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wine events and wine tastings

We’re named after abundant vineyards that once grew here, pre-dating those of Stellenbosch and Constantia. Our own vineyard, re-born in 2008, produced the first Vineyard wine in more than 150 years. Peruse our multi award-wining wine lists. Join our weekly wine-tastings. Book a seasonal wine-pairing dinner. Or ask about an excursion to iconic wine-estates like Meerlust, Simonsig, Klein Constantia, Warwick and Waterford.

    tastes of 2017 wine-paired dinners

    The Tastes of 2017 dinners celebrate wines from estates along the route Lady Anne Barnard took on her exploration of the Western Cape, and the bounty of fresh ingredients available to our chefs. Each of these highly anticipated dinners focuses on a particular wine estate, a wine district or group of wine growers. Due to high demand, it is recommended that bookings be made early.

    tastes of 2017 | hemel en aarde celebration dinner

    The first dinner in the series is on 8 April. We celebrate four exquisite wines from two estates: Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 and Pinot Noir 2016, and Domaine Des Dieux Josephine Pinot Noir 2013 and Chardonnay 2012. Dishes on the five-course menu include yellowtail ravioli with pan-fried prawn-and-mushroom velouté, and lamb rump set on warm homemade hummus with pickled red cabbage, roasted cauliflower, semi-dried tomatoes and lamb jus.

    tastes of 2017 | Vineyard hotel’s 5 wine partners

    This highly anticipated dinner is on 28 April. We honour the five prestigious estates that help us produce our limited-volume wines from our vineyard: Meerlust, Warwick, Klein Constantia, Waterford, and Simonsig. Expect a night of fine cuisine and exceptional wines. Book your table now.

    complimentary tastings

    The Hotel’s weekly wine tastings, available to all Vineyard guests, are a perfect opportunity to sample the latest and best from some of the Cape’s many estates and to meet their winemakers. Tastings are from 18h00 – 19h00 every Monday, year round, and are staged at our Garden Lounge.

    exclusive wine excursions

    The Hotel’s five dedicated Wine Partners – Meerlust, Klein Constantia, Simonsig, Warwick and Waterford – are some of the Cape’s most celebrated estates. We offer deluxe private excursions to four of them that include personal meeting with their winemakers, tours of these estates and other unique wine experiences.

    wine list

    The Hotel has a tradition of exceptional wine, with selections drawn from some of the Cape’s many globally-acclaimed and fêted wine estates, and is a delight for both connoisseur and casual quaffer. The Square Restaurant’s Wine List received the Diners Club Platinum Award for the fifth consecutive year in 2013.