Friday the 7th of October saw the return of musician Matthew Mole for an intimate concert at the Nest, Paserene’s wine-tasting lounge. The Nest is found in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley with unique architecture surrounded by landscaped gardens and quintessential vineyards.

The concert was set in the manicured gardens with beautiful views of the Franschhoek mountains on an exceptional spring evening. Guests were welcomed by a glass of Rosie, the perfect sundowner and aperitif for the food on offer. The selection included freshly prepared 200g pure beef burger, pulled pork pita and vegetarian pita, ideal relaxed dining for this cosy event. As the sun set, braziers were lit keeping any evening chill at bay and with the wine flowing the stage was set for this return visit at Paserene.

Matthew delighted the crowd with his upbeat blend of folk with electronica that we have all come to love and adore from him. His award-winning music has helped raise SA music on the international stage often becoming the annual summer anthem. Ever the consummate musician, as Loadshedding struck without skipping a beat, Matthew stepped onto the lawns and surrounded by the crowd played his ukulele, getting everyone to sing along. Once the backup power kicked in, the set continued as planned with everyone’s spirits lifted even higher.

Fun was had by all from Matthew to the staff and of course the guests with the resounding “we want more” echoing through the vineyards bringing this intimate concert to a close.

These are the bespoke experiences that Paserene embodies and evokes, from the striking location, unique events and the selection of luxury wines. Martin Smith, Paserene’s winemaker, methodically crafts this range of wines to express the best of Franschhoek, Elgin and Tulbagh terroir. Paserene truly creates an unforgettable moment in time, one to be remembered with each sip.