Spring has arrived in Franschhoek, and to celebrate we have some fantastic additions to our tasting lounge offerings. It is all about chocolate this October, so pop in and visit if you fancy handcrafted De Villiers chocolates paired with our wines! The vines are budding, the lawn is soft and our attentive staff can’t wait to welcome you back!

October is Chocolate Month!

For the month of October, we have created a wine pairing that is a real treat for the senses. Gourmet handcrafted chocolates from deluxe chocolatier, De Villiers, have been expertly paired with 4 wines from our Elements range. Each wine is paired in such a way that it brings out the best in the wine and the chocolate:  Rosie Rosé: De Villiers Coffee Milk (30% cocoa)
Bright Chardonnay: De Villiers Almond Milk
Emerald SB: De Villiers Sea Salt and Caramel (30% cocoa)
Dark Syrah: De Villiers Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa) This unique pairing costs R120 per person, and is only available until the end of October. Bookings are recommended and can be made via email to taste@paserene.co.za or call us on +27 (21) 876 2714.

Delight in the Elements Range this October

As you know we have an online store, and we sell all of our wines with convenient delivery to your door wherever you stay. For those of you who do live further afield we have extended our chocolate and wine pairing to our online store. For the month of October, if you purchase 6 bottles of any of our Elements wines, you will receive a complimentary slab of De Villiers chocolate that we have paired with the wine in your box. It just doesn’t get sweeter than that!

Our Elements wines are the perfect mid-week sip, whilst you wait for your Paserene wines to mature:

Elements Rosie 2019: 80% Carignan, 17% Mourvedre and 3% Syrah
The aromatics show deep flavours of fresh cherries, strawberries and cream.  The mouthfeel is dense with a velvety finish and a good acidity providing a very moreish character.

Elements Emerald Sauvignon Blanc 2019: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Both Franschhoek and Elgin grapes were used in this blend of Sauvignon Blanc. You get the tropical notes from the Franschhoek fruit, and then the black fruits and mouthfeel from the Elgin fruits.

Elements Bright 2019: 100% Chardonnay The Bright Chardonnay shows a deep straw green colour in the glass. On the nose it delights with beautiful citrus notes, and on further swirling, a chalky minerality appears. White orange blossoms, neroli and orange zest come through on the nose and palate.

Elements Dark 2018: 100% Syrah Dark is an appealing ruby red in colour. The nose is gentle, yet defiant and allows you to experience aromas of chocolate, dried prunes and spice. Dark is medium in structure and shows slightly
elevated acidity.

A Venue with a Vineyard View

Did you know that we host small parties, intimate weddings, conferences and special tastings in our contemporary tasting lounge? This space can seat 50 people comfortably (or 100 in a cocktail format), with a stunning deck and manicured lawns, perfect for sundowners!

Our function venue in the old cellar is an excellent option for lunch celebrations, dinners, meetings or private tastings. It has a large reception area with an open fireplace, a fully fitted kitchenette, separate bathroom, a shaded outdoor terrace and a full-length boules court all set in the vineyards. The area is spacious, with unique features and picturesque views holding up to 20 seated guests indoors and outside.

Please send us an email to enquire about rates and what we can offer to make your special occasion something to remember! To enquire please email info@paserene.co.za or call Suzaan on +27 21 876 2714.

Surfing Vintners, BIG RED & Surf4Life from Martin Smith

The Vintners Surf Classic dates back to June 2000, when a group of winemakers, viticulturists and marketers decided to arrange a surf contest at Onrus, near Hermanus. Since then, this event has become the highlight of the year for all the participants and sponsors, and has been held every year from 2000 to 2019, with Stilbaai having become the permanent venue. Unfortunately, the contest was postponed in 2020 due to COVID, but will take off again in 2021.

A wonderful spinoff of this event has been the unique BIG RED magnum charity blend comprising wines from the contestants (Paserene included!). The first vintage of “charity” BIG RED was 2014 and this 6-year old wine is being offered to wine consumers who would like to get some great red wine – as well as support a great charity, Surf4Life.

BIG RED 2014 is a blend of 36% Shiraz, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Pinotage. A Platter 4-star wine  with the following description: “Spicy, blueberry & cassis on plush & rounded near-equal Shiraz, Cabernet and Pinotage; supple yet structured, with good density from 40% new oak”.

I hope that you will support this worthy cause by ordering a case or two of BIG RED 2014 magnums – R1,890 per case of 3 x 1.5 L magnums.

For more details about the wine and to purchase please contact Vineyard Connection on 021 884-4360 / 0860 360-360 or email  wine@vineyardconnection.co.za.

More Information on BIG RED 2014

Surf’s Up!

We hope to see you at the farm soon!

Kind Regards,
The Team at Paserene