Delheim has put together a special gourmet picnic menu for you to enjoy during the last precious days of summer on the scenic lawn on the banks of the river
Chicken Spring Rolls
Smoked Salmon Salad
Selection of Local Cheeses
750ml bottle of Picardie Sparkling Water
Basket for 2 people @ R240 (excl additional beverages)
Basket for 4 people @ R480 (excl additional beverages)
Children under 12 @ R60
Children’s Menu: Chicken Wrap, Melrose Cheese, Provitas, Carrots & Cucumber, Yoghurt, Chocolate Jungle Oats Bar, whole fresh fruit and Fresh Fruit Juice
Sorry, no BYO. Menu is subject to change without notice.
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Want to know a Boletus Edulis from a pine ring and discover the secret world of wild mushrooms? While many fungi fans are known to remain tight lipped about their favourite hunting spot for the elusive ‘shroom, Delheim lifts the lid on this secrecy with our Mushroom Week which kicks off with two exclusive foraging expeditions in our own forest on 17 & 18 June.
Avid aficionados can slip on their boots and baskets and join us for an enchanting trudge through the forest in search of these rare seasonal delicacies under the guidance of Nora Sperling-Thiel and Gary Goldman aka “The Mushroom Hunter’ – a guru with a keen fungi sense and sharp eye who can spot a camouflaged porcini in no time.
“Over the years mushroom hunting has become somewhat of a family passion. It is all about the mystique and excitement of the season, the timing, the search, and then the ultimate satisfaction…to create a delicious meal from something you have foraged yourself. As a winemaking family we love to live close to nature and besides mushroom are packed with good things like potassium, vitamin D and anti-oxidants” shares Nora, daughter of farm owner Spatz Sperling – the inimitable Cape wine pioneer and co-founder of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes more than 40 years ago.
After working up an appetite in the forest, foragers will head to Delheim’s Vat Cellar for an exquisite buffet-style lunch indulgence featuring wild and exotic* mushroom dishes, to be enjoyed with a selection of Delheim’s latest vintages and cellar gems.
There are only a few spots available for the Delheim Wild Mushroom Forage (on 17 & 18 June) and tickets cost R250 per person, which include a short-course in mushroom identification – a very important precursor to avoid poisoning and learn the dangers and don’ts when it comes to picking these edible wonders – prior to the forest forage, as well as the languid cellar lunch (beverages excluded).
The hunt starts at 10.30 and pre-bookings for this ex-CEP-tional experience are essential. For more information or to book, contact Delheim at Tel. 021 888 4607; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.delheim.com.
Delheim was the first wine estate in the country to serve food almost four decades ago and today its family-friendly Garden Restaurant with its stunning setting remains a firm lunchtime favourite, celebrated for its homely atmosphere and comfort food. Those who miss out on the mushroom foraging experience can still enjoy an array of delicious wild mushroom dishes at the restaurant throughout Delheim’s popular Mushroom Week which runs from 17 until 23 June.
* Wild mushrooms are those such as Boletus edulis, commonly known as the porcini or cep mushroom, which cannot be cultivated by man. They work in conjunction with the environment’s mycorrhizal system, growing in conjunction with the trees. Exotic mushrooms are unusual mushroom varieties that can be cultivated, such as Shiitake, Oyster, Shimeji & Enoki.
Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day with a visit to Delheim for a special blind wine tasting competition with prizes to be won and a delicious three-course lunch.
A glass of Delheim Pinotage Rosé 2013
Homemade Pâté, Freshly-Baked Farm Bread and Grated Cheddar cheese
Aubergine & Delheim Chardonnay Soup
Pork Belly & Bean Cassoulet with Mashed Potatoes
Salmon Trout with Baby Potatoes and Salad
Tagliatelle with Exotic Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce
Dessert Selection Platter: Koeksisters, Gabriele Chocolates, Chocolate Brownies and Goat’s Cheese & Fig Tartlets
R150 per adult (includes welcome drink, lunch and wine tasting competition)
Chicken Spring Rolls
Pea & Vegetable Soup
Toasted Tramezzini filled with cheese & gypsy ham, served with fresh fruit
Bratwurst served with mashed potatoes, peas and fresh fruit
Fishcake served with sweet potato wedges, carrots and fresh fruit
Spaghetti and Meatballs served with Napolitano sauce
Dessert from Family Dessert Platter
R65 per child
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Due to the cold South African winter the grapes had a very good rest and developed well-proportioned body. The growing season was not too warm so we could start our harvest the 29th of January. Alas on 11th of February the heavens opened and the rain came bucketing down – we received 100mm at Delheim, and 45mm at DelVera (our other property just down the road where we grow our red grapes) in one day! This unfortunately delayed the harvest schedule and initially adversely affected the quality of the grapes. The good news is that the red varieties are regaining good concentration, because the warm weather increases the sugar content in the grape. We have almost finished the white grape harvest, and will now concentrate on getting in the bulk of the red wine grapes in the coming two weeks. Fortunately we had nice botrytis development on our Office Block Riesling, meaning we will have some lovely Edelspatz soon.
It’s very pleasing that our Pinotage harvest was even better than last year. Due to the longer growing season, the grapes were more mature when picked. The fruit and the colour is even better than in 2012, which gives the wine a unique freshness. Cellarmaster Reg Holder believes in sticking as close to nature as possible, which is why the grapes were in contact with their skins for only five hours, giving a beautiful light pink colour. The Delheim Pinotage Rosé has got the elegance of a white wine, and is smooth, soft and feminine. It tastes like wild and red strawberries and raspberries, and the palate is elegant but still slightly tart. The 7% Muscat de Frontignan adds some floral and perfume notes. The pH value is lower compared to last year, which gives it freshness and is the reason that the wine can still develop in the bottle for the next two years. The first batch of 2013 Pinotage Rosé was bottled on 11 March.
Laat Dinsdagmiddag, 5 Maart 2013 het vyftien Woordfeesgangers die pad gevat saam met RSG se Cobus Bester en Foeta Krige, twee storievertellers soos min – geen kilometer sonder ‘n skaterlag nie! – vir ‘n heerlike wyntoer van wynplase Knorhoek, Muratie en Delheim. Aangesien dit nou wel oesseisoen in die Boland is, het ons Victor Sperling vir hulle ‘n heerlike druif- & wynproe aangebied.
Enjoy a grape & wine tasting with Victor Sperling at the Market Day at DelVera, Sunday, 10 March 2013
End your weekend with a vibrant Winelands buzz of tastes and treats from the Simonsberg Wine Route, when this prized strip of savvy wine farms hosts its annual Market Day at Delvera Estate on Sunday, 10 March 2013. More than 20 estates will show their latest releases, and both young and old can delight in a fun-filled family day. Enjoy the finest wines from the Simonsberg area, country food, craft stalls with proudly local produce, horse rides and live music.
Catering for both novices and seasoned wine enthusiasts, The Vineyard Connection has tailor-made four tutored wine classes which will be presented by the winemakers and owners themselves. So why not start the Sunday morning with a very exciting MCC tasting, hosted by Hannes Meyer, the MCC Winemaker at Simonsig wine estate. He will be opening up a fantastic range of older vintage Simonsig MCC’s, going all the way back to 1999! His presentation kicks off at 10h00 am on Sunday.
Victor Sperling of Delheim wine estate will join us at 11h30 for the second masterclass, which is a very informative and insightful tasting with grape versus wine! This is a unique opportunity to taste the actual grapes from which the wines are made, and compare them in the glass.
Tastings will last approximately 30 minutes, and are interactive and very insightful. The cost of R50 per person will be donated to the Pebbles Project – a non-profit organisation that supports children living in the Winelands. Pre-bookings are essential, so please contact Vineyard Connection on 021 884 4360 to book your wine class and contribute to a good cause.
The Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day starts at 9am and entry is FREE. Delvera is situated on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts.
For more information on the Simonsberg Wine Route Market Day or shuttle service recommendations contact Tel: (021) 886 4310/ 886 8275; send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wineroute.co.za. For directions visit www.delvera.co.za
Jeden Tag kommen Gäste aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz zu uns nach Delheim. Viele staunen nicht schlecht, wenn wir sie im Weinkeller mit einem „Guten Tag“ oder „Grüezi“ begrüssen. Dabei ist es für uns selbstverständlich, mit unseren Besuchern ein paar Brocken Deutsch oder sogar Schweizerdeutsch zu wechseln, denn der Gründer der Farm, Michael „Spatz“ Sperling, kam ursprünglich vom deutschen Bodenseeufer nach Südafrika, wo er Delheim aufbaute. Nehmen Sie Platz in unserem gemütlichen Weinkeller und lehnen Sie sich zurück. Wir bringen Ihnen die besten Weine zum Probieren an den Tisch. Was gibt es Schöneres, als sich in hier Südafrika ganz unkompliziert in seiner Muttersprache unterhalten zu können? Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!
Interessieren Sie sich dafür, wo unsere Trauben wachsen und wie sie zu Wein verarbeitet werden? Wir führen täglich Touren durch. Wenn Sie sich frühzeitig bei uns melden, können wir die Führung in deutscher Sprache organisieren. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!
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