Devonvalley general information

Accommodation

The Devon Valley Hotel’s 50 stylishly furnished guest rooms reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel while enjoying unobstructed views of the mountains, vineyards and olive groves.

Devonvalley rooms

Rooms

The spacious Luxury rooms and Executive suites are the hotel’s premier offering, ideal for a romantic escape or a rejuvenating retreat.

Flavours Restaurant

Flavours Restaurant

Flavours restaurant has an elegant and welcoming ambience and promises to offer guests authentic, contemporary Cape cuisine in a picturesque setting.

Cedarwood Lounge & Bar

Cedarwood Lounge & Bar

The cosy Cedarwood bar & lounge is home to one of the most definitive collections of single malt whiskies in South Africa.

Vineyard Terrace

Vineyard Terrace

The Vineyard Terrace with breath-taking views over the valley, vineyards and Helderberg mountains is the ideal spot for al Fresco dinning or a glass of wine at sunset.

Le Venue at the House of J.C. Le Roux

Le Venue at the House of J.C. Le Roux

Le Venue at the House of JC le Roux offers a chic venue with beautiful views and excellent sparkles.

Devonvalley Conferencing

Conferencing

The Hotel offers six fully air-conditioned conference venues with an abundance of natural light.

Devonvalley Weddings

Weddings

The unforgettable country charm and style of the Hotel provides the ideal place to create memories that will last a life time.

SylvanVale Vineyards

SylvanVale Vineyards

The Devon Valley Hotel is surrounded by its own working SylvanVale Vineyards that produce handmade boutique style wines that are only available for sale to guests to the property.

SylvanVale Wine & Flavours Food canapé tastings

SylvanVale Wine & Food pairings

Gourmet Food and SylvanVale wine pairings are available all year round in Flavours Restaurant.

Devonvalley Whisky Tastings

Whisky Tastings

Gourmet Food and SylvanVale wine pairings are available all year round in Flavours Restaurant.

Devon Valley Detour

Devon Valley Detour

The Devon Valley Detour offers an unforgettable journey through the picturesque Devon Valley. Experience the abundance of flavours and renowned wines of the Vintners of Devon Valley.

History of The Devon Valley Hotel

History of The Devon Valley Hotel

The original timber-framed building was built in 1947 and initially called the Cedarwood Hotel. It was renamed The Devon Valley Hotel in the early nineteen sixties.

Devonvalley Video Tour

Video Tour

View our video tour here.

Devonvalley Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

The Devon Valley supports various responsible business practices including the Thembalitsha Foundation’s Graceland school situated directly opposite the hotel that caters for the underprivileged immediate community.

HS&V Hospitality Management

HS&V Hospitality Management

HS&V Hospitality Management provides hotels, restaurants and resort owners with turnkey management and marketing solutions.

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The Devon Valley Detour | Article by Claire Barnardo

Wine-pairings have become so popularised these days that it’s almost par for the course. But what about a tour that takes you on a combined experience of such tastings?

Sipping on a varietal that’s more suited to what you’re eating is no longer posh. In fact it’s more the done thing than ever before, and if you think about it, actually quite logical to have food and wine that complements each other. But in an industry where standing out is vital, what is necessary to take that up a notch?  The short answer is ‘unity’ and the Devon Valley is where it’s all happening.

Set in one of the lush corners of the Stellenbosch winelands, Devon Valley is a little off the main track. As you travel down the narrower countryside roads, it does feel like you’ve taken a bit of an alternative route. It’s here that neighbouring wine farms decided to join forces and came up with the idea to offer visitors the chance to do wine pairings as a group.

First stop is at the Devon Valley Hotel, built in 1947 the hotel has its own working vineyard SylvanVale. Sit under the ghost tree on the terrace and you’ll be spoilt with vineyard and mountain views. The hotel offers wine tasting accompanied by a platter of tasty canapés. Like the prawn in raspberry vinaigrette, or the poached pear and camembert. The atmosphere is peaceful and setting relaxed. It’s the ideal way to start the experience. And just as relaxation sets in, it’s time to head to Clos Malverne where chef Nadia Louw Smith has come up with something new when it comes to pairings. Besides being swept away with the spectacular view, Clos Malverne has sought to change things up a bit by going sweet. Each ice-cream is carefully made to suit the wine’s it goes with, and what’s more is that the menu is seasonal so the flavours are always changing. The passion fruit and white chocolate suited the Sauvignon Blanc exceptionally well. Not to mention the heavenly combination of pairing toffee, almond and vanilla ice-cream with the wooded Chardonnay.

Opening up a whole new dimension to wine-tasting is what you can expect. If your tooth is naturally sweeter then the final stop at The House of J.C. le Roux is as much fun. The bubbly, marshmallow and meringue experience consists of two sparkling wines and three Méthode Cap Classiques. Like the Pinot Noir Rosé accompanying the Turkish Delight Meringue which has the lingering aftertaste of berries. Learning more about local MCC is so interesting too.

Having experienced the Devon Valley at its best certainly shines a new light on pairing. Combined with such incredible hospitality at each farm, it was so neighbourly that it felt as if we spent the day with friends.

The detour

    • Wine and canapés-pairing at Devon Valley Hotel
    • Wine tasting at Middelvlei
    • Wine and ice-cream-pairing at Clos Malverne
    • Bubbly, meringue and marshmallow-tasting at The House of J.C. le Roux

Experience it for yourself:
Devon Valley Hotel
Devon Valley Road
Stellenbosch
021 865 2012
devonvalleyhotel.com/

Claire Barnardo, editor of Property Junction

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