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Nitida celebrating Seasons of Sauvignon

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Enter the World of the Durbanville Grape

Add a drop of spring to your step at the annual Seasons of Sauvignon on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October, 2014. Recognized as one of the country’s top terroirs for quality wines, the Durbanville wine valley will be hosting an array of Nitida Wines and 10 other leading wine producers showcasing their finest cultivars in the celebration of Sauvignon! Nitida_SOS_Logo Renowned for its rolling hills and Mediterranean climate, complimented by the moisture driven coastal mist and cooling southeaster from False Bay on the Indian Ocean, Durbanville wine valley finds itself perfectly positioned for the production of award winning cool-climate wines. “We carefully managed all our sauvignon blanc vineyards by partially opening up the canopy for optimal sun exposure thus guaranteeing healthy grapes, enhancing fruit development during ripening and ensuring a desirable balance of pyroxene (green) and thiols (tropical)” Says Nitida Wines Owner, Bernhard Veller. This year’s Seasons of Sauvignon at Nitida wine farm will be hosted (entrance free) at the family friendly restaurant, Tables@Nitida, which has recently undergone reconstruction and doubled in size. The venue still boasts a natural outdoor amphitheatre, ideal for live concerts and picnics on the lawn, offering ample room for jumping castles and other fun outdoor activities. A variety of stalls will be on display offering an array of delicious sweet and savoury treats for all tastes. Pre-booked picnics are also available at a cost of R240 (R300 per couple on the day). Guests can kick back and enjoy the live band with family and friends whilst sipping on their favourite Sauvignon Blanc. Additional cocktails will be made available for the more experimental pallet, including the Elderflower Sauvignon Blanc slush garnished with fresh mint.

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Event:               Seasons of Sauvignon at Nitida Date:                 Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 October 2014 Time:                11am – 4pm both days Venue:              Nitida Cellars, Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550 Entry:                Free of charge Place:               Tables at Nitida Music             70`s / 80`s band playing covers Food options:   Pancake and ice cream stands Beef fillet/chicken burgers, boerie roll and suckling pig on herbed flatbread Parking:             Available parking outside and behind Tables For more info:   021 976 1467 or Website:   

Cassia hosts Christmas in July for Charitable Cause

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This July Cassia Restaurant at Nitida Wine Farm in the Durbanville winelands is hosting a Christmas in July charity fundraiser for the Iris House Children’s Hospice. The three course dinner-dance is being offered at R275.00 per person with R150.00 from each ticket sold being donated to this fantastic foundation; offering guests the opportunity to enjoy fabulous food prepared by Cassia’s French Chef Florent Hameau and his team, accompanied by gorgeous Nitida wines. The festivities include a welcome drink upon arrival, Nitida wines on the tables, three course Christmas themed menu, goody bag, automatic entry into the raffle to win a night’s stay for two at the Crystal Towers five star hotel, lucky draws, auction and dance.

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                                Says Cassia owner, Warren Swaffield: “It’s always such an incredible feeling to be able to give back; We are in a very fortunate position whereby we are able to offer such a service to those in need, and we will continue to do so going forward.” Based in Cape Town’s Nothern Suburbs, Iris House provides quality care for Special Needs children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions within the Northern suburbs, Mfuleni and Vredenburg areas. This vibrant charity is committed to enriching the quality of life for their members and member’s families. To make your dinner reservation and support this incredible cause contact Iris House on 021 559 8000 or email Event details as follows: Event: Christmas in July Dinner-Dance at Cassia Date: Friday, 25 July, 2014 Time: 7pm till late Venue: The Saffron Room, Cassia Restaurant, Nitida Cellars, Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550

Sip Soup and Bread Winter Warmer Weekend at Nitida

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Nitida Wines, together with Tables @Nitida and Cassia restaurant, will be warming bellies this winter with the annual Sip Soup and Bread weekend on the 7th and 8th of June 2014. “We have selected all the favourites from over the past four years… adding in a real South African influence with three of the soups and have gone Thai and Dutch on the other two” says Cassia and Tables@Nitida owner, Warren Swaffield.

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The soups will be served from potjie pots in the courtyard and new annex at Cassia (overlooking the gorgeous lake), at R50.00 for a single 400ml portion plus a large freshly baked Panini. Soups on offer include Roast Mushroom, Biltong & Mosbolletjie Croutons; Lentil & Ham Hock; Thai Curry Sweet Potato; Malay-spiced Seafood Chowder; and Lamb and Tomato Bredie. Alternatively, guests can try a combination each of the five soups in 150ml cups for a mere R80.00, also served with a fresh Panini. In addition to the regular menu options, an additional two soups will be available at Tables@Nitida – Smoked Tomato, Roast Red Pepper and Gremolata as their vegetarian option, and Spicy Beef and Bean Soup served with a choice of a warm ciabatta/ delicious seed loaf or sweet potato roll, each at R50.00 per portion. Kiddies can enjoy hot dogs and burgers, as well as a host of fun activities including jumping castles. For those with a taste for live music, Ricky Nass will be playing solo on Saturday the 7 June and alongside Chris Rayne on Sunday 8th. Event details as follows: Dates: 7th and 8th June, 2014 Time: 11:00 – 16:00 Venue: Nitida Wine Farm, Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550 For more information on Sip Soup and Bread contact or 021 976 0640.

Easter Sunday at Cassia Restaurant

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Start your Easter Sunday with a delicious breakfast buffet at Cassia Restaurant, Nitida Wine Farm, situated in the beautiful Durbanville Wine Valley. The breakfast will be commence from 09:00 to 11:30am and includes fruit salads, mini Danishes, hot cross buns, scrambled eggs, beef sausages, tomato Provencal & many more. Kids can look forward to an Easter egg hunt around the dam commencing at 10:30. The cost for the buffet is R150pp for adults and R60pp for children under 12years, which includes the egg hunt. Come and enjoy a fun-filled, eggs-tra special outing for the whole family.

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For more information contact Cassia restaurant on 021 976 0640 or email EVENT DETAILS: Date: Sunday, 20 April 2014 Time: 09:00 – 11:30am Venue: Cassia Restaurant Nitida Wine Farm Tyger Valley Road Durbanville 7551 Cost: R150pp & R60pp (Children under 12).


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Celebrate decadence in Durbanville with the all-new fabulously indulgent Cellarbake@Nitida wine pairing festival on Sunday 23 March 2014 from 11am to 7pm. The multi-award winning family owned (and run) Nitida Farm, sister farm Môreson (Franschhoek) and Cassia Restaurant will be hosting 25 artisanal bakers showcasing their finest dishes paired perfectly with Nitida and Môreson wines. This all-day event offers visitors a chance to sample a variety of food and wine pairings with a take-home Cellarbake@Nitida wine glass, live music, fantastic kids kitchen and ample innovative, creative and interesting activities for the whole family! Additional cakes, desserts, confectionaries, wines and other bake-themed goodies will be available for purchase at the venue.   Venue “I’m hugely excited to be directing this exciting, bespoke food and wine event taking place in the gorgeous Durbanville valley. Baking isn’t just a hot trend, it’s becoming a cult and we need to align ourselves with global food trends and keep pushing our culinary boundaries. Cellarbake@Nitida will be doing just that!” Says well known South African foodie and event organizer, Tamsin Snyman. Cassia Restaurant will be offering picnic baskets and a high-tea experience – to book in advance contact Tickets are available through Webtickets at a cost of R100 per person. Free entry for all under 12 years, R50 entry for 12 – 18 years, which includes five food tastings (no alcohol included). Nitida Cellars is situated on the Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550

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