A 20s jazz-inspired affair with Come Wine With Us & Durbanville Hills Wine

by Karisa

Last week I attended yet another fun evening with Come Wine With Us.  This time we were hosted at Durbanville Hills Wine and the the theme was 20s Jazz – which was a nice opportunity to dress up a bit.

The evening’s events took place at their beautiful cellar which is a quick 20min drive from the city centre and has some incredible views of Table Mountain and the Table Bay.

We were welcomed with Durbanville Hills’ first ever MCC which was only released this year.  I say a big cheers to that!

After a quick intro downstairs we headed upstairs to the restaurant (which FYI was awarded as the Best Winelands Restaurant for a 2nd year in a row by guests attending the Autumn Edition of Restaurant Week). #WellDoneGuys

On the agenda for the evening was a 3 course food & wine pairing featuring Durbanville Hills’ reserve range called Rhinofields.

Named after the indigenous Renosterveld of the area, these wines are produced by combining no more than two to three vineyard blocks which are often from opposite hillsides.  The Rhinofields range consists out of a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Noble Late Harvest, Merlot, Shiraz & Pinotage.

Then just to add a bit of bragging rights to the mix:  Their 2014 Rhinofields Chardonnay was just awarded with a silver medal during the 23rd Chardonnay du Monde over in Burgundy.   But I also have to do a special shout-out to their 2015 Durbanville Hills Chardonnay which was awarded gold and was one of only 6 South African wines of this varietal to win top honours.  This is a particularly cool achievement seeing as this is a wine that is available nationwide at a super-duper, easy on the pocket price…

A look at what was on the menu…

For mains, we had an option between two dishes, I went for the Moroccan spiced chicken (which was delicious) and I must say I really enjoyed both the starter & main as well… Even though I don’t eat oysters, but luckily it was quickly snatched up by my dining-partner-in-crime, Paul.

This is what everything looked like:

This really was another lovely evening, made even more special because my bestie Kim and her man was also able to join.   I think that’s what makes CWWU events special to me, it’s an opportunity to get out with your friends and try something new/different each month…

#friends #happiness

If you and your group of friends have been looking for something fun to do, why not check out the www.comewinewithus.co.za website for info on upcoming events.

This one as an example only cost R360 pp which included a R100 Uber Voucher, welcome drink, 3 course menu & wine.  I think that’s really good value, don’t you?

They’ll be taking a break in Aug, but be sure not to miss their September event (details still to be released).  Hope to see you guys there. 🙂



Geenius Jul 19, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Couldn’t agree with you more on this statement: “I think that’s what makes CWWU events special to me, it’s an opportunity to get out with your friends and try something new/different each month…” just wish my homies could join more often.

Karisa Jul 20, 2016 - 10:22 am

You’ll just need to put some fire under them! 😉


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