Fleur du Cap wines meld with exotic salts at Die Bergkelder
If a salty snack makes you tick, Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch is the place to be. To complement their daily Fleur du Cap Wine & Salt Tastings the team has scoured the world to source a range of exotic salts that is now available for purchase at this famous mountain cellar.
With everything from indigenous Khoisan, Caviar and Oryx Desert salt to exotic Red Alaea and Black Lava salt from Hawaii, pink Murray River Salt from Down Under and rare Persian Blue Salt from Iran, even salt connoisseurs will find a favourite to take home. For those who enjoy making a statement, Kala Namak Salt will do just the trick. Referred to as "Poepsout", by Salt Aficionado Chef Craig Cormack, this salt has a rather interesting sulphuric smell and works wonders with buttered popcorn.
If you would like to be a bit more versed in the taste of these interesting salts, try out the Fleur du Cap Wine & Salt tasting experience first. Fleur du Cap wines lend themselves perfectly to pairings with nature’s gift of unrefined salts. Using locally sourced savoury treats, prepared using traditional methods such as curing with salt, the Fleur du Cap tasting experience at Die Bergkelder accentuates the inherent flavours of each superbly balanced wine. These tastings are available daily, from Mondays to Fridays between 09h00 and 17h30 or Saturdays between 09h00 and15h30 at R75 per person.
To top it all, every visitor who purchases six bottles of Fleur du Cap wines will receive a complementary box of Fleur du Cap Salt until the end of October to enjoy at home. Or, you can purchase your favourites at R30 per box.
Visitors can also take a tour and stroll through the tranquil vaulted spaces of Die Bergkelder tasting award winning wines amidst thousands of maturing bottles of wine. The swanky Laszlo Room takes pride of place for private tastings, while the history of South African wine is illustrated on beautifully carved oak barrels in the Fleur du Cap Room.
Die Bergkelder staff are experienced and always willing to offer wine advice and assistance. With a fully functional venue available for private and corporate use, you are welcome to book Die Bergkelder for your own functions. Die Bergkelder also offers exclusive Fleur du Cap and Artisanal Salt luncheons or dinners on special request. These intimate 3-course dining experiences are the ideal solution for intimate year-end functions for groups ranging between 10 and 40 people and cost R350 per person.