Events: March 2014

Ommiberg Festival 2014 - Round The Rock

Come and join us for what promises to be a fantastic occasion for the whole family

On Saturday there will be a Breakfast menu, Grape stomping, Vinotherapy foot massage, gourmet fast food, as well as a slippery slide for the kids

On Sunday for Ommiberg Slow you can relax in our beautiful gardens with a Gourmet Picnic, that includes Smoked Salmon with dill & caper potato salad, with horseradish crème fraiche, Herb crusted roast beef with hot English mustard & fresh Rocket, Selection of cheeses with Purple Fig & Balsamic chutney, Panini with sliced tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh Basil & olive oil, Traditional Greek Salad and a homemade Decadent Chocolate Brownie. Bookings are essential so please book in advance as we have limited space available. This wonderful picnic will only be R250 for 2 people.

More importantly, we will also have barrel tastings with Mellasat’s winemaker with the opportunity to taste 2013 vintages in the making and also the WHITE PINOTAGE! Also the opportunity to venture down into our underground cellar and experience the “cemetery of forgotten wines”!

So why not make this a family occasion for all. Call now for more information and come and have a “rocking” good time!

To find out more Call 021 862 4525 or email mellasat@mweb.co.za

Ommiberg Festival 2014 - Round The Rock

Gourmet picnics on Ommiberg Slow day

Enjoy one of our gourmet picnics in the surroundings of our beautiful gardens while sipping a glass of White Pinotage! The Ommiberg Slow day is meant for chilled out relaxation after the buzzy festival spirit on the Saturday.

Our delicious gourmet picnic includes smoked salmon with dill and potato salad, herb crusted roast beef, a selection of local cheeses with our homemade purple fig chutney, a tomato and buffalo mozzarella panini, greek salad and decandent chocolate brownie. Priced at R250 for a two person picnic - there will be a limited number of picnics available so book now so you won't be disappointed on the day. Reservations on 021 862 4525 or mellasat@mweb.co.za

Gourmet picnics on Ommiberg Slow day

Harvest progresses

A late spring and continued rains throughout late 2013 and into 2014 always meant this vintage would be a delayed harvest, with picking commencing some week to 10 days later than previous years. However, the hotter weather in mid and late February saw an influx of white varieties taken into the cellar in a relatively short space of time. On the whole we've been pleased with both yields and quality of the whites, and this includes our unique White Pinotage, with most having now completed their fermentation either in barrel or tank.

With the white varieties now in the focus changes to the reds. The Tempranillo was hampered by the rain last November which meant its yield was drastically reduced, the upside of this is the remaining grapes are intense with great colour and character - the small volume now fermenting in bin will surely produce a sort-after vintage when finally released! At the time of writing we are waiting for the Shiraz to be picked in the next few days with the Cabernet Sauvignon around mid March.

Harvest progresses