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  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 […]