Morgenster Olive and Wine Tasting – Michelle Aanhuizen

Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate is located in Somerset West, a short drive just out of Cape Town. This farm has a rich history dating back to 1711 and produces beautiful wine and extra virgin olive oil.

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The farm is easy to find and surrounded by lush greens and beautiful views and the tasting room is light and welcoming and very well designed.

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Tastings

Olive Platter

R40 per person – five olive oils, balsamic vinegar, olive pastes and olives

Olive Oil and wine: R75 per person

 

Wine Tasting

Bordeaux: R50 per person – five Bordeaux-style wines from the winemaker’s monthly selection

Nu Series 1: R35 per person – five single cultivar wines

Italian: R40 per person – three wines, Caruso, Tosca and Nabucco, from the Italian Collection

Italian Collection wine and chocolate: R65 per person – Caruso, Tosca and Nabucco, paired with four handmade chocolates

I personally have not done olive oil tasting before – so this was new to me and our “wine expert” was knowledgeable and passionate who knew so much about the history of the farm, the wine and the olives. We tasted 5 different olive oils, balsamic vinegar, olive pastes and olives and by far the lemon olive oil was the best! This was a simple tasting but informative…with many “aha” moments.

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I felt the wine tasting was somewhat disappointing and almost rushed with less passion than the olive tasting… but the wine itself was good, we tasted a white wine, rose and two reds – of which one was a vintage… it was amazing even though my preference sits with white wine.

Overall this was a well put together tasting, simple and satisfying.

For the full album click HERE

Wine Estate Info:

Morgenster Estate

Vergelegen Avenue Off,

Lourensford Rd,

Somerset West,

Cape Town

 Tel No: 074 921 3082

Email: info@morgenster.co.za  

 Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Michelle Aanhuizen

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

 

 

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