Doesn’t that look yummy?

 

 

: Durbanville Wine Valley will help banish the cold and ensure a fantastic time too with the much-anticipated return of its annual Soup & Sip winelands experience. From July 27 to 31, wineries of the valley will sell delicious winter soup and sides alongside tastings of fine wines.

 

 

Soup & Sip offers a variety of outstanding experiences from sit-down dinners to quick-bites – all with the chance to sample and purchase some of the Cape’s finest wines.  Located just 20 minutes from Cape Town CBD, the countryside of the Durbanville Wine Valley is a renowned destination also for families with children and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

On the Soup & Sip menu

 

At Canto Boutique Wines, enjoy Moroccan lamb soup paired with a glass of Canto Merlot for R150pp anytime from July 29 to 31. Contact the farm on 021 492 2821 to book.

Savour the chef’s “plat du jour” at Diemersdal – a soup of the day served with bread and a glass of Diemersdal wine, for R100pp. The offer is available from July 27 to 29. Book with the farm on 021 976 1810.

Classic Diemersdal

 

Groot Phesantekraal has laid on an all-evening soup and wine pairing for July 27 at 18:00. The meal includes courses of gazpacho, Japanese seafood ramen, a corn and coconut soup, a green curry chicken soup and beef ravioli in a mushroom, thyme and red wine soup – each served with a different wine from the farm. The price is R350pp. Tickets are limited and booking, which may be done via restaurant@phesantekraal.co.za, is essential.

 

Similarly, a soup-centred meal may be enjoyed at Cassia Restaurant at Nitida on July 30, from 11:00 to 16:00. The menu includes a choice of roasted cauliflower and biltong soup with mosbolletjie croutons, lamb and tomato bredie (stew), curried sweet potato (vegan), mushroom and thyme soup and creamy mussel and seafood chowder. Prices are determined by preferred combinations and vary from R75pp to R180pp. For information, call 021 976 0640.

Cassia deck

While taking in the spectacular view from the Signal Gun winery’s Die Stal tasting room, you may want to try the butternut soup paired with a glass of Signal Gun Chardonnay. Priced at R85pp, the offer is available on July 30 and 31. Contact the farm directly to book.

 

Also offering a unique perspective of the area, the Bloemendal Bon Amis restaurant will service up a brie and fig soup paired with Bloemendal noble late harvest. For more information or to book directly with the farm, call 021 976 2682.

 

The beneficiary of Soup & Sip

 

This year again, local chefs teamed up to cook for a local feeding scheme on Mandela Day.

 

“The Mandela Day soup drive is our introduction to the ‘feel good’ comfort soup brings, and our opportunity to giving back as a community,” says Natasha de Villiers , manager of the Wine Valley

The day is held annually on July 18 and encourages charitable activities as reminder of the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent fighting for justice, equality and human rights for all.

Through the efforts of the Durbanville Wine Valley farms, soup will be produced for Tannie Doekies’ Soup Kitchen, which was the beneficiary of Soup & Sip last year too. The community feeding scheme is situated in Fisantekraal, feeds some 300 people-in-need every night and has been in operation for over two decades.

The donation day

 

More details of Soup & Sip menus and pricing are available from the farms, on the Durbanville Wine Valley Facebook page and website.

 

Visit www.durbanvillewine.co.za or send email to info@durbanvillewine.co.za. Many of the wines from Durbanville are available for sale directly from the wine route’s website.

 

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