Written By:

Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust

Tuesday, 1st February 2022


Bloemendal: Wine and Ice-Cream Pairing. This Durbanville gem is one of the most family-friendly estates anywhere and now with a delectable array of fun pairings - including a kiddies' sweet pairing - the whole family can join in or at least unleash their inner child. We visited this boutique wine farm for their excellent wine and ice-cream pairing but there are plenty of great options, as they also offer nougat and chocolate pairings too. Add to that, a restaurant, great MTB trails and the Bloemendal Trail Park and event spaces - and this wine farm is perfect for visiting with friends and family. What it includes: You get three wines and ice-cream flavours for R100 per person. These are paired together as follows:
• Bloemendal Waterlily Sauvignon Blanc 2020 paired with Nina's granadilla ice-cream
• Their Three Sixty Merlot Rose 2020 paired with Nina's Turkish delight ice-cream
• Their Waterlily Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 paired with Nina's chocolate coffee ice-cream.
Why I enjoyed it: The ice-cream flavours have changed slightly since our visit. But, regardless of the flavours, I loved this tasting. You feel at once like an adult and a child. Somehow, wine and ice-cream go perfectly together, especially on a hot summer's day! It is fun, playful and delicious. What more could you want from a wine pairing? Best of all, their sheltered tasting room spills out into the garden so you can sit outside and admire your peaceful surroundings.

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