If you’ve bought cut flowers from Woolies, chances are they come from Oak Valley Estate in the breathtaking Elgin Valley. But Oak Valley is known for far more than just flowers. Highly-acclaimed wines and gourmet meat are part of the mix and are the focus of the latest news from this magnificent estate. Christopher Rawbone-Viljoen, Marketing Manager at Oak Valley, gives us a taste of the exciting developments.
THE POOL ROOM
The opening date is set for Wednesday, 24th October. I should be excited, elated even. To the contrary, I’m somewhat nervous. So much time, energy and passion has gone into this project that it’s hard to believe we’re almost crossing the finish line, yet only at the starting block in a commercial sense. The premise behind The Pool Room is idealistic in many ways. It stands for everything that makes Oak Valley great. An uncompromising belief in the integrity and quality of our products. No short cuts.
We tried keeping the menu as simple as possible, focusing mainly on our meat products, grass-fed beef and acorn-fed pork, along with a range of charcuterie, crafted by Nicole Precoudis, in her on-farm curing facility. Our Wagyu beef, the famous cattle breed from Japan, where it is better known as Kobe, will be on offer from time-to-time depending on availability. The restaurant is equipped with a custom made wood-fired grill to ensure optimum flavour. It promises to be the quintessential pasture-to-plate experience. Seasonal veggies and herbs will be sourced from our very own garden behind the restaurant while daily specials will offer patrons the opportunity to order from the chalkboard.
We’re bringing Harrods to the countryside. Without Al Fayed.
TOP DROP! WINE CLUB
In November we launch the Oak Valley Top Drop! Wine Club offering members exclusive club benefits including private Wagyu tastings, access to award-winning museum collection wines, an invitation for you and a partner to the annual Top Drop! Members Party on Oak Valley and a 15% saving on all wine purchased from the tasting room and restaurant to name a few.
Membership requires a commitment to your very own 24-bottle selection per year, at a 15% saving, delivered free to your door. Hopefully our admirers will consider this a jolly good deal!
Of course, B-guided will be sharing the details closer to the time, but to be one of the first to receive updates you can subscribe to the Oak Valley newsletter. It’s sent out quarterly with updates in between about special events. Click here to subscribe.
To find out more about what Oak Valley has to offer, including a guest cottage and mountain bike trails, visit the website