Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate has launched a click and collect service to meet a major surge in demand following the lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol. Details for placing an order are online.
At no extra charge, the estate’s customers can pick up their wines at collection points in Cape Town, at Bellville, and from the vineyard at Benguela Cove, near Hermanus. Alternatively, customers can opt for home delivery. They can also enjoy free online wine tasting webinars that the vineyard has just introduced, guided by cellar master Johann Fourie.
Penny Streeter OBE, managing director of Benguela Cove, wines says, “There has been massive demand for our wines and we are grateful for the support of our loyal customers. The ban on alcohol sales during the Covid-19 lockdown since 26 April will have had a major impact on the finances of South African vineyards, but we are in good shape at Benguela Cove, mainly because the UK is our major export market, where wine sales are allowed all throughout their lockdown.
“Click and collect helps us to meet customer demand fast, and with no delivery charges to pass on. We now look forward to the government further lifting the lockdown, so visitors can enjoy the estate’s hospitality and entertainments; we will be ready with safe social distancing measures and other protection.”
Wines of South Africa previously released an estimate that a five-week ban on exports could result in a direct export revenue loss of over R1 billion.
For further information visit www.benguelacove.co.za/