Barrel lunch in the cellar at Beaumont Wines in Bot River
Saturday, 28h July 2012 from 12h30 for 13h00
The family business is now run by Sebastian Beaumont, who took over this responsibility from Jayne Beaumont in 2010. The focus of the business is to produce amazing Chenin Blanc and complex, elegant red wines that capture the essence of their terroir. Along with a very traditional winery where the fine art of winemaking is still practised using time-honoured open fermenters, the farm is also home to one of the Overberg’s most historic mill houses.
The incredible enthusiasm and dedication of Andy Selfe has recently seen the mill being restored, and for the first time in decades the ancient water mill is again turning. It houses three different mill machines, one of which is the Vitruvian which is driven by the beautiful wooden water wheel that is again powered by a natural stream – for the first time in 80 years! The Beaumont mill is one of the only mills in South Africa to be powered by water, and inside the mill house you can see the on-going and painstaking restoration process of the beautiful wooden machinery and millstones.
It is hoped to have the mill working on the day of the lunch, so that members can see it in operation and purchase the stone-ground flour
Starter platters on the tables
Chicken liver pate
Mill bread & butter
Slow cooked spiced lamb and lentil soup
A seasonal vegetarian casserole will be available as well
Tarte au Citron served with whipped cream and a granadilla coulis
The cost for the lunch is R280 for members and R300 for guests. Beaumont wines will be available for your own account. Bookings will close on Monday 23th July. Book with Lorna van Besouw, fax 086 672 3402 or email email@example.com.
When booking please post your payment or deposit it to Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the deposit slip or EFT deposit note. Payment will confirm your booking.
Map & Directions
From Cape Town: Follow the N2 pass Grabouw and Houwhoek. Take exit 92 and turn left towards Bot River. Follow the road for 1km until you get the town square with the Hotel. The entrance to the farm is on your right opposite the petrol station just as the road bends to the left.
The Joostenberg Cabernet Sauvignon which we made in 2010 is available for purchase at R330 per box of six (R55 per bottle). If you would like to order supplies of this wine, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.
When ordering wine please post your payment or deposit it to Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the deposit slip. Payment will confirm your order.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday, 30 September 2012:
Tour of the garden, wine-tasting and lunch at Lazanou Organic Vineyards.
Saturday, 27 October (provisional):
A mindful meal featuring Auyervedic cooking.
Saturday, 24 November 2012:
An Italian meal with artichokes at the home of Eugene and Marilyn Mori near Klapmuts.
Sunday, February 3:
Lamb spit braai fundraiser.