Friday, December 6, 2013


Emma Chen (front right) and her team, Tom Tan (front left), Alfos Ndlovu (back left) and Thembi Khumalo (back right).

To show just how versatile Nederburg wines are and also to highlight their increasing popularity in the East, a group of Gauteng media and Cape Wine Masters were recently treated to an Asian-inspired culinary feast, created by Emma Chen of the well-known Red Chamber restaurant.

Makoma Manyama of Blaque and Danél Odendaal of De Kat.

The meal was served with Nederburg wines awarded trophies and other top honours during 2013.

Cellar master Razvan Macici was accompanied by Wilhelm Pienaar, who makes Nederburg's reds under his direction, and the newly appointed Natasha Williams, who similarly makes the whites.

Thando Moleketi of

The idea for the event was prompted by Nederburg’s stellar performance at the recent 2013 China Perfect Pairing Awards. 

Freelance wine and food writer, Lyn Woodward, and Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright of Winestyle.

Nederburg white winemaker Natasha Williams introduces Nederburg Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Cape Wine Masters Kristina Beuthner (left) and Cathy White (right) with Nederburg cellar master Razvan Macici (middle).

Nederburg Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc 2012 served with an Asian three salad combination including Sichuan peppercorn-infused bean sprouts, tofu with wood ear mushrooms and egg as well as spicy cucumber

Nederburg Private Bin R181 Merlot 2009 with Peking duck, spring onions, bean paste, cucumber and pancakes

Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 with stir-fried prawns, mixed vegetables and cashews

Nederburg R163 Private Bin Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 served with beef fillet in black bean sauce