Nederburg in Paarl invites inquisitive minds to come look beyond the surface to discover its rich and layered history on Heritage Day (24 September).
True to tradition, The Red Table restaurant, situated in the historic Nederburg manor house, will be offering a heritage feast fit for South Africans. Treat yourself to a refreshing glass of Nederburg Cuvée Brut on arrival, while snacking on farm-fresh flat bread and artisanal cheeses, olives, basil pesto, cream cheese and sundried tomatoes. The main meal guarantees to delight with chimichurru beef rump, venison sausage, wild Atlantic prawns prepared with garlic and lemon butter, spicy chicken wings, summer vegetables and triple-baked potatoes. The finale will be a selection of rich and delectable mini desserts.
Select a wine from Nederburg’s award-winning Heritage Heroes collection to complement your meal. This exclusive range was created by Razvan Macici, cellar-master of Nederburg from 2001 until 2015, to honour some of the visionaries who have shaped Nederburg and its history as one of South Africa’s most awarded wineries.
There’s The Anchorman, a wooded Chenin blanc that commemorates Nederburg’s founder, Philippus Wolvaart, who bought the farm in 1791 and planted Chenin blanc, amongst other varietals.
The Brew Master, a Bordeaux-style red blend, honours Johann Graue, a pioneering winemaker who was amongst the earliest to recognise that vineyard quality dictates wine quality.
The Beautiful Lady, an aromatic Gewürztraminer, recalls Johann Graue’s wife Ilse, who brought grace, hospitality and a beautiful rose garden to Nederburg.
And The Young Airhawk, a wooded Sauvignon blanc remembers Johann and Ilse’s son, the talented winemaker Arnold Graue. He died tragically at 29 in a light aircraft crash. Known for his winemaking prowess, he introduced many technical innovations at Nederburg. (This award-winning wine is currently sold out, so will unfortunately not be available on Heritage Day.)
The Motorcycle Marvel Rhône-style blend completes the collection with a living legend. This full-bodied wine pays tribute to the winemaker Günter Brözel, who was cellar-master at Nederburg from 1956 to 1989. A maven and a maverick, he is known for his exceptionally high standards. Getting around on a 250cc BSA motorcycle, he checked on everyone and everything to ensure his exacting demands were met. In 1985, he became the first winemaker in South Africa to win the coveted International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of the Year Award. He was a great pioneer and created the first South African noble late harvest wine, Edelkeur, which was launched at the first Nederburg Auction in 1975 and to this day is sold exclusively through this channel. He is truly an icon in South African winemaking.
Heritage Day at Nederburg costs R350 per adult, and R150 per child younger than 13. The cost excludes beverages and service charge.
The event starts at 12:00.
Call 021 877 5155 to book, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
To purchase Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes gourmet collection of wines, please visit the Nederburg Wine Tasting Centre. Buy any 12 bottles of Heritage Heroes wines, or multiples thereof, and qualify for free delivery within the borders of South Africa. The wines are also available to purchase online via www.vinoteque.co.za.
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