Art me­an­ders and mar­kets

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODDRINKING -

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.

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