Franschhoek meets Rhône at Grande Provence Shiraz Collaboration

Franschhoek meets Rhône at Grande Provence Shiraz Collaboration
Friday, 29 July, 19h00, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek

Some of the Cape’s finest Rhône-style Shiraz takes centre stage in Franschhoek on Friday, 29 July, when Grande Provence teams up with Oldenburg Vineyards, Lismore Estate Vineyards and De Trafford Wines for their monthly Wine & Dine Collaboration.

Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst has designed a superb pairing menu matched perfectly with each of the masterly crafted wines – all in celebration of Shiraz, Grande Provence’s wine of the month.

The evening at The Restaurant at Grande Provence starts with the fynbos infused Lismore Syrah 2015 from Greyton paired with spicy masala compressed salmon.

The De Trafford Syrah 2013 CSC, a merge between Overberg and Malgas vineyards, will be paired with 12 hour confit duck ravioli coated in molten Raclette with a date and sultana puree adding a hint of sweetness.

A hearty vine smoked BBQ beef rib pastille holds the promise of a perfect companion for the old world, Côtes du Rhône-style Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2013.

For dessert, the fruit forward Grande Provence Shiraz 2012 teeming with ripe berries and plums, is just what the chef has ordered for his caramalised white chocolate pot au crème, hazelnut crémeux and salted caramel popcorn.

With the event taking place on a Friday, why not take advantage of the Grande Provence Heartland Offer and make a weekend of it? The Heartland Offer provides exclusive winter rates for the Owner’s Cottage as well as La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards for group bookings.

The Cabernet Sauvignon Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner takes place at The Restaurant at Grande Provence at 19h00. To book your seat at R695 per person, call 021 876 8600 or e-mail Guests can purchase a mixed case of 12 wines from the participating wineries at a special rate on the evening. For more information on The Heartland Offer accommodation package visit or e-mail

Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration Calendar
29 July – Shiraz (Oldenburg Vineyards, Lismore Estate Vineyards and De Trafford Wines)
26 August – Red Blends (Beaumont Wines, Joostenburg Wines and Morgenster)
23 September – White Blends (David & Nadia, Constantia Uitsig and Oak Valley Wines)
28 October – Sauvignon Blanc (Lismore Estate Vineyards, Fryers Cove Vineyards and Shannon Vineyards)
2 December – “A Sparkling Affair” (Méthode Cap Classique and Champagne Dinner)

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

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Issued by: GC Communications
Contact: Gudrun Clark
Tel: +27 +21-462 0520

On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Contact: Suzanne van Dyk

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