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Dine with a Winemaker

wine tasting

Dine with a Winemaker

6 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
wine tasting

Dine with a Winemaker

wine tasting

Dine with a Winemaker

6 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Experience the best of Stellenbosch's food and wine scene; examine South Africa's long winemaking history and learn firsthand why many top wine critics consider the Cape to be the most exciting wine region in the world. As your personal winemaker, I will host and guide you through a wonderful food and wine adventure at Spek en Bone, featuring top local wines and renowned chef Bertus Basson’s signature South African flavors. Over 4 courses and 4 wine pairings, we'll enjoy small plates featuring local, seasonal ingredients whilst you and your companions discover delicious wines from some of South Africa's most exciting wine producers. Throughout the evening, we'll be discussing the dynamic and evolving state of the wine industry, specifically featuring SA's terroir, winemaking, and cultural history. I enjoy engaging with my guests to learn about their wine preferences so that I can create a palate-pleasing custom experience. I also take pride in my knowledge of where wines originate from, how its made, and the personalities behind the wines. Amalgamating these transforms wine into a true art form; an expression of a unique place.

Your host

James

James

Howzit, guys? My name is James and I've been making wine around the world for over a decade. As a winemaker, I've worked in the best wine Meccas ranging from Napa Valley California, Casablanca Valley Chile, Yakima Valley Washington State , and Marlborough New Zealand. After working the 2015 & 2016 vintages here in Stellenbosch, I fell in love with this beautiful and dynamic place, emigrating in January 2017. Since then, I've been creating a boutique wine brand while working towards my Masters at Stellenbosch University. I've just bottled my maiden 2018 Chenin blanc, and recently finished the 2019 vintage. I love to travel and experience new wines every chance I can; if you're interested in knowing more about my career and passion, please check out my instagram @winedude_of_stellies https://www.instagram.com/winedude_of_stellies

What's included

Food
All food is included, please communicate any dietary requirements beforehand.
Drinks
All wine included.
Equipment
Riedel wine glasses provided to properly enjoy diverse styles and cultivars

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Where you'll be

Opened in Stellenbosch in late 2016, Spek en Bone is the brain child of Chef Bertus Basson. Possessing an extremely upbeat yet relaxed atmosphere, the great minds at Spekkies provide delectable and creative tapas paired with the most interesting wine list in South Africa, featuring boutique producers. Spek en Bone recycles 100% of all materials and products used on the premises and sources local ingredients.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Tue, Oct 22    From 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
$83 per person

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

I'll handle dinner reservations for the time/date of your choosing. I will spend the entirety of the meal with your group. Please arrive no earlier then 10 minutes before the event starts.
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Dine with a Winemaker
6 reviews
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6 reviews
From $78/person