It can be argued that there’s no matter way to experience the Mother City than by tasting your way from one spot to another. Cape Town is a hub of delicious delights whether they’re paired or prepared so make sure you have a good friend or two to go along with you and put your tastebuds to the test.

1. Chocolate Tasting with Honest Chocolate

If you can’t get enough of that rich cocoa goodness, why not whip up a few of your own unique chocolatey bonbons with Honest Chocolate.

Honest Chocolate hosts chocolate-making workshops with full tastings and instructions on how cocoa beans are farmed and processed.

You’ll learn how chocolate is made and get a lesson on dipping, decorating and wrapping your own set of four unique bonbons to take home.

Contact: 076 765 8306

Address: Honest Shop & Production Kitchen, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

Website: honestchocolate.co.za

2. Tea Tasting at O’ways Teacafe

If tea is your favourite winter drink head over to O’ways Teacafe for a little education and a lot of sipping as you sample their many teas.

Learn about a delightful variety of teas while taking in the cosy atmosphere of this cute café, which serves a unique vegetarian menu everyday.

Their service is great and their tea menu is bigger than their food one, so you’re sure to find the perfect tea for your palate.

Contact: 021 671 2850

Address: Shop 2, Heritage House, 20 Dreyer Street Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa 7708

Website: www.oways.co.za

3. Champagne & Chocolate Tasting, Villiera Wines 

When drinking champagne there’s always room for a little something on the side and Villiera has just that with their champagne and chocolate tasting.

Enjoy a unique selection of colourful bitesize chocolate treats paired with complementary bubbly to further unlock their flavour.

This is the perfect tasting for the bubbly-lover and you won’t regret paying this gorgeous estate a visit either.

Contact: 021 865 2002

Address: R101 And R304 (Old Paarl And Stellenbosch Rds) Koelenhof 7600

Website: www.villiera.com

4. Gin Tasting at The Gin Bar

Sneak away for a ginning evening at The Gin Bar, where a tasting will allow you to savour three distinct local gins.

Each glass comes paired with premium tonic and a selection of fresh garnishes to add your favourites touches of taste and smell.

Friendly, knowledgeable staff will take your through the tasting note and a minimum of four people are accepted for each booking.

Tasting times: 3pm and 5pm, Thursday – Saturday.

Cost: R175 per person

Contact: 071 241 2277

Address: 64A Wale Street Cape Town, Western Cape 8000

Website: www.theginbar.co.za

5. Cupcake & Wine at Delheim Wine Estate

You don’t always have to pair your wine with cheese or something savoury, Delheim is well-known for their cupcake pairings and they just got even more interesting.

Enjoy cupcakes inspired and flavoured with the Cape’s beautiful fynbos floral kingdom paired with eco-friendly wines, from honeybush to buchu.

This latest addition employs an entirely new range of fynbos-inspired cupcakes to showcase the excellence of Delheim wines.

Contact: 021 888 4600

Address: Knorhoek Road Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600

Website: www.delheim.com

6. Pizza and Wine Tasting at Eikendal Vineyards

Put some delicious pizza where your mouth is and try out Eikendal’s delicious pizza and wine pairing.

This is the perfect tasting for a junk food lover who still wants to add a little touch of sophistication to their meal.

Go on a tasting adventure as you try three wines paired with perfectly-suited pizzas.

This Winter Pizza & Wine Pairing Experience is on offer Tuesdays to Sundays between 12pm and 4pm until August 30 and from September 1 from Tuesdays to Fridays. Due to the popularity, only bookings will be accepted.

Contact: 021 855 1422

Website: www.eikendal.com

Picture: Facebook/ The Gin Bar

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Aimee Pace

Aimee is an avid gamer, enthusiastic yogi and animal lover. Addicted to anime, coffee and plant-based meals. Current favourite pastimes include, sewing and learning Japanese.