I just received this mailer from Steenberg, and wanted to share it for you, for those who aren’t on their mailing list. As the wine industry is on their knees at the moment, they are doing what they can to survive, and we need to do what we can to support them in their endeavours so we can enjoy their exquisite wines and venues once this is all over.
Why the Alcohol Ban is More Devastating Than You Might Think
From Steenberg’s point of view
It’s not just about the sale of that bottle of wine in that moment.It’s about the industries which wine supports, it is about the people which wine supports. It is about the far-reaching and prolonged repercussions this ban will have.
When our restaurants, hotel & spa and tasting room were allowed to open after lockdown; we implemented the strictest Covid-19 protocols and we have unwaveringly stuck to these protocols ever since. We are happy to say that we were busy and on some days, almost fully booked (by social distancing standards) and were inspired by the support of our guests and customers. We were happy to see smiling faces again, albeit through a mask.But everything was far from normal. We knew at this point recovery would be a long and arduous road, but we had faith we could keep our business running.But then the reinstatement of the alcohol ban was announced. Overnight we received cancellations of most of our restaurant and hotel bookings, with our tasting room and wine sales shut.
Currently our restaurants are welcoming only 35% of the number of guests compared to before the alcohol ban, and that is without the revenue afforded to us by alcohol sales. We stay open to bring in any revenue we can, to keep paying our people as far as we can.
Harvest is upon us with grapes being picked and pressed in the cellar. Wine is first and foremost an agricultural product. The average capacity of wine cellars across the country is at 65% with a new crop coming in. No wine sales means no storage space which means a lost crop. The knock on effect is never-ending.
You can play your part by offering your support. Whether that be in the form of purchasing wine online for delivery after the ban, booking a meal at our restaurants, booking a room at our hotel or a treatment at our spa.
We might not be able to offer you wine right now, but we can assure you that our facilities have some of, if not THE best Covid-19 protocols in Cape Town. You will not feel safer anywhere else.
Regardless of the time we find ourselves in, we are keeping a positive outlook. You will always find a pair of smiling eyes greeting you when you visit us, with our wonderful people always displaying an upbeat attitude. Our passion is innate within us. We will persevere and keep bringing you what you have come to know and love, through our courage and determination.
We hope to see you soon.
Restock your Wine Cellar
With free delivery & a complimentary wine tasting
As most of you are staying home as much as possible in these uncertain times, we are very happy to once again offer free delivery on all online orders within South Africa. In addition, we will add a complimentary wine tasting voucher for 2 people, with no expiry date, to your order, to be used when you next choose to visit our tasting room.Remember that if you purchase 24 bottles or more, you will also be eligible to join our exclusive wine club and receive an immediate 15% discount on your purchase, including free delivery and the wine tasting voucher!
Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique
The month of all things pink is upon us! Purchase a bottle of Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique during the month of February at R196 per bottle. This special is valid from 1 – 28 February 2021. Free delivery or collection will take place once the alcohol ban has been lifted.
Don’t forget to shop our January wine promotions before they expire.
February Wine Club Special
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc
For our Wine Club members, celebrate the new year with our new-look Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc on promotion just for you at R116 per bottle.This special is valid from 1 – 28 February 2021. Free delivery or collection will take place once the alcohol ban has been lifted. Don’t forget to shop our January wine promotions before they expire.
Enjoy a Meal with Us At Bistro Sixteen82 and Tryn Restaurant
Swap your beach views for vineyard views by joining us for a meal at one of our two restaurants, Bistro Sixteen82 and Tryn Restaurant.We have made the choice to keep our restaurants open during the alcohol ban to offer our guests a beautiful place to gaze at mesmerising views, breathe in the fresh air, and indulge in flavourful cuisine in a safe way.
Here is what you can look forward to when visiting our restaurants:
Bistro Sixteen82: serves breakfast, lunch and early-evening tapas, daily. Our outside terraces are available for fresh air dining in favourable weather with views of our lush gardens and water features.
Tryn Restaurant: serves breakfast and lunch, Monday to Sunday and dinner, Thursday to Saturday.
Our large terraces can seat our guests in the fresh air, while gazing at vineyard and garden views. Al Fresco Picnic Boxes are available to pre-order to enjoy on our expansive green lawns. Our lawn is also home to our lawn games which children and adults alike are welcome to enjoy.Refreshing non-alcoholic beverages are available at both restaurants, with the addition of non-alcoholic cocktails available at Tryn’s bar lounge.
Rest assured that all Covid-19 protocols are adhered to. We implemented the strictest measures when we re-opened on 1 May, and we have never once wavered on our strict hygiene and mask wearing measures.So take advantage of our beautiful summer weather while you can – that glass of wine can wait – we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy our beautiful spaces.
Dinner Special at Tryn; Your table is set!
In light of the curfew, we have decided to keep our kitchen open between lunch and dinner service from Thursday to Saturday, at Tryn.This means that you can enjoy dinner at whatever time you prefer, while knowing that you will get home before curfew.Our dinner special is also available at R385 per person for 3 courses plus an amuse bouche to start and chocolate truffle to end.
Steenberg @ Home;
Revived for your home enjoyment
We know that many of you are staying at home and not venturing out to a restaurant, so after many requests, we are reviving Steenberg @ Home to bring you your favourite restaurant meal enjoyed in the comfort of your home.This includes our heat, plate and serve dishes, breakfast boxes and our ever popular, The Moveable Feast.All of our menu items (including The Moveable Feast) will be available every day for collection only, between 14:00 and 16:30. Order by 9am for same-day collection.
STEENBERG HOTEL & SPA
Explore the wonders just on your doorstep and rediscover your neighbourhood when staying at Steenberg Hotel & Spa.There is no need to travel far and wide when embarking on a holiday; a stay with us in the tranquil winelands of Constantia will feel like an adventure on its own. Grab one of our bicycles to explore our farm or visit any one of the many attractions surrounding us – our doorstep is your doorstep.And with our 20% discount still available for South African locals, you have the perfect excuse to stay longer.
Pool Pamper; Take a refreshing dip in our pool with this summer package
Soak up the sunshine on our sun loungers, relax in our relaxation area or do a few laps in our pool as an added extra when you book our Pool Pamper Package.
This 2 hour package includes a QMS Deep Cleansing Facial, manicure or pedicure and access to our pool area for R1500 per person. Your manicure or pedicure will be performed poolside. Offer valid from 1 – 28 February 2021. Subject to limited availability. Book via WhatsApp message.
Love Scrub; A body scrub with all the extras.
Promote efficient circulation and skin cell renewal while drawing out impurities, clearing congestion and rejuvenating with this 2 hour experience.
This 2 hour experience includes a 60 minute bespoke Herbal Oil Massage, body scrub and body wrap for R1650 per person.Valid from 1 – 28 February 2021. Book via WhatsApp message.