Whether you’re planning on a leisurely morning with breakfast in bed, a romantic meal out on the town, or staying in watching rom-coms with your girls – we have the perfect wines for your Valentine’s Day.
As teddies, chocolates, roses and heart-shaped confectionaries make their way onto the shelves of all our favourite stores, the wine-lovers amongst us are perusing the shelves, speciality stores, online cellars and wine farms to find the perfect wine for their Valentine.
While sultry Chardonnays and celebratory bubbles typically form part of the February 14th tradition, there are plenty of silky reds, and even vibrant rosés that can perfectly match your style of celebration. In this blog, we are exploring a few ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, and the perfect wine to accompany your day.
BREAKFAST IN BED
With a busy schedule, nothing quite says romance these days like being treated to a lie-in and breakfast in bed. Just some time to chat, ponder the future, appreciate the past, and sip on a mimosa or glass of chilled Cap Classique (especially nice with the soaring temperatures of late in the Cape).
Our favourite pick for this romantic moment is the Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose. This sweetheart of our Pierre Jourdan Range has a full nose of strawberries and cream followed by fresh acidity and red fruit on the palate. Thinking of having mimosas instead? Opt for the Brut which has a fresh citrus character to complement a splash of fresh orange juice.
Now, over 300 years later, guests and Cap Classique fans can sample the Pierre Jourdan range of Cap Classiques, named for the original patron of the land in the tradition of the Champagne region of France, at this special anniversary event.
With special décor and Instagram moments, as well as on-site promotions and special events, be sure to make your reservation for this unique annual celebration.
As Valentine’s Day falls mid-week this year, chances are you will only be celebrating after the workday ends. Why not head to your favourite sundowner spot by the sea, overlooking the city skyline, or your favourite nature escape with a bottle of the beautiful Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Rosé.
This wine reflects the shades of a perfect summer sunset, and wraps you in aromas of strawberries and rose petals with a dry palate and crisp finish setting the tone for romance to fill the air (while having the secondary benefit of perfectly refreshing after a long day in the office this summer).
A mid-week romantic dinner for two? Well we love to be wined and dined, so a great dinner date is just the ticket with good food, a warm atmosphere and a delicious wine to share with someone special. The perfect evening in our opinion.
Whether you’re going out, or staying in, our Haute Cabrière Arnim Family Réserve is a perfect fit. With its pioneering blend of spicy, rich Syrah and fruity, elegant Pinot Noir, it can be paired with a wide variety of dishes for red wine lovers. These two very different personalities come together in a perfect union. Perfect for a romantic date night, and an all-time favourite of ours.
A NIGHT IN
Spending the night at home on the couch with a good film, some pizza and a bottle of wine? Or perhaps you’re going to enjoy a leisurely bubble bath with a favourite book? Our beloved, dependable and ever-so-wonderful Chardonnay Pinot Noir makes for perfect company.
Whether you’re making your favourite dish together, having the girls round, or simply taking some time to enjoy your own company for a change, this pioneering wine blend is an easy choice when deciding which wine to add to your basket on your way home.
FOR YOUR WEEKEND AWAY
What says romance better than taking some time away to enjoy one another’s company without interruption? This Valentine’s Day, pause everything and make space for love with a weekend away. Whether you choose a luxury hotel, enjoying a leisurely champagne breakfast before your spa treatments, or spend a few nights in the wilderness discovering wide-open plains, hot tubs and wildlife? Or perhaps you’d rather prefer a beach trip accompanied by adventurous hikes and perfect surf. We have the perfect wines for your weekend, from dawn til dusk…
Inspired by South Africans who enjoy a little added sweetness, our Pierre Jourdan Belle Nectar takes all the delights of Pinot Noir and celebrates a sweeter palate with hints of strawberries and rose petals on the nose, making it the perfect accompaniment to any Valentine’s brunch.
For lunchtime and afternoons outdoors, the Haute Cabrière Unwooded Chardonnay is a blend of chardonnay vineyards which expresses lychee and citrus on the nose with lime and pear on the palate with well-balanced acidity bringing freshness and complexity to this easy-drinking summer wine.
As your day winds down, and the night begins, our Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Réserve will set the tone for a memorable evening. Aged for 11 months in specially selected French oak barrels to showcase the vintage characteristics of red berries, forest floor and cigar box, this is our flagship of the Haute Cabrière Réserve wines.
Which wine will be your Valentine?
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