The Most Fun and Unique Wine Tasting Pairings in the Cape Winelands

Words: Jess Spiro

No one ever really gets tired of wine tasting, but sometimes it can be a little dull tasting wine in the same way. With these unique wine tasting pairings, you can expect your wine to be paired with the completely unusual.

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Unique Wine Tasting Pairings

MCC & Cheesecake Pairing At LaborieMcc and cheesecake pairing

The MCC and cheesecake pairing takes place in Labories tasting room at the KWV Emporium. The pairings consist of lemon cheesecake and Brut; strawberry cheesecake and Rosè MCC; and hazelnut and Blanc de blancs.

Hours: Monday – Saturday 09h00-15h45
Contact: 021 807 3911

Cheesecake and Wine Pairing at Eikendal

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Cheesecake and wine… two of our favourite things come together. Sample Eikendal wines paired with delicious cheesecakes, YUM! Also, look out for their pizza and wine pairings and their cool kids pairing and cookie decorating activities.

Location: Off the R44, Stellenbosch
Hours: Sept-April: 09:30-16:30 | May- Aug (Mon-Sun) 10:00 – 16:00 | Sun & Public Holidays : 10:00-16:00
Contact: 021 855 1422

Macaron and Wine Tasting at Blaauwklippen

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If this isn’t a fresh new pairing, then what is? If you’ve ever thought that only dessert wines could go with sweet treats like macarons, this tasting is here to dispel that myth. For R135 you can taste 6 wines paired with a different macaron flavour.

Location: Strand Road, R44 Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon–Sat: 10h00–18h00 | Sun: 10h00–17h00
Contact: 021 880 0133

Music and Wine Pairing at Black Elephant Vintners


The team behind Black Elephant Vintners provide a fresh new take on wine tasting, by pairing wine and music. From songs like Africa by Toto to The Good the Bad and The Ugly by Enrico Morricone, the playlist is packed with classics that will provide the soundtrack for an eventful hour of wine tasting.

Location: Ryan’s Kitchen 40a Uitkyk St, Franschhoek
Hours: Request via email.
Contact: 021 876 2903

Nougat and MCC Tasting at JC Le Roux

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There’s something kind of luxe about nougat and bubbles and what better way to taste both than with one of JC Le Roux’s specialty pairings?

Location: Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon–Fri: 09h00–17h00 | Sat: 10h00–15h00 | Sun: 10h00–14h00
Contact: 021 865 8200

Pizza and Wine Pairing at Brenaissance Wine and Stud Estate

Are you a lover of fine wine and wood-fired pizza? Café Blanc de Noir at Brenaissance winery have launched their wine and pizza tasting. The winery is the ideal place to relax with a group of friends while enjoying tasty meals, paired with fantastic wines.


Location: Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch
Hours: Wed-Sat: 11h00-22h00 | Sun-Tues: 11h00-17h00
Contact: 021 200 2537

Salt, Food and Wine Pairing at Fleur du Cap

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Craig Cormack – master chef and salt aficionado – has created a unique tasting menu that uses different salts to bring out certain aspects of food. These dishes are paired with Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered wine range and is truly one of the most exciting unique wine tasting pairings in the winelands.

Location: CNR R44 (Adam Tas Road) and George Blake, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon–Fri: 09h00–18h00 | Sat: 09h00–16h00
Contact: 021 809 8025

Von Geusau Chocolates and Wine Pairing at Waterford

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When a master chocolatier teams up with a master winemaker, you know you’re going to end up with a great result. For R75 per person you can taste the two together and discover that chocolate is easier to pair with wine than you think.

Location: Blaauwklippen Rd, Helderberg, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon–Fri: 09h00–17h00 | Sat: 10h00–17h00
Contact: 021 880 5300

Wine and Cupcake Pairing at Delheim

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This one almost needs no introduction. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it with your wine? At Delheim you can taste four wines paired perfectly with four of their delicious wines for a tidy R85.

Location: Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon–Sun: 09h00–17h00
Contact: 021 888 4600

Wine and Ice Cream Pairing at Clos Malverne

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In summer, Clos Malverne is the place to be. Cool off and take part in one of the original unique wine tasting pairings with their very clever wine and ice cream pairing.

Location: Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon–Fri  10h00–16h30 Sat: 10h00–13h00
Contact: 021 865 2022

Cocktails and Cupcakes at La Belle Bistro at The Alphen Hotel

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La Belle Bistro & Bakery in Constantia is offering delicious cocktails and cupcakes special every Saturday afternoon, from 15h00 – 18h00. There is a choice of cupcakes and cocktails such as chocolate sundae cupcake and espresso martini and orange blossom cupcake and peach Bellini. Prices for the pairings cost between R80 – R110.

Location: Alphen Dr, Alphen, Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Sun: 07h00–23h00
Contact: 021 795 6300

L’Ormarins MCC and Nougat

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The latest offering to emerge from the Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room is guaranteed to get your taste buds tickling with delight, as the L’Ormarins MCC and nougat pairing takes bubbly enjoyment to the next level. The artisanal handcrafted nougat perfectly complements the wines as well as showcasing their versatility as a partner to food.

Presented in a relaxed atmosphere in the comfort of the luxurious Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room the pairing is available at R60 per person.

Location: Franschhoek Valley, Franschhoek
Hours: Mon-Sat 10h00–16h30
Contact: 021 874 9004

Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Morgenster

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Visitors to Morgenster’s tasting room can now enjoy a wine tasting of owner Giulio Bertrand’s Italian Collection wines paired with specially selected artisan chocolates handmade by local chocolatier Jane Stewart. Some of the wines included are a Sangiovese rose, a Tosca and a Nebbiolo. Tastings cost R40 for five Italian Collection wines, or R65 for a four-chocolate and three-Italian Collection wine tasting.

Location: Vergelegen Avenue Off, Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town
Hours: Mon–Fri: 10h00–17h00.
Contact: 074 921 3082

Angel’s Tears and Nougat at Grande Provence

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Offered daily at the Grande Provence tasting room, the Angel’s Tears ‘A Taste of Heaven’ pairs specially crafted nougat delights with each of the four wines in the range. Smooth and bursting with fruit, Angels Tears wines are uncomplicated quality quaffers that are easy on the palate and great value for money – ideal for everyday enjoyment. The Angels Tears ‘A Taste of Heaven’ wine and nougat tasting starts at R70 per person.

Location: Main Road, Franschhoek
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10h00 – 20h30
Contact: 021 876 8600


Pizza and Wine Pairing at Brenaissance

Do you think there is a more beautiful pair than wine and pizza? We certainly don’t think so. At Brenaissance you can learn exactly why your pizza works with wine and how to pick the best flavour combinations.

Location: Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Wed–Thur: 11h00–21h00 | Fri–Sat: 11h00-22h00 | Sun: 11h00–17h00
Contact: 021 200 2537

Macaron and MCC Tasting at Laborie

Laborie offers a pairing of the perfect duo – MCC and macarons – for a very reasonable R50.

Location: Taillefer & Main Road, Southern Paarl
Hours: Mon-Sat: 09h00–17h00 | Sun: 11h00–17h00
Contact: 021 807 3095

Please note: Prices and availability are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change. 

One comment

  1. Kevin Swart of Black Elephant Vintners engages his audience during a paring of a very tastefully selected playlist of music with the sublime wines in their Franschhoek cellars

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