The Cellars-Hohenort has three gourmet wine dinners planned for the winter months ahead. They will showcase wine from estates in Cape Town’s Constantia region.
Food and wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy a menu created by Executive Chef Tronette Dippenaar, paired by Sommelier Marlvin Gwese with the award-winning wines of Buitenverwachting on Friday 27 May. This will be presented by winemaker Brad Paton at the dinner in the Conservatory restaurant
Buitenverwachting wines are an expression of Constantia’s slow ripening climatic conditions with cold nights and modest day time temperatures, which translate into fresh, crisp and full-bodied wines that ripen out all the under ripe green flavours. Known for their Sauvignon Blancs in particular, these spectacular wines develop unique ‘yellow’ fruit flavours, such as melons, passion fruit, yellow apple and gooseberries.
On 1 July, 2022, the focus turns to Beau Constantia, where viticulturist and winemaker Megan van der Merwe does her magic in the vineyard and cellar.
Situated at the top of Constantia Nek, the vines of Beau Constantia are planted on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in the Cape, producing cultivars that include Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Shiraz and Petit Verdot.
On 26 August, it’s a wrap of the series with another Women and Wine event, showcasing the talents of winemaker Elunda Basson, who teams up with Chef Tronette Dippenaar to highlight the wines of Steenberg.
These include some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc produced in South Africa, along with several other celebrated varietals to delight gourmands with a perfect pairing of food and wine.
Make a reservation
The Cellars-Hohenort fine dining Food and Wine Pairing Dinners include a welcome drink with canapés, and a 4-course menu with wines, at R595 per person. Bookings is essential. Call 021 794 2137, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests wanting to stay over after the dinner, will be offered a discounted package rate of R4800 per room (for 2 people sharing), including the Food and Wine Pairing Dinner, accommodation and mini-bar included, with full breakfast.
What: Cellars-Hohenort Fine Dining Dinners
Where: 93 Brommersvlei RdConstantia Height, Cape Town
Info: The Cellars-Hohenort website