Winter has finally come and Eikendal Vineyards’ popular and unique Pizza & Wine Pairing is ready to delight food and wine lovers. What better way to battle against the cold Cape winter than to enjoy three thin-crust mini pizzas prepared by resident restaurant Cucina di Giovanni and paired with three of Eikendal’s finest red wines.
The elegant Reserve Merlot 2015 with its peppery and blackberry notes, pairs beautifully with the Mac Mac: a combination of chorizo, olives, feta and avocado. The spicy Mexicana bolognaise, green pepper and chili pizza enhances the full, plump berry nuances of the beguiling Charisma 2015 – a unique blend of Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Sangiovese. The award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 completes the offering alongside a brie, rocket, cranberry and crispy bacon Sapore pizza.
A vegetarian option has also been introduced with the Merlot joining forces with the peppadews, baby marrows and feta of the Colour Breeze. A traditional Vegetarian pizza nestles next to the charming Charisma with the combination of the artichoke, green pepper, onion and olives blending seamlessly with this royal red. The bacon-less Sapore ends off this titillating winter offering as it merges with the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Eikendal, conveniently situated between Stellenbosch and Somerset West on the R44, is renowned for its award-winning, internationally acclaimed wines. Apart from the Pizza and Wine Pairing, visitors can enjoy a Wine Tasting (which includes a tasting of the estate’s exclusive Icon range), a Cookie Tasting for the young ones, Cellar Tours, Fly Fishing, Cheetah Encounters, Vineyard Rides and a popular kids’ play area. Popular Cucina di Giovanni offers languid lunches and dinners and visitors even have the option of extending their Eikendal Experience by spending the night at the Eikendal Lodge.
This Winter Pizza & Wine Pairing Experience is on offer Tuesdays to Sundays between 12:00 and 16:00 until 30 June and again from the 1st of August to the 30th of September.
To book or for queries relating to the Eikendal Experience, contact Chantal-Lee at 021 855 1422 or send an email to [email protected].
Cucina di Giovanni is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays and for lunch only on Sundays. The restaurant will be closed for their winter break in July.