Eager gardeners, this article is for you. Bruce Nutman, our expert horticulturalist, shares his expertise with top tips for keeping your garden flourishing during this dry season.   Top three tips for planting in season – When planting, dig your holes a third wider and deeper than the plant or tree nursery container […]

  Celebrate the return of balmy evenings and longer days with the famous Monday wine tastings at the Vineyard Hotel this September. Tastings for the month begin on 7 September with the wines of Lothian. In its opulent setting on the banks of the Palmiet River in the Elgin Valley, Lothian Vineyards showcases their perfect […]

(Cape Town, 29 July 2015) The Vineyard Hotel is pleased to support youth employment and skills development in South Africa by welcoming 10 new food and beverage learners from Harambee Youth Employment and the Chrysalis Academy to the Vineyard family. These learners will be working in various areas of the hotel’s food and beverage department […]

  Originally the country home of Lady Anne Barnard, the Vineyard Hotel has undergone many changes and improvements since 1799. Evolving from a countryside cottage, to urban residence and hotel, Lady Anne’s journals document her struggles with renovations, upholstery, joinery and waterproofing – issues the hotel can thankfully now avoid, due to a dedicated team […]

Our spacious Conference Centre is one of South Africa’s few “green” venues, offering guests a beautiful setting, with modern, multi-purpose facilities and a highly experienced events-coordinating team. Our Conferencing and Events Manager, Robyn van Oudtshoorn, shares trends she has picked up from a few recent events held at the hotel. Says Robyn, “We’re noticing that while […]

A firm South African favourite, this varietal was recently celebrated at the Shiraz SA Wine Challenge, where the top 16 wines were announced during a special awards lunch at the Vineyard Hotel. We chatted to our Square Restaurant Manager, Ndaba Dube, for his thoughts on food pairings with this varietal, a few bottle suggestions – […]

We recently bottled the third harvest of our Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blend, from grapes grown on the property, next to the Liesbeek River.  These 74 bottles will be set aside, to later be auctioned for charity. Preparing for the next vintage, we also spent the morning pruning and tending to our vines, and excitedly […]

A keen golfer or company looking to make a difference? On 5 November 2015 we will host our annual fundraising Golf Day with our sister hotels, Townhouse and Oude Werf. Taking place at the King David Golf Club in Cape Town, all proceeds will go towards our ‘Our Kids of the Cape’ social responsibility fund. […]

Ndaba Dube has long been a star in the Vineyard Team. Joining us a barman, he has worked his way up the ranks, first as Maitre’D, before being appointed Manager of The Square Restaurant. With flair and personality, Ndaba entered the world of hospitality as a part-time waiter, but quickly showed that hospitality was in […]