Deck the halls with glasses of bubbly,fa,la,la,la,la… upon arriving at our venue,you couldn’t but pause just to appreciate the beauty of where you were. Having never visited Durbanville Hills Wine Estate, just the sheer vastness,even in the dark was breathtaking and you just knew the guys at Come Wine With Us got it just right.
The scene being set for an amazing Christmas in July,not even the icy weather could dampen our spirits on arrival we were treated to the most delicious Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé 2015 as per the Winemakers is a light and dry wine with fresh summer berries and rose petals.
After and introduction by the Winemaker Martin Moore,you immediately felt at home,his warm,no mess,no fuss personality just put everyone in the mood for the arrival of Santa and his reindeer.
The Prawn Ceviche served with Celeriac purée and Lemon dressing was cleverly complimented with the Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Sauvignon Blanc,a match made in heaven even though its a robust wine it held its own with the food pairing,not one element was left wanting.
Being able to choose between Smoked Salmon, Rocket, Avocado, Caper and Tomato Salad Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Chardonnay 2012 or
the Honey Roasted Gammon Apple and Almond Salad paired with Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage 2012,it really didn’t matter what you choose,having tried both I can honestly say, they both worked beautifully.
And then the real star of the show,THE MAINS was once again a choice and its was really beginning to look alot like Christmas…
We were able to choose between the Roasted Turkey Galantine stuffed with Cranberries, Pistachio nuts & Orange peel served with Potato Galette and Mustard jus paired with Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Merlot 2011.I have had many turkey’s in my life,but this was by far the moistest,juiciest bird I have ever tasted.
Also on offer was Grilled Rack of Lamb Served Medium Rare with Cumin, Cauliflower and Potato Phyllo Tart and Red Wine Jus complimented with the smooth Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Shiraz 2011. Not being a lover of red meat even I was happy to have more than one mouthful,delish!
And last but certainly not least what is Christmas without the staple Fruit Mince Pie,served with Spiced Poached Apple and Orange Cream paired with my drink of the night Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Noble Late Harvest 2013
The venue was stunning, the music was amazing,the food was to die for and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better they give you prizes too,here are the pics of the winners on the night.
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