• Zandvliet Wine Estate, on the outskirts of Ashton in the Robertson Valley, plays an illustrious role in the narrative of the South African wine industry. Proclaimed as a farm in 1838, Zandvliet counts among the very first farms to bottle Shiraz. One of its distinguishing characteristics is a small range of low limestone hills on the southern outskirts of the farm, bringing the special magic to its kalkveld (calcareous earth) terroir. Their flagship Kalkveld Shiraz has now inspired the development of the Kalkveld Lounge, an intricately designed tasting room which significantly augments the area’s tourism offering.

    Here you can also try your hand at blending your own wine with the guidance of winemaker Jacques Cilliers. Your very own blend is bottled and labelled for you – ready to be taken home for the next celebratory event.

    Zandvliet Wine Estate

    Flowing from the passion for the ClemenGold fruit (which grows shoulder to shoulder in Zandvliet soil) ClemenGold Gin was born. Nine botanicals – with sundried ClemenGold peels taking the flavour lead – are used when distilling this handcrafted gin.  ClemenGold and orange peel, cinnamon, honey, ground almond, juniper berries, angelica and orris root, and coriander are macerated and vapour-infused to bring gin aficionados this smooth Classic Cape Dry style gin with subtle hints of citrus.

    Follow Zandvliet on Facebook (or watch out for our wine with its fancy competition neck-tie) for a chance to win a VIP experience to the Robertson Wine on the River event (20-22 October). The prize of R25 000 includes flights from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein or Durban to Cape Town, shuttle services, accommodation, dinner and breakfast and weekend passes to the event.  Entries open 1 August.

    Zandvliet Wine Estate

    For more information, visit www.zandvliet.co.za or contact the Kalkveld Lounge at Tel 023 615 1146.

    WIN! One lucky reader will stand a chance to win a Zandvliet Wine Estate hamper worth R544! This hamper contains:

    1x bottle of Estate Chardonnay 2016 (R97)

    1x bottle of Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (R97)

    1x bottle of Estate Shiraz (R50)

    1 bottle of Clemengold Gin (R300)

    Total Value: R544

    To enter, simply complete the entry form below. Terms and conditions apply. Competition ends 31 July 2017.

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    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com