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A delicious blend of three classic grape varieties evoking the sensory richness of Southern France. The wine displays a bright ruby red colour and the aroma is bursting with juicy red berries and hints of white pepper. A velvety smooth wine with a moderate alcohol.
This wine is ideal for lunchtime enjoyment with seared tuna, smoked chocken salad, a selection of carpaccio's, beef sosaties and pulled pork to name a few.
With a brilliantly clear colour the 2015 Sauvignon blanc express flavours of concentrated tropical fruit and gooseberries with nuances of green fig and green pepper. The tapestry of flavours saturates the mouthfeel while the crisp acidity refreshes. This unique balance between the two elements equals pure Sauvignon Blanc satisfaction.
A perfect aperitif on a warm summer day, this wine also works very well with rich and fatty foods. Try it with salads, goats milk cheese, lemon-garnished fish dishes and Thai foods.
The wine displays a star bright golden straw colour. This sunshine wine exudes scents of litchi’s and rose petals. Layers of Turkish delight and hints of honey coat the palate. The rich and complex layers of fruit are well balanced and it is the harmony between the elements of fruit, acidity and sweetness that make this wine a perfect companion for spicy Thai cuisine or can be enjoyed on its own.
Serve well chilled as a sundowner on a summer’s day. It’s definitely a good companion to Cape Malay boboties and smoked cheeses. Also splendid with cured Yellowtail and Asian coleslaw, or chicken and prawn curry with coconut milk.
The wine displays a light straw colour. The 2016 Chenin blanc screams tropical fruit in a glass. An array of white pear and melon with an undertone of quava.The synergy between the acid and the fruit makes this wine a super quaffer. An unpretentious wine that over delivers on the nose and palate, stating itself as an any occasion companion.
Beetroot and Citrus salad with goat’s cheese. Steamed mussels with a garlic cream sauce. Whole chicken on the fire with root vegetables and if all else fails just on its own for pure enjoyment.
The wine exhibits a golden dust colour. An abundance of yellow apple is wrapped in lemon and lime with seductive notes of toasty hazelnuts. The silky smooth texture coats the palate creating a mouthfeel filled with delicate citrus. The wine has a fresh crisp acidity with slight notes of oakiness.
Ideal with pasta, poultry and fish. Delicious with asparagus and melted butter, mild Indian Korma, soufflés and quiches. Creamy cheese like ripe Winelands Camembert, Pont le Eveque or Reblochon. Do not serve too cold: 14-16°C should be perfect.
This youthful wine with its vibrant ruby colour, entices with the sweet scented aromas of red berries and blueberries and just a touch of spice. Moulded tannins sculpture the palate with the soft nuances of dried prunes and red cherries. The finish is juicy and delectable.
Enjoy with hearty pastas and sundried tomato stew. Alternatively, South African dishes that would benefit from this wine include game dishes such as ostrich steak, springbok or kudu casseroles, and of course a traditional South African Braai.
Rich velvet red. Decadent layers of black forest chocolate cake topped with black cherries. Masculine perfume with a white pepper and cinnamon twist. Tailored tannins capture the aromas of black fruit with hints of liquorice.
Delicious with Chalmar rump, espetadas and a great pair with seared tuna layered with coarse pink peppercorn.
The wine displays a dense opaque colour, A perfume entrance of rich plums, cinnamon spice and a dash of lead pencil. The three varieties unite and form a powerful trio of concentrated blackberry fruit. The tannins are soft and supple and the refined dry finish captures the characteristics of this Cape Style blend, leaving lingering notes of sweet plum and spice.
Egyptian dukka crusted beef fillet medallions, slow roasted belly of pork, springbok espetada, roasted duck and plainly cooked ostrich steak.
The wine displays a dense opaque colour. The lavish flavours of ripe plums and maraschino cherries embroider the palate. Spicy layers of cedar oak polish the tannins, giving the wine an elegant longevity.
Cape Malay bobotie, seared tuna, slow roasted belly of pork, oven roasted rack of lamb, crispy duck salad with hazel praline.
This wine displays a dark ruby colour. Youthful notes of sweet red berry fruit. The polished and well integrated tannins express the exotic cherry flavours with hints of vanilla pod and spice on the palate. A finishing touch of subtle oak notes lingers on the aftertaste.
Napoletana pasta, meat lover’s Pizza, Beef Carpaccio, decadent Hamburger and last but definitely not the least a festive barbeque.
The wine has a dense opaque colour. High notes of black berries and black cherries express the seductive notes of cedar, pencil shavings and traces of fynbos. The youthful yet tame tannins create a dry finish filled with black berry fruit pockets.
Rare Roast Beef, Leg of Lamb, grilled veal, braised ribs, flavourful and hearty pastas.
A delightful bright salmon pink colour is embroidered with delicate slow rising bubbles. The enchanting mousse unveils luscious strawberries and fresh red berry flavours with a zesty citrus surprise. A celebration of refreshing flavours tantalise the palate while the subtle yet crisp acidity causes an array of lingering high notes. This vibrant sparkling rosé reflects elegance, style and finesse.
Chinese and Thai dishes, lightly dressed seafood salads, fruit salads with red fruits and berries, Japanese sushi, crayfish thermidor and last but definitely not the least a decadent dessert.
Elegant medium straw colour. Rich tones of granny smith apple and citrus elevates and unites with the red berry flavours of its blending companions. Dancing pearls of fine mouse creates an ambiance of magical aromas. On the palate the refined acidity captures the aromas of secondary yeast flavours with a twist of berry and apple flavours. A top class sparkling wine that resembles elegance and finesse.
The versatile Kaapse Vonkel can be served with scramble eggs in the morning, sushi for lunch, duck for supper and an almond cake for dessert. Not to mention the obvious match with fresh oysters or pâtés and if all else fails, on its own as your companion.
Extremely fine mousse of delicate bubbles elegantly accompanies the glints of gold colour. This Blanc de Blancs will surprise you with its intensity of citrus and dry fruit aromas with hints of fresh hazelnut and white fruit. The complexity and surprisingly fresh finish of this cuvée makes this wine a great food wine.
Lively inspiring wines like the Cuvée Royale should be enjoyed with light delicate foods such as fish, shellfish, crayfish, caviar or artichoke hearts. Fresh succulent oysters are compulsory. At the end of a meal, Cuvée Royale will make an ideal partner for fresh desserts like fruit salad or sorbets. Or simply on its own just to celebrate a magic moment! Serve at 6 - 8°C. Do not over chill.
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