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The Maverick Awards 2014: SA Youth Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that Nikki Friedman of Môreson has been nominated for two categories in the first ever Maverick Awards!
Celebrating ‘youth entrepreneurial excellence’ we’re not in the least surprised that Nikki has been recognised. Indefatigably creative, she’s always thinking a hop-skip-and-a-jump ahead; and is the true definition of a maverick.
Smart as a whipping cream; keen as mustard; and well, cute as custard, all we can say is go, Nikki GO!
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Maverick Awards for People, Planet and Profit
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The winners will be announced on The Maverick Awards, hosted by Under 35 Mavericks will be launched to coincide with the country’s annual Youth Month.

We’re thrilled to announce that Nikki Friedman of Môreson has been nominated for two categories in the first ever Maverick Awards!

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Celebrating ‘youth entrepreneurial excellence’ we’re not in the least surprised that Nikki has been recognised. Indefatigably creative, she’s always thinking a hop-skip-and-a-jump ahead; and is the true definition of a maverick.

Smart as a whipping cream; keen as mustard; and well, cute as custard, all we can say is go, Nikki GO!

Categories:
Maverick Awards for People, Planet and Profit
Maverick Without Borders

The winners will be announced on 26 June at a gala dinner awards ceremony at The Scarlet Ribbon.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
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Cook Franschhoek 2014

Bread & Wine’s theme this year is Snout to Tail: and Chef Neil Jewell has planned a rather cheeky demonstration. The local legend will be making pigs’ cheek bacon; pulled springbok cheek, bone marrow & brioche as well as salmon cheek oysters.
Participating guests will enjoy this sumptuous spread with the equally delectable Môreson Chardonnay.
Taking place on the Sunday, this is a once off demonstration—with limited space—tickets can be booked at www.webtickets.co.za.

It’s that time of year again folks; the annual Cook Franschhoek is set to take place on 13 to 15 June: a weekend of interactive and exclusive hands-on demo kitchens and culinary experiences.

Neil Jewell at his most recent charcuterie course at Bread & Wine

Neil Jewell carving away at his most recent charcuterie course at Bread & Wine

Bread & Wine’s theme this year is Snout to Tail: and Chef Neil Jewell has planned a rather cheeky demonstration. The local legend will be making pigs’ cheek bacon; pulled springbok cheek, bone marrow & brioche as well as salmon cheek oysters.

Participating guests will enjoy this sumptuous spread with the equally delectable Môreson Chardonnay.

Taking place on the Sunday, this is a once off demonstration—with limited space—tickets can be booked at www.webtickets.co.za.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Franschhoek, Môreson, Neil Jewell,
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They see me walking…

Our family farm Môreson has recently added a walkway, bordered on one side by fragrant lemon trees and on the other by the trickling stream. Just another space to play and dream.

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walkway

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Weddings at Bread and Wine on Môreson

When setting, food and wine combine for the happiest day of your life.
There are many ingredients that make for a beautiful wedding, and as a couple choosing the right venue is paramount.
Bread and Wine on Môreson Wine Estate offers the ultimate trio: setting, food and wine.
Setting
Picture your ceremony on the expansive front lawn: circled by the Franschhoek mountains and stitched in with fragrant lemon trees, it’s a beautiful space to say your vows.
The journey continues on to Bread & Wine for your reception. It can take place in the courtyard under the vine leaf ceiling, complemented with a babbling brook running along the path. Or step inside for a rustic barn-like atmosphere.
Restaurant manager, Tina Jewell will work with your décor team to create an ambience of pure magic, whichever setting you choose.
Food
Executive Chef, Neil Jewell, South Africa’s Charcuterie King is a wizard in the kitchen. The talented chef will meet with you before your big day and conceptualise a menu which is meaningful to you as a couple.
There is no bog-standard set menu here; instead Neil Jewell will create something utterly unique.
What type of food can you expect? Delicious, simple food with fine dining concepts and techniques—and it is fresh, fresh, fresh. The focus is on high quality local produce, artisanal meats and seafood, with heaps of culinary imagination. To get an idea, view the lunch menu here.
Wine
If love were a place, it would be Môreson. Family run and family owned there’s a whole lot of love poured into every single bottle of Môreson wine.
Môreson also produces some of the best Méthode Cap Classiques in the country. So there’s no need to source bubbly for toasts, it’s all here. See the range of MCCs.
The wine estate also produces a range of red and white wines—with a pricing tier to suit most budgets.
Are you hearing those bells? This way to your fairy-tale wedding: contact Tina Jewell on …

When setting, food and wine combine for the happiest day of your life.

There are many ingredients that make for a beautiful wedding, and as a couple choosing the right venue is paramount. Bread and Wine on Môreson Wine Estate offers the ultimate trio: setting, food and wine.

Setting

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Picture your ceremony on the expansive front lawn: circled by the Franschhoek mountains and stitched in with fragrant lemon trees, it’s a beautiful space to say your vows.

The journey continues on to Bread & Wine for your reception. It can take place in the courtyard under the vine leaf ceiling, complemented with a babbling brook running along the path. Or step inside for a rustic barn-like atmosphere.

Restaurant manager, Tina Jewell will work with your décor team to create an ambience of pure magic, whichever setting you choose.

Food

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Executive Chef, Neil Jewell, South Africa’s Charcuterie King is a wizard in the kitchen. The talented chef will meet with you before your big day and conceptualise a menu which is meaningful to you as a couple.

There is no bog-standard set menu here; instead Neil Jewell will create something utterly unique.

What type of food can you expect? Delicious, simple food with fine dining concepts and techniques—and it is fresh, fresh, fresh. The focus is on high quality local produce, artisanal meats and seafood, with heaps of culinary imagination. To get an idea, view the lunch menu here.

Wine

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If love were a place, it would be Môreson. Family run and family owned there’s a whole lot of love poured into every single bottle of Môreson wine.

Môreson also produces some of the best Méthode Cap Classiques in the country. So there’s no need to source bubbly for toasts, it’s all here. See the range of wine here.

The wine estate also produces a range of red and white wines—with a pricing tier to suit most budgets.

Are you hearing those bells? This way to your fairy-tale wedding: contact Tina Jewell on  (021) 876 3692

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Franschhoek, Môreson, Weddings,
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Franschhoek Summer Wines

There are some many festivals to look forward to. First up is the Blessing of the Harvest, which takes place on 1 February (we can’t wait to stomp grapes and feast at Bread & Wine!).

Coming right up afterwards is annual festival, Franschhoek Summer Wines. Set on the lawns of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 8 February.
Some of Franschhoek’s best wineries will be there, offering their premium summer wines. Including the luscious wines from our family farm, Moreson.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘elegantly white’ and tickets cost R120 per person which includes a tasting of all the wines on show.
Tickets can be purchased directly from www.webtickets.co.za (booking is essential as tickets are limited).
No need to drive home afterwards, come stay with us!

Coming right up afterwards is annual festival, Franschhoek Summer Wines. Set on the lawns of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 8 February.

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Some of Franschhoek’s best wineries will be there, offering their premium summer wines; including the luscious wines from our family farm, Môreson.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘elegantly white’ and tickets cost R120 per person which includes a tasting of all the wines on show. Tickets can be purchased directly from www.webtickets.co.za (booking is essential as tickets are limited).

No need to drive home afterwards, come stay with us!

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Festival, Franschhoek, Môreson,
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Blessing of the Harvest 2014 at Môreson

At Môreson we believe that wine is about 3 things; passion, love and magic. It’s what we put into everything we do, into every bottle of wine we make and it’s what makes our annual Blessing of the Harvest an event not to be missed.

stomping grapes

In 2014, come and join us and delight in making wine the old fashioned way. Handpick your own basket of grapes and then press them using your feet, which are, incidentally, the oldest wine making tools in the business.
As you’ll soon discover wine making is a tiring job. This is why we insist that you join us for a special feast at Bread & Wine, our famous farm restaurant, to finish off a day of Blessing the Harvest. If you’re looking for inspiration, or you’d like to get an idea of what you have to look forward to with your own wine, try some of our award winning wines. They are all guaranteed to quench the thirst you’ve no doubt worked up.
Over lunch, while you’re enjoying your food and relaxing with your wine, give the Blessing of the Harvest label design competition a whirl. Who knows it could be your label design that is selected to adorn the 2014 Blessing of the Harvest bottles.
Most people have such a blast that they come back a year later to partake in another Blessing of the Harvest. They also use this return visit to pick up the wine that they made the previous year, if they haven’t already collected it.
Cost per person R495.00; children between 5-14,t.b.c .  Confirmation of booking by pre-payment only. Should you require further information, or be interested in attending, please contact Tina, at tel. no. 021-876 3692/4004or by fax no. 0866570413 or by email breadandwine@moreson.co.za.
Regrettably no pets.
Date:  1st February 2014
1st FEBRUARY 2014 BLESSING OF THE HARVEST PROGRAMME
10h30 – 11h00 a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
11h00 – 11h45 Hand picking
12h00 – 12h30 Foot stomping
13h00 Label design competition and lunch
17h00 End of daAt Môreson we believe that wine is about 3 things; passion, love and magic. It’s what we put into everything we do, into every bottle of wine we make and it’s what makes our annual Blessing of the Harvest an event not to be missed.

In 2014, come and join us and delight in making wine the old fashioned way. Handpick your own basket of grapes and then press them using your feet, which are, incidentally, the oldest wine making tools in the business.

As you’ll soon discover wine making is a tiring job. This is why we insist that you join us for a special feast at Bread & Wine, our famous farm restaurant, to finish off a day of Blessing the Harvest. If you’re looking for inspiration, or you’d like to get an idea of what you have to look forward to with your own wine, try some of our award winning wines. They are all guaranteed to quench the thirst you’ve no doubt worked up.

Enjoying lunch at Blessing of the Harvest

Over lunch, while you’re enjoying your food and relaxing with your wine, give the Blessing of the Harvest label design competition a whirl. Who knows it could be your label design that is selected to adorn the 2014 Blessing of the Harvest bottles.

Most people have such a blast that they come back a year later to partake in another Blessing of the Harvest. They also use this return visit to pick up the wine that they made the previous year, if they haven’t already collected it.

Cost per person R495.00; children between 5-14,t.b.c .  Confirmation of booking by pre-payment only. Should you require further information, or be interested in attending, please contact Tina, at tel. no. 021-876 3692/4004or by fax no. 0866570413 or by email breadandwine@moreson.co.za.

Regrettably no pets.

1st FEBRUARY 2014 BLESSING OF THE HARVEST PROGRAMME

10h30 – 11h00 a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
11h00 – 11h45 Hand picking
12h00 – 12h30 Foot stomping
13h00 Label design competition and lunch
17h00 End of day

Hop on over here to see more images of last year’s festivities. And here’s what we ate in 2013.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Franschhoek, Môreson,
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Make a Français ’75 this New Year’s Eve

Wow your guests this New Year’s Eve with our take on classic champagne cocktail the French ’75. We’ve made it our own by using gin infused with Lady Bonin’s Earl Grey Tea—and of course of family farm’s delightful MCC, Miss Molly from Moreson.
Here’s the recipe for you to make at home, or you can come join us for New Year’s Eve at our Lounge Bar and let us make it for you! We have a host of creative cocktails that will surely keep you entertained, view the list here. Not to mention all of our delicious Bar Bites.
Recipe for Français ’75
Lady Bonin’s Earl Grey Tea, Infused Dry Gin, Miss Molly Bubbly, Fresh Lemon, Sugar. Bright & Sparklingly Aromatic, Afternoon Tea at its Best
To start, make the infused gin by adding four teaspoons of Lady Bonin’s loose leaf Earl Grey  to a bottle of Beefeater Gin. We placed the gin in the freezer first and brought it down to -20*c. This allows us great control of the amount of tannins we release from the tea. After about 10 days we remove from the freezer, strain and bottle. (We realise you don’t  have time for this with New Year’s around the corner, but do it today to allow maximum infusion in this short time frame.)
35ml Earl Grey Gin
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
7.5ml Vanilla Sugar (2:1, sugar: water, slowly steeped with vanilla pods)
Topped with 100ml of Miss Molly MCC
Serve in a champagne flute and garnish with a lemon zest spiral. The drink is thrown from shaker to shaker before topping with MCC; this allows us control over dilution and to further aerate the drink, allowing for a sharper taste.

Wow your guests this New Year’s Eve with our take on classic champagne cocktail the French ’75. We’ve made it our own by using gin infused with Lady Bonin’s Earl Grey Tea—and of course our family farm’s delightful MCC, Miss Molly from Môreson.

Here’s the recipe for you to make at home, or you can come join us for New Year’s Eve at our Lounge Bar and let us make it for you! We have a host of creative cocktails that will surely keep you entertained, not to mention all of our delicious Bar Bites.

Recipe for Français ’75

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Lady Bonin’s Earl Grey Tea, Infused Dry Gin, Miss Molly Bubbly, Fresh Lemon, Sugar. Bright & Sparklingly Aromatic, Afternoon Tea at its Best

To start, make the infused gin by adding four teaspoons of Lady Bonin’s loose leaf Earl Grey  to a bottle of Beefeater Gin. We placed the gin in the freezer first and brought it down to -20*c. This allows us great control of the amount of tannins we release from the tea. After about 10 days we remove from the freezer, strain and bottle. We realise you don’t  have time for this with New Year’s around the corner, but you can infuse the tea at room temperature which will take about 5 minutes to get the flavour – by freezing though you get a much fresher flavour and satisfying tannic dryness.

35ml Earl Grey Gin
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
7.5ml Vanilla Sugar (2:1, sugar: water, slowly steeped with vanilla pods)
Topped with 100ml of Miss Molly MCC

Serve in a champagne flute and garnish with a lemon zest spiral. The drink is thrown from shaker to shaker before topping with MCC; this allows us control over dilution and to further aerate the drink, allowing for a sharper taste.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Le Quartier Français, Le Quartier Lounge Bar, Môreson, recipes,
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The FoodWineDesign Fair 2013

Neil ‘His Royal Porkness’ Jewell and Môreson Wines are in Joburg for The FoodWineDesign Fair 2013, which is running from 8-10 November.

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The boutique outdoor market, on the rooftop of the Hyde Park Corner shopping centre features ‘the best local furniture crafters, artisan products, top wine labels, microbreweries and speciality foods.’

“We have a living stand,” says general manager of LQF, Linda Coltart. “One wall is full of flowers and herbs and the other is covered in Polaroid pictures of our guests taking the first bites of the bacon sandwich.”

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“We’re launching our new Bacon of the Month Club! We started out with CBC-cured bacon [craft beer]. And today we’ll have Asian-flavoured bacon. On Saturday and Sunday, come and try our Chardonnay-cured bacon as well as our famous original bacon—all grilled on The Big Green Egg.”

Peaked your interest? Go to www.baconofthemonth.co.za. The full website will be going live soon, but on the landing page you’ll find out a bit more about what our Bacon of the Month Club is doing. In addition to this you’ll be able to fill in your email address so that we can make sure you’re kept in the loop regarding launch dates, membership prices and general information about the BEST CLUB EVER.

Remember: if it’s not bacon it’s not kosher.



  

Treatment Room Treasures

And just like that it’s almost halfway through October! Has this year just rushed passed you in a blur of work and family commitments? Have you made time for yourself?

With the festive season looming ahead, now is the perfect gap to indulge in some me-time with a nourishing, relaxing spa treatment.

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The Treatment Room at Le Quartier Français has a variety of treatments, using DECLEOR – PARIS and AHAVA – THE DEAD SEA, with a range of massages, facials, pedicures, and manicures—for men and women alike. See our Treatment Room Menu here.

Make a day out of it, start with breakfast in The Garden Room, and follow your treatment with craft cocktails and bites in The Lounge Bar.

We’ve also created special packages, known as the Treatment Room Treasures

Digit Therapy
30 min (R 90)
Over worked hands, pencil fingers get the much needed rest! Our therapist focuses on all the muscles in your hands. Loosening the knots and stretching the ligaments.
Digit rotation
Digit massage
Pressure point palm massage

Mothers & Daughters Delight
120 min (R 1 000)
Share special moments with your daughter, while being infused with the rich aromas of citrus extracts. Put the bounce back into your step with a tickle me pink foot massage and colours of varnishes as playful as the rainbow. Feel secure, relaxed and calm while enjoying some well-deserved time with the child you love.

For Mom & Daughter
Facial
Brow shaping
Foot soak and exfoliation
Buff and shape of nails
Reflex on the soles
Varnish of your choice

Couples Massage
120 min (R 990)
The language of love can be expressed in many ways, but in the end, actions speak louder than words. Let your ‘words’ to each other be the journey of touch. In the privacy of your room you will be welcomed by the hint of aromatherapy oils, the sound of soft music, the ambiance created by soft candlelight. Let our professional therapist guide you and your partner through movements and massage techniques while you sip on your glass of Môreson Méthode Cap Classique.

Foot reflexology
Leg & abdomen shiatsu massage
Back, neck and shoulder massage
Digitopressure facial massage
Relaxing scalp therapy
A cold bottle of Môreson Méthode Cap Classique

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Klink Awards 2013

Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant has been nominated in two categories for the #KlinkAwards 2013!  The annual awards were launched by Wine Tourism South Africa, with the objective of inspiring South Africans to explore and enjoy the experiences offered by the country’s winelands.

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The first category is Delicious DeliAward for Best Deli on a Wine Farm. The Farm Grocer offers a wealth of artisan charcuterie products, such as saussison sec, hams, Mettwurst and hand-cured bacon. The focus is on utterly delectable and unique products, such as wagyu beef biltong, popcorn dust, peri-peri and dill pickle, macadamia nut dukkah, Berbere Ethiopian spice paste and more. Vote for us here.

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The second category is Comfort Zone: Award for casual dining on a Wine Farm, Chef Neil Jewell’s philosophy is to use only the best ingredients, this coupled with his insatiable creativity makes for a lunchtime menu that celebrates wineland’s cuisine. Feast on dishes such as cocoa-dusted springbok loin, roasted Camembert and celeriac risotto, duck and foie gras pot pie, and much, much more. Vote for us here.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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