Heart of the Helderberg Winter Specials


Heart of the Helderberg Winter SpecialsThe cooler season specials are the latest initiative by the Heart of the Helderberg collective.

Chefs at Erinvale, Lourensford, Morgenster and Vergelegen estates in Somerset West have combined their culinary talents with winemakers’ recommendations to offer an array of classic soup, cheese, bread and wine pairing winter specials.

Erinvale Hotel and Spa

Three classic soups, each served with a glass of Lourensford Classique Merlot, are on offer at the Oak Terrace bistro and the Magnolia social dining lounge. Choose from creamy tomato soup with whipped feta and herbs, served with toasted cheese rolls;  butternut and celeriac soup with freshly baked bread; and coconut chicken broth with shiitake mushrooms, noodles, lemongrass and tofu.

No reservations are required.

Venue: Erinvale Hotel and Spa, 1 Erinvale Ave, Somerset West
Time: Mon to Sat 11am to 10 pm | Sun 12.30pm to 3pm
Cost: Various

Tel: 021 847 1160
Website: www.erinvale.co.za
Instagram: @erinvalehotel
Twitter: @ErinvaleHotel

Erinvale Golf Clubhouse

Choose from three tasty soups inspired by Indian, Portuguese and British cuisine.

Mulligatawny curry soup with lentils, sweet potato, chickpeas and naan bread paired with a glass of Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc. Caldo Verde, a traditional Portuguese green soup with chorizo, potato and kale, is topped with a cheese croûte and served with a Morgenster Cabernet Franc. Or, a hearty beef soup with cannellini beans, served with sourdough bread and accompanied by Lourensford The Dome Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot.

Booking is essential to allow access to the golf estate.

Venue: Erinvale Golf Clubhouse. Lourensford Rd, Somerset West
Time: Mon to Sun 7am to 6pm
Cost: Various

Tel: 021 847 1160
Website: https://www.erinvale.com/
Instagram: @erinvalegolfestate

Lourensford Wine Estate

The Tasting Room pairs the estate’s flagship wines with palate-pleasing, belly-warming soups. Chrysalis white blend accompanies creamy chicken soup; Limited Release Chardonnay is perfect with creamy mushroom soup; The Limited Release SMV matches biltong soup, and Noble Late Harvest is a fine choice with orange and butternut soup.

This offer is for a minimum of two guests, with 24-hour booking essential.

The Coffee Roasting Company coffee shop at Lourensford is offering a soup of the day, with a pretzel stick, for R55. Millhouse Kitchen is also offering a soup of the day with a glass of Lourensford Flower Collection white or red wine for R65.

Venue: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Rd, Somerset West
Time: Mon to Sun 10am to 6pm
Cost: R150

Tel: 021 847 2300
Email: winetasting@lourensford.co.za
Website: www.lourensford.co.za
Facebook: @Lourensford1700
Instagram: @lourensford

Morgenster Estate

The estate features a seasonal soup, a selection of Italian cheese and charcuterie, Pomodoro and mozzarella, olives, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and baguette.

The price for two, includes two glasses of Tosca, the estate’s Super-Tuscan style blend.

Venue: Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate, Vergelegen Ave, Somerset West
Time: Mon to Sun 9am to 5pm
Cost: R325

Tel: 021 852 1738
Email: tastingroom@morgenster.co.za
Website: www.morgensterestate.co.za
Facebook: Morgenster Estate
Instagram: @morgenster_sa

Vergelegen Wine Estate

The tasting room at Vergelegen is offering guests a whole baked creamy camembert cheese with honey and nuts, served with delicious home-baked bread and two glasses of Vergelegen Premium Shiraz or Chardonnay.

The tasting room was recently upgraded with working log fireplaces, ensuring a cosy atmosphere.

Venue: Vergelegen Wine Estate, Lourensford Rd, Somerset West
Time: Mon to Sat 11am to 10 pm | Sun 12.30pm to 3pm
Cost: Various

Tel: 021 847 2111
Email: info@vergelegen.co.za
Website: www.vergelegen.co.za
Facebook: @vergelegenwines
Instagram: @vergelegen_wine_estate


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