Green buds are budding and the weather has warmed, what a perfect time of the year to relax on our deck overlooking the Franschhoek mountains with a glass of Chardonnay!

Our cellar is a hive of excitement with the preparations for our new wine range release at the beginning of November, and we had a spring baby (3rd winemaker generation!) join our family as well.
This is all about the ongoing journey at Paserene. Happy reading…

Paserene Elements Range Release

At Paserene our excitement is at an all time high, after many months of calculated care, precise winemaking techniques and intense anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that November marks the official release of our brand new wine range!

The Elements range is the perfect mid-week sip, and these wines are made for early enjoyment whilst you wait for your Paserene wines to mature and develop in your cellar. The new range consists of 4 wines: Rosie (a Carignan / Mourvedre / Syrah blend), Bright (Chardonnay), Emerald (Sauvignon Blanc) and Dark (Syrah). Each wine is made from grapes grown on our two farms in either Franschhoek or Tulbagh. The Franschhoek vineyards were planted in 1980 on relatively sandy soils producing wines that are soft and feminine, whilst the Tulbagh vineyards grow just below the Witzenberg Mountains in soils predominantly made up of decomposed shale. These wines are robust and engaging.

Rosie and Bright will be available for tasting and sale in our tasting lounge from the 15 November, followed by Emerald and Dark in December. These wines have a wonderful identity of their own, offering a unique vibrancy but with that stamp of Paserene’s elegance throughout.

New Tasting Offerings in the Tasting Lounge

Our new wine range has allowed us the opportunity to add another wine tasting option to our tasting lounge menu. Over and above our signature Paserene tasting for R150, guests can now also taste Rosie, Bright and Shiner White (and in December both Emerald and Dark) for R75 per person. All of our wines are available to purchase by the glass and bottle for guests to enjoy on the lush lawn or on the deck overlooking the mountains.

Tasting Room Offerings:

We know how well our wines pair with food, so we have also added a fantastic small plate menu which can be ordered to enjoy with our wines. Items such as organic hand-cured olives, spiced nuts, tapenades, freshly baked breads with farm butter, our very own honey, locally sourced charcuterie and French-origin cheeses are now on offer. Each small plate is individually priced, allowing our guests the freedom to build their own platter to accompany our wines. For our full menu, please click here.

There is nothing better than soaking up the sun on our deck with a glass of Bright in hand!
Bookings are essential, please call us on 021 876 2714 or email

The Shiner Chronicles: Next Chapter

In addition to our new wine range, Chapter 2 of our négociant wine, Shiner, has come to life.

Shiner is known to be the world’s most badass wine, a unique concept that is the brain child of winemaker, Martin Smith. Each year a new Shiner is made in whichever style Martin wishes to pursue. When we source grapes for Shiner, we select fruit-forward varietals from areas that are interesting and well, badass! Chapter 1 was a Stellenbosch-based Bordeaux style red blend. Chapter 2 sees Shiner in a lighter shade; the new release is also a Bordeaux blend- be it a white- composed of Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon Gris.

Chapter 2 of the Shiner story (written by Martin) will also unfold as Lt. John Maree discovers another part of the mystery. Shiner wines know no bounds and cannot be confined; they are ever changing, quite the character, and unapologetically awesome as is the main character of Martin’s story.

That is all we can say- buy a bottle to read it!

The Perfect Space for Year-End Parties or Corporate Events

In the heart of Franschhoek, offering an elegant vibe with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and our lush lawns, the beautiful Paserene tasting lounge is available to hire for exclusive functions. Whether it be an intimate birthday, or corporate year-end event, we offer a unique and sophisticated space that your guests will love.

Our tasting lounge is able to accommodate 40 guests and has a fully functioning sound system, fireplaces, air conditioners and lots of wine. We also provide a truly South African braai with all the trimmings, or can assist with outsourced catering to meet your event requirements.
For further information regarding venue hire availability, please contact Suzaan on