Old School Romance at Lanzerac on Valentine’s Day

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Romantic picnic for two at Lanzerac Manor

Historic Lanzerac Hotel had a sexy makeover last year, placing it once again among the top Cape destinations for food and wine lovers.

Lovebirds have a seductive choice of options to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Click on this link to read more:¬†check in for an overnight stay in the luxurious suites, with a champagne breakfast the morning after, splurge on some head-to-toe pampering at the newly revamped spa, dine by candlelight, or simply kick back with a chilled picnic on the lawn. There’s even a bubbly special at The Tasting Room! (Read till the end to find out more.)

Or keep it sweet and simple with a yummy chocolate and wine pairing in the Tasting Room. Make sure to buy a bottle or two of Lanzerac’s famous Ros√© – andremember, if you join the wine club you get a 25 % discount on all purchases from the cellar.

Here’s what the folks at Lanzerac want you to know about their Valentine’s Day specials:

Treat your partner to a romantic picnic for two, an old school dinner or a delicious wine and chocolate tasting for the ultimate in Valentine’s Day treats. Magnificent views and five-star treatment are guaranteed to complete a perfect day out.

The lush lawn area above the Cellar with panoramic views of the Jonkershoek Valley will be set out beautifully for the picnic. Included in your picnic basket is a selection of delicious gourmet treats as well as a bottle of the recently released Lanzerac Dry Rosé 2016.

Your hamper goodies include: Neufchatel cheese with homemade sesame crackers, tomato and a sweet chili sauce; Charcuterie aka cured meats with a tangy peach pickle; biltong and nuts for nibbles; a French baguette with cream cheese and a heart-shaped quiche with crispy bacon, smoked paprika and Emmental filling.

Your beautifully presented picnic includes some gorgeous sweet delights: Shortbread Hearts, Rose Turkish delights, Strawberries with a Dark Chocolate and Amarula Dip and Red Velvet Macaroon Cupcakes Drinks are Pomegranate, Lime and Apricot Ice Tea jars and the estate’s Dry Rosé. All this at a steal of a price of only R550 per couple and will be made available from Tuesday, 14 February to Sunday, 19 February.

A special dinner extravaganza is planned for Tuesday, 14 February.

The Lanzerac Hotel invites you to celebrate Old-Fashioned Romance on Valentine‚Äôs Day by indulging your partner in some romantic nostalgia – a time that celebrated the chivalry of gentlemen’s etiquette, love letter exchanges and serenading. Enjoy a tranquil evening in Lanzerac‚Äôs Lady Ann Courtyard with a three-course set menu of old time classic dishes.

The cost for the dinner is R500 per person, which includes a welcome drink and special entertainment.

Booking for both the picnic and dinner is essential. To book or for queries contact Johan van Zyl on fnbman@lanzerac.co.za or 021 887 1132.

Pressed for time, but keen to still show off your romantic side? The Wine and Chocolate Experience for Two offered at the Lanzerac Tasting Room is perfect. Available from Friday, 10 February to Tuesday, 14 February (between 9am and 4pm) at a cost of R110 per couple your pairing selection includes the following:

Lanzerac Dry Rosé 2016 paired with Turkish Delight

Lanzerac Sauvignon Blanc 2016 paired with Safari Fruit White Chocolate

Lanzerac Chardonnay 2016 paired with Lemons and Limes White Chocolate

Lanzerac Merlot 2014 paired with Cherry Cigar Dark Chocolate

Lanzerac Pinotage 2014 paired with Chocolate dipped Maraschino cherry

Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 paired with Cape Malay Milk Chocolate

To book your wine and chocolate experience, contact Lucrecia Gordon on winetasting@lanzerac.co.za or 021 886 5641. Booking is essential.

February is perfect for Rosé and bubbly, and Lanzerac Wine Estate is inviting you to take up their amazing wine offer. Between the 1st and 20th of February the Lanzerac Dry Rosé 2016 will be available at a discounted price of R64 per bottle (normal price is R80). During this time you can also purchase two bottles of the superb Lanzerac Blanc de Blancs MCC for R300 (normal price is R360). This not-to-be-missed offer is only available at the Lanzerac Tasting Room.

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