Thursday, 5 September (1930hrs - 2000hrs) Compass Room

The Retief family has been making wine since they bought the farm in 1937, warmly welcoming visitors to the farm house and tasting rondavel. In those years, they made sweet wines and wine for brandy. Jean Retief, a traditionalist, persuaded her husband, Hennie Sr., to name their farm Van Loveren because of her ancestral connection.

In the 60s, Wynand and Nico Retief, the sons of Hennie Sr. and Jean Retief, started making wine for wholesale. This led the Retief family to start bottling their own wine. A major milestone was reached in 1980, with the birth of the Van Loveren brand. Under this brand the first 500 cases of Premier Grand Cru were bottled. Wynand’s sons, Phillip and Neil, and Nico’s sons, Bussell and Hennie, joined the family farm as the third generation of the Retief winemakers. In 2000, the four cousins introduced the Four Cousins range of wines, which today is South Africa’s biggest selling bottled wine brand. Today they are the driving force behind the company.

Built on three generations of proudly South African entrepreneurial spirit and genuine hospitality, Van Loveren has become South Africa’s foremost family-owned and operated wine business with an incredible variety of quality offerings. The family farm has become a world-class wine tourism destination.

Pre-dinner Tasting 1930hrs
Dinner                         2000hrs
                      $688 per person
Speaker                 Mr Gavin Whittaker, Export Manager - Asia

Call Lizzy Tung in the F&B Office on 2239 0386
or email


Pre-dinner Tasting
Van Loveren Christina Méthode Cap Classique Brut Rosé N.V.

Menu and Wine

Blue Crabmeat Patty, Roast Asparagus, Smith Apple and Cucumber Purée
Van Loveren Christina Chardonnay 2018


Grilled Monkfish Fillet, Creamy Orzo
Van Loveren Retief Reserve Cape White 2018


Slow-cooked Farmed Challandais Duck, Celeriac Root, Light Curry Sauce
Van Loveren Retief Reserve Cape Blend 2017


8-hrs Slow-cooked US Beef Short Rib, Button Mushrooms and Turnips
Van Loveren Christina Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Van Loveren Trousseau Pinotage 9 Barrels 2017


Assorted Cheese Platter

Brie, Mild Cheddar, Tête de Moine, Gorgonzola Dolce, Dried Fruits, Figs
Van Loveren Cape Ruby (375ml)


Freshly Brewed Coffee or Gourmet Tea


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