Besides the cold spell we are experiencing, spring has brought colour, beauty and new life that is visible in the vineyards.
We are proud to announce that our award winning Cape Blend – Auret 2011 was auctioned at the 2018 Nederburg Auction. This harmonious, yet complex blend has spicy fruit with pleasantly dry tannins and a gritty texture. Ripe plumps, rich chocolate and a touch of expresso meld seamlessly with elements of cedar wood and blackcurrant.
Our Export Wine, the Herons Nest and Silverleaf Wine, as well as our Devonet Range have been awarded Gold Medals in Vitis Vinifera, Gold Wine Awards as well as the SA Women Wine Awards. A good harvest and meticulous wine making results in success.
Join us for another remarkable Gourmet Evening Friday, 28 September. Chef Nadia Louw-Smith will whip up more of her culinary magic. Enjoy a 5-course meal complimented with a glass of estate wine with every course as well as a Sparkling Brut welcome drink on arrival, all this for a mere R548 per person. Bookings are essential – 021 865 2022.
With the particularly dry and warm season that the Western Cape is still experiencing, a lot of grape farmers (including us) were concerned about smaller crops. Due to this season’s abnormal heat and water shortages, vines usually produce fewer grapes; while at the same time the berries are smaller and generally weigh less.
Although these challenging conditions brought smaller crops, the dry climate was also conducive to disease free vines. The result was a small, yet healthy crop. Smaller berries also mean that the skin/juice ratio is much lower resulting in concentrated flavours that promise excellent wine.
You can look forward to 2017 vintage wines being spectacular but perhaps less available. Here is to another great vintage from Clos Malverne cellar!
Clos Malverne is extremely excited to introduce two new wines to our Devonet range, namely Devonet Sauvignon Blanc and Devonet Rosé. http://closmalverne.co.za/clos-malverne-wines/
Devonet Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp and light wine with tropical flavours of litchi, melon and gooseberries. Devonet Rosé is a delight to the palate with candyfloss and red fruit flavours of cherry and red berries. This wine has a crisp acidity and is an easy drinking wine.
Our exceptionally talented Chef, Nadia Louw-Smith will be introducing the Devonet range with her tantalizing new Autumn Ice cream.
The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne
Our monthly Gourmet Evenings returns in 2017, again on every last Friday of the month, featuring unique and special dishes that do not appear on our regular menu. The atmosphere is more intimate, with our Cellar Master in attendance to explain the Food & Wine pairing options, many exciting give-aways and a relaxed atmosphere that guarantee a good time all-around. This special dinner occasion has become popular to the extent that January & February were fully booked. We thus encourage our guests to make a booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Autumn is the season of change, as the leaves turn colour and parade a new garment, the same happens in our restaurant. Exciting flavours and artistically created dishes to look forward to with our Autumn Food & Wine Pairing menu, as well as our trailblazing Ice Cream & Wine Pairing.
We welcome you to join us for a signature Clos Malverne Food & Wine experience!
Accommodation on the Clos Malverne Estate
A reminder of our Lifestyle Package that is designed for couples, friends or simply a get-away for two.
This Package for 2017 includes;
Two nights’ accommodation in our luxury units, valued at R3 400.00
A Four Course Food & Wine Pairing lunch for two at our widely acclaimed restaurant, valued at R800.00
A gift pack with 3 bottles of our award-winning wine, valued at R380.00
A 90 minute couple’s Spa Treatment (Swedish massage and wet room), valued at R1 280.00
We offer all this at an amazing price of R4 100.00!
We can assure you complete rejuvenation in a breath-taking setting with the cultural hub of Stellenbosch a mere 7km away
The Restaurant welcomes winter with a feast of comforting classics, conjured up in an exclusive Winter Menu which alternates weekly to rekindle the mid-year slumber with a myriad of wholesome tastes, unique to the season.
This hearty Winter Menu, which will turn up the heat for the next while, offers enthusiasts a four course lunchtime food & wine indulgence of generous portions at a mere R348.00 per person. Each dish on this sizzling bill of fare is served with a matching Clos Malverne wine.
Think Red wine soaked springbok fillet parcel, enriched with roasted baby tomatoes; roasted onion puree; red wine jus; crispy bacon and a glass of Clos Malverne’s Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend to spruce up the palate. Followed by a slow roasted confit of duck leg matched with the well-rounded Clos Malverne Pinotage Reserve to satisfy any hunger. Or kiss winter blues goodbye with a melt-in-the-mouth apple and cinnamon dumplings served with a dollop of chai-tea ice cream and the estate’s popular coffee-style pinotage, Le Café.
Our signature Food & Wine Pairing Menu also features a new sumptuous lineup of season-inspired dishes, vibrant in flavour and texture, to transform winter from a period of hibernation into a food celebration.
360 degree Wine Tourism
We would also like to share some exciting news with you regarding our latest offering, our Lifestyle Package.
At the beginning of the year we added bespoke, luxury accommodation units to the estate’s line-up of offers, we can now proudly say that we are a complete Wine Tourism destination!
Guests can enjoy a relaxing weekend, enjoying all of the various activities and offers on the premises. From enjoying a wine tasting next to the crackling fire, tucking in at our popular winelands Restaurant while soaking up the scenery or unwind at The Spa, for a complete rejuvenating break-away, not to forget that the cultural hub of Stellenbosch is a mere 5km away.
These packages are designed for couples; friends or simply as a get-away for two people and include the following:
Two nights’ accommodation in our brand new units, valued at R3200.00
A Four Course Food & Wine Pairing Lunch for 2 at our widely acclaimed Restaurant, valued at R800.00
A gift of 3 Bottles of our award-winning wines, valued at R350
A couple’s Spa Treatment, valued R1190.00
All for the amazing price of, R5376.00R3795.00! That’s a massive 30% saving!
When you make your reservation, keep in mind that this amazing deal is only available until 30th September!
To book your stay or enquire about the package, get in touch with us on 021 865 2022 or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.