• Shiraz and Red Meat Pairing

    It’s officially red wine and braai season. If you’ve ever stopped by our tasting room, you’ve likely experienced the diversity of pairings possible with a Lomond Shiraz and the various meats found on our platters.

    Why does red meat work so well with the spicy red wine? Let’s discuss the characteristics of both to understand.

    We believe cool-climate Shiraz from the Cape Agulhas region has endless potential.

    The slow-ripening of the grapes due to the low temps allows for proper phenolic development as sugars in the grapes rise slowly. This results in a soft, elegant wine; bursting with fruit and notes of white pepper, with a higher natural acidity.

    Tannin, white pepper flavors, acidity, and dark fruit aromas are the pillars that hold up a cool-climate Shiraz.

    On the red meat side, the key factors at play are protein, fat, and often some kind of flavoring such as smokiness due to the braai, spice on the meat, and/or sauces.

    Tannin in the wine binds to the proteins in the meat. The result is a lifting of the umami in the meat and a release of more flavors in both the wine and the meat. This binding can also make the wine more smooth and approachable.

    Further, tannin and acidity in the wine will rinse the pallet of the fats from red meat, allowing for each bite to be experienced fully.

    The fat in red meat also ‘coats’ the acidity of red wines, giving it a more subtle effect and lifting up the more elegant aspects of the wine like the fruity characteristics.

    And finally, that trademark white pepper note that comes through on Cape Agulhas Shiraz can transform certain meats. In our experience, lean and more ‘gamey’ meats like that of venison are best to experience this. The wine and the meat soften each other while bringing out flavors one just doesn’t find within either by itself.

    If you’d like to hear more about the magic of Shiraz and red meat, tune into our Instagram Thursday, 17 June at 4pm to watch winemaker Hannes Meyer and Richard Bosman of Bosman Quality Cured Meats go Live to discuss their favorite pairings. >>>>> @Lomondwine

  • The Magic of Vertical Tastings

    When most people think wine, they think 3 things: color, flavor, and aroma. But one of the most fascinating aspects that cannot be overlooked is time.

    Every bottle of wine is alive. It is changing every day that passes. And the best way to experience this is with a vertical tasting.

    Last week we hosted a very special virtual event for Lomond Cellar Club members that really illustrates this. For those who participated, we sent them 200ml samples of 5 of our most special vintages of Sauvignon Blanc all the way back to 2010.

    Once their tasting kits arrived, winemaker Hannes Meyer joined everyone on Zoom to taste through the years.

    Hannes shared the triumphs and failures from each vintage, while guiding everyone through the evolution of the wine from 2010 to present. We are fortunate to be in a part of the world where even white wines age beautifully. Our cool-climate region yields naturally high acidity and low pH’s which protect the wine and keep it vibrant and youthful over the years. And that signature Cape Agulhas minerality you find on our Sauvignon Blanc only gets more complex and intriguing as time passes.

    If you’d like to participate in our next virtual event, be sure to signup FREE for our Cellar Club by clicking the link below. Hope to see you online at the next tasting!

  • Sauvignon Blanc Vertical Tasting (Virtual)

    Sit down virtually with winemaker Hannes Meyer for an interactive wine tasting of 5 different vintages of Lomond Sauvignon Blanc, going back 10 years.

    Each ticket includes 1 freshly packed tasting kit of 5 different 200ml samples (enough for 2 adults) of vintage wines from our personal collection over the years.

    Each kit also includes 1 bottle of our soon-to-be-released, all-new 2021 Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

    Experience for yourself the aging potential of Cape Agulhas Sauvignon Blanc while you learn about the complexities and nuance that goes into crafting wines that can withstand the test of time.

    Seats are limited to ensure a personal experience so get your tickets today!

  • Wooded Whites of Agulhas

    Experience the Wooded White Wines from the Agulhas region during a cool and exclusive showcase, presented by Pierre Rabie from Giant Periwinkle, Hannes Meyer from Lomond and Trevor DeRuisé from LOST BOY.

    Date: Tuesday 27 April 2021
    Time: 11h00 – 12h30
    Venue: The Giant Periwinkle wine farm, Baardskeerdersbos (Visit www.giantperiwinkle.co.za for directions)

    Cost: R120 (EFT or at the door)
    Reservations: E-mail Robert Stelzner – rglstelz@law.co.za

  • Art Week at Lomond

    Wine & Art pairs wonderfully!

    Join us for a whole week of fun with wine & art.We’ll have daily art exhibitions of the local artists from Gallary69’s masterpieces, no entrance fee!

    We’ll also be hosting a series of other daily events throughout the week.

    For any further info:
    Whatsapp: 082 908 0099
    Email: info@lomond.co.za

  • Die Heuwels Fantasties LIVE at Lomond

    Music & Wine next to the dam – what more could one ask for?We’ll have large bedouin tents up, next to the dam, serving drinks & foods while you enjoy the absolutely amazing Heuwels Fantasties!!

    Gates open from 9H30, performance starting from 12H00.

    Seating available, but picnic blankets & camping chairs advisable.

    Please note, no tables or seats will be reserved, so be sure to come early to reserve your spot!

    Tickets sales are limited to ensure proper social distancing.

    Adults: R250 (includes your own stemless wine glass)Kids u/18: R200
    Kids u/12: R100
    Kids u/5 free

    Any further enquiries:
    Whatsapp – 082 908 0099
    Email – info@lomond.co.za

  • Wine Walk

    Saturday 3 April, 2021 at 10am

    Stroll, sip-sip, from Sauvignon to Merlot!Enjoy a wine walking route between our vineyards, stopping at the different cultivars for a wine tasting at each block.

    Whatever your motivation; getting fit or getting buzzed, remember to book your spot:
    info@lomond.co.za or
    082 908 0099 (Whatsapp)

    R150 pp

  • Easter Egg Hunt in the Forest

    Sunday 4 April, 2021 at 11am

    Every year Eastertime, a bunny comes hopping through our magical Milkwood Forest, hiding chocolate coated candies between the branches & bushes.

    We’re opening up our forest to all the little explorers to come harvest the chocolate candies left behind.While little explorers are hunting, the slightly elder explorers can indulge in some much needed vino.

    We’ll also be serving platters & craft beers in the forest.

    Bookings essential for tiny explorers:

    082 908 0099 | info@lomond.co.za
    Costs per tiny explorer R100
    (Explorers 12 years and under)

  • Bottomless Coffee Band at Lomond this Sunday

    Sunday, 4 April 2021 at 12pm

    Enjoy a Sunday Funday at Lomond Wine Estate, relaxing next to the dam, while being entertained by the mesmerizingly awesome, Bottomless Coffee Band!

    R125 entrance fee pp, includes your own glass! Kids under 18 years old, R50 each.

    We’ll be serving wines, craft beers, platters and roosterkoeke.

    Gates open from 9h30! Performance starting at 12h00.We have big Bedouin tents up to ensure proper social distancing, in an open space, outdoor setting.

    Get your tickets today HERE.

    Further info,
    Whatsapp: 082 908 0099 or
    Email: info@lomond.co.za