Turkish Delights at Vondeling for Heritage Month in the Winelands

Vondeling Wines
TIME:    11h30
COST:    R695
VENUE:    Vondeling Wines Tasting Room, Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl

Legendary Cape Town chef Tayfun Aras is teaming up with Vondeling wine estate in the Voor-Paardebergto bring a Turkish twist to South Africa’s favourite meal, celebrating September as both Heritage Month and “braai month”.

Aras, who sold the acclaimed Anatoli, Cape Town’s first authentic Turkish restaurant, last year after 15 years at the helm, will share his culinary heritage in a traditional Turkish barbecue for a lavish and lazy Sunday lunch on 15 September. In Mediterranean-style, guests will be seated at long tables on the shaded terrace overlooking the vineyards and Paardeberg mountain, sharing Turkish carafes of white, rosé and red Vondeling wines and delicious platters of food, with Turkish music in the background to complete the atmosphere.

The cost of R695 per person includes the lunchand Vondeling house wines served throughout the meal. The full range of Vondeling wines will also be available for purchase to enjoy with the meal or take home. Vondeling co-owner Julian Johnsen and senior winemaker Matthew Copeland will host guests and share the story of the winery and their passion for conservation of the natural and built heritage of the Voor-Paardeberg farm.

Welcome Drink on Arrival 

Starters - Turkish Meze | Turkish Shepherd Salad (Cucumber, tomato, onion, sweet red peppers, sumak, flat leaf parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar) | Hummus (Chickpea and tahini dip)

Cacik (Tzatziki) | Served with Rotis

Mains - Turkish Kebap

KiliçŞiş ~ Sword fish kebabs marinated in olive oil, lemon, bay leaves and black pepper  | Chicken Wings marinated with cumin, sweet red pepper, oregano and sun-dried chili flakes

Yoghurt marinated Lamb Riblets | Kuzu ŞişKebap ~ Lamb Kebabs | All meat is grilled on open fires and served on skewers


Baklava with walnuts


Turkish Carafes of White, Rosé and Red Wines will be on the tables

Date: Sunday 15 September 
Cost: R695 pp - all food and wine included. 
Venue: Vondeling Wines Tasting Room, Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl
Bookings: Mariaan Harris, info@vondelingwines.co.za | +27.218698339. Prepayment ensures your confirmed booking.