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The Art of Merlot

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This lot combines the spectacular beauty of Stellenbosch, fine wine and food with a curated experience of the arts and culture entrenched in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town.

Three couples will be accommodated for one night in the Oldenburg Homestead, a private house nestled in the Banghoek Vally between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

During the course of the evening the guests will be treated to a gourmet barbecue hosted by the South African Merlot Forum, as well as a tutored-tasting of Stellenbosch’s famous Merlot wines.

Just up in the Banghoek Valley lies Thelema Mountain Vineyards, one of South Africa’s premier wine estates and an award-winning producer of Merlot wines, where the owners of this lot will be treated to a lunch and wine-tasting in these famous vineyards that hug the Simonsberg Mountain. The next day sees Pietman Retief, Stellenbosch resident and tour-guide extraordinaire, take the guests on a personal day-tour through the old buildings, cultural spots and galleries of old Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest town with a history dating back to 1679. With his extensive knowledge of Stellenbosch, its history and its majestic old buildings, Retief provides a compelling excursion through the culture and legacy of this beautiful town.

Lunch will be at De Volkskombuis, a restaurant offering traditional Cape cuisine accompanied by the finest wines Stellenbosch has to offer.

With regards to the One-Night Stay at The Homestead as an offering in the CWA/Merlot Forum Lot – please note the following T & C’s:
Valid for one year – from date of issue which will probably be on either 14 or 15 February 2020 – until 15 February 2021.
Exclude peak and high season periods i.e. 01 October until 28 February .
Depending on availability – any date from 01 March until 30 September 2020.
Accommodation offered for up to 6 Persons.
The Winner can liaise with the Homestead Manager directly regarding available dates and options –
The winning bidder will have to receive the selection of wines in SA. We will not be able to courier the wines outside Cape Town due to financial restraints.

    • Overnight in Oldenburg Homestead.
    • Gourmet barbecue and Merlot tasting.
    • Vineyard Lunch at Thelema Mountain Vineyards.
    • Day-tour through historic Stellenbosch.
    • Lunch at traditional De Volkskombuis Restaurant.
    • Selection of 12 bottle signature Stellenbosch Merlot.
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