Pure enjoyment with the new summer menu at Swirl

A year has passed since Stellenbosch Vineyards opened its one-of-a-kind wine and food experience, Swirl. To share the celebration that is Swirl’s first birthday, the new summer menu filled with scrumptious tapas-styled dishes has just launched.

Considered as an extension of the contemporary Stellenbosch Vineyards tasting room, Swirl promises a gourmet feast of perfectly prepared small plates to pair with your favourite wine. The winery is situated on the Welmoed Farm, just outside of Stellenbosch, and serves to be the ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and treat yourself to a wine tasting adventure or laidback lunch – panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and breathtaking environment included.

SV Swirl Summer Menu Nov 2018 11 Pure enjoyment with the new summer menu at Swirl

“Many of our guests have become regulars and we’re proud to say that we’ve also built a good reputation as a destination for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, year-end functions and business conferences,” shares Ruan Willers, Brand Home Manager of Stellenbosch Vineyards.

The new menu, designed by chef Livinia Plaatjies and the winemakers of Stellenbosch Vineyards, offers a vast selection of dishes, each with its own wine recommendation. With an array of seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes, the pairing possibilities are simply endless. Food and wine lovers can feast in delectable tapas plates such as seared tuna with ribbon vegetables and Asian sauce, or Swirl’s adaptation of the much-loved Italian gnocchi, namely Potato “Nokki” with parmesan cream and crisp sage.

Swirl Chef Livinia Pure enjoyment with the new summer menu at Swirl
Chef Livinia Plaatjies

Other options include crusted lamb loin with jus, baked butternut phyllo with spinach and feta velouté and crispy Patagonia with a zesty avo salad. Swirl favourites also remain on the menu, including the crispy pork belly, bobotie springrolls and ostrich fillet with braised cabbage and berry compote.

One cannot leave without trying chef Plaatjies’ decadent dark chocolate ganache with berry compote or white chocolate mousse with orange syrup and praline dust.

Enjoy a day out in the winelands with the option of dining in the restaurant or relax with an alfresco dining experience on the wooden deck – both offering a sociable atmosphere that portrays the venue’s sense of togetherness. “We look forward to sharing our new menu with guests from all over and invite both young and old to come and enjoy the day with us”, shares Willers.

Both the Stellenbosch Vineyards Tasting Room and Swirl are family friendly venues offering a dedicated children’s menu for youngsters to choose from. Outdoor jungle gyms, the jumping castle and kiddies entertainment kits remain a favourite for little ones visiting the farm, as well as the rolling lawns giving tons of space to play.

Don’t leave without…
Treating yourself to a well-deserved sweet treat that is an exquisite chocolate and wine pairing at the Tasting Room. The pairing includes five decadent Belgium chocolates, each paired with a superb wine from the wine tasting menu. Additionally, a vast selection of wines from the Stellenbosch Vineyards Collection of Fine Wines, Welmoed and Infusions are available to purchase.

Join the Stellenbosch Vineyards Wine Club
Become part of our wine family by joining the Stellenbosch Vineyards Wine Club and qualify for exceptional benefits. As a member, benefits include a selection of complimentary tastings per annum, 10 – 15% discount on your wine purchases both at the Tasting Room and online, exclusive invitations to winemaker dinners and events, and much more. To find out more, contact our tasting room on winet@stellvine.co.za