Monday, 31 December 2012

Le Pommier Wine Estate: Happy New Year!

As a final goodbye for 2012 we would like to thank all of our loyal customer/guests/fans.

2012 has been a tough year for some, and easy year for others, and an exciting year for most!

We look forward to welcoming the New Year with you, and we hope that you all stay safe and protected, and manage to make it out on the other side unscathed!

See you all next year!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Le Pommier Wine Estate: New Years Resolutions

As the end of the year approaches, we have a brand new, fresh, untouched year to make the most of...

Have you already decided what your New Years Resolutions are?
Whether it be to quit smoking, or run everyday, or even just to spend a little extra time reading each week -  we want to hear all about what you are planning on doing when the clock strikes TWELVE!

Are you going to kiss that secret crush of yours? 
Are you going to broaden your taste to try some of our delicious wines?
How about finally deciding to book that trip you've always wanted to go on?

You know the saying, "Now or Never!" ? Well... Get going then! Start your New Year off with a BANG! 

Monday, 24 December 2012

Le Pommier Wine Estate: Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Merry Christmas to everyone! 

We hope you have a fantastic celebration with those closest to you, and if you are celebrating Christmas in Stellenbosch this year, we hope to see you and wish you personally!

Be safe, and take care of your loved ones over this festive season.

Have a jolly one! 


Friday, 21 December 2012

Le Pommier Wine Estate: Oude Libertas Season Concerts

You are invited to join again the summer audiences who relish the delights of a unique season of top entertainment under the stars in the Stellenbosch original theatre in the Cape Winelands. Music, theatre and dance once again find a perfect setting under Stellenbosch’s southern sky. Set among tall, rustling trees, the famous open-air Oude Libertas Amphitheatre this year hosts a top line-up of performers in a variety of presentations.
Situated on the slopes of the Papegaaiberg, the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre overlooks the magnificent Stellenbosch mountain range. The Amphitheatre stages a variety of quality productions across a wide spectrum of genres. Come and experience some of the best South African and international productions during the summer seasons. Once you are in the theatre you’ll be swept away by the ambience and tranquillity and realise why the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre is rated as one of the most beautiful open-air theatres in South Africa, if not the world.

Patrons are more than welcome to bring their picnic baskets and a glass of wine to enjoy the famous Oude Libertas lawns. Be sure to diarise the months of November until March on an annual basis to ensure that you become part of what thousands have already experienced over the years.

When: Dates to be confirmed (Tuesday, 01 January 2013 to Monday, 11 March 2013) Where: Stellenbosch


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Le Pommier Wine Estate: Supporting fellow wine farms - Spier Harvest Festival

When: Dates to be confirmed (Monday, 25 February 2013) Where: Stellenbosch 

Come and join the celebration to bless the grape harvest at the annual Spier Wine Harvest Festival, in Stellenbosch.
The lawns in front of Eight—Spier’s new ‘farm-to-table’ restaurant—will be transformed into a wine wonderland. Adults can lounge under the trees and enjoy great food and wine, while children join in a host of interactive games.

With so much to do during the day you will find lots of things to have fun, with wine tastings and scrumptious specialty food stalls to create the ultimate wine picnic. This can be enjoyed either on the lawn, or around the harvest table alongside the Eerste River.

Games for all include grape stomping, croquet, and boulle. For kids there will be T-shirt and face painting, and loads of entertainment, including tractor rides to the vineyards, storytelling, magicians, an obstacle course and more.

Gerald Clarke and his band will entertain with guitars, cellos, accordions and singers.

Tickets: R70, for adults, this includes a tasting of two of Spier’s award-winning wines and a special edition wine glass. For kids this includes entrance for five games. Times: 10h00 to 16h00

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Le Pommier Wine Estate: Delheim Start of Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, 26 January 2013 Where: Stellenbosch

Its that time of year again to celebrate at the Delheim Start of Harvest Festival. Headlining once again is the famous grape stomp, where teams will clash in pursuit of producing the most juice.
Enjoy the daily programme of a guided vineyard tour, a cellar tour - giving a rare glimpse into a working wine cellar in the midst of harvest. You will be entertained by a jazz band during the cellar tour. Bring your kids for a family day out as they can join in the fun at the kiddies grape stomp. More fun activities to join in are barrel-rolling, grape-grabbing, chaotic stomping sequence with onlookers shouting out ‘helpful’ hints. Prizes will be awarded for the most juice stomped, with spot prizes allocated according to quirky themes. ‘Guess the cultivar’ grape tastings will take place throughout the day, and prizes will be awarded for the nearest guess.

Tickets will be restricted to the first 100 bookings. Paninis will be available for purchase on the day, or pre-book one of Delheim’s delicious picnics - there is something for everyone!

Venue: Delheim Wine Farm, Knorhoek Road, off the R44, Stellenbosch Telephone: +27 (0)21 888-4600 for more information.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

What to do in Stellenbosch

The Stellenbosch region offers endless sights and activities for the nature lover, wine connoisseur, art and culture enthusiast, families, businessmen, academics and history buffs. 
Activities and attractions include hikes, wine estates, art galleries and museums, theatre, a route dedicated to families with children, the famous Stellenbosch University campus, historic routes, bookstores and libraries - to mention but a few. There are equal opportunities for both the nature enthusiast and outdoor adventurer.

Keep updated on what's on in and around Stellenbosch here