Feeling like more than just a cheese board with your wine tasting?
Your favourite wines paired with delicious titbits are a great way to kickstart your food & wine summer outings. Try these 10 great pairings in and around Stellenbosch & Somerset West, Western Cape.
Vegetarian Wine Pairing – Le Pommier
If you are vegetarian, you will enjoy this one, also perfectly suitable for your meat-free Mondays! The newly introduced vegetarian wine pairing at Le Pommier Wine Estate is a must try. Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc paired with Basil Pesto Pasta, the crispness of the Sauvignon Blanc refreshes, cleansing the palate to be ready for another burst of flavour from the pesto. Dry Rosé with Mushroom Risotto. Mushroom and Wine a killer combo. Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 with Blue Cheese and Pear Crostini utterly delicious and finally the fruity, Merlot-based Red Blend complements a Camembert and Tomato Tartlet. The makings of a classic pairing!
The MCC and cheesecake pairing takes place in Laborie’s tasting room at the KWV Emporium. The pairings consist of lemon cheesecake and Brut; strawberry cheesecake and Rosè MCC; and hazelnut and Blanc de Blancs.
Biltong and Droëwors wine pairing – Stellenbosch Hills
The existing pairings include springbok biltong with the Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve White; moist beef biltong with the Stellenbosch Hills Polkadraai pinotage; ostrich droëwors with the Stellenbosch Hills merlot; smoked beef biltong with the Stellenbosch Hills shiraz; kudu droëwors with the Stellenbosch Hills cabernet sauvignon; and traditional beef droëwors with the Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve Red.
Wine and Cupcake Pairing at Delheim
This one almost needs no introduction. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it with your wine? At Delheim you can taste four wines paired perfectly with four of their delicious wines.
Wine and Ice Cream Pairing at Clos Malverne
In summer, Clos Malverne is the place to be. Cool off and take part in one of the original, unique wine tasting pairings with their very clever wine and ice cream pairing.
Pizza and Wine Pairing at Brenaissance
Do you think there is a more beautiful pair than wine and pizza? We certainly don’t think so. At Brenaissance you can learn exactly why your pizza works with wine and how to pick the best flavour combinations.
Gourmet Braaibroodjie and Wine Pairing. – Middlevlei
Nibble on a Snoek and Cottage Cheese Braaibroodjie with Middelvlei Unoaked Chardonnay, Boerewors and Mozzarella Braaibroodjie with Middelvlei Free-run Pinotage, Fig and Brie Braaibroodjie with Middelvlei Shiraz.
Panna Cotta & Wine at Rickety Bridge
Enjoy their Tasting Centre’s latest addition – a unique pairing of seasonal pannacotta’s and award-winning
wines. The pannacotta flavours are distinctively matched to accentuate the natural tasting notes of the wines.
Fudge and Wine at Avontuur
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Avontuur Wine Estate in Somerset West with fudge and wine pairing. Guests can savour award-winning red and white wines paired with Basilei handcrafted confectionary fudges, a range consisting of chocolate, cocoa, caramel and dark chocolate flavours all available at this wine estate.
South African Rustic Country Food & Wine Pairing – Le Pommier
Rustic Country Food paired with your favourite Le Pommier Wine. Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc perfect with the Seafood Risotto, Dry Rosé complements the must-have bobotie meatball (a little taste of why the Bobotie is so popular), Cabernet Sauvignon with Beef Carpaccio and finally the Merlot Based Red Blend with surprise… savoury, earthy Chicken Pie.