Attention, Cape Town gang! The Heart of the Helderberg collective is celebrating “Pink Spring” to usher in the blossoming season in the scenic valley of Helderberg. Locals and visitors alike are invited to stroll through pink shades of Springtime along the iconic wine and hospitality estates of Vergelegen, Morgenster, Lourensford, Erinvale Hotel & Spa and Erinvale Golf Clubhouse.
Interested? Here’s what to expect:
At this luxury hotel, local meets French to indulge your sweet tooth. Sip a Pink Toor, a unique South African five-year-old single-grain whisky, paired with a delicate Petit Four Platter, including a berry bonbon, strawberry macaroon and a pink coconut burfi. Bliss for the tastebuds.
R55 per person, available at Oak Terrace & Bistro and Magnolia Social Dining Lounge
Email: [email protected] | Tel: 021 847 1160 | | www.erinvale.co.za
It’s all about the classics here. Choose either a Pink G&T (when last did you enjoy one of these?) or a glass of rosé to pair with a smoked salmon canapé.
Welcome to the Italian art of the aperitivo – a glass of something-something just before food. At Morgenster, it’s a glass of their new release, the Sangiovese Rosé 2022, paired with three bruschetta bites with a twist, alongside Nocellara & Kalamata olives.
R 55.00 per person, available at the Tasting Room.
Email: [email protected] | Tel 021 852 1738 | www.morgensterestate.co.za
Bubbles and bonbons is the winning combination at Lourensford. Make a toast to spring with a glass of Cap Classique Brut Rosé, and a decadent cranberry and almond Wedgewood bonbon.
R55 per person, available at the Tasting Room
Email: [email protected] | Tel: 021 847 2300 | www.lourensford.co.za
Move over strawberries and cream, at Vergelegen it’s strawberries and rosé. Sample a glass of their newly released Florence Rosé 2022 paired with a delicate, bite-size meringue, topped with strawberries.
R55-00 per person, available at the Tasting Room.
Email: [email protected]|Tel 021 847 2111 | www.vergelegen.co.za
“Pink Spring” runs throughout the month of September and bookings are recommended.