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3 Great Food & Wine Pairings in the Cape Winelands

Middelvlei . Blaauklippen . Brennaisance . Stellenbosch
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Yeah, I’m just not that into wine that I would want to go to a bunch of wine farms to taste wine – but when you add food or a snack to the equation…I’m in!

On my recent trip to Cape Town to visit my BFF we decided that we wanted to find the most amazing food and wine pairings to try – because after a year in Cape Town, my BFF had forgotten the first rule of drinking… to eat. Just an FYI, we had a designated driver who didn’t partake.

Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.

Michael Broadbent

Braaibroodjies and Wine Pairing at Middelvlei

This was the most interesting pairing on paper and even more delicious on the tongue. I grew up with braaibroodjies on the fire with every braai so this was my number 1 food and wine pairing to try.

Wine and food pairing at Middelvlei in Stellenbosch

We watched them roast our food on a fire and was kept company by the big black dog in front of the fire. The food and wine pairings were spot on and I easily could’ve stayed for more!

Macaron and Wine Pairing at Blaauwklippen

This was an experience! The day before there was a wedding at xxx and we were treated to a wonderland of flowers hanging from the roof.

Macarons and wine pairing at Blaauwklippen

The decadent macarons were perfectly complimented by their wine pairings. It was a feast for the eyes and the tongue.

Pizza and Wine Pairing at Brennaisance

Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza.

Andrew W.K.

This was our lunch and it was amazing. The last red wine was a bit heavy for me, but it went well with the pizza it was paired with. This was R200 per person – but well worth it!

Wine and food pairing at Brennaisance in Stellenbosch

Next time you venture down to the Cape Winelands (or Stellenbosch) hit up these wine farms and do a food and wine pairing. I’m a wine heathen, but you can trust me on this.

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37 Comments

  1. jkblooming4gmailcom Reply

    This looks like a great way to spend the day. I miss SA sooo much!

  2. Great suggestions. I always have a hard time figuring out which wine to pair with which food.

  3. the list mom Reply

    This is a great guide! Especially because this is all I feel like doing right now is eating and drinking wine. Tis the season!

  4. craftycreations4113 Reply

    It doesn’t get much better than pizza and wine! Looks delicious 🙂

  5. Enjoyed reading!! I like wine and food so…I do want to do more taste testing, I’m not a big fan of dry wines!!

  6. tinysodamama Reply

    I’ve never gotten into pairing certain foods with certain wines. I really need to give it a try. The bottle I’m currently working on is a 2018 Sauvignon Blanc with bright tropical aromas.

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