Vine Blog

Soup Sip & Bread Festival 2015

18. May. 2015
Our annual Soup Sip & Bread Festival is coming your way 6 - 7 June 2015. 

Food and wine enthusiasts can nose, sip and taste their way through the heart-warming offerings of wine farms on this verdant wine route, a mere 20 minutes from the city centre. 
Discover the luscious, fruity merlots from the Durbanville Wine Valley and why it’s one of the most food-loving, fun-loving, soup-loving red wines around.


Eat @ Altydgedacht will be offering soup that is of an African flare and a dessert platter.
Cost: R100.00 pp
Sat & Sun 11:30am - 15:00pm
Bookings: or (021) 975 7815 

The tasting room at D’Aria isthe place to try 5 delicious soups, each paired with D’Aria’s 
award-winning wines.
Cost: R80.00 pp
Sat & Sun 12:00pm - 16:00pm
Bookings: or (021) 801 6772

The Diemersdal Farm Eatery will be serving a 2 course menu of hand crafted soups made with oodles of 
love. Highlights include ostrich neck 'bourguignon' and smoked hake chowder.
Cost: R180.00 pp
Sat & Sun 12:00pm - 15:00pm
Bookings: or (021) 976 1810

Enjoy three soups such as smoked salmon, potato and celery, spiced butternut and chorizo or minestrone
each paired with Rhinofields reserve wines in the tasting room or have your soup as a starter 
with their a la carte winter menu.
Cost: R70.00 pp for the soup pairing | R60.00 pp for the starter portion
Sat & Sun 12:00pm - 15:00pm
Bookings: or (021) 558 1300 

Blues and Rock with your soup! The Quarry will be serving up live Blues on Saturday and Rock 
on Sunday, as well as a variety of soups and wine tasting.
Cost: R70.00 pp
Sat & Sun 12:00pm - 18:00pm
Bookings: or (021) 975 2346

Book your table for an evening with charcuterie master Neil Jewell, chef at the award winning Bread & Wine Restaurant.
Cost: R350.00 pp. Includes welcome drink, charcuterie tasting and discussion & three course menu.
Friday 5 June: 18:30 / 19:00

On the Saturday and Sunday we will have the following option available in the cellar:
French Onion Soup topped with toasted Baguette and grilled Gruyere Cheese Paired with KRB Sauvignon Blanc 
Chunky Tomato and Meatball Soup with Vytjies Farm Bread Sprinkled with Cracked Black Peppercorns – Paired with KRB Merlot
Cost: R80.00 pp for soups only and R100.00 pp paired with the Klein Roosboom wines. 

The restaurant at Phizante Kraal will be serving theirfamous brunch on Saturday, with a soup and 
wine pairing option in the tasting room.
Cost: R6000 - R80.00 pp
Sat & Sun 10:00am - 14:30pm
Bookings: or (021) 825 0060

Ke Monate restaurant will be offering some delicious soups along with their a la carte menu. Chunky 
winter beef broth with rosemary focaccia or Creamy mushroom and thyme soup.
Cost: A la carte menu from R55.00 for mains
Sat & Sun from 12:00pm (lunch & dinner)
Bookings: or (021) 976 7343 Read More

Valentines Day 2015

20. Jan. 2015

Join Altydgedacht for a special a la carte breakfast or lunch time picnic or dinner with live music Saturday evening.
Picnics cost R450.00 for two and dinner R325.00 per person.
Booking Essential

Join Durbanville Hills for a special Valentines dinner at their restaurant overlooking Table Mountain or feast on a deliciouspicnic basket under the olive trees:

Dinner Menu:  R325 p/p

‘Baked Alaska’ Oyster
Lemon ice cream
Black pepper & lemon ‘caviar’

Trio of shellfish
Grilled scallop with celery purée
Crab & Avocado tian
Prawn ceviche

Grilled Beef fillet
Vanilla risotto, Asparagus
Poached egg, Truffle jus

Gorgonzola & Pecan nut spring roll
Spiced poached Nectarine

Meringue Mille-Feuille
Dark chocolate mousse
Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Ice cream Read More

Picnics for Summer

30. Dec. 2014

Summer days are the perfect days to be outside! Why not include a picnic basket on your next outing to the Durbanville Wine Valley at Durbanville Hills or Signal Gun?

Signal Gun Picnics
Baskets include assorted cheeses, cold meats, crackers, ciabatta bread, a mini crudité platter as well as a variety of dips and sauces … deliciously refreshing.

Baskets cost R285.00 for two people sharing today!
Book your basket today (021) 976 7343.

Durbanville Hills Picnics
Picnic baskets cost R315.00 for two people including a bottle of Rose.
For bookings contact Stephanie on (021) 558 1300

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Know thy neighbour and his wines

14. Nov. 2014

Intrepid explorers of the Cape Winelands may well have overlooked a gem in their midst during wanderings far and wide – that of Groot Phesantekraal Farm in Durbanville. Read More