Waterford Chenin Blanc Taste Journey

Saturday, 8 June, 2024 to Sunday, 16 June, 2024
Waterford Estate
TIME:    11h00
COST:    R175 pp
VENUE:    Waterford Wine Estate, Blaauwklippen Road
Stellenbosch
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In celebration of Chenin Blanc Day Waterford Estate, in collab with SALT, is bringing you a unique Chenin Blanc pairing from 8-16 June.

Celebrate the rich heritage of South African wine during Waterford Estate's Chenin Blanc Week, featuring the specially curated Chenin Blanc Taste Journey. Join us from 8 June to 16 June 2024, between 11h00 and 15h00 (excluding Mondays).

With more Chenin Blanc being planted in South Africa than the rest of the world combined, Chenin blanc holds a special place in the South African Winelands.

To celebrate International Chenin Blanc Day and honour this legacy variety, we have collaborated with SALT to bring a unique pairing to the palates of our guests. This pairing aims to showcase the different vintages of our Waterford Old Vine Project Chenin Blanc and the intricate flavours that pair with them.

The Chenin Blanc Taste Journey

R175 per person

  • Ham hock terrine paired with Waterford OVP Chenin Blanc 2023
  • Line fish croquettes and garlic aioli paired with Waterford OVP Chenin Blanc 2018
  • Homebaked rosemary shortbread paired with Waterford OVP Chenin Blanc 2020

Our Chenin Blanc grapes are sourced from old vines in Stellenbosch, planted in 1966. The wine is certified and part of the Old Vine Project which aims to preserve older, less productive vines by showcasing the quality of wines they can produce. Berry bunches are hand-harvested and pressed directly to concrete eggs for natural fermentation. This allows the wine to remain vibrant and truly express its distinctiveness. Extended lees contact adds luxuriousness, by adding texture and mouthfeel.