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5 May – Mini Wine & Salt Pairing Experience presented by Chef Craig Cormack

  • Included in the lineup is the multi layered Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2015, partnered with dolmades seasoned with Pakistani Volcanic salt.
  • Next is the Unfiltered Chardonnay 2015 paired with rich green olive tapenade sprinkled with Black Lava salt from the lava pools of Hawaii.
  • The robust Unfiltered Merlot 2013 creates a sublime pairing with flavorsome chicken liver pate, caramelised onions and Himalayan salt.
  • The elegant Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 pairs well with the matured Gouda Cheese and Khoisan salt.
  • To round off the tasting, the Platter Five Star Noble Late Harvest 2012 is paired with Hawaiian Red Alea salted fudge

The pairing costs R150 per person and tickets can be obtained from Webtickets or from Die Bergkelder Wine Shop at 021 809 8025.

Great Terroirs Tasting Experience

Kristin Basson, white wine maker at Fleur du Cap, presented a Terroir tasting of white wine varietals coming from different areas. This lady knows her stuff! We were all very impressed with the wealth of knowledge she brought. She explained the influences of the elements on the grapes, the timing of picking, the fine-tuning of the wine maker’s skills and the unpredictable effects of the events of a season, like fires, drought and uneven ripening of grapes. So many factors to consider. (The wine was milky-looking, because the tank was stirred the day before and the wines had not settled to clarity yet.) We even got to blend our own little blend of white from the different young white wines we tasted. I cannot wait to taste the final, bottled Fleur du Caps for 2016!

The next tasting evening will be in May. Book early to avoid disappointment.
R150 includes a light finger supper at the Bergkelder wine shop afterwards, where you can buy your wines at leisure.
Booking essential info@bergkelder.co.za or call Nadya 021 809 7728

Bergkelder Monthly Tasting Evening | Thursday 7 April

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We are in a very fortunate position at Die Bergkelder, despite not having our own vineyards on-site; in that we purchase grapes from contract suppliers on an annual basis. These suppliers come from various different areas across the Western Cape, each with their own character and Terroir. 

On 7th April 2016 at 18:00 our new white winemaker Kristin Basson will present a tasting on these different areas showing what each of these Terroirs (e.g. Agulhas and Darling) bring to a wine’s character. Tickets are available through Webtickets or at Bergkelder on 021 809 8025 at R150 per person – it  includes a light supper snack after the presentation. 

Video of Magnum Tasting that took place in the Bergkelder Cellar

Vintage Magnums Tasting with Michael van Deventer of the Vinotèque

Michael van Deventer on the Vinotèque presented and discussed 8 magnificent Magnums inside the atmospheric Bergkelder Wine Cellar in Stellenbosch. The wines were: Le Bonheur Prima 2000, Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2000, Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Stellenzight Golden Triangle Pinotage 2003, Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2007, Plaisir De Merle Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Jacobsdal Pinotage 2012 and Alto Shiraz 2012.

Old Vintages Tasting with Michael van Deventer 3 March

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Die Bergkelder Monthly Wine Tasting Experience. This month we have a presentation of Matured Wines by Michael van Deventer on 3 March. Michael van Deventer manages the Vinotèque where you can store and mature young wines to perfection in ideal temperatures under the care of The Vinotèque cellar masters. View the website here

The cost is R150pp and includes a tasty light finger supper after the tasting experience. Colin Bridger and Die Bergkelder Team will join us in the wine shop where some of the wines tasted, can be purchased. If you are unable to join us at the tasting, you can purchase your own selection to enjoy at home and watch the video presentation on the Bergkelder website.

  • Venue: Die Bergkelder Fine Wine & Spirits Centre
  • Date: 3 March 2016
  • Time: 17h30 for 18h00
  • Cost: R100pp
  • Light finger supper after the tasting experience

Tickets are available through Webtickets here, or please phone Karine Retief at 021 809 8025

Rosé Wines Tasting Experience with winemaker Pieter Badenhorst

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Start 2016 with a wonderful Rosé wines tasting experience with winemaker Pieter Bandenhorst.

The wines that will be presented are as follows:

  1. Allesverloren Tinta Rosé
  2. Hill & Dale Dry Rose Merlot
  3. Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé
  4. Nederburg Dry Cabernet Rosé
  5. Fleur du Cap Natural Light Rosé
  6. Theuniskraal Moscato Rosé
  7. Two Oceans Shiraz Rosé
  8. Nederburg Foundation Rosé
  9. Graca Rosé
  • Venue: Die Bergkelder Fine Wine & Spirits Centre
  • Date: 4 February 2016
  • Time: 17h30 for 18h00
  • Cost: R100pp
  • Light finger supper after the tasting experience

Tickets are available through Webtickets here, or please phone Karine Retief at 021 809 8025

Bergkelder Bubbly Tasting Evening 3 Dec Gallery

3 Dec Tasting with Winemaker Elmarie Botes from J.C. Le Roux

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With the Festive season upon us, and celebrations all around, it is wonderful to be in the know about exciting options of Bubbly for the table. Elmarie Botes is a winemaker at The house of J.C. Le Roux and will present a selection of their Sparkling Wines.

  • Venue: Die Bergkelder Fine Wine & Spirits Centre
  • Date: 3 December 2015
  • Time: 17h30 for 18h00
  • Cost: R100pp
  • Light finger supper after the tasting experience

Tickets are available through Webtickets here, or please phone Karine Retief at 021 809 8025

Pinotage Day Tasting with Duimpie Bayly – 8 October

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In celebration of International Pinotage Day on 10th October 2015, you are cordially invited to a Pinotage tasting at Die Bergkelder.

Our esteemed guest, ex-Director of Distell and Member of the Pinotage Association, Mr Duimpie Bayly will be presenting this tasting on the 8th due to his busy schedule.

The tasting will take place :

Venue: Bergkelder Fine Wine Shop
Date: 8 October 2015
Arrival from; 17h30
Tasting start; at 18h00
Cost: R100pp (includes a light meal afterwards)

RSVP : 021 809 8025 or kretief@distell.co.za

White Wine Tasting with Pieter Badenhorst 1 October

 

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Venue: Bergkelder Fine Wine Shop
Date: 1 October 2015
Arrival from; 17h30
Tasting start; at 18h00
Cost: R100pp

Tickets are available through Webtickets here, or please phone Karine Retief at 021 809 8025

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