Wine Estates – stufftodo http://www.stufftodo.co.za Cape Town's complete guide to Lifestyle, Activities, Entertainment, Food, Health and Restaurants Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:33:05 +0000 en-ZA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 ENJOY A SENSATIONAL SUMMER’S DAY AT UITKYK http://www.stufftodo.co.za/enjoy-a-sensational-summer%e2%80%99s-day-at-uitkyk/ Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:13:06 +0000 http://www.stufftodo.co.za/?p=4961 Stellenbosch wine estate Uitkyk is offering delicious gourmet picnics and cheese platters that will guarantee anyone a memorable daytrip to the Cape . . . → Read More Here: ENJOY A SENSATIONAL SUMMER’S DAY AT UITKYK]]>

Summer PicnicsStellenbosch wine estate Uitkyk is offering delicious gourmet picnics and cheese platters that will guarantee anyone a memorable daytrip to the Cape Winelands this summer.

Enjoy a delicious picnic on the sprawling lawns surrounding the estate’s neo-classical manor house from 1788, or on its terrace while the kids keep themselves entertained on the Dreamweavers jungle gym.  You can also order a cheese platter in the tasting centre to savour with some of Uitkyk’s delicious wines.

A gourmet picnic basket for two at R300, including a bottle of wine, is available but must be booked 24 hours in advance. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets, in which case a R50 entrance fee will be applicable.  This fee will however be waivered if more than R100 is spent on wine purchases at the estate’s tasting centre.  Guests may also bring picnic blankets and chairs, but picnic blankets can also be booked at no cost. A cheese platter for four is offered at R120 and can be ordered on arrival.

Uitkyk’s festive trading hours are Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 to 17:00 and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00.

Contact Carlin van Graan on 021 884 4416 or cevangraan@distell.co.za for bookings and enquiries.

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ALTO AN IDEAL DESTINATION FOR SUMMER SUNDOWNERS http://www.stufftodo.co.za/alto-an-ideal-destination-for-summer-sundowners/ Fri, 25 Nov 2011 10:42:23 +0000 http://www.stufftodo.co.za/?p=4940

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Alto

For the third year in a row the Alto wine estate on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain near Somerset West is offering its once-a-week summer sundowners. Known for its stunning views and impressive collection of classically-styled red wines, it’s the perfect venue to enjoy an end-of-day refresher.

At R50 per person, visitors can sip on a refreshing red-wine-infused cocktail and snack on a selection of freshly-baked breads served with pesto, extra virgin olive oil and pâtés while watching the sun set over the vineyards and surrounding mountains.

These sundowners are served from 17:00 to 19:00 every Wednesday until the end of February 2012.  Booking is essential.  Contact Monika Jordaan on 021 881 3884 or mojordaan@distell.co.za for bookings and further information.  Tastings of three red wines or port at R10 per person are also on offer.

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Delheim picnics daily by the riverside ‘til April 2012 http://www.stufftodo.co.za/delheim-picnics-daily-by-the-riverside-%e2%80%98til-april-2012/ Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:20:19 +0000 http://www.stufftodo.co.za/?p=4780 Summer has arrived, the mercury is rising, and attention turns again to the sunny Cape outdoors. Enjoy a gourmet picnic on the . . . → Read More Here: Delheim picnics daily by the riverside ‘til April 2012]]>

Delheim PicnicsSummer has arrived, the mercury is rising, and attention turns again to the sunny Cape outdoors. Enjoy a gourmet picnic on the lawn at the riverside behind the Delheim cellar (mere meters away from where Bessie the cow drank 20 litres of wine: though we don’t suggest a repeat performance by our visitors!) seven days a week at 12h00, until the end of April 2012. The best score of all is the Delheim wine, sold at cellar door prices to Delheim picnickers, sans a restaurant mark-up.

On the menu this season is smoked salmon; a salad of home-smoked chicken breast with celery, spring onions, homemade pickled pumpkin and pomegranate kernels; a curried lentil salad with mint and peppadews; mascarpone cheese & fig spread; leberwurst pâté; locally-made blue cheese; freshly-cut biltong; homemade dolmades; zwiebelkuchen (German onion pie); beef samoosas; pimento-stuffed olives from Chrisna’s Deli; sun-ripened cocktail tomatoes; freshly-baked farm bread; focaccia and crackers.

Those who still have room for dessert can opt for fresh fruit or something sweeter – koeksisters & Gabriele chocolates (which I’m sure would be Bessie’s choice; but don’t let that dissuade you!) A large bottle of sparkling water is included in the price and a vegetarian option is available on request.

A basket for two is a bargain at R260 (excluding additional beverages), while a basket for four can be had for R520.

A special basket for children under the age of 12, priced at R65, includes a bratwurst hotdog, carrot sticks, raisins, Gouda cheese, crackers, yoghurt, fresh fruit, a chocolate brownie with ice cream, and a fruit juice.

Best of all, if you bounce out of bed to discover a sunny day, let us know before 10h30 and your basket can still be prepared. Contact the restaurant team at restaurant@delheim.com or telephone (021) 888-4607.

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ARTISAN SLOW FOOD & BOUTIQUE WINE PAIRINGS WITH SONIA CABANO http://www.stufftodo.co.za/artisan-slow-food-boutique-wine-pairings-with-sonia-cabano/ Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:05:29 +0000 http://www.stufftodo.co.za/?p=4505

Strawberries and Champagne, White Wine with Fish, Red Wine and chocolate. whatever you’ve heard, forget it! Sonia Cabano will teach . . . → Read More Here: ARTISAN SLOW FOOD & BOUTIQUE WINE PAIRINGS WITH SONIA CABANO]]>

Slow Food and Boutique Wine Pairings

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Strawberries and Champagne, White Wine with Fish, Red Wine and chocolate.
whatever you’ve heard, forget it! Sonia Cabano will teach you that food and wine
pairing have nothing to do with wine colour, pairing to proteins, or “matching or
contrasting” flavours. In fact it is based on three components: tastes, flavours, and
textures. But you could not know this unless you book for the first of the Slowmarket
Artisan Food Pairing on 1st October 2011. Presented in the cellar at Stellenbosch slow.
Ticket price is only R50 per head! From 11h00-13h00.
So who is Sonia Cabano? A self confessed Slowfood junkie, author of Easy, Simple &
Delicious and Relish and demonstration chef found everywhere from Good Food &
Wine show, to TV3 series ‘Pampoen tot Perlemoen’ and Expresso. Our aim is to
educate you on Slowfood in a relaxed interactive environment. Come on bring
along partners and friends and share in our own slowfood convivium. For more
information contact Sonia on 071 674 0222 or on soniacabano2000@gmail.com or
www.soniacabano.com
SO WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
 Welcome speech Sonia Cabano, introduction of suppliers, farmers, chefs
and/or wine makers
 Introduction and history of slowfood and slowmarkets
 Participating hosts: Melanie Blom from Badsberg wines, Guy Kedian and
Schalk Opperman from Holden Manz wines, Chef Jean Nel from Flamed, Chef
Melissa Naude from Naudeli and Willem Viljoen from charcuterie Rudi’s Deli.
 Enjoy the fascinating effects of combining different food tastes with various
wine styles to enhance different flavours
 We look at combinations that work to include some of the traditionally
“difficult” wine and food matches.
 Arrive 10–15 minutes before the starting time so that you may arrange
yourselves comfortably in the cellar downstairs.
OUR PARTNERS
Badsberg Wines cellar lies in the Rawsonville area at the foot of the well-known
Badsberg mountain. They produce a range of quality wines that regularly receive
national and international awards. These accolades include winning the Pietman
Hugo Trophy 3 years in a row. Melanie Blom will offer you a taste of their reds and
whites including Chardonnay, Belladonna, Chenin Blanc and Pinotage. They will also
be presenting their Dessert Wine SA Championship winning Muscadel and Noble Late
Harvest.
Holden Manz Wines is situated at Klein Genot in the Franschoek valley and produces
a boutique wine collection consisting of Merlot, Cabarnet and Port. There guiding
farming principal to ‘tread lightly’ ensures that slowfood principles are adhered to in
all practices on the 22 hectare wine estate. PRO Guy Kedian and wine maker Schalk
Opperman will be presenting and pairing their collection of fine wines with Big Belly’s
biltong and cheeses from the regions leading producers, Dalewood and Simonsig.
Willie Viljoen from Rudi’s Deli specialises in charcuterie focusing on sausage made in
Argentinian, French, German, Italian and Spanish tradition. Preservative, M.S.G and
additive free Rudi’s Deli offers 100% meat content with the promise of no soya, rusk or
potato starch used to bulk up their foods. Hand mixing, home grown herbs and wines
used as a preservative in sausage are the order of the day. Cured or smoked their
free range organic meats and venison are used as the core base in creating a fine
variety of spiced sausage, salami or chorizo. Rudi’s Deli frequents both Stellenbosch &
Willowbridge slowmarkets.
Naudeli was born to simply create luscious, wholesome food to enjoy by all. Proprietor
Melissa Naude comes from a family embedded in the wine and food industry. She
believes that once the food is made it is still not enough because good food needs to
be shared. She use as many fresh local products sourced in the Boland area and
makes everything daily in her home based kitchen. Melissa produces homemade
breads with cheese, vegetable, herbs and ostrich biltong flavours and a large variety
of Mediterranean dips, pates, preserves and tapa styled foods. Naudeli frequents
Stellenbosch slow.
The creator of FLAMED, Jean Nel believe that life is to short to eat bad food! Trained
as a professional chef Jean is motivated by passion, care and integrity. Working as a
food stylist, chef school instructor and event caterer are just a few of his many
“foodie” talents. In true slowfood principle all his meats and ingredients are seasonal,
organic where possible and locally sourced. Launched at the Good food and Wine
show in May 2010, Flamed focuses on the concept of taking food from the BBQ to the
table. Flamed frequents Stellenbosch slow.
Enjoy the Slow Pairings experience! Book know to avoid disappointment.
Contact: Sonia Cabano
Cell: 071 674 0222
soniacabano2000@gmail.com
www.soniacabano.com

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ROCK AND BLUES AT DURBANVILLE HILLS http://www.stufftodo.co.za/rock-and-blues-at-durbanville-hills/ Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:41:30 +0000 http://www.stufftodo.co.za/?p=4500

Unwind under the olive trees on November 11 as you enjoy Durbanville Hills’ award-winning wines whilst listening to the mellow sounds . . . → Read More Here: ROCK AND BLUES AT DURBANVILLE HILLS]]>

Rock and Bleus at Durbanvill Hills

Unwind under the olive trees on November 11 as you enjoy Durbanville Hills’ award-winning wines whilst listening to the mellow sounds of indie rock musician Farryl Purkiss and blues artist Dan Patlansky.

Both musicians have been gaining national and international recognition and radio success for their unique sounds which can be enjoyed as the sun sets over Table Bay.

Enjoy gourmet burgers and traditional “boerie” rolls prepared by the Durbanville Hills Eatery chef and purchase hot chocolate, coffee, soft drinks and Durbanville Hills’ wines at the food and wine bar. No other alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the premises.

Chairs are not allowed and guests are advised to bring a blanket, snacks and glasses along.

Date:               Friday, 11 November

Time:               Gates open at 18h00 with the show starting at 19h00

Venue:             Durbanville Hills Wines, Tygerbergvalley Road (M13)

Tickets:            R100 per person available from www.webtickets.co.za (children under 12 free)

Picnic boxes can be pre-booked from the Durbanville Hills Eatery at R220 for 2 people.

Contact Juan at info@dheatery.co.za or 021 558 1337.

For more information contact Simone Brown at SIBrown@durbanvillehills.co.za or 021 558 1300.

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SPRING IT ON – CONSTANTIA http://www.stufftodo.co.za/spring-it-on-%e2%80%93-constantia/ Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:16:49 +0000 http://www.stufftodo.co.za/?p=4492 The Constantia Valley “Cape Town’s Vineyard” invites you to participate in warm hospitality, fine wines, exceptional food and good old fashion fun during the . . . → Read More Here: SPRING IT ON – CONSTANTIA]]>

The Constantia Valley “Cape Town’s Vineyard” invites you to participate in warm hospitality, fine wines, exceptional food and good old fashion fun during the “Spring it on” celebrations from 14th to 23rd October 2011.

The Constantia Valley Wine Farms, and Restaurants have put together a ten day itinerary designed to entice all out of their homes after a chilly winter.

From food and wine pairings, vineyard safaris,  picnics under the stars to charity events Constantia is definitely where you NEED to be in October.

For all of the information you need to make sure you don’t miss out on this Constantia Extravaganza please visit www.spring-it-on-constantia.com or phone the Constantia Valley Association on +27 21 794 0542

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