Franschhoek Wine Valley


La Petite Ferme to dazzle with Wine & Food Experiences

Savour sublime dishes with local and international wines at four events only 
8 June, 6 July and 3 August

Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.

Four dinners are scheduled as part of the Wine & Food Experience that takes place on the first Thursday of every month from May to August.

Each is distinctly different from the others and will be hosted by the La Petite Ferme’s talented winemaker Wikus Pretorius, who draws on his experience of local and international wines. Prior to joining La Petite Ferme in 2015, Pretorius worked for some of SA’s top wineries as well as estates in the world’s premier wine regions of France, California and Australia.

During the course of each evening, Pretorius will begin with a showcase tasting of four wines – one from La Petite Ferme; two from other local Cape winelands terroirs; and, one international. All the wines on the evening will be the same cultivar, providing a rare opportunity to compare different expressions and the effect of terroirs and techniques.

On 8 June, it’s the turn of Chardonnay, a bold grape that continues to surprise and delight in all its different guises.

The dinner of 6 July is dedicated to what many consider the king of reds – Cabernet Sauvignon. Famous as a full-bodied wine, it is nonetheless capable of delicacy and elegance in skilled hands.

The curtain call then on 3 August belongs to Cape and red blends. The dinner features La Petite Ferme’s own Verdict, a champion wine that performs outstandingly with or without food.

The tasting will be followed by a three-course food-and-wine spectacular, with dishes inspired by Pretorius’ most sumptuous taste experiences which he gleaned from his world travels.

“These exquisite dishes are not on our restaurant’s à la carte lunch menu and will be paired with wines from La Petite Ferme’s renowned portfolio. Our four wine-paired dinners provide enthusiasts of our beloved restaurant the chance to return to their favourite, month after month…each time to experience a different sensory indulgence,” explains Pretorius.

The tasting dinners get underway at 18:30.

The cost is only R750pp, which includes the tasting of four wines and the three-course, wine-paired dinner. Reservations have been limited to ensure an intimate, personal and premium experience. Bookings are essential and early reservations recommended.

To reserve your table for a La Petite Wine & Food Experience send an e-mail to pr@lapetiteferme.co.za or contact Ruan Olivier at Tel: +27 (0)21 876 3016.

Also following La Petite Ferme at:
Facebook: La-Petite-Ferme-Franschhoek
Twitter: @la_petiteferme
Instagram: @la_petiteferme

La Petite Ferme’s restaurant will be open for lunch, seven days a week, but only for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, during the winter months – 1 May till 31 October.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za