We celebrated the arrival of the Nokia PGA EuroPro Tour on the beautiful greens of Mannings Heath. General Manager, Adam Streeter also talks about the success of the golf course and reveals future plans for the vinification of Sparkling Sussex wine.
The magic of Christmas will be upon diners on the 23rd of July 2017 at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. Executive chef Annie Badenhorst will be conjuring up a captivating Christmas feast, to be paired with complementary estate wines.
Come dine in the opulence of the Manor House, where aromatic smells from the kitchen fill the dining room. With impeccable service and Michelin-worthy menus, the Benguela Cove Manor Restaurant sets out captivate diners and keep them coming back for more. The month of July is in the heart of winter, but we will be sure to keep you entertained and warmed up with our sizzling Christmas menu.
Celebrate the magic of Christmas in fine dining style at Benguela Cove.
Date: 23 July 2017
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Contact us for bookings and more information:
Call: 087 357 0637
Visit: Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, R43, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
We are thrilled to announce a double platinum award for our Chardonnay 2015 at the National Wine Challenge ceremony for the Top 100 SA wines.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is the only wine farm in the Cape situated next to the Atlantic seaboard. The favourable maritime conditions allows for the wine to display the true characteristics of a cool climate. To preserve maximum freshness and fruit expression, no secondary malolactic fermentation was allowed during the production stages of the wine.
The fruit for this wine was individually hand-picked to select only the finest grapes from the crop. The Chardonnay 2015 range has remained a bestseller among many which promise to develop beautifully over time. Add the Chardonnay 2015 to your collection of wines. Do not delay on the opportunity to shop online for this double platinum wine.
Benguela Cove is taking over Decorex Johannesburg
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is the only wine farm situated next to the ocean’s edge of the Atlantic seaboard – which provides the unique stature of their wines. As an iconic producer of fine wine in the Overberg region of South Africa, oenophiles can enjoy the quality taste of award-winning estate wines while making their way through the Decorex exhibition in Johannesburg from the 9th to 13th August 2017.
Attendees to this lifestyle exhibition will be able to revel in the taste of a superior quality wine as Benguela Cove ambassadors introduce their palate to an array of flavour profiles. Discover the hidden secrets which go into the vinification of the wines as you taste your way to your favourite wine from the Benguela Cove range.
Over 200 exhibitors will be hosting a series of demos on decor and DIY projects at Decorex, as well as artisanal craft & create markets and vendors selling various merchandise. And as always, live music will keep the day festive at the Centre. Head over to Decorex as this year’s ideal ideas and inspiration exhibition.
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg
Date: 9-13 August 2017
Time: 10am – 6pm
R110 for adults
R90 for pensioners and students;
R20 for kids under 12
Experience a taste of Walker Bay luxury when you sip on our award-winning wines at the Soweto Wine Festival. Sip, swirl and enjoy your favourite wines and discover new ones. We will be showcasing a selection of our award-winning wines and introduce your palate to an array of flavour profiles.
The Soweto Wine Festival is fast emerging in South Africa, attracting local and international attendees alike. On show will be a range of exhibitors promoting wine, beverages, artisanal merchandise, and more. Watch out for our competition over the weekend of the wine festival as you can stand a chance to win a luxury two night getaway which includes breakfast daily at our boutique hotel, Lakeside Lodge and Spa, in Sedgefield.
Make your way to the Soweto Wine Festival. Our wine ambassadors are looking forward to treating you to sips of excellence.
Come and enjoy the best of what the Cape has to offer on:
Friday, 3 March 2017, 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, 4 March 2017, 5 pm – 10pm
Sunday, 5 March 2017 , 12pm – 6pm
Venue: Soweto Theatre, corner Bolani Link and Bolani Road, Jabulani, Soweto.
Tickets: R150 – R180pp, buy online.
Terms & Conditions
The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
Winners will be announced on Facebook and will be contacted via sms or phone call within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner is not contactable within 14 days of closing the event, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize and draw another replacement winner.
Benguela Cove decision in all respect is final and not up for discussion and no correspondence will be offered.
By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material.
Competitions ends 28 February 2017
Winners need to use the prize before year end 2017
We are proud to announce that the Benguela Cove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 was awarded a coveted 4.5-star rating by the prestigious Diners Club Platter’s Wine Guide 2017.
The 2015 harvest had the earliest start in decades and turned out to be one of the best vintages for white wine exceeding quality expectations. The favourable weather conditions at our Walker Bay wine estate has resulted in an exceptional flavour profile with good acidity. The fruit for this wine was individually hand-picked to select only the finest grapes from the crop. Upon producing the full bodied Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, the blend exhibits a distinct tangy, savory component reminiscent of the Walker Bay ocean breeze.
Only limited quantities of this award-winning wine remain as it is a best seller among many. With an aging potential of five to seven years, the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc can be part of your collection. Do not delay on the opportunity shop online for this award-winning 4.5-star wine.
We are excited to finally announce the winner of the Benguela Cove tissue paper design competition. Chantre Crafford’s design caught the judges attention immediately and showcases the elegance of our Fynbos while at the same time sticking to a design that exudes Benguela Glamour.
The brief was simple. The design should exude the #BenguelaGlamour spirit, the lifestyle you deserve: luxury living, delicious wine and amazing views. Designers and art enthusiasts were tasked to let their creative juices flow and put pen to paper to design the limited edition Benguela Cove tissue paper.
This is the 1st year the competition ran and we were overwhelmed by standard of the entries received.
In Chantre’s rationale she writes:”I decided to focus my design on a variety of flowers indigenous to our beautiful country, South Africa. I believe the flora of our country and specifically those situated in the Western Cape is what sets us apart from the rest of the world in terms of the visual world - our wine is what sets us apart from the culinary world.”This is another reason her why her design stood out. It in inline with the Benguela brand.
With the spirit of Hermanus Fynarts in the air, our young designers works are displayed the bar area of the Manor House at Benguela Cove.
The three runners up are: Andrea Barkhuizen, Aletta Petzer. and Ana Emge.
The other top 10 entries were learners from Somerset Collect Carmen Mattysen, Isabel Corner, Liam Paris, Nicola Carter, Tasha Stavrou, Kayla Evans.
Thank you to everyone who entered and for celebrating with us. We were honoured to have received many beautifully crafted artwork and look forward to next years designs.
Carla van der Merwe, 31 May 2016
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate invites you to the opening of the joint exhibition by Jimmy Law and Janko de Beer, Breaking Imagination: Deconstructing Countenance on Saturday, 11 June from 2pm to 5pm.
This exceptional joint exhibition forms part of this year’s Hermanus FynArts Festival. The Hermanus FynArts, currently in its fourth year, is an initiative of Hermanus Tourism takes place from the 10th to the 19th of June and promises to delight all visitors. Benguela Cove has been involved in FynArts for the past two years and has an even bigger calendar of events planned for this, their third year.
The list of events at Benguela Cove includes an art exhibition, pop-up champagne bar, gala dinner, cooking demonstration, French cheese and wine pairing and the results of their national art and design competition.
Jimmy Law has always been fascinated with the human face, features and what lies behind a person’s eyes. He focuses on creating larger than life, energetic and engaging portraits and his current works have a somewhat darker and more mysterious undertone that raises questions regarding identity. Some of his works touch on social issues such as the state of the human condition and in particular issues such as guilt and innocence, vulnerability and fragility.
Jimmy’s painting style and technique is self-taught and his approach to painting was to eliminate the use of small brushes. His brushes now range between 6cm and 15cm in width, this has forced him to refrain from perfectly controlled detailed strokes and instead focus on performing bold, strong strokes using only larger brushes. He aims ultimately to create energy and life in his work.
Janko de Beer’s work is inspired by the natural shapes and textures of dried-out bull kelp stems collected from various beaches around South Africa. His sculptures are a unique mastery of motion, form and texture influenced by the precepts of contemporary futurism in sculpting.
The sculptures are constructed by first creating a metal armature, which is shrouded in dry bull kelp stems, bulbs and fins, whereafter details and depth are added using non-drying modelling clay. The final product is then moulded and cast into limited editions of bronze and RPS resin. Janko’s sculptures are not only visually stimulating, bold and dramatic but also convey the history of the medium with strong individual characters and a subtle touch of surrealism.
Visit www.benguelacove.co.za for additional information on the festival events and information on booking.
Carla van der Merwe, 12 May 2016
Benguela Cove are delighted to announce that they have won a Silver medal in the 2016 International Wine Challenge for the maiden vintage of their Benguela Cove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015.
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) announced its 2016 medal results on Wednesday, 11 May following two weeks of intensive blind tasting in London during April. Amongst the big winners, the international panel of expert judges discovered more than a few surprise winners from all corners of the globe.
The IWC brings together many of the most important people in the wine world as judges for this prestigious wine competition. Five chairmen, each of them leaders in their field, have been at the helm for this year's IWC. Between them, they taste every single medal-winning wine, ensuring that only the best succeed. They are Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke, Charles Metcalfe, Sam Harrop MW and Peter McCombie MW.
South African winemakers had a standout year as the panels of international wine experts awarded South Africa’s wines a total of 288 medals. The results reflected excellent results for white wines, with two-thirds of the Gold medals being awarded to whites. Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc led the charge, although top prizes were also awarded to wines made from Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Semillon.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is a 20200-hectareifestyle farm and exclusive luxury estate situated in Walker Bay, Hermanus. Overlooking the Bot River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean; the favourable maritime conditions ensures that this unique terroir produces outstanding quality grapes.
An important aspect of growing Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is deciding when to pick the grapes. Flavour development must be achieved and should be balanced with acidity. This can only be achieved through constant tasting of the grapes through the ripening period, an aspect that demands a lot of time from viticulturist and winemaker alike.
Canopy management played an important role in achieving the desired level of sunlight into the vines. The trellised vines were carefully tended to ensure that the perfect amount of fruit exposure and light penetration was achieved.
Cool temperate conditions during the growing season resulted in small, concentrated berries. Veraison was even, thereby ensuring even ripening of the grapes. The period was characterised by low disease incidence and lower yields to deliver a well-balanced wine that offers intense fruit flavours.
The Benguela Cove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 is full-bodied and exhibits a distinct tangy, savoury component reminiscent of the sea breeze that highlights the maritime aspects of its unique terroir. Enjoy this wine on its own or pair it with green leaf salads, salmon-based sushi dishes or seafood dishes such as fish, shellfish or oysters. While this wine is enjoyable immediately it has the ability to age gracefully and interestingly for two to four years and patient cellaring will definitely be rewarded. Visit shop.benguelacove.co.za to purchase a bottle R140.
Visit www.benguelacove.co.za or call 083 645 6198 for additional information.