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De Grendel Wine Farm (Seasons of Sauvignon 2013)

We had a whole lot of fun at this year’s Seasons of Sauvignon Festival 🙂 We visited 3 of the participating farms and all of them were really great. Each with their own unique spin on the what they brought to the festival. I am going to start with our first stop…
The lovely DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE.
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We arrived quite early on the Saturday (at the same time as a helicopter was landing at De Grendel). It was super windy and chilly but there were already loads of visitors hanging around, sipping on wine, snacking on oysters & enjoying helicopter rides. We headed out to the veranda where some wine tasting was underway, grabbed a glass of bubbly and eased into what was going to be an exciting day. After a bit of a walk around (and a few more bubbly tasters) we headed down to the restaurant where we were about to taste Chef Ian Bergh’s take on tapas paired with sauvignon blanc 🙂

4Squid, cherry tomato, avocado, aioli, chorizo (R55)
Served with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Smoked Trout, grapefruit, orange, vanilla, lime (R55)
Served with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc  2013

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Goats cheese, asparagus, parmesan, Arborio (R55)
Served with a glass of Koethuis Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Seabass, lemon, butter, grape, mussel, kataifi (R65)
Served with a glass of Koethuis Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Vanilla parfait, mascarpone ice cream (R45)
Served with a glass of Sauvignon Noble late harvest 2012

I do not eat any sort of fish or seafood at all so I ordered the Goats cheese dish and the dessert and Lop ordered the 3 seafood dishes BUT I must tell you… I was so tempted to change my mind because they looked so incredibly delicious and Lop raved about all of them, especially the seabass. Luckily my food envy only lasted a few seconds because as soon as my goats cheese dish arrived I was in heaven and then when my dessert arrived I was in even bigger heaven. Every single mouthful was full of flavour and every sip of wine complimented the dishes perfectly.

We WILL meet again De Grendel. Thank you!
xxx

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2 Comments on De Grendel Wine Farm (Seasons of Sauvignon 2013)

  1. Seems like there are lots of awesome festivals in SA. Just saw the delicious festival post on averagesouthafrica.wordpress.com , now this WOW easy peaceful living. I need to move back soon!

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