Spring Tasting at Spier

October 3, 2016   /   bynatalie  / Categories :  Food & Wine, Uncategorized

This past weekend I was hosting a new friend visiting Cape Town from Germany. Since showing people around and meeting new friends are two of my favourite activities (not to mention eating and drinking), I loved having the opportunity to show off Cape Town food, wine and hospitality.

Spring was definitely in the air

It was Anika’s birthday on Sunday, and we headed out to Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch for a little Sunday celebration.

I like it when my friends colour coordinate with wine

 It was the perfect sunny Sunday and we got to try the new Spring tasting menu, which was such a treat! Four wines, paired with four delicious and unique canapes, served in a bed of real grass!

A selection of locally sourced canapes come to the table on a bed of fresh grass

 Of course we started with a glass of bubbly. And ended with a glass of bubbly next to the dam.

Celebrate Spring at Spier’s Tasting Room with an array of canapés made from locally sourced ingredients.

The Signature Chardonnay / Pinot Noir is accompanied by a pomegranate and lime sorbet cupped in a fresh strawberry.

The Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc finds its match with a Franschhoek smoked trout cannelloni and creamy trout pâté, with hints of fresh lemon and fine herbs.

The Ideology Cinsaut / Mourvedre / Shiraz / Viognier is paired with a thyme dusted almond macaron containing chicken liver pâté infused with the same wine.

Rounding off the tasting is the Spier Creative Block 5 bordeaux-style blend, which is served with a lightly-smoked cherry-filled bitter chocolate with a pistachio nut crust.

The tasting is available from R100 per person.

Spier is open for tastings and sales from Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 17:00 and from 11:00 – 18:00 on Sundays.

Contact: +27 (021) 809 1143/7



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