Food & wine pairings are commonplace these days, but I have to say, the all new Fleur Du Cap Wine & Salt pairing at Die Bergkelder Wine Centre in Stellenbosch is a really fun, different take on the pairing scene.
My friends D, Kim and I popped in to check it out last weekend and we had an absolute blast…While they were doing the setup for our pairing, we had a few minutes to quickly check out their wine museum & wine cellar: And then it was time to get down to business – the wine & salt pairing consists of 5 different Fleur Du Cap wines each carefully pared with a salt-infused snack: Here’s a close up of the 5 different salts used to make the 5 salty treats: And then these were the wines we sampled:
It was really incredible how much the saltiness brought out the flavour of the wines. It was one pairing where I could definitely say I could taste a big difference before & after each snack.
The pairing costs R75 per person and bookings are required, so do give them a shout first:
- Contact person: Karine Retief
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel: 021 809 8025
You’ll find Die Bergkelder on Plankenbrug Road in Stellenbosch and their opening times are as follows:
- 09:00 to 17:00 on weekdays
- 09:00 to14h00 on Saturdays
- Closed on Sundays and religious public holidays.
Go on and check it out. I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as we did.