Festive Wines & Feasts


It is that magical time of year where we gather around the table, braai, picnic basket, and buffet table at our company’s year-end party … Yes, it’s the end of another journey around the sun and the start of the festive season! 

This is one of our favourite times of year. With harvest beginning in January, as a wine estate we have extra incentive to savour every moment of sunshine, late nights sharing bottles of wine, and holiday bliss as soon we’ll be up before dawn processing our grapes. 

This festive season is set to be a time for serious feasting and enjoying some quality time with family and friends. Belts might be a little tighter this year and the Christmas lights may go on and off a bit (thanks Eskom), but a festive meal and chance to be together is all we really need. So let’s enjoy this time together, celebrating our wins, supporting one another, and sharing a glass (or two!) of our favourite wines over a meal prepared with love. 

Here are three wines to pair your festive feast with this year – cheers!

Three Wines to pair with your Festive Feast

1: Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Rosé

This beautiful blush pink is elegantly dry, with strawberries and rose petals on the nose – perfect for any summer occasion. It pairs perfectly with hot days by the pool and light dishes like smoked salmon and oysters – ideal to slip in your picnic basket. This is an excellent crowd-pleaser, so keep a few bottles in the fridge throughout the festive season. It’s a great wine to have with your festive starter, as it’s light enough to enjoy with a salad or light summer soup.

2: Haute Collection Amphora Chardonnay 2022 | New Vintage!

This special wine is created from a single block of Chardonnay planted on the Franschhoek property in 1983 by proprietor Achim von Arnim. This is a new vintage and our highest rated wine to date achieving an incredible 95 Points from esteemed Master of Wine Tim Atkin! There is a very limited production of each vintage of Amphora Chardonnay making it a special treat for the season. Clay amphorae were used in addition to French Oak barrels for the aging of this wine, offering subtle oak characters with notes of citrus, followed by subtle notes of honey and butterscotch. It pairs particularly well with cheese and charcuterie, so it’s perfect to have on the table while the family is grazing.


3: Pierre Jourdan Brut Magnum

No festive occasion is complete without Cap Classique! So why not super-size your festive occasion? We like to call this bottle of our signature Brut “celebration size”. The Pierre Jourdan Brut is an elegant Cap Classique created from a classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, paying tribute to the versatility of both. Created in the traditional French method of bottle fermentation or ‘Méthode Cap Classique’, this wine has delicate yeasty aromas on the nose and is complemented by fresh citrus flavours and crisp acidity. It’s a very versatile wine making it perfect to start and end your celebration. We recommend opening a bottle in the morning for breakfast or brunch with bubbles, welcoming your guests to lunch with a glass, and serving it with dessert (where its pairing options are very versatile).

Find a festive wine to perfectly suit your style of celebration:


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