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Take me to the Cape! Wine Dinner with South African Winemaker

May 14, 2019 06:30 PM until May 14, 2019 10:00 PM

HERMANUSPIETERSFONTEIN (HPF) 1855 Wines of South Africa

REGION | Cape South Coast  DISTRICT | Walker Bay  WARD | Sunday's Glen

Were it not for the sheep, HPF would not have a story to tell.  In the early 1800s, farmers from the Overberg region imported a teacher by the name of Hermanus Pieters to teach their children Dutch, the forerunner to the Afrikaans language.  Mostly paid in sheep, they used to graze at a fountain where he camped, which eventually became known as "Hermanus Pieters' Fontein".

The wines of HPF combine a European mindset and gravity concept to minimize handling and intervention during the winemaking process.  The eco-conscious farm is located in South Africa's cool climate, premium wine producing South Cape Coast region and nestles in the sheltered mountainous area called Sondagskloof in Walker Bay.  Because of the cool climate and clay soils, the wines have natural acidity and minerality, making them excellent old-world style food wines.  Less than 20% of the farm is under vine, further demonstrating their commitment to quality over quantity. 

We're excited to host Wilhelm Pienaar, CEO & Winemaker and invite you to join us for a fun four course meal featuring four of his wines.

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2018 BLOOS Dry Rosé

served with a trio of oyster, scallop, caviar, salted grapefruit aspic, petit salad

2016 WITBROODJIE Semillon 

served with pan-roasted kingklip & prawn, chickpea puree, whipped aqua faba, charred ramp beurre blanc

2015 SWARTSKAAP Cabernet Franc

served with grilled ostrich tenderloin, olive and fig caramel, heirloom carrots

2018 POSMEESTER Merlot

served with dark chocolate ganache, fresh berries, spiked chantilly cream

$80 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.  Advance ticket purchase required and can be purchased here

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