Gabriëlskloof Pairs Sweet and Savoury
Gabriëlskloof, a prominent wine and olive farm in the heart of the Overberg, offers mouthfuls of pure pleasure with its Food & Wine Pairing Menu, which marries a tantalizing array of mini gourmet taste sensations with estate wines in its tasting lounge on the ‘koppie’ outside Bot River.
Perfect for a quick business meeting; an afternoon catch up with the girls, a sensory stopover in the countryside or when you feel a little peckish and need a pick-me-up, these bite-size delights are tweaked on a seasonal basis to reveal new, innovative tastes that showcase the food-friendly charm of Gabriëlskloof’s wines.
At R65 per head, guests can opt for the White Wines Pairing Pleasure, which includes a choice of four wines, each paired with a mouthwatering morsel.
For R75 per person, red wine lovers can revel in a Red Wines Pairing Pleasure of four cellar gems with matching bites. The smooth Bordeaux blend, which works its magic with a Pulled Pork Mini Burger; whilst the more intense, flagship Bordeaux blend, shares the spotlight with a Slow Cooked Oxtail Croquette. The perfumed Shiraz is served with an earthy Butternut & Gorgonzola Quiche and the richly intense, flagship Swartrivier Shiraz makes a royal impression with Mushroom & Truffle Risotto. The Noble Late Harvest/Orange Cake duo also rounds off the red pairing.
Or why not go all out and enjoy the Complete Gabriëlskloof Pairing, which encompasses a choice of nine wines and matching morsels at R140 per person.
Another schweet tasting experience to enjoy whilst soaking up the sweeping views of the farm and valley below is the Gabriëlskloof Wine & Honest Chocolate Menu. Honest Chocolate uses raw, organic cacao sourced from Ecuador to produce their pure dark chocolate which is high in antioxidants and contains no dairy, sugar or emulsifiers. At R65 per person for a set of five exotic chocolates paired with five estate wines, chocoholics are in for a cloud nine indulgence.
Whether you are swinging by for a wine tasting, to buy farm honey on tap from the quaint, resident Deli, to enjoy a country-inspired lunch at the Gabriëlskloof Restaurant, or are planning to tie the knot, Gabriëlskloof has it all. The restaurant’s inviting lounge area, complete with a cosy fireplace, offers the perfect spot to unwind with a bottle of Gabriëlskloof’s finest. On sunny days the wide “stoep”, framed by lush lawns and reflective ponds, beckons enthusiasts to recharge those batteries with a laid-back wine tasting before tucking into a hearty meal.
The Gabriëlskloof Tasting Room is open from Mondays to Saturdays for wine tastings and Pairing Pleasures and the Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesdays till Mondays.
For more information contact the estate at Tel: 028 284 9865 or send an email.
Gabriëlskloof Estate is just outside Bot River, on the Swartrivier Road, off the N2.