian Ridgeback, this estate embodies resilience in winemaking. With vineyards on high trellises and a modern winery since 2003, the Paarl-based estate, led by winemaker Toit Wessels, consistently achieves acclaim.

For those seeking a more informal wine experience, the hotel is also proud to present its Wine Society offering.

Hosted in the ambient Magnolia Social Dining Lounge, this monthly calendar fixture has become a top highlight for the many of the return faces it consistently draws.

The evening unfolds with the opportunity to explore local wines in a social setting, with three winemakers presenting three wines each, all paired with Chef’s choice of small plate dishes, as well as a dessert small plate- the perfect sweet note to end an evening of revelry and relaxed knowledge on the featured varietals and vintages.

Priced at R425 per person, these evenings promise an intimate and sociable setting for up to 30 guests.

Upcoming Wine Society dates:

  • Thursday, 30 May 24: featuring Morgenster, Druk My Niet and Saronsberg wine estates
  • Thursday, 27 June 24: featuring Zevenwacht, Nomoya and Bosman Wines
  • Thursday, 25 July 24: featuring Thiart, Painted Wolf and Luddite
  • Thursday, 29 August 24: featuring Kleinhoekkloof, Axe Hill and Delheim

As winter unfolds its chilly embrace over the Cape, ensure that there are a few highlights marked in the calendar. The five-star hotel setting is meticulously designed to capture the essence of winter, with fires continuously ablaze to infuse warmth into the atmosphere. Featuring sophisticated interiors and a team dedicated to providing world-class service and hospitality, Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa sets the stage for a winter immersed in the world of wine. There’s also the option to extend your experience by booking an overnight stay, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the occasion and seasonal charm.

The three on-site restaurants also showcase impressive and thoughtfully curated wine lists, proudly presenting diverse offerings from all across South Africa’s diverse wine routes. The wine selection at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa emerges as a cornerstone of this prestigious establishment, its significance amplified by the affiliation with sister properties, Ridgeback Winery and Eagles’ Nest, all united under the same ownership. Surrounded by esteemed neighbouring estates like Vergelegen, Morgenster and Lourensford, the intertwining of wine into the guest experience becomes an integral aspect of the Erinvale allure.

To reserve your seat or book an overnight stay, please visit the hotel website or contact reservation contact details: Tel: +27 21 847 1160

To reserve the Winemakers Dinners, or to find out any additional information, please mail for enquiries and bookings. Booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment.

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