Winter Wine & Dine

3 wineries – 3 courses – 1 ticket

 

Celebrate Wellington’s finest food and wine with a winter wine pairing experience hosted by three wineries in the heart of the tranquil Bovlei Valley. Enjoy a three-course meal and three wine tasting experiences, spread out over three different wine estates, Linton Park Wines, Dunstone Country Estate and Doolhof Wine Estate.

First Course

GET STARTED AT LINTON PARK WITH A HEARTY SOUP AND WINE PAIRING:

– Butternut soup
– Mushroom soup
– Spicy vegetable soup

Second Course

MOVE ONTO MAINS AT DUNSTONE COUNTRY ESTATE:

  – Slow braised oxtail with maize meal dumplings and root vegetables + Shiraz

Third Course

DELIGHT IN YOUR DESSERT AT DOOLHOF:

– A variety of cheeses and chocolate brownie tasting with three of Doolhof’s finest wines

 

WHEN IS THIS EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE?

Starts Saturday 1st June 2019
Wednesday – Sunday
Linton Park: 12:00 noon
Dunstone: 13:30
Doolhof: 15:00

HOW TO BOOK:

Tickets can be booked by calling 021 873 1625 / 

COST: R315 per ticket

Pre-bookings required – please phone ahead to book your ticket.

T&Cs: 

  1. Tickets cannot be exchanged
  2. Meals and wine choices cannot be swapped for alternatives
  3. Tickets cannot be refunded should customer decide not to complete the tour
  4. Ticket is valid for food and wine tasting only. ticket holder is responsible for travel in between wineries and the host wineries cannot be held responsible for any incidents that may occur outside of their property.

Harvest Report 2019

Comment from Chief Winemaker Danie De Bruyn

With 2019 Harvest in full swing, chief wine maker at Dunstone Boutique Winery, Danie De Bruyn, shares his insight on this year’s crop and what to expect from the Dunstone 2019 vintage.

“Following the drought brought on by lack of Winter rain in 2017, we were pleased to receive solid rainfall over the 2018 Winter period, which meant a good Spring start. The Summer that followed has been much cooler than usual, which has also had a positive outcome for our grapes as it means a slower ripening, which helps to achieve phenolic ripeness at Harvest picking.

Overall, it has been a great vintage for the Dunstone Grenache. Bud burst has been even which has allowed a lower intensity management of the vines throughout the growing season. The estate harvested 1.5kg per vine, which hits the envelope of quality wine from bush vines.

One challenge we have faced with this year’s Harvest was the uneven bud burst of our Shiraz block, which has led to lower yields; on the flip side this will hopefully mean higher quality wines. Decent acid levels present in the Shiraz grapes translate to a wine that will age well.

Welcome Summer Family Festival – Sat 8 December 2018

Nothing says ‘Hello Summer’ better than a festive garden party!

Think live music, the smell of a lamb spit braai smoking in the background, pop up food stalls, free wine tasting and craft beer on tap.

Dunstone Country Estate is pleased as punch to invite you to our ‘Welcome Summer’ family event, taking place on Saturday 8th December at our Estate bistro, The Stone Kitchen.

Kicking off at 12 noon, entry is free and everything you need to eat or drink will be available to purchase at one of our pop up stalls on the bistro’s back lawn.

For entertainment, we’re excited to welcome live local acts Wicus Le Roux and Die WildBerries who will be performing all of our favourite cover songs over the course of the afternoon. Get ready to bust out some moves on the dance floor or ‘floss’ it up in a dance-off with the younger generation!

Either way, it’s going to be great day out for the whole family and we can’t wait to officially see in the summer with our greater Dunstone Family. Feel free to bring your own picnic blankets, alternatively we’ll have all of our own outdoor tables, bean bags, sun umbrellas and picnic blankets arranged outside for your comfort and convenience. For guests seeking refuge from the sun, our large interior dining area will also open to all event goers.

For the Adults

  • Free wine tasting and wine sales by Dunstone Boutique Winery
  • Craft Beer on Tap by Bergrivier Brewery
  • Spit Braai and Burger Basket Menu by The Stone Kitchen
  • Olive and Cheese Boards

For the Children 

  • Jumping Castle
  • Face Painting by Spiral Moon
  • Slush puppy stand
  • Artisan sweets by Meshugga
  • Happy Meal lunch packs with hotdogs, chips, drink and a toy

If you’d like to join us at the Welcome Summer event, please indicate that you’re coming by RSVP’ing on our Facebook Event page. To secure one of our tables, please book online using our Dineplan app, or else email us

For any further queries about the Welcome Summer event, please contact our Client Liaison Manager, Johne La Grange at . Keep an eye on our Facebook event page for updates on any added pop up stalls and entertainment.