Class with a capital C

 

 

Wine lovers and collectors now have easier access to sought-after, award-winning  older vintages, with the opening of a dedicated Vinoteque at 322-year-old Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West.

The glass-fronted, air-conditioned Vinoteque shows off the outstanding wines to perfection. It includes a table for tastings, wine accessories and memorabilia. The  tasting room has also been upgraded with working fire places to ensure cosy gatherings in the cooler months.

Relaxed interior

The Vinoteque occupies the area within the tasting room that previously housed a small shop. It was always the dream of the winetasting centre manager to have a dedicated space for older vintages. This area showcases them better and makes the visitors more aware of available collectable stock.

Take friends and have fun

 

The enviable collection includes 500 bottles, representing nine types of wine. Vintages range from 2005 to 2013 for red wines, and 2014 to 2017 for white wines.

The wines range from R235/bottle for the 2013 Straw Wine to R3000/bottle for the stellar 2005 V and many interesting vintages in between. So if you want to get your hands on something really special–get there

What a setting

 

Vergelegen MD Wayne Coetzer said, “Vergelegen wine has always been known for its ageability, but not everyone has a cellar or the right facilities to store wine appropriately. We accordingly assessed our wine stocks, in collaboration with  Michael Fridjohn, who tasted 80 wines. We chose the best of course.”

 

 

The wines include:

  • V (six vintages)
  • GVB Red (six vintages)
  • GVB White (three vintages)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (six vintages)
  • Merlot Reserve (three vintages)
  • DNA (two vintages)
  • Chardonnay Reserve (three vintages)
  • Semillon (two vintages)
  • Straw wine (one vintage).

 

The tasting room at Vergelegen is open Monday to Sunday 08h30-17h00.

The entrance fee to the estate is R10/adult, R5 for pensioners/scholars, free entry for pensioners on Mondays.

Find out more about the wine tasting packages: https://vergelegen.co.za/wine-tasting/

Phone: +27 21 847 2100 / 021 847 2111

Email: info@vergelegen.co.za

To shop for wine online: https://vergelegen.co.za/shop-wine/