Van Loveren Family Vineyards Four Cousins Marula Cream is enjoyed wherever friends and family gather. Served chilled, on ice, over ice-cream or in milk. Try it in a Dom Pedro, or create your own cocktail.
Cocktails are about a personal taste, from the classics to the contemporary. The Butlers cocktail liqueuer range offers amazing choice for those mixing the perfect cocktail.
Butlers boasts a range of eleven flavours which includes Cherry Kirsh, Espresso, Crème de banana, Peppermint, Coconut, Strawberry, Ginger, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec, Van Der Hum and l Butlers Rose.
When Butlers became the cocktail choice for barmen, the packaging was given a facelift and the dazzling shimmer bottle was introduced. The bottle was designed with diamond facets to shimmer on any bar display and the skittle shape of the bottle is perfect for flaring.
Butlers Liqueurs received two awards at the prestigious Gold pack Awards 2009 ceremony hosted by the Institute of Packaging. A Gold Medal for “Packaging Excellence” as well as the Gold Pack Trophy for “Best Glass on Show”.
In conjunction with the launch of the new bottle, diligence was applied to ensure the best taste profile for each flavour –Butlers not only tastes great but also mix’s and layers exceptionally well. Butlers is a world class liqueur range, but is also kept at a surprisingly competitive price point.
So choose Butlers Liqueurs diverse range of liqueurs at great value.
Ross Snowdon has been involved in the SA bartending scene for over 10 years now and has worked in and ran every aspect of the business from Mobile bars, prestigious nightclubs, cocktail bars, private flair & fire shows & even a Jazz club. Currently Ross is working with a team opening a Cocktail bar & restaurant in Melville where you can visit him soon and has designed drinks for a foodie magazine & competed all across the country in both flair & Mixo respectively.
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Van Loveren at a glance...
Our family’s philosophy of grape-growing and winemaking is based on a long term uncompromising approach to producing only premium quality wine, maximizing the natural varietal fruit flavours from carefully selected quality grapes.
We have always believed in the integration of modern technology with the traditional style of winemaking. Over the last 30 years, we have worked tirelessly to provide approachable, quality and value for money South African wines of distinctive character.
Our wines embody everything that is uniquely and quite proudly South African. Our products are generous, full of flavour, fun, accessible, consistent and most importantly, enjoyable.
The Van Loveren vineyards have been in our family since 1937 when Hennie Retief Sr. bought some land in the Robertson area. Previously the property was part of a larger farm known as Goudmyn, the Afrikaans term meaning “Gold Mine” and a name that reflected the perceptions around the large sum paid for the original farm.
This property was later sub-divided and Hennie started farming on Goudmyn portion “F”. His wife, Jean (her maiden name was Van Zyl), disliked the farm’s designation and said it stood, to her mind, for “fools and failures”. As a result she persuaded her husband to rename the farm. At first they contemplated calling it Roche Rouge, after the impressive red ridge of the Elandsberg Mountain that formed a backdrop to their home. Jean, a traditionalist, however convinced Hennie to name the farm after Christina van Loveren – an ancestor whose bridal chest was passed down for generations and remains on the farm to this day. Christina was married to the first Van Zyl to arrive in South Africa in 1692.
Hennie Sr. made his first wine – a red muscadel – in 1939. More vineyards were planted; more wine was made; and, a new cellar was built in 1963 as his sons, Nico and Wynand, grew older. Back then the wine was all sold in bulk and it was only in 1980 that the first bottled Van Loveren wine – 500 cases of Premium Grand Cru – was launched.
From the mid 1990’s Nico and Wynand’s four sons joined the farm one after the other as they completed their studies. Today our four cousins are the driving force behind the company. Hennie and Neil are viticulturists, Bussell is the winemaker and Phillip looks after the business side of things. With the Van Loveren brand entrenched, they introduced the well-priced Four Cousins range of wines in 2000. Released in 1,5l bottles, it hit the market with a bang and is today South Africa’s biggest selling bottled brand.
Visitors can choose from an informal tasting at our pods, or a relaxed food & wine pairing which can be enjoyed on the deck overlooking the garden. Pairings include Chocolate and wine, Cheese and wine, Charcuterie and wine, Nougat, Nuts and wine, a Four Cousins fan pairing as well as non-alcoholic pairings for both adults and children.