Sip, Savour, and Stay: Exclusive Winter Wine Experiences with Diners Club

This winter, Visit Winelands was invited by Diners Club to present a curated selection of wine packages and experiences at some of South Africa’s most prestigious wine estates to their clients.

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply looking to indulge in a luxurious getaway, these special offers are designed to delight your senses and enhance your appreciation of fine wine. Explore the rich heritage, exquisite wines, and exceptional hospitality offered by our estates, all at exclusive rates for Diners Club members.

WINTER GETAWAY AT OPSTAL ESTATE

Enjoy a winter special at Opstal Estate: two nights’ accommodation for two in exclusive self-catering cottages, a private dinner by in-house chef PJ, and a Heritage wine tasting of the family wine collection presented by the winemaker, including tastings of the Carl Everson and Barber ranges. All for R6,000 per couple. Opstal Estate, located on a working wine farm just an hour from Cape Town, is nestled in the picturesque Slanghoek Valley with stunning views of vineyards, fynbos, and mountains.

The self-catering cottages offer luxury interiors and cosy amenities, including a slow combustion fireplace and an outdoor hot tub. Opstal Estate has a rich history dating back to 1847 and offers a wide range of quality estate wines under four labels: the lifestyle Sixpence Range, the classic Estate Range, the premium Heritage Range, and the newly released Single Site range.

Terms and Conditions 

  • Offer valid for travel between 15 May and 30 September 2024.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
  • Only 10 packages available for Diners Club cardholders.
  • Discount only applies to direct bookings with the winery, not through third-party sites.

How to redeem

To book this offer, email Karmin at stay@opstal.co.za and quote “Diners Club Winter Package”.

LUXURY STAY AT LOTHIAN VINEYARDS

Put a stay at Lothian Vineyards on your winter 2024 bucket list. Diners Club members receive 15% off the normal nightly rate of R60,375 and a complimentary wine tasting and winery tour. Lothian House, set on a private lake with panoramic vineyard views, is one of South Africa’s most beautiful villas. It features eight double en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to 16 guests, each designed with unique flair.

This luxurious villa offers absolute privacy and indulgence, with unique spaces such as summer and winter lounges, a formal lounge, and a dining room. Enjoy the pool deck, Jacuzzi, and unlimited award-winning Lothian Vineyards wines made by the Wilson family for three generations.

Terms and Conditions 

  • Minimum stay of 3 nights required.
  • Offer valid for travel between 15 May 2024 and 31 December 2024.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
  • Discount only applies to direct bookings with the winery, not through third-party sites.

How to redeem

To book this offer, email Ewen at info@lothianvineyards.com and quote “Diners2024”.

ENTICING FLAGSHIP WINE TASTING WITH TAPAS AT DIEMERSDAL

Enjoy a flagship wine tasting and chef’s famous tapas for two at Diemersdal Wine Estate this winter. Diemersdal, located on the cool slopes of the Durbanville wine region, offers a rich tradition of winemaking. Experience a Flagship wine tasting at the Diemersdal Tasting Room, sampling any six award-winning wines from their Estate, Reserve, Premium, or Journal ranges. Follow this with a Chef’s Tapas lunch at The Farm Eatery, a unique restaurant in a restored horse stable.

This special offer is available to Diners Club members for R900, a saving of R200. Chef Martin de Kock’s diverse dishes are inspired by the culinary traditions of France, Spain, Portugal, and the East. His ever-changing menu uses seasonal ingredients to create memorable meals. The rustic charm and welcoming ambiance of Diemersdal make this a sensory journey you won’t forget.

Terms and Conditions 

  • Offer valid for lunch from Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Beverages during lunch are not included.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
  • Reservation required.

How to redeem

To book this offer, email Leani at online@diemersdal.co.za and quote “DinersClub”.

WONDERFUL BUNDLE OF WINE AND A GAME DRIVE AT GROOTE POST

Groote Post, a historic 18th-century farm on the Cape’s West Coast, offers a unique blend of good wine and nature. This winter, enjoy a 20% discount on a game drive through 2,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, featuring rare indigenous flora and a variety of majestic species like kudu, giraffe, and eland.

The game drive ends with a glass of Groote Post Cap Classique in the vineyards, with stunning views of Table Mountain. The normal rate is R400 per adult and R200 per child, with a minimum charge equivalent to four adults.

Terms and Conditions 

  • Offer valid until 30 August 2024.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
  • Discount applied to the final invoice.
  • Booking requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Adherence to winery safety and conduct policies required.
  • Cancellations or changes must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Non-transferable and not exchangeable for cash or other services.

How to redeem

To redeem this offer, visit the Groote Post website, present your Diners Club card at checkout, and use the promotional code DinersClubPromo.

STAY, WINE, DINE, AND BE PAMPERED AT HOLDEN MANZ

Experience the best of Holden Manz Wine Estate with a special winter offer. Located at the top of the Franschhoek Valley, Holden Manz offers stunning views, top-notch wines, and a luxurious stay. Book a three-night stay in a King Suite and pay for only two nights. This package, priced at R9,500 per couple, includes: hearty home-cooked breakfast, bottle of wine and welcome drinks, couples’ massage, exclusive tasting and cellar tour with the owner or winemaker, Connoisseur’s Tasting, barrel tasting, and Harvest platter.

During your stay, enjoy tastings of seven award-winning wines, including Rothko Rosé, Wild Fermented Chenin Blanc, Proprietors’ White Blend, Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and the signature Big G Bordeaux blend.

Terms and Conditions 

  • Offer subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
  • Only 30 packages available for Diners Club cardholders.
  • Discount applies to direct bookings only, not through third-party sites.

How to redeem

To book this offer, email info@holdenmanz.com and quote “Diners Club Offer”.

SPECIAL HERITAGE DAY OFFER AT PASERENE

Paserene, a small family-operated winery in Franschhoek, produces high-end luxury wines that cater to refined palates. The estate boasts prestigious awards, including a five-star rating in the 2021 John Platter Guide and a Robert Parker Top 100 Discoveries Award.

Enjoy a special offer: the Diners Club Vertical Tasting with Winemaker Martin Smith. This exclusive event includes: tasting of nine wines from different vintages of the Premium Paserene Range, one glass of wine from the current vintage, a generous shared farm-style platter, and insights and tips from Winemaker Martin Smith. This experience is available at a special rate of R1,100 per person for Diners Club cardholders.

Terms and Conditions 

  • Event hosted on 24 September 2024 only.
  • Maximum group size: 15 people.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
  • Reservation required.

How to redeem

To book this offer, email Suzaan at info@paserene.co.za and quote “Diners Club Discount”.

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