Chocolate and Red Wine Pairings at Constantia Glen

Words: Jess Spiro

Experience a luxurious winter pairing of elegant Bordeaux-style red wines with handcrafted dark chocolate at Constantia Glen, one of the jewels in the Constantia wine valley just 20 minutes from the city centre. Careful matching of sweetness, texture, style and weight in both the wines and the chocolate sets this indulgent pairing apart. The combination of the medium-bodied blend, Constantia Saddle, with a mild 60% dark chocolate reveals a clever play on levels of sweetness. A bolder 70% dark chocolate is the perfect foil for the elegant Constantia Glen THREE, a classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The bold structure and full-bodied profile of the Constantia Glen FIVE, the flagship blend of all five Bordeaux red varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, with its juicy black fruit and refined tannins, is a natural pairing for a drier and more robust 80% dark chocolate.

 The Constantia Glen red wine and chocolate pairing costs R90 per person and is served daily at the tasting room. To pre-book, call 021-7955639 or make an instant online booking by visiting

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