Day 197-Wine, Cheese, & African Cuisine

Cape Town

If anyone knows Cape Town, they know this city is no where near short of wine farms and beautiful landscape. Between Constantia, Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek, there are more than enough vineyards to choose from. That being said,  wine tasting is a must! We decided to head over to Kanonkop in Stellenbosch for a authentic Pinotage experience. Pinotage is a red wine grape bred in Stellenbosch, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut.

Next on the list was Fairview Wine and Cheese Farm in Paarl, a vineyard and goat cheese farm offering wine and cheese pairings. Let’s just say we left with enough cheese, bread, and condiments to last quite a while!

For a true South African experience, we made our way to Durbanville Hills for a nice wine and biltong (dried cured meat) pairing. For those who don’t enjoy biltong, they also offer wine & chocolate tasting and a pretty delicious looking food menu!

Our last stop of the day was Gold Restaurant for a 14 course African dining experience. The dishes hailed from all different regions of Africa, as well as the servers and performers. Personally, the environment was a little too theatrical for my liking and the food was not worth R400, especially in Cape Town. However, for those who are looking for a unique dining experience with entertainment and different African cuisine, then this could be the place for you.

“The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star.” -Leonardo Da Vinci


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