What's Bubbling? - Winter 2016
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The extreme 2016 harvest is over and the new wines are urgently being bottled to ensure that an out of stock situation is prevented. It was a small harvest which allowed more time for experimentation than usual. This was stimulating for all involved and the positive discoveries will be incorporated into our winemaking in the future.

Quality improvement in an environmentally responsible manner is a driving force at Villiera. We are into the third year of changing over to a new pruning regime in the Villiera vineyards where we are guided by an Italian expert. He has great affinity with the staff and the results are already paying off. The fruit is healthier and more evenly ripe, with a more consistent yield.

These changes will gradually be reflected in our wines and allow us to remain as competitive as we have been over the last 34 years.

Events: Bastille Day
With one toe in France, we celebrate Bastille Day each year and we use the opportunity to show off our Domaine Grier range from the Roussillon (South of France). This year we will be having a French themed food and wine event in the Villiera Cellar on the 9th of July at 12h00. We will show different vintages of selected wines in the range with dishes designed to accompany the styles.

The cost will abe R450 per person and it promises to be a fun filled afternoon. See our website for more information and you can book with Ashleigh at Villiera on +27.218652002 or wine@villiera.com.

New Offer
While on the subject of Domaine Grier, we have always felt that our French wines shine with food.

We are introducing a “Mise en bouche” platter designed to accompany a selection of our Domaine Grier Wines. It will be readily available in our tasting room as an alternative to what we already offer.

The cost of the new option will be R90 per platter, including a tasting of 4 Domaine Grier wines. Bookings are preferable but essential for groups.

Cape Winemakers Guild Auction & Showcase
Apart from regular appearances at wine shows and events around South Africa, Villiera is fully involved in the events leading up to the annual Cape Winemakers Guild Auction on the 1st October at the Spier Conference Centre.

To allow the public to discover what will be sold on South Africa’s premium Auction, the Cape Winemakers Guild holds an annual Showcase in Cape Town and Johannesburg. If you are interested in attending either of these events, the details are as follows:

Cape Town Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Cape Town International Convention Centre – Ballroom East (First Floor)
18h00 - 21h00
R250 per person, includes a Spiegalau tasting glass | Tickets can be purchased via www.webtickets.co.za

Johannesburg Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The Atrium, Nedbank Sandton, 135 Rivonia Road
18h00 - 21h00
R250 per person, includes a Spiegalau tasting glass | Tickets can be purchased via www.webtickets.co.za.

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Villiera Wine Club
Villiera Wine Club
Villiera Wine Club / Online Wine Shop

Tel: +27.218652002   Fax: +27.218652314   Email: wine@villiera.com  
Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa
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