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Farm to ta­ble

It’s un­likely that you’ll be get­ting to­gether with mates for a wine tast­ing in the Cape any­time soon, but you can cer­tainly pre­tend that you’re all pol­ish­ing off a cou­ple of ex­cel­lent bot­tles of red in the pic­turesque Con­stan­tia Val­ley. More to the point, you can make like you’re at Steen­berg Farm en­joy­ing a wine tast­ing. If only!

The clever folk at the muchloved wine es­tate have de­vel­oped three tast­ing boxes of their goods for home de­liv­ery. Each one comes with tast­ing notes and QR codes that link to videos of cel­lar master Elunda Bas­son guid­ing you through the vir­tual tast­ing.

There are three op­tions. The

is ideal for new­bie wine en­thu­si­asts and of­fers a good in­tro­duc­tion to the farm’s goods. This sam­ple — or flight, as it’s called in the world of wine — com­prises a méth­ode cap clas­sique (MCC), sau­vi­gnon blanc,

Clas­sic Tast­ing Se­lec­tion

rosé and three red wines (in­clud­ing a stel­lar blend and syrah).

Diehard MCC fans will ob­vi­ously go for the

This of­fer­ing starts with a sparkling sau­vi­gnon blanc and goes on to Steen­berg’s renowned range of fizz, in­clud­ing the flagship pres­tige cu­vée,

Lady R.

In the mood for a real spoil? Or­der the

This show­cases the di­ver­sity of the farm’s vine­yards. The neb­bi­olo, semil­lon, in­tense Catha­rina red blend, pinot noir MCC and Black Swan sau­vi­gnon blanc are some of the sig­na­ture wines rep­re­sent­ing the best of Steen­berg in this flight.

Bub­bly Tast­ing Se­lec­tion. Flagship Tast­ing Se­lec­tion. steen­berg­farm.com

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