Chocolate and Wine pairing at Spier Tasting Room

Stay and Play Summer with Stellenbosch

Spier Wine Farm, an old Stellenbosch wine farm with a long and winding history. It’s a captivating destination that seamlessly combines breathtaking landscapes, exceptional wines and a commitment to sustainability. Situated approximately 40 minutes from Cape Town, this historic estate dates back to 1692, making it one of the oldest wine farms in the country.

The sprawling estate boasts a picturesque setting with vineyards stretching across the horison and the Hottentots Holland Mountains providing a stunning backdrop. Visitors are welcomed by a blend of Cape Dutch architecture and modern design, creating an inviting atmosphere. The wine tasting experience at Spier is a journey through their diverse portfolio, showcasing the artistry of winemaking.

The interior design of Spier’s tasting room reflects a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Rustic elements pay homage to the farm’s historic roots, while contemporary touches add a touch of sophistication. Large windows allow natural light to flood the space, creating an inviting ambiance that complements the wine-tasting journey.

For those with a sweet tooth, Spier’s Chocolate and Wine Tasting is a must-try and the perfect treat to add to your Stay and Play Summer with Stellenbosch. This unique pairing combines the rich flavours of Spier wines with handcrafted chocolates, creating a harmonious fusion of tastes. The expertly curated pairings accentuate the complexities of both the wines and chocolates, providing a delightful and indulgent experience for the palate.

Exploring the world of food and wine pairing goes beyond rules. It’s an enjoyable journey with endless possibilities. It’s about embracing the fun and breaking free from the idea that pairing is one-dimensional. Instead, think of it as a delightful adventure where the goal is to discover unexpected and delicious combinations that tickle your taste buds. Also different parts of your tongue are sensitive to taste. Sweetness on the tip, sour on the sides and bitterness at the back.

Chocolate and Wine pairing

The Chocolate and Wine pairing is one of many tasting experiences which the Estate has on offer. Inspired by the Spier Cap Classique and Spier Creative Block blends, the Chocolate and Wine pairing features three mouth-watering chocolates which was carefully crafted by a chocolatier. These three chocolates are then paired with the Spier Creative Block blends while the Spier Cap Classique serves as a palate cleanser.

The purpose of the Chocolate and Wine pairing is for guests to “unlock nuanced flavours in both the chocolate and wine” which in return offers a superb palate experience where a range of delicious flavours meets. 

  • Spier Cap Classique Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut which is enjoyed as a palate cleanser
  • Spier Creative Block 2 paired passion fruit and lemon White Chocolate
  • Spier Creative Block 3 paired liquorice, blueberry & elderflower Milk Chocolate
  • Spier Creative Block 5 paired with an chilli Dark Chocolate

The Story About The Creative Block Range

Spier Wine Farm has the second largest art collection in the country. Creative Block is their most awarded range of blends, made with 2,3 or 5 varietals from specially selected vineyard blocks. The simple, modern and bold design of the Creative Block packaging reflects the craft and passion that goes into each of these award-winning blends. Named and inspired by the Spier Arts Trust project, the winemakers combine grapes from different vineyard blocks to curate unique tastes – always so much more than the sum of their parts.

Spier Cap Classique Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut 2021

Made from 61% Chardonnay and 39% Pinot Noir grown in Stellenbosch, this Cap Classique is full of finesse and energy. There are apples and citrus on the nose woven by a balanced mouthfeel and good acidity on the palate.

Spier Creative Block 2

This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Aromas of gooseberry, lime and white peach are most prominent on the nose; with subtle hints of fynbos. The palate offers a touch of white asparagus, ending on a long and structured mineral finish. A wine made for longevity.

Spier Creative Block 3

A blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Perfumed notes of violets, black cherry and mulberry followed by spicy flavours of black pepper and fennel. The silky mid-palate is vibrant, exuding a fruity richness thanks to the dense tannins.

Spier Creative Block 5

A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant is supported by cedar, dark chocolate and hints of fennel. The vibrant palate has good balance and dense tannins. The taste will be enhanced by ageing.

Spier’s idyllic location, paired with exceptional wines and unique experiences like Chocolate and Wine Pairing, make it a must-visit for wine lovers and travelers seeking a taste of South Africa’s rich viticultural heritage.

Contact details

Phone number: 064 830 5667
Physical address: R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch

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