Art meanders and markets
CLOS Malverne in Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley launched an art meander recently. A Void in the Landscape consists of sculptures and paintings gracing gardens, vineyards and the farm’s restaurant. The expo is on until the end of next month.
Gabrielskloof cellar near Bot River will hold its Favourite Things market on December 13 and 14. This is a showcase for the quality products of 30 locals who make, bake, curate, craft, sew and share delights that range from cheese, beer, ceramics, jewellery and more.
For more details, e-mail Nicolene Finlayson on nicolene@ gabrielskloof.co.za.
This is the season to add sparkle to Boland jaunts with a bubbly tasting at the House of JC Le Roux in Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch. The Cap Classique tasting costs R45 and offers the flagship Scintilla, the Brut, Pinot noir 2009, Pinot Noir Rosé 2009 and the sweeter La Vallée Rosé. At noon, there will be a performance of sabrage, and visitors can linger over lunch on the deck or indoors at Le Venue restaurant.
The beautifully crafted unfiltered Fleur du Cap wines are now paired with artisanal salted delicacies at the Bergkelder cellar near Stellenbosch station.
This trendy partnership sees the sauvignon blanc matched to dolmades and sulphuric salt and the chardonnay paired with green olive pesto and black lava salt. The merlot is partnered by chicken liver paté with caramelised onion and Murray River salt, and the cabernet with sun-dried tomatoes, matured gouda cheese and Khoisan salt.
The tasting costs R75 and is available from Monday to Saturday. To book, contact Nadia Ferreira at 021 809 8025.
GOING TO GREAT HEIGHTS: Landscape artist Strijdom van der Merwe’s vineyard installation is part of Clos Malverne’s art meander.