Exciting wine line-up for Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaborations 2015

Wine enthusiasts can book their seats for extraordinary wine and food indulgences in the Franschhoek Winelands when the popular Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners return in April.

Hosted once a month on a Friday at the estate’s The Restaurant, each evening will focus on a particular wine theme to showcase the best of Grande Provence alongside fine renditions from other celebrated wineries of the evening’s chosen variety or blend.

“The rationale behind our Wine & Dine Collaboration evenings is firstly to show Grande Provence’s superb wines in the context of other wines of the same style or variety. Secondly, we believe that by collaborating with other winemakers and wine estates, we are able to pool and share our knowledge and in doing so gain greater recognition for the wines, cuisine, and food and wine pairing,” says Winemaker Karl Lambour.

Grande Provence’s Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, will tailor each evening’s six course menu to match the unique flavour profile of every wine perfectly.

“Our guests, many of whom have attended all of our collaboration dinners, relish the intimate interaction with winemakers and the stories and personalities behind the wines. This is our second season of collaboration and with a vibrant group of wineries sharing the stage with the very best that Grande Provence has to offer, guests will see the excellence of our dynamic industry,” Karl adds.

After an unforgettable evening of fine wines and outstanding food, The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence offers luxury accommodation for visitors who would prefer to settle in and extend their visit to this beautiful estate. With welcoming, attentive staff and meticulous attention to detail, this charming guest house is perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Be sure to diarise and book early for these Wine & Dine Collaboration dates:
17 April – Chardonnay (Lismore Estate Vineyards, Jordan Wine Estate & De Wetshof Estate)
29 May – Pinot Noir (Oak Valley Estate, Newton Johnson Family Vineyards & Creation Wines)
26 June – Cabernet Sauvignon (Neil Ellis Wines, Thelema Mountain Vineyards & Spier)
31 July – Shiraz (Hartenberg Wine Estate, Eagles Nest Wines & Lammershoek)
28 August – Red Blends (Joostenberg, Warwick Estate & Hermanuspietersfontein)
25 September – White Blends (De Morgenzon, Strandveld Vineyards & Tokara)
23 October – Sauvignon Blanc (Daria, Steenberg & Klein Constantia)

The Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners takes place at The Restaurant of Grande Provence every month, starting at 19h00. To book your seat at R525 per person, phone the restaurant on 021 876 8600 or e-mail restaurant@grandeprovence.co.za.

For accommodation enquiries, phone Vera Alberts on 021 876 8600 or e-mail ownerscottage@grandeprovence.co.za. Don’t miss out on the Heartland Offer, available from May, which provides excellent value with breakfast at either The Owner’s Cottage or La Provençale at special rates.

• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food and luxury accommodation. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence offers guests The Owner’s Cottage, La Provençale, The Restaurant, The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence.

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Issued by: GC Communications
Contact: Clarissa du Plessis
Tel: +27 +21-462 0520
Email: clarissa@gc-com.co.za
On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Contact: Karl Lambour


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