35 Fantastic Wine Pairing Experiences in South Africa (Visit SA Winelands)

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35 Fantastic Wine Pairing Experiences in South Africa (Visit SA Winelands)

Namaqua West Coast, West Coast Wine Route

Biltong and Wine, Die Keldery

Die Keldery has mastered the perfect balance of hosting a warm and authentic environment, whilst offering modern facilities with delicious food and wine.

Their pairing journeys are fun and interesting, but there’s one problem: how on earth will you be able to choose between chocolate or biltong?

I guess you don’t have to, but the traditional savoury pairing won this time round. Included in the biltong tasting is five different cured meaty bites to pair with Namaqua and Spencer Bay wines. Finger-licking chlli bites, beef biltong, droëwors, cabanossi and BBQ bites go down well with their sweet and dryer wine counterparts.

Oh yes, don’t forget the kids! Let the young ones be entertained by the Master Taster adventure with grape juices and jelly tots.

For more kid-friendly wine estates, click here.

Rooibos and Wine, Klawer Cellars

Did you know that South Africa’s famous rooibos plant can only be found in the Cederberg area of the Western Cape? To make the most of this special regional produce, Klawer Cellars is combining it with what they do best: wine.

Start the rooibos product pairing with their whites: Chardonnay with skuinskoek (a local doughnut-type speciality) and rooibos jam; followed by Chenin Blanc and rooibos fudge, whilst their Rosé is a matched with the rooibos drizzle and local olive oil.

Over to the reds, their Pinotage is paired with a rooibos biscotti, and the Cabernet Sauvignon with rooibos soya sauce and cheddar. The pinnacle of the experience is a delicious solo performance by their African Ruby Rooibos infused wine.

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