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Eagles' Nest soup and wine pairings
29 May 2012 by Eagles' Nest
Eagles' Nest wine estate in the Constantia Valley has just launched an
exciting and innovative offering of "Soup and Wine Pairings", just in
time for winter!
Visitors to our Tasting Room this winter can now take a seat alongside our fireplace and enjoy a generous bowl of hot, steaming soup, perfectly paired with one of our fine wines.
Our soups are made fresh daily and are supplied by . Zoop! Soup are famous for their utterly moreish soup creations that are sold at the weekly Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay. All soups are made with natural ingredients, and contain neither flour, or gluten nor preservatives. Zoop! Soup
The soups and wine pairings change weekly, dependent on whatever hearty soups Zoop have made with that week's freshest seasonal ingredients - think Cream of Fresh Mushroom, Spicy Chicken and Coconut, Garden Pea and Mint, Roasted Tomato and Basil, Curried Red Lentil, and many more. Enjoy a hot, steaming bowl of soup paired with a glass of our best-matched white for just R65, or a bowl paired with the tastiest red accompaniment from our range for just R75. We're also launching Thirsty Thursdays this week (Thursday 31 May), where visitors can enjoy a soup paired with each of our wines, presented by winemaker Stuart Botha, for just R150 per person.
About Eagles' Nest
Eagles Nest was originally a section of Groot Constantia, the wine supplier to European nobility, established by Simon van der Stel in the late 1600's. Our history reveals that it operated as a commercial farm producing export fruit, as well as, vegetables for the local market up until the late 1960's. Over time the farm has had a number of owners; since 1984 it has been in the control of the Mylrea family.
Following a devastating mountain fire in 2000 which destroyed all of our natural fynbos vegetation and Protea plants, as well as approximately 95% of the forestation, we decided to move the farms focus to wine. Whilst the Constantia Valley is most famous for its whites, we felt that with our unique terroir within the valley, it would be more suited to reds. With our East, West and North facing slopes it is the steepest commercially farmed land in the Cape region, if not all of South Africa.
Our land is located 10.5km from the warm False Bay coastline and in the direct path of the summer trade winds. The lower vineyards are at around 150m above sea level and the highest at approximately 400m above sea level. Average rain fall is approximately 1100mm to 1200mm per annum. Of the total area of 38.4 hectares, approximately 12 hectares are under vine which will deliver around 120 ton due to the fact that the steep slopes allow for a higher than normal vine density per hectare.
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