During the month of March, Lanzerac Wine Estate is offering a historic tour of the Estate. Lanzerac is regarded as South Africa’s birthplace of Pinotage, with a rich heritage dating back to 1692.
Whilst enjoying a chilled glass of Rosé on arrival, your guide will provide a brief overview of the tour, which commences in the Pionier Room with a tasting of the Mrs English, a reserve Chardonnay. This wine is a tribute to Mrs English who purchased the farm in 1914, changing its name from Schoongezicht to Lanzerac. It is believed that Mrs. English bottled the first Lanzerac wine from grapes grown on her land.
The tour continues to the Red Maturation Cellar, where you will taste the Pinotage, and then to the Chardonnay Maturation Cellar, where you’ll be met by winemaker Wynand Lategan for a barrel tasting of the Chardonnay. This tasting affords you the opportunity to taste the difference between fermenting Chardonnay must and wine.
After the tasting you’ll be taken to the Lanzerac Hotel, which highlights the Estate’s rich heritage. This part of the tour will also take you through the historic Manor House and its wine cellar.
Before heading home you will make your way back to the Restaurant for a delicious Food and Wine Pairing where your senses will be awakened to the diversities of these superb wines.
The tour costs R250 per person, and will be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in March. In order to make your experience as memorable as possible booking is essential as a maximum of 30 people per tour can be accommodated. For bookings and queries contact Rozane Els on 021 – 886 5641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.