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We've got you perfectly paired this season
The December and January editions of the Cellar Door Collection monthly newsletters are sure to get you excited about visiting our beautiful Cape Winelands to sample some of the unusual and memorable paired experiences our members have to offer.

Each month we will highlight five recommended offerings, but be assured there are plenty of other options to enjoy at the 13 cellar doors which form part of the Cellar Door Collection.

To celebrate the holiday season our December competition offers you a chance to win a six bottle mixed case of the new Vibrazio range of drier sparkling wines, from The House of JC Le Roux. The prize is valued at R420 and includes delivery to any central address within South Africa. Please enter here.
JC Le Roux Bubbly & Nougat Pairing
R120 per person (Includes a bubbly popsicle)
Take a trip into the beautiful Devon Valley where you will discover the first cellar in South Africa dedicated to the production of sparkling wines. The House of J.C. Le Roux is well-known for their range of bubbly pairings, with the most popular being the Bubbly and Nougat Pairing. Five of J.C. Le Roux’s Method Cap Classique (MCC) wines, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Rose, Brut, La Vallee and La Vallee Rose are perfectly matched with a range of bespoke confectionary from Roses Handmade. This delectable and delicious range of nougat has been specially developed to celebrate the unique nose and flavours of the bubblies. 

You can look forward to pairing the Pinot Noir with a nougat infusion of orange rind and almond coated in dark chocolate and the Pinot Noir Rose, complimented by cranberry nougat coated in white chocolate, to name just two. Also take the time to visit the recently upgraded tasting room during December and sample two new offerings; a bubbly Popsicle and a selection of Bubbly Granita’s, both perfect for summer!

With the busy season upon us, we strongly advise you to book your tasting via the online booking platform at www.jcleroux.co.za. For more information about the other pairings offered including an unusual Bubbly and Olive Pairing, please visit the website. www.jcleroux.co.za Tel: 021 865 8200 info@jcleroux.co.za
Neethlingshof Flash Food & Slow Wine Pairing:
R90 per person
Combining the enduring beauty of the past with a modern and highly functional lay-out, the Neethlingshof Wine Estate is a space in which to relax and allow you the time to savour our wines. When you spend an afternoon in idyllic Stellenbosch, make us part of your journey and let your senses be captivated when you indulge in the Neethlingshof experience. We offer you the opportunity to enjoy “A Flash Food, Slow Wine pairing”. Our winemaker spends months crafting and nurturing superb wines, but that does not mean the wine cannot be enjoyed with bite-sized portions of fast food with a twist. To ensure availability booking is essential.

Included in the pairing is the Neethlingshof Pinotage, The Owl Post, a recent winner of the Abraham Perold Trophy for Pinotage at the 2016 International Wine & Spirits Award which is perfectly matched with a Prego Roll with Spicy Roast Beef and chocolate shavings. Another two of the five pairings showcase the Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc with a Salmon and Trout Roulade and while another offers Vegetable Samosas with Mango Atchar paired with Gewurztraminer. For more information please visit www.neethlingshof.co.za  Tel: 021 883 8988   info@neethlingshof.co.za
Nederburg Which Wine, Which Cheese Pairing:
Single Cheese & Wine R55 per person  |  Double Cheese & Wine R75 per person
Join us at Nederburg for a delicious alternative to the regular wine tasting with Which Wine, Which Cheese that pairs some of the best South African cheeses with Nederburg’s elegant Manor House and Ingenuity wines. With so many flavours, textures and varieties of cheese available, the ideal matching can be quite a challenge. Contrary to popular belief, white wines often complement cheese better than reds but when artfully combined, you can show both red and white wines to best effect with the right cheese.

We’ll show you how simple and what fun it is selecting the perfect wine to balance the flavour, sweetness, softness and texture of the cheese. A range of exceptional goats milk cheeses are sourced from the Foxenburg Estate, which is situated on the spectacular northern slopes of the Groenberg Mountain just 15 minutes from the centre of Wellington in the Western Cape. Here, a herd of Swiss Saanen goats is expressly maintained on the certified organic farm pastures for the production of premium quality goats milk cheeses made from 100% whole goat milk, free of preservatives, hormones, antibiotics and artificial colourants. The goat’s milk is influenced by the goats foraging on the Foxenburg organic mountain terroir, giving the cheeses the distinct aroma, flavour and texture.

The single option offers four wines from the Manor House and Ingenuity collection paired with four cheeses whilst the double tasting provides eight cheeses to match the four wines. For more information please visit www.nederburg.co.za Tel: 021 862 3104 nedwines@distell.co.za
James Sedgwick Distillery:
Whisky & Food Pairing R350 per person
The James Sedgwick’s Distillery in Wellington, the only commercial whisky distillery in Africa and home to the internationally award-winning range of Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, is open on selected dates and times. The tastings and tours are limited to 10 people at a time to ensure a personal experience and offered on Fridays and Saturdays at 10am and again at 2pm. Visitors can explore the passion and craftsmanship of South African whiskies, come to understand the art of whisky-making, learn about the rich history of the distillery spanning 130 years and taste some of the world’s best whiskies. 

On arrival, guests will enjoy a whisky-cocktail followed by an informative video. A knowledgeable guide will offer an on-foot tour to witness first-hand how the whiskies are crafted through the various stages from raw material to distillation to maturation. Back at the tasting room, the guide will present a tasting of three whiskies paired with five sample dishes which include smoked snoek pâté with green apple, pulled beef with caramelized onion and Chinese BBQ spice, mild blue cheese fennel and celery pate, 70% dark chocolate mousse, and last but not least, pumpkin pie, allowing guests to explore how the flavours of certain dishes complements the aromas found within a particular whisky. All tours and tastings are for over 18’s only. Booking in advance is essential: Book here.

For more information contact The James Sedgwick Distillery by sending an email to info@jamessedgwickdistillery.co.za  or by calling 072 415 3440 or visiting www.bains.co.za and www.threeshipswhisky.co.za  #HomeofSAWhisky
Durbanville Hills Wine & Chocolate Pairing
R80 per person
Using specially selected African cocoa beans, each of our handcrafted chocolates perfectly complements the aroma; flavour and overall mouth feel of the wines they are paired with. This tasting offers guests the opportunity to pair the Durbanville Hills Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc with a variety of dark, milk and white flavoured chocolates. Available Monday to Sunday. Booking advised. www.durbanvillehills.co.za Tel: 021 558 1300 info@durbanvillehills.co.za
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