Chefs at Erinvale, Lourensford, Morgenster and Vergelegen estates in Somerset West have combined their culinary talents with winemakers’ recommendations to offer an array of classic soup, cheese, bread and wine pairings this winter.

The delicious, value for money pairings are ideal for a relaxed date, or simply for gathering  friends and family together in convivial surroundings. The pairings will be available from 1 July to 31 August.

Erinvale Hotel and Spa

Three classic soups, each served with a glass of Lourensford Classique Merlot, are on offer at the Oak Terrace bistro and the Magnolia social dining lounge. Choose from creamy tomato soup with whipped feta and herbs, served with toasted cheese rolls for R95;  butternut and celeriac soup with freshly baked bread, R85; and coconut chicken broth with shiitake mushrooms, noodles, lemon grass and tofu for R105. No reservations are required.

Contact: Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa | Tel 021 847 1160 |




Lourensford Wine Estate

The Tasting Room pairs the estate’s flagship wines with palate-pleasing, belly-warming soups. Chrysalis white blend accompanies creamy chicken soup; Limited Release Chardonnay is perfect with creamy mushroom soup; The Limited Release SMV matches biltong soup; and Noble Late Harvest  is a fine choice with orange and butternut soup. The cost is R150 per soup and wine.

This offer is for a minimum of two guests, with 24 hour advance booking essential.

Contact: | Tel  021 847 2300 |

The Coffee Roasting Company coffee shop at Lourensford is offering a soup of the day, with a pretzel stick, for R55. Millhouse Kitchen is also offering a soup of the day with a glass of Lourensford Flower Collection white or red wine, R65.


Morgenster Estate

Channel the Italian sunshine this winter with a delectable Italian platter for two. This features a seasonal soup, a selection of Italian cheese and charcuterie, pomodoro and mozzarella, olives, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and baguette.

The price for two, including two glasses of Tosca, the estate’s Super-Tuscan style blend, is R325. Available at the tasting room from Monday to Sunday, 09:00 to 17:00.

Contact: | Tel 021 852 1738 |


Vergelegen Wine Estate

The relaxed ambience of the tasting room at Vergelegen is the perfect location to enjoy a whole baked creamy camembert cheese with honey and nuts, served with delicious home-baked bread and two glasses of Vergelegen Premium Shiraz or Chardonnay. The cost for two people is R170. The tasting room was recently upgraded with working log fireplaces, ensuring a cosy atmosphere.

Contact: |Tel 021 847 2111 |