What can be better than tasting wine at one of Cape Towns many exquisite wine farms? Enjoying it with a unique food pairing of course.
Food and wine pairings are fun and there are so many different pairings to choose from – cheese and wine, biltong and wine or even chocolate and wine. But if you’re looking for something a little more unique to entice your taste buds, get ready to expose yourself to one of these unusual combinations offered by some stellar wine estates.
Cupcakes at Delheim Wine Estate
While the combination of cupcakes and wine seem a little strange, you’ll understand why it’s a match made in heaven once you experience it. At Delheim you can enjoy cupcake flavours like pumpkin and vanilla, pomegranate, makataan or rooibos with lemon and cream cheese. These are then paired with various wines like Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, Pinotage Rosé and Gewürztramine.
Ice cream at Clos Malverne Wine Estate
This ice cream and wine pairing is perfect for the adventurous sweet tooth. Clos Malverne is located in Stellenbosch and you can try a unique selection of ice cream flavour like chilli and coconut or passion fruit, vanilla shortbread and gooseberry, sweet potato and dill as well as rosemary meringue, all paired with excellent wines.
Pancakes at Uitkyk Wine Estate
With the tasting rooms located inside the Georgian-era manor house, you will be treated to a sampling board of five stuffed pancakes, each paired with one of the exceptional wines from the estate. Pairings are incredibly creative and include Thai green curry with Chenin blanc, roasted butternut with chardonnay, and chocolate ganache-and-berry compote paired Carlonet.
Turkish Delight at Lourensford Wine Estate
While Lourensford offers various tastings, one that is most unique would be the Turkish Delight pairing. Pairing the complex wine profiles with these sweet delectables of rose, almond, orange and ginger Turkish delights, will take your taste buds to the next level.
The Cape Winelands has the perfect food and wine pairing no matter your mood or taste. For more amazing wine tasting experiences, book your next Wine Tour in Cape Town with Xenon Travel.