Old Road Wine Popcorn Pairing

Old Road Wine Co.
COST:    R80.00
VENUE:    Old Road Wine Co.

Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work developing a brand new experience that is gourmet in taste and most importantly, caters to all - including our vegetarian and vegan visitors.

Our tasting is ideal for anyone wanting an informative and fun activity and is best enjoyed on our outdoor Anemos Deck which boasts a scenic view of the Franschhoek Mountains and surrounding vineyards. The Gourmet Popcorn and Wine Tasting consist of 4 Old Road Wine Co. wines and 4 popped concoctions. The popcorn is designed to be a complement to our premium wine, and therefore it is not sweet but rather subtle in flavour - moving away from a movie time treat to a somewhat surprising but always inspirational taste combination.

At the moment, you can experience the four following sip and snack sensations:

Juliette Sauvignon Blanc paired with Lemon and Thyme Gourmet Popcorn:
As a lively wine, our Sauvignon Blanc brims with crushed pineapple and soft tropical notes of white peaches and pear on the nose. The Lemon and Thyme gourmet popcorn pairing helps highlight the zest of the wine, while the thyme accentuates the classic herbaceousness for which Sauvignon Blanc is adored.

Pardonnez-Moi Cinsaut paired with Cherry Gourmet Popcorn:
Cinsaut is well loved for its perfumed nose, packed with juicy red berry fruit - in particularly wild cherries. Our Cherry gourmet popcorn accompaniment shows off the cherry perfume and complements the gentle silkiness on the palate.

The Spotted Hound Red Blend paired with Turkish Delight Gourmet Popcorn:

This unconventional blend of Sangiovese, Shiraz, Petite Syrah, Grenache Noir, Cinsaut and Malbec is full-flavoured, showing off a generous palate that is infused with red berries, Turkish delight and dried floral spice on the aftertaste. The Turkish Delight gourmet popcorn picks up on the palate, offering endless enjoyment.

The Butcher And Cleaver Cape Blend paired with Cinnamon and Pretzel Gourmet Popcorn:

As a Cape Blend, the leading variety in this wine is Pinotage. Typically, Pinotage is a big, bold and beautifully expressive wine with robust flavours of dark fruit and cinnamon. Our Cinnamon and Pretzel gourmet popcorn pairs perfectly, highlighting the spice on the nose with added salinity from the salt to act as a palate cleanser from the tannins.

The Old Road Wine Co. is now an official stop on the popular Franschhoek Wine Tram, and we welcome all walk-ins looking for a wine tasting experience with a difference. The Gourmet Popcorn and Wine Pairing is available daily for R 80.00 per person.