Laborie Wine Estate’s 2 new additions: Taste tapas terrace & Bar Di Bar

by Karisa

One of my favourite wine estates has been up to some very exciting things these past few months… Laborie over in Paarl have added 2 new features for visitors to enjoy, and I was lucky enough to get a good look at both.

The first is their newly renovated Taste tapas terrace.  Picture this:  beautiful setting, great views of the vineyards & Paarl Rock, Laborie’s award-winning wines at cellar prices, and delicious tapas artfully created by Chef Matthew Gordon (the chef who’s also behind the amazing food at their Harvest restaurant – read my review over here)  #AbsoluteBliss

You can also enjoy a leisurely wine tasting (any 5 wines for only R30), the tapas range from R32 to R38, and their menu also features a meal of the day (R60) & a charcuterie platter (R70 for 1 person, R140 for 2 ppl).  Have a look at their full menu over here.  (they also do various wine pairing options ranging from R35 – R50)

It’s a very relaxed atmosphere which is also suited for the little ones.  In fact, they do the cutest grape juice & sweetie pairing, and then afterwards they can burn off all their energy on the jungle gym.

Taste is open:  Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm and Sunday & Monday: 11am – 5pm  And you can contact them on: 021 807 3390 or

The 2nd is an awesome little bar called Bar Di Bar.  Here they combine wine appreciation & beer beer love in perfect harmony.  On their menu you’ll find a selection of SA’s best craft beers, along with Laborie’s wines, and some snacky things.  Their drinks prices are really good, just have a look at their menu over here, and I really loved the overall feel of the place.

A big part of the decor is their 1975 mobile Volkswagen bar which has now found a new home at Bar Di Bar.  The rest of the decor is quirky & fun, complete will fully functional jukebox and all.  I reckon you guys will love this spot too.

Bar Di Bar is open: Daily from 11am to 8pm  (Kitchen closes at 5pm on Mon/Sun and 8pm Tue to Sat)  And you can contact them on: 021 807 3850 or

The clock above is set to 5pm – because “It’s always happy hour at Bar Di Bar”

You can also enjoy a beer tasting (without the snacks) for only R25

So yeah, that’s two really great additions to an already beautiful estate, and all the more reason to pay them a visit…  you know you want to…

I have to say a big thanks to the guys from Come Wine With Us who coordinated the evening.  This was a really fun mid-week outing, one which definitely left its mark the next morning (but it was so worth it). 😉



Luzani Mothobi Mar 30, 2015 - 11:59 pm

I like the Taste vibe.

Karisa Mar 31, 2015 - 9:11 am

Yeah same here. You can’t go wrong with tapas and views 🙂


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