Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon is king at Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration

Issued by: GC Communications                                                           

Friday, 24 June, 19h00, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek

Franschhoek takes on Stellenbosch at the Cabernet Sauvignon Wine & Dine Collaboration at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate on Friday, 24 June 2016.

Showcasing Cabernet Sauvignon as their wine of the month, Grande Provence will pitch their 100% Franschhoek wine against three made from Stellenbosch fruit by Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Le Riche Wines and Teddy Hall Wines. The evening at The Restaurant at Grande Provence will be hosted by Winemaker Karl Lambour. Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst will be serving superbly crafted winter dishes matched perfectly with each of the full-bodied wines.

First up, the fruit driven Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 from the top of the Helshoogte Pass will be served with a silky red wine risotto and seared local sword fish.

For the smooth-as-velvet Grande Provence Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Chef Darren has selected one of the signature dishes from his new winter menu, the 18-hour Sous vide Karoo lamb neck. The hint of mint in this fruity Cabernet Sauvignon adds the finishing touch to the slow cooked lamb.

A hearty port braised beef short rib should stand up well to the blue blooded Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 crafted by the undisputed master of South African Cabernet Sauvignon, Etienne le Riche.

To complement the chocolate, black currant and a hint of vanilla of the Teddy Hall Hercùles van Loon Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009, Chef Darren has opted for salted bitter chocolate to bring the food and wine journey to a decadent close.

With the event taking place on a Friday, why not take advantage of the Grande Provence Heartland Offer and make a weekend of it? The Heartland Offer provides exclusive winter rates for the Owner’s Cottage as well as La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards for group bookings.

The Cabernet Sauvignon Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner takes place at The Restaurant at Grande Provence at 19h00. To book your seat at R695 per person, call 021 876 8600 or e-mail Guests can purchase a mixed case of 12 wines from the participating wineries at a special rate on the evening. For more information on The Heartland Offer accommodation package visit or e-mail

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration Calendar
24 June – Cabernet Sauvignon (Le Riche Wines, Teddy Hall Wines and Thelema Mountain Vineyards)
29 July – Shiraz (Oldenburg Vineyards, Lismore Estate Vineyards and De Trafford Wines)
26 August – Red Blends (Beaumont Wines, Joostenburg Wines and Morgenster)
23 September – White Blends (David & Nadia, Constantia Uitsig and Oak Valley Wines)
28 October – Sauvignon Blanc (Lismore Estate Vineyards, Fryers Cove Vineyards and Shannon Vineyards)
2 December – “A Sparkling Affair” (Méthode Cap Classique and Champagne Dinner)

More about Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence also offers guests The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit or Twitter @grande_provence.