Cheese, biltong, chocolate and even salt! The top wine and food pairing destinations to add to your list

2019-05-14 12:10
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What's better than a crisp glass of Chenin Blanc paired with delicious cheese, biscuits and figs or a heavy red paired with chocolate? 

A snack with wine is a non-negotiable.

The Cape Winelands is home to some of the world's most beautiful wine farms, with picturesque views and unique pairings on offer - some even combining salt and wine!

Here are some of the top Western Cape food and wine pairing destinations to add to your list: 

Chocolate

Lanzerac, Stellenbosch

Get 5 premium wines paired with handmade artisan chocolates with spicy and salty flavours.

Villiera, Stellenbosch

Try some their range of MCC with miso and orange choccies and more!

Waterford, Stellenbosch

One of the very first wine farms to offer a chocolate and wine pairing, it still remains one of the Winelands' most beautiful venues. 


Lourensford, Somerset-West

Try the chocolate chilli or dark mint chocolate - so delicious! 

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Cupcakes

Delheim, Stellenbosch

Try the delectable Fynbos cupcakes paired with their range of wines. 

Nougat

Anthonij Rupert, Franschhoek

Try some yummy Cassata Almond and Candied Fruit Nougat with L’Ormarins Brut N/V! Mmmmm... 

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Ice cream

Close Malverne, Stellenbosch 

Think fig and lemon flavours of ice cream paired with fresh Sauvignon Blanc. 

Biltong

Durbanville Hills, Durbanville

5 types of biltong paired with 5 wines, sign us up!

Cheese

Fairview, Paarl

Known for its variety of cheeses, this is definitely one of the most popular farms in the Winelands for doing a pairing. 

Salt 

Fleur du Cap, Stellenbosch 

Very unusual, but actually quite delicious. They combine artisanal salts at daily wine tastings, where handmade salted morsels meld perfectly with their wines. 

Oysters

Benguela Cove, Hermanus

This includes four oysters prepared in four different ways to match the intrinsic qualities of four different wines in the Benguela Cove range.

Liquorice Allsorts

Four Cousins, Robertson 

Sweet tooth? Then try the fudge, All Sorts and more sweet treats paired with Four Cousins wines. 


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