Roodeberg – Cape Town – May 2016 #Rediscoveraclassic

Cape Town – Come Wine With Us and Roodeberg wines #Rediscoveraclassic

 On the 11th and 12th of May the Come Wine With Us team invited a special group of guests to attend an intimate soirée held inside the gorgeous Roodeberg room at KWV in Paarl.

With #rediscoveraclassic as the theme for the evening, guests were asked to embrace the bygone era by adding a touch of vintage to their attire, and upon arrival KWV Brandy Cruxland G&Ts were served with trimmings like rosemary and thyme, adding just that extra bit of intrigue to this classic drink.

With smooth jazz sounds provided by the talented Calenda Mexico, the scene was set for an incredible evening, celebrating beautiful food and wine.



Once seated, winemaker Anneke took our guests through the history of KWV Wines’ Roodeberg Wines, touching on its rich history which dates back to 1949.

Roodeberg Wines were not widely available in South Africa until 2004, but luckily for us these beautiful wines, created by Dr Charles Niehaus and named after the red colour of the Paarl mountains at sunset, were flowing in abundance on the night.



Of course beautiful wine needs beautiful food to accompany it… Kokkedoor winner and now well-known chef, Mynhardt Joubert, prepared a 5 course modern French-style menu inspired by the great Julia Child who is of course recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Things kicked off with steak tartare paired with a 2015 Roodeberg White.  The second course was tuna nicoise paired with a 2015 Roodeberg Rose.  Third course was bouillabaisse paired with the 2015 Roodeberg Red.  Fourth course was boeuf bourguignon paired with Roodberg Reserve 2014, and then we finished off the night with a delectable 90% dark Lindt chocolate tart paired with the Dr Charles Niehaus Roodeberg 2012.


Needless to say, this was an absolute feast that left our guest smiling from ear to ear.  For this we have to say a very big thank you to KWV Wines for hosting us and also to Mynhardt for his culinary genius.

We would also like to thank the very talented Jomeri Photography for capturing the evening so perfectly.  Do visit our Facebook Page to see more photos from these two evenings.


Lastly, if you’d like to book jazz duo, Calenda Mexico, for your next event – you can contact us on, and if you’d like to be part of any of our future events, do visit us at for all the details.

We always look forward to sharing the Come Wine With Us experience with both old and new.




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