Idiom Wine Tasting: Sumptuous Pairings + Breathtaking Views

Idiom Wine Tasting: Sumptuous Pairings + Breathtaking Views

This view-drenched estate on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains is the perfect setting for a day of wine tasting.

In the shadow of a granite mountain range, and cooled by ocean currents, Da Capo Vineyards at Idiom Wine Estate is known for its unique-tasting wines, many of which have garnered awards. With 10 exceptional vintages under their belt, the Bottega family owners decided to open a tasting centre and restaurant where visitors could experience the beautiful varietals within the context of the estate while enjoying the owners’ warm hospitality.

Idiom Wine Tasting

Idiom wine tastings

The glass-walled restaurant combines old-world Roman architecture and contemporary design, with an outdoor terrace that boasts spectacular mountain and sea views. It is here where the pairings and tastings take place.

Single varietal tasting

What is it A tasting of four of Idiom’s popular single varietals, namely Idiom Viognier, Idiom Semillon, Idiom Zinfandel and Idiom Sangiovese.
Cost R85 per person
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm
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Idiom blends tasting

What is it A tasting of four award-winning estate blends – the Idiom Bordeaux Blend, Idiom Rhone (SMV) Blend, Idiom Cape Blend and Idiom Grenache Tempranillo.
Cost R125 per person
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm
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Single wine and canapé tasting

What is it Four canapés paired with two white and two red Idiom Classic range wines:

  • Idiom Semillon paired with white anchovy, verjuice paste and white grape
  • Idiom Viognier paired with confit chicken roulade and spiced apricot chutney
  • Idiom Sangiovese paired with barbeque pork, polenta cornbread and dehydrated tomatoes
  • Idiom Zinfandel paired with crispy lamb panzerotti and salsa verde emulsion

Cost R260 per person
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm
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Macaron and wine pairing

What is it Three macarons paired with three unique Idiom wines:

  • La Delizia Extra Dry paired with peach butter cream, white chocolate and chamomile macarons
  • Idiom White Gold Viognier paired with honey jelly, caramel cream and candied lemon zest macarons
  • Idiom Black Gold Hailstorm Merlot 2011 paired with blueberry, violet custard and blackcurrant sauce macarons

Cost R250 per person (pre-booking only)
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm
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Regional blend and canapé tasting

What is it Three canapés paired with three Idiom red regional blends:

  • Idiom Rhone Blend paired with seared ostrich, chocolate ganache, butternut and coffee chutney
  • Idiom Bordeaux Blend paired with beef fillet kebab, mixed peppercorn cream and fermented blueberries
  • Idiom Cape Blend paired with lamb roulade, blackcurrant, juniper, buchu salt and mint jus

Cost R260 per person (pre-booking only)
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 3pm
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Three-course food-and-wine pairing

What is it A three-course lunch (starter, main and dessert) with an amuse-bouche and intermezzo, each paired with a glass of Idiom wine.
The menu changes seasonally, but diners can expect the likes of cured linefish crudo, globe artichoke risotto and beef tartare starters, with mains of glazed pork belly, cauliflower textures and Pira braai lamb rump, followed by sweet endings of apricot and white chocolate semifreddo, caramel opera cake and buchu and vanilla panna cotta – to name a few.
Cost R650 per person
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
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Address

Da Capo Vineyards Knorhoek Estate, Knorhoek Road Sir Lowry’s Pass Somerset West