Perfect gifts for Valentine’s day

Monday, 28 January, 2013
We think it's time that Valentine's gifts moved away from heart shaped chocolates, red roses and cheesy singing cards. The winelands have much to offer so take a gander through our selection and We guarantee that you'll be in your partners good books forever.

Pop your cork

The obvious choice for Valentine’s day is to have lots of bubbly.  We recommend Villiera’s Tradition Rose Brut NV which is a rich pink colour with vivacious cascading bubbles. It’s available in our shop and pairs beautifully with sushi or perhaps an almond based dish.

For another pairing idea that is sure to win the heart of your date, head to Villiera estate for their Methode Cap Classique and nougat pairing for R50. It’s divine!

Have a sterling evening at Nitida

Sterling EQ’s picnic concert at Nitida has become an annual highlight on the Durbanville events calendar, and the organisers have announced that the 2013 event will coincide with Valentines Day to make this an event not to be missed!

Date: 14 February 2013
Time: 19h30 (doors open at 18h30)
Tickets: R600 per couple/ R300 per person
Tickets include a picnic basket filled with a variety of delicious sweet and savoury eats, as well a bottle of Cassia’s red or white wine.
*Free entry for kids (under 12)
Yummy picnic package available for kids at R60 each.

Please note: Only food and beverages purchased at the venue will be allowed. Guests are encouraged to bring along picnic blankets or camping chairs.

Contact 021 976 0640 or for more information.

Book at Computicket

The perfectly balanced treat

Le Quartier Français is in the heart of Franschhoek and whilst it is famous for The Tasting Room, it offers even more culinary treats. Their charcuterie, wine and chocolate experience is something truly different and it offers the following:

A mid-morning private wine tasting; followed by homemade mouth-watering Charcuterie, lunch and – just because you can - more wine tasting; all concluded with an indulgent chocolate treat.

R895 per person. To book or for more info on Le Quartier's other experiences, click here

Pick a picnic

Blaauwklippen is a truly stunning winery and they offer the perfect location for couples who want some peace and tranquility whilst eating delicious food.

Their picnics start at R210 including a bottle of Red Landau, White Landau or Landau Rosé per two guests and a Bottle of Aquabella Still or Sparkling Water per two guests.

As far as indulgences go, think chocolate dipped strawberries, Sundried tomato, basil and feta quiche, chocolate brownies and Panco crumbed fried prawns.

For more info, click here

Get literally cheesy

Add some cheese to your date with a master tasting at Fairview.

'This tasting room is set apart from the main tasting area and offers seated, tutored tastings. The Beryl Back tasting room is managed by highly qualified staff whose passion for wine and experience have made reservations in this room rather sought after. The team puts together various tasting options and recommendations, including pairing of wines and cheeses. However guests are welcome to choose from a wide selection of wines, including flagship and single vineyard bottlings.'

It includes 8 wines, cheeses and olive oil and is only R60 pp.

For more info, click here

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