Where to Go Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch?

In Road Tripping by Around About Cars Staff

Waterford Wine Estate

We have many wine farms in the Cape but there are a few offering pairings with a twist. Book a Rental Car through us and visit one or more of these interesting estates.

These estates are all situated in close proximity on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route:

1. CHOCOLATE AND WINE AT WATERFORD ESTATE

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Famous winemaker Kevin Arnold has worked closely with Belgian Chocolatier Richard van Geusau to create a series of dark and milk chocolates that pair with the estate’s wines which results in a flavour sensation.

www.waterfordestate.co.za, 021 880 5300, Blaauwklippen Rd Stellenbosch

2. NOUGAT AND MCC AT VILLIERA

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This is definitely a must for those that love sparkling wine. This family-owned farm makes of the best Methode Cap Classique in the country. Some interesting Nougat pairings are on offer e.g. Grier Brut with Honey Nougat and Almonds/Cranberries, Traditional Brut Rose with Goji Berry Almond, and Rooibos Tea Nougat and many more.

www.villiera.com, 021 865 2002, Cnr 101 & R304, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch.

3. MACARON AND WINE AT BLAAUWKLIPPEN

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This is a fresh new pairing which has been receiving good reviews. 6 wines can be paired with a variety of macaron flavours.

www.blaauwklippen.com , 021 880 0133, Strand Road, R44, Stellenbosch.

4. CUPCAKE AND WINE PAIRING AT DELHEIM

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Who says you can have your cake and eat it with wine? Delhiem pairs for of the wines with cupcakes.

www.delheim.com , 021 888 4600 , Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch.

5. BOEREBRAAI AND WINE AT MIDDELVLEI

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This pairing you will find informally in many South African households. Traditional food prepared on open fires accompanied by a great selection of Middelvlei Wines. Local favourites on offer: potbrood (bread), boereword sosaties (sausage skewers) and cheesy braaibordjies (fire-grilled sandwiches). The wine tasting list ranges from Chardonay, to Pinotage, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Shiraz.

www.middelvlei.co.za , 021 883 2565, Flamingo Street, Stgellenbosch.

Some more fantastic pairings to consider while in Stellenbosch: Ice-cream and Wine at Clos Malverne, Cape Fynbos, and Wine at Bartinney, Flash Food, and Slow Wine at Neetlinghof, Artisanal Salt and Wine at Fleur du Cap.

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