Wine is great, of course, and Capetonians are spoiled for choice when it comes to wine farms to visit. But one some days, you want more than just your regular wine and charcuterie platter . We have gathered five wine estates that offer a little something extra that you can enjoy while sipping on their wines.
1. Delheim’s Wine and Fynbos Cupcake Pairing
In this next-level experience, Delheim combines their eco-friendly winemaking with the Cape’s famous Floral Kingdom. Enjoy an all-new twist of an evergreen favourite with Delheim’s Wine and Fynbos Cupcake Pairing. This entirely new range of fynbos-inspired cupcakes perfectly showcase the excellence of Delheim wines.
This tasting experience includes four fynbos-infused cupcakes paired with four award-winning wines. Bookings are preferred.
- Price: R150 per person
- Location: Knorhoek Rd, Stellenbosch, 7599
- Website: delheim.com
2. Eikendal’s Pizza and Wine Pairing
Eikendal Vineyards’ popular and unique Pizza & Wine Pairing is ready to delight food and wine lovers while helping guests fend off the cold bite of winter. Enjoy three thin-crust mini pizzas prepared by resident restaurant Cucina di Giovanni and paired with three of Eikendal’s finest red wines.
This Winter Pizza & Wine Pairing experience is on offer Tuesdays to Sundays between 12pm and 4pm. Bookings are essential.
- Price: R150 per person
- Location: R44, Raithby, 7601
- Website: eikendal.com
3. Idiom’s wine and canapé pairings
Idiom Wines in Somerset West has three delicious tasting options that include canapés and macarons.
1. The Single Varietal Wine and Canapé Pairing:
This tasting consists of four Idiom single varietal wines and carefully selected canapés. Start of with their Idiom Semillon with almond and verjuice paste, white grap and honey mustart seed, before moving on to and Idiom Viognier paired with confit chicken roulade and spiced apricot chutney. Then taste the Idiom Sangiovese with BBQ prok, polenta corn bread and dehydrated tomatoes. Finally, enjoy the Idiom Zinfandel with crispy lamb panzerotti and salsa verde emulsion.
2. Idiom Blends Wine and Canapé Pairing:
This tasting consists of three Idiom blends and three canapés. First you’ll enjoy their Idiom Cape Blend with lamb roulade, blackcurrant and juniper, buchu salt and mint jus. After that, taste the Idiom ‘B’ Blend with beef fillet kebab, mixed peppercorn cream and fermented blueberries. End off with their Idiom ‘R’ blend paired with seared ostrich, chocolate ganache, butternut and coffee chutney.
3. Idiom Macaron and Wine Pairing:
This sweet tasting consists of three wines and three macarons. Enjoy the Extra Dry Prosecco with a peach buttercream, white chocolate and chamomile macaron, an Idiom White Gold with a honey jelly, caramel cream and candied lemon zest macaron, and finally, their Idiom Black Gold Hailstorm with an espresso and dark chocolate with prune compoté and raisin macaron.
Bookings are essential.
- Prices: All three tastings are R250 per person
- Location: Da Capo Vineyards Old Sir Lowrys Pass road, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130
- Website: idiom.co.za
4. Neethlingshof’s Flash Food and Slow Wine Pairing
They offer you the opportunity to enjoy “A Flash Food, Slow Wine Pairing”. Their winemaker spends months crafting and nurturing superb wines, and they match his efforts with bite-sized portions of fast food with a twist. This tasting experience includes five bite-sized dishes paired with five wines.
- Prices: R150 per person
- Location: Polkadraai Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
- Website: neethlingshof.co.za
5. Skilpadvlei’s Wine and Cheesecake Pairing
A perfect tasting experience for those with a sweet tooth. Enjoy four bite-sized cheesecake portions with four of Skilpadvlei’s best wines. Expect cheesecakes with unique flavours like kiwi, guava and musk, biltong and blueberry, and blackcurrant and dark chocolate.
- Prices: R100 per person
- Location: Skilpadvlei Farm M12 Polkadraai Road Stellenbosch, Cape Town, 7604
- Website: skilpadvlei.co.za
Add something extra to your wine tasting experience, whether it’s sweet or savoury. Happy munching and sipping!
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