Spring is in the air!
Celebrate Heritage Month at Lanzerac
September is the month in which South Africans celebrate Heritage Day (24 September), a day on which we recognise and celebrate the cultural wealth of our nation. It also signifies the official start of spring and Lanzerac, one of the oldest Winelands hotels in the Western Cape, provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy the beautiful weather and celebrate our heritage with fine food and some of South Africa’s award-winning wines.
Lanzerac Re-Imagined Heritage Dinners
Lanzerac’s Manor Kitchen will reopen to the public on 1 October 2021 after being closed for the past 12 months. To celebrate the reopening and the heritage of South Africa, Lanzerac will be hosting special Heritage Dinners for the month of September, which will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings in the Manor Kitchen.
‘September is such a significant month for South Africans and we want to take this opportunity to wish all our guests an enriching Heritage Month in the best way we know how to,’ says Lanzerac General Manager, Emile Langenhoven. ‘We invite all South Africans to join us for a month of celebration with delicious cuisine and our signature wines at Lanzerac.’
Friday dinners (10, 17, 24 September)
R995 per couple
Saturday dinners (11, 18, 25 September)
Wine pairing excluded: R560 pp (R1120 per couple)
Wine pairing included: R895 pp (R1790 per couple)
Tickets to the dinners on Friday evenings are only available via a flash sale which takes place every Friday. The first 10 vouchers sold will receive a complimentary wine pairing. To purchase the tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A heritage of wine
In addition to our colourful cultural heritage, South Africans also share a proud passion for wine. The Lanzerac Heritage Range was specifically introduced to embrace the wine heritage of South Africa, offering a selection of our finest cultivars to add to your Heritage Day celebrations this year. Included in the range is the Mrs English Chardonnay, named after Elizabeth Katherina English, who bought the farm Schoongezicht in 1920 and subsequently renamed it Lanzerac, transforming it into one of the most modern wineries in the Cape during her nine years of ownership. The wine is a tribute to this formidable lady.
The Mrs English Chardonnay is sourced from a single vineyard in the Jonkershoek Valley. This complex wine has an abundance of citrus flavours on the nose, a full palate and a lingering aftertaste. Great care is taken during the blending process to ensure a wine with impeccable balance, character, poise and deliverance.
The Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2017 is a tribute to the world’s first bottled Pinotage – a 1959 Lanzerac Pinotage. The 2017 Pionier has an excellent deep colour with typical varietal aromas like ripe, plummy red fruit on the nose and palate. A big mouthfeel, complex and velvety pallet and long and lingering aftertaste round off this wine perfectly. With 5 to 10 years of maturation, the Pionier Pinotage 2017 will start to acquire the velvet density and luxurious chocolate and caramel flavours for which its predecessors are known.
Finally, the Le General (Red Blend) 2016 is a limited barrel selection of the best red wine of the 2015 vintage. This full-bodied Cabernet-based blend announces vanilla and nutmeg spice before a flood of dark berries, cooked plums, and blackcurrants assail the palate. Dark chocolate and hints of smoke are supported by sturdy, smooth tannins and an endless finish,
The Lanzerac Heritage range is not only indicative of the role wines play in our country, but it honours some of the key role players in our estate’s heritage as well, and what better way to celebrate our incredible wines than pairing with an outstanding evening of food and wine at Lanzerac?
Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a Cape Winelands landmark and Stellenbosch icon. Combining old-world charm and hospitality with modern amenities and services, Lanzerac is ideally positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historic town of Stellenbosch. The establishment caters to every visitor and holidaymaker and encompasses a hotel, a winery, several restaurants and dining venues and an on-site spa.