Bubbles for lovers (February 17 – 19, 2017)

This romantic Slow Wine Weekend has been designed around bubbles  for lovers and lovers of bubbles.  introduces guests to five estates around McGregor and in the Robertson Wine Valley that produce either organic sparkling wine or in wines in the traditional  Méthode Cap Classique of Champagne.

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This package includes accommodation in typical village accommodation, either in a country inn or in McGregor Village, itself.  Meals, selected MCCs, wines and wine tastings, as well as transport to tastings during Saturday are also included.

Many of these wines are produced in very small quantities requiring labour intensive hand-riddling – several times a day.

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From the riddling racks to disgorge and corking

We provide transport with a designated driver for Saturday transport to tastings and wineries outside the village;  dinners will be at village establishments within walking distance of your accommodation – perfect for those romantic, sunset strolls.

All this at an all-inclusive cost of R5,900 per person sharing.  Terms and conditions apply.

Proposed Itinerary*

Friday afternoon

Arrive at accommodation and settle in and then gather for sundowners before a dinner in a romantic setting, accompanied by appropriate wines and bubblies at a local establishment.  SAM_3218

Saturday

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After breakfast, join garagiste winemaker, Ilse who’s range of Bemind wines are named for her lifelong love affair with wine and the craft of making wine.

Then, the bus will collect the group and head to Wonderfontein to taste Paul Renee’s MCC – hosted by winemaker, Henk van Niekerk, Lords_unlabelled_pink_bubblesbefore heading back through the village and on to the Road to Nowhere for a scenic, romantic lunch on the stoep at Lord’s Wines.

Then, enjoy a relaxed afternoon in your accommodation and/or arrange a treatment for you and your beloved with one of McGregor’s Un-wine(d) partners.

20150509_141223-001The day will conclude with another romantic dinner and great wines at a local establishment.
*Itinerary subject to change and will be finalised when bookings are confirmed

Numbers limited:  only 12 people can be accommodated in any  Slow Wine Weekend (minimum 8)

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Closing date for bookings:  31 January 2017

Costs

Two nights’ accommodation, with all meals including food and wine pairings, wine tasting and transport for the Saturday day-trip:

R5,900 per person sharing (single supplements apply)*

Also included

  • Transport to tastings, wineries and dinner on the Saturday
  • Wine tasting fees
  • All meals and 1 glass of wine per course for dinner and lunch/brunch

Prices exclude:

  • Transport to and from McGregor, to dinner on Friday and to lunch on Sunday
  • Other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, extra wine with your meal and/or wine purchases at the cellars you visit
  • Donations or services not specifically listed on your final itinerary

Terms and conditions apply

  1. Booking for experiences closes 3 weeks before the selected weekend
  2. The theme and schedule are subject to change at short notice.

Next Slow Wine Weekends

  • Four-day Harvest Festival  (17 – 21 March) making bread and wine  – four days of fun, wine and food related activities in the vineyards, cellars and McGregor’s only distillery

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