We attended our very first Come Wine With Us Cape Town event and it was such a fantastic night of good food, great wine and interesting people. The evening was all about the “Art of nosing and tasting” and we couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the #CWWU family. All the excitement took place in the beautiful Peach Tree Room at Southern Sun The Cullinan Hotel where we were taken on a little wine tasting session hosted by the Nederburg team and then on to a delicious 3 course dinner that was expertly paired with the Nederburg Winemasters reserve collection.

Come Wine With Us Cape Town

The “Art of nosing and tasting” session was both interesting and fun and we learnt a few new tips and tricks about what flavours best enhanced the different wines. We worked our way through 4 different tastings including: Sauvignon Blanc with lime & tomato, Pinotage with a banana muffin (YUM – new favourite for sure), Shiraz with a bread stick and Cabernet Sauvignon with a shot of tequila – JOKES – it was only rooibos. All the tastings were spot on and really did add to the overall flavour of each wine. Sadly, Tsogo Suns Regional Sommelier, Georgio Meletiou had lost his voice from the previous night’s excitement… but the Nederburg team did a good job and kept us giggling throughout.

Come Wine With Us Cape Town

Come Wine With Us Cape Town

Dinner was a 3 course meal prepared by Southern Sun The Cullinan, Executive Chef, Lindsay Venn. All 3 dishes were tasty, fresh, colourful, perfectly plated and paired with their own glass of wine. STARTER: French Onion Soup with toasted gruyere brioche – paired with the Nederburg Winemasters Reserve Chardonnay. MAIN: Braised pulled lamb shoulder with pea puree, pommes dauphinoise and parsienne vegetable casserole – paired with the Nedeburg Winemasters Reserve Merlot. DESSERT: Poached pear with walnut malva pudding, butterscotch sauce and honey comb dust – paired with the Nederburg Winemasters Reserve Nobel Late Harvest.

Come Wine With Us Cape Town

Come Wine With Us Cape Town

Come Wine With Us Cape Town

We really enjoyed the entire evening. It’s a great way to meet new people, wine and restaurants… for a ridiculously small price of R250 pp. A big thanks goes to the Come Wine With Us team – it was a beautifully organized event and we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next month.

If you are keen to join in the fun then have a look at the “Xmas in July” event below:

Venue: Durbanville Hills Wine Farm
Date: 1 July 2015 (Wednesday) at 19:00
Dress Code: Smart Casual with a touch of RED
Cost: R320 pp – you will be chauffeured to and from Durbanville Hills wine farm where you will enjoy a Christmas inspired four course meal with Durbanville Hills wine and live music by Newton & Co.

Hope to see you all there!
xxx