We earlier reported about a special partnership between Distell & the Wine Shop. Now wine lovers in Nairobi will be delighted with the opportunity to taste the very best of South African wine. Brew Bistro and Lounge in conjunction with The Wine Shop will be hosting a carefully crafted, dining extravaganza that showcases four legendary wines from Durbanville Hills Wine and Zonnebloem. Tickets are Ksh 4500 and include 4 course wine paired menu. As always, EatOut will be there to let you know how it went down.
Although wine has been made in the Durbanville area from the end of the 17th century, it wasn’t until the late 1990s when Durbanville Hills Wines was established, when seven grape farmers and Distell agreed to build a cellar as part of a joint venture to make their own wine. The Durbanville Hills’ cellar is located a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, and offers not only a spectacular view of Table Mountain and Table Bay, but also an extraordinary terroir that stabilises temperatures and eliminates extremes of heat and cold. Although the Durbanville area is renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc that excels under the cool conditions where it is grown mostly on the cool south facing slopes, the range of red wines also benefit from the warmer valley outskirts and opposing northern slopes.
Zonnebloem, one of South Africa’s best-known brands, has been making wine since the 17th century. Zonnebloem’s commitment to excellence is immediately apparent in its beautifully crafted range of wines, regularly achieve very high prices on Auction and also performing well at award shows, both locally and internationally. Zonnebloem wines are instantly enjoyable, but also possess the potential to develop complexity and appreciate in value when given time to do so.