Monday, April 13, 2015



The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has invited six of South Africa’s top wineries to join its renowned Food & Wine Pairing dinners this winter. Taking place in Azure Restaurant on the last Friday of every month, these evenings are co-hosted by the winemakers and promise to be gourmet heaven for food and wine connoisseurs. Twelve Apostles Executive Chef Christo Pretorius - one of the rising stars of Cape Town’s culinary scene, will create a special four-course dinner for each event, perfectly paired with the finest vintages of each wine farm. Pretorius is quickly gaining a reputation for his innovative contemporary South African dishes, which secured Azure a spot on the prestigious American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards for the last two years running. Diners may look forward to indulgent evenings in a warm, welcoming fireside setting, complete with outstanding service, and food and wine combinations that are sure to delight the palate.
(R 545 per person, includes 4-course dinner with wine, water and gratuity)

Friday 24 April: Stellenzicht Wine Estate
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, Stellenzicht lies in a prime wine-growing area known locally as the Golden Triangle, thanks to its exceptional terroir. The estate’s ‘Golden Triangle Range’ consists of vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc.

Friday 29 May: Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate
Based in Somerset West and dating back to 1711, Morgenster produces internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and award-winning extra virgin olive oil of exceptional quality, with four Bordeaux cultivars grown on the Estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Friday 26 June: Simonsig Estate
Named after the majestic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, Simonsig is a private family-owned winery near Stellenbosch, where current Cellar Master Johan Malan continues the family’s pioneering spirit with his own impressive lineage of award-winning wines.

Friday 31 July: The Drift Wines
The Drift Farm, situated near Stanford in the heart of the Overberg, specialises in three wines – a single vineyard Rosé, a single vineyard Pinot Noir, and a blended red wine from various varieties and vineyard sites on the farm.

Friday 28 August: Rudera Wines
A well-established wine producer in the Jonkershoek Valley, surrounded by the picturesque Hottentots Mountain range, Rudera winery specialises in Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Friday 25 September: Shannon Vineyards & Wines
Elgin Valley’s Shannon Vineyards & Wines benefits from high altitude cool temperatures, abundant rainfall throughout the year and the prevailing cold ‘Black South-Easter’ summer wind. Highlights include its Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Mount Bullet 100% Merlot. 

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About The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s - most scenic route, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. Well established as the city’s leading boutique hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and prides itself in offering guests that ‘personal touch’. Providing a convenient complimentary shuttle service, guests are five minutes from the most beautiful beaches and Camps Bay, 15 minutes from the city centre and V&A Waterfront, and within easy reach of many vineyards within the Cape Winelands. Helicopter transfers are also available to offer an exhilarating experience flying over the spectacular peninsula.

Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Cape Town hotel is situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve, boasting frequent whale and dolphin sightings. Surrounded by nature only, the hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range within the Table Mountain National Park. The interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance.

Guests are spoilt with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the 70 
bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.

The hotel boasts two swimming pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty spa; Azure Restaurant, the Café Grill, and the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge; a 16-seater private cinema; and meeting, events & wedding facilities for up to 90 guests.

About Red Carnation Hotels

Red Carnation Hotels is an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of the Red Carnation Collection, please go to