The 13-part food and wine series Wine, Dine & Stein, which was shown on People’s Weather (DStv 180) earlier this year – is set to be re-broadcast by the channel – due to public demand – starting on Monday, 12 October 12 at 6.30pm.
The show, which features Jack and Charlie Stein (pictured left), sons of award-winning UK celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, has also been acquired by broadcasters in Australia, Norway, Poland and a number of smaller Eastern European countries with more international sales in the pipeline.
Durbanville Wine Valley
Created by JAG Communications’ Grant Bushby and Janine Greenleaf Walker, and produced by Oxyg3n Media, Wine, Dine & Stein finds the Stein siblings spending a day on each of the 12 wine farms that make up the Durbanville Wine Valley, tasting their wines, sampling (and helping cook) their food and embarking on a series of dares and challenges.
Some of the more interesting activities the “boys” get up to – while not eating and drinking – included paragliding off Dorsberg Hill at Meerendal, firing the Big Bertha cannon at Signal Gun, taking part in a wheelbarrow race at Klein Roosboom, rounding up cattle via quadbikes at Groot Phesantekraal and wakeboarding at the Hillcrest quarry.
In addition to these estates, other wine farms visited included Altydgedacht, Canto, D’Aria, De Grendel, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills and Nitida.
Like his father Rick, Jack Stein, is an accomplished chef and author and, apart from presenting TV series, also oversees the kitchens of all 14 Rick Stein restaurants.
Brother Charlie also works for the family business, tasting and selecting the wines for the all the Stein restaurants.
Each 24-minute episode of Wine, Dine & Stein features one of the 12 wine farms in the Durbanville Wine Valley, with the 13th episode covering other activities of interest in the area including a visit to the Durbanville Distillery to see how rum is made, speeding down the tracks at Cool Runnings, Africa’s first downhill tobogganing track and ending with a final lunch, where the Steins meet up with all their newly made friends at Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris’ local eatery, Yumcious.
Says Jack Stein of his time in the Western Cape: “I had the most fun I’ve had in ages filming this series and I can’t say enough about the warmth, hospitality and generosity of the people we met, not to mention the amazing food we ate and the brilliant wines we drank.”
Adds Charlie: “What I loved most about filming the series was that each and every wine farm in the valley offers something different from the other. From the small boutique, but utterly charming Klein Roosboom, to the bigger estate that is Durbanville Hills – but which still manages to convey a feeling of family.
“The Durbanville Wine Valley’s proximity to Cape Town and to the beautiful beaches of Bloubergstrand is also a big plus.”
Loads of fun
Says People’s Weather CEO Stephan Le Roux: “Wine, Dine & Stein is loads of fun and is entertaining and informative and – best of all – set in the beautiful landscape that is the Durbanville Wine Valley.”
The first episode sees the brothers visiting the acclaimed wine farm Nitida where they meet owner Bernhard Veller and award-winning winemaker Daniel Keulder. The boys get a crash course in wine bottling and how to fire a canon and Charlie gets time to savour the wines as he finds something to pair with the yellowtail Jack’s cooking in the kitchen.
What: Wine, Dine and Stein
What channel is People’s Weather channel: DStv 180