Category Archives: Wine Tasting


Sophisticated dining at Somerset West’s Benguela on Main

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Fine dining restaurant, situated on the bustling Somerset West Main Road, Benguela on Main incorporates a sophisticated approach to fine dining and wine, creating a haven for gastronomes. At the hands of Executive Chef Jean Delport, the regularly changing à la carte menu incorporates classic French and English dishes with a modern twist. Read More

Prestigious Maison Ruinart Champagne Dinner at Benguela on Main

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Maison Ruinart, established in 1729 in the Champagne region of France, is the oldest Champagne House on record and the Ruinart family has run the House steadfastly for over two centuries since 1817. Benguela on Main Executive Chef, Jean Delport will prepare a seasonal four-course menu that will be served with a selection of Ruinart Cuvée Champagnes at a special dinner on Friday, 19 February commencing at 19:30. The evening will be hosted by CEO of Maison Ruinart, Frederic Dufour and together with our French Head Sommelier, Denis Garret you will be taken on a journey that will delight champagne lovers. Read More

An array of function venues at Webersburg

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Set against the lush Helderberg Mountain, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, the immaculate 18th Century Historic Cape Dutch style architecture of Webersburg resonates supreme grandeur. If you’re looking for a venue to impress – look no further.

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Nitida celebrating Seasons of Sauvignon

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Enter the World of the Durbanville Grape

Add a drop of spring to your step at the annual Seasons of Sauvignon on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October, 2014. Recognized as one of the country’s top terroirs for quality wines, the Durbanville wine valley will be hosting an array of Nitida Wines and 10 other leading wine producers showcasing their finest cultivars in the celebration of Sauvignon! Nitida_SOS_Logo Renowned for its rolling hills and Mediterranean climate, complimented by the moisture driven coastal mist and cooling southeaster from False Bay on the Indian Ocean, Durbanville wine valley finds itself perfectly positioned for the production of award winning cool-climate wines. “We carefully managed all our sauvignon blanc vineyards by partially opening up the canopy for optimal sun exposure thus guaranteeing healthy grapes, enhancing fruit development during ripening and ensuring a desirable balance of pyroxene (green) and thiols (tropical)” Says Nitida Wines Owner, Bernhard Veller. This year’s Seasons of Sauvignon at Nitida wine farm will be hosted (entrance free) at the family friendly restaurant, Tables@Nitida, which has recently undergone reconstruction and doubled in size. The venue still boasts a natural outdoor amphitheatre, ideal for live concerts and picnics on the lawn, offering ample room for jumping castles and other fun outdoor activities. A variety of stalls will be on display offering an array of delicious sweet and savoury treats for all tastes. Pre-booked picnics are also available at a cost of R240 (R300 per couple on the day). Guests can kick back and enjoy the live band with family and friends whilst sipping on their favourite Sauvignon Blanc. Additional cocktails will be made available for the more experimental pallet, including the Elderflower Sauvignon Blanc slush garnished with fresh mint.

For more information, kindly contact 021 976 1467 or visit


Event:               Seasons of Sauvignon at Nitida Date:                 Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 October 2014 Time:                11am – 4pm both days Venue:              Nitida Cellars, Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550 Entry:                Free of charge Place:               Tables at Nitida Music             70`s / 80`s band playing covers Food options:   Pancake and ice cream stands Beef fillet/chicken burgers, boerie roll and suckling pig on herbed flatbread Parking:             Available parking outside and behind Tables For more info:   021 976 1467 or Website:   

Mediterranean Delicacies Gourmet Luncheon with the Drunken Tuscan

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Celebrity Chef, Lapo Magni, also known as The Drunken Tuscan, hosted a Mediterranean Delicacies infused luncheon at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Villa Louise on Tuesday 24th June, 2014. The Drunken Tuscan whipped up a Mediterranean inspired feast for his VIP guests at the luxury villa, showcasing exotic dishes like his speciality: Climaxing Risotto, where a three cheese risotto is infused with the Nitida Matriarch Chardonnay Pinot Noir MCC; followed by slow roasted lamb shanks stuffed with garlic, rosemary, Medi Deli Calamata olives, sun dried tomatoes and anchovies, with Tzatziki Royal served on the side. Rounding off on a sweet note, the Drunken Tuscan fired things up with his homemade Pistachio Halva Ice Cream on a smoking display of dry ice. “I wanted to show my guests a fantastic gastronomic experience using gorgeous Mediterranean Delicacies ingredients, paired beautifully with exquisite Nitida wines, and what better venue than the Cape Royale Villas” says Lapo Magni. Mediterranean Delicacies’ Facebook fans Reneé and Mike Venter and Megan Richards and Celeste were invited to join this special occasion. This gourmet experience was one of an assortment of exciting, upcoming culinary adventure events planned for the near future.  To keep an eye out for their upcoming activations, exciting competitions and specials, go to or catch them on Twitter @medideli. Media Deli also encourages fans to upload their foodie pics to the Medi Deli Instagram account @FoodPornZA.

Bistro 1800 & Haute Cabriere Wine Pairing Evening

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Due to a super exciting restaurant makeover in the making the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Bistro 1800 will be hosting its third and final winter food and wine pairing evening, this time headed up by the enigmatic Takuan von Arnim of Haute Cabriere and Pierre Jourdan.

The five course tasting evening collaboration will take place on Friday 27 June, from 7pm – 10pm at a cost of R320 per head. Guests are encouraged to book in advance so as to avoid disappointment.

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EVENT:                   Bistro 1800 & Haute Cabriere Wine Pairing Evening DATE:                     Friday, 27 June, 2014 COST:                    R320 per person TIME:                      7pm to 10pm VENUE:                  Bistro 1800 Restaurant, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, Somerset Road, Green Point For reservations or more info contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506 or email

Food and Wine Pairing Evening with Bistro 1800 & Constantia Glen

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The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa will be hosting a four course Food and Wine Pairing Evening with Constantia Glen at Bistro 1800 on Friday, 30 May 2014. The boutique wine estate will be showing off their range of boutique wines paired with a host of succulent signature dishes from Bistro 1800.

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Bookings in advance are essential at a cost of R320 per person. For reservations contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email EVENT DETAILS: DATE:                     Friday, 30 May 2014 TIME:                      7pm to 10pm VENUE:                  Bistro 180 Restaurant, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, Somerset   Road, Green Point