Have you tried the Vondeling Wines Savoury Cheesecake and Wine Pairing ?
Just off Voor Paardeberg Road in the distance we found a beautiful white chapel that leads to a picturesque scene: the ever-changing leaves of the vineyards. The tasting room is cosy with a rustic appearance and classic country charm. Greeted by the sounds of a crackling fire, a glass of wine and inviting laughter, immediately made it feel like home.
This was my first visit Vondeling Wines, although I have enjoyed their Merlot in the past. The intention of our visit was to experience the unique Savoury Cheese Cake and Wine pairing; pairings like these excite me as they combine a South African classic matched with an elegant wine. I could not wait to satisfy my curiosity.
Lets Dig In
The savoury cheesecake made with a variation of cheeses including cream cheese, parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar cheese (swoon,) was a decadent and melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Our first pairing was the Salmon cheesecake paired with the Vondeling Chenin Blanc. In my view, this was the pairing we could not wait to sink our teeth into, the Chenin Blanc enlivened the cheesecake with its citrus notes and flinty freshness.
Next up: The Chicken & Peppadew cheesecake paired with Vondeling Babiana; a white blend made up of 64% Chenin Blanc, 19% Viognier, 8.5% Roussanne & 8.5% Grenache Blanc). This meticulously executed pairing was a highlight for me, each ingredient contributed to the greatness of this pairing.
The Biltong cheesecake paired with Vondeling Monsonia was bound to please the most demanding of taste buds; paired with the Monsonia a blend of Shiraz 67%, Mourvédre 21%, Carignan 8% and Grenache 4%, each sip is delicate yet vibrant, unravelling flavours of the cheesecake resulting in a lingering finish.
Last, but certainly not least…
Salami cheesecake paired with Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz; a pairing that has the potential to become a wintertime staple (if I had the knack for making savoury cheesecake). The Baldrick Shiraz perfectly compliment the elements of the cheesecake.
I must admit that I was replete. Each portion was generous, rich in flavour & very very filling. This tasting is a must do for cheesecake lovers, wine lovers or food guru’s.
We lingered around for a while and enjoyed Vondeling Wines on the shaded terrace, however since we are in the heart of winter, the fireplace might be a better option.
When ,Where and How to Book
The next Savoury Cheesecake and Wine Pairing takes place on Saturday 16 November 2019 at a cost of R200 per person (Additional information below).
- Salmon cheesecake paired with Vondeling Rosé
- Chicken & Peppadew cheesecake paired with Vondeling Chardonnay
- Biltong cheesecake paired with Vondeling Monsonia
- Salami cheesecake paired with Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz
Time: 11h30 for 12h00. The tasting will start at 12h00 sharp.
Venue: Vondeling Wines Tasting Room, Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl
Cost: R200 per person, bookings essential
Need something spicy? than this ones for you.
If you crave something more filling to warm you on the inside, there is nothing better than a spicy curry. On Saturday 24 August Vondeling Wines will light the fire to create a warm and cosy ambiance, ready to welcome you to their curry and wine lunch.
Guests can look forward to 3 different curries paired with 3 Vondeling wines:
- Durban fish curry paired with Vondeling Chardonnay
- Red lentil curry paired with Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon
- Fragrant and spicy Lamb curry OR Beef curry paired with Vondeling Monsonia
Curries will be served with basmati rice and poppadums.
DATE: Saturday 24 August 2019
TIME: 12h00 (this is a presented lunch event, please arrive by 11h45)
VENUE: Vondeling Wines, Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl
COST: R250 pp
For Bookings: Essential and can be made with Mariaan Harris on 021 869 8339 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-payment secures your booking.
Please tell me if this is something you or a loved one would like to try, I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
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