'Eat, Drink, Play' at Greenhouse this Winter

As life is too short to drink bad wine and eat unfortunate food, we have created a series of eating & drinking socials for the Cape’s cold winter nights. Our favourite winemaker friends -with benefits- are coming over for a quartet of exceptional nights.

Join Peter Tempelhoff, Ashley Moss and the team from Greenhouse in celebrating the fruits of their labours in four evenings of delicious humor & merrymaking.

Time: 7:00 for 7:30
Date: August 13
Price: 5 coursed with 5 wines for R1200 per person

Adam Mason, will be kicking things off on the 13th of August for an evening of “STARS & STRIPES”. The iconic striped label of Mulderbosch is one of the most distinctive brands on the market. With Adam’s deft touch and American wine pioneer Charles Banks’ experience; it garners annual stars in all categories. On this starry night guests will experience Adam’s almost unattainable 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc, his world class Single Block W Chenin Blanc plus the remarkable 5* Faithful Hound, among others.   And the food… the menu promises surprise and quirk along its journey through the night. Think Mozambique Shrimp Gumbo as a light aeration accompanied by crispy pork crackling, then Bourbon Butter Poached Kingklip, Octopus Chowder & Corn Bread and finally the Greenhouse’ iconic dessert, ‘Camembert’ Cheesecake, makes a fitting return for this evening only. Dressed up with Elgin sour cherry preserve, red wine butter ice cream and ancient grain crackers; it whimsically plays on the concept of Cheese, Wine & Crackers in unique Greenhouse style.

Time: 7:30 for 8:00 (because we support springbok supporters)
Date: August 20
Price: 5 coursed with 5 wines for R1500 per person

“Place above Progress” was Eben’s description of the Sadie Family wine virtues. From the legendary Swartland comes a family of winemaking mavericks whose fruits of their labors are destined for legend even before the corks plug the necks. Adopting a philosophy of winemaking so bold and devoid of regret, it is no wonder their wines sell out in a week. Realizing how lucky we were to have pilfered some bottles off his line, we are excited to share an evening flowing with the “Liquid Soil of the Swartland”.  Never short on wit and a story or two, Eben hosts this evening where wines on the night include; Skerpioen, Pofadder & Voetpad among others. In respect of the language and the rich vein of Afrikaans-ness to the night, expect the food on the night to include; Beesvleis, Viskop & Eendlewer among others!

Time: 7:00 for 7:30
Date: August 27
Price: 5 coursed with 5 wines for R1200 per person

Bevan & his family at Newton-Johnson Vineyards, on the chilly maritime slopes of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, have been hard at work wooing the ‘heartbreak grape’ into doing their bidding.  Recently recognized as one of the top 3 Pinot Noirs in the World, outside Burgundy; the Newton-Johnsons dig deep to honour the heritage of the noble Burgundian cultivars, while remaining true to the terroir of their valley. “Twising the Classics” with their graceful take on Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, Bevan’s clan produce mesmerizing wines that regularly break hearts, resolves and records. In this evening of elegance and style, we sip on NJ Family Vineyards Pinot Noir & Chardonnay then dine on classic French with a Greenhouse twist.

Time: 7:00 for 7:30
Date: September 17
Price: 5 coursed with 5 wines for R1200 per person

Rounding off our Social Series is Matthew Day, of Klein Constantia. Matt, as we know him, will be sharing some of his “Hidden Treasures & Noble Legends” with us in an evening filled with rare wines & delicious fodder. Klein Constantia dates back to 1685 and has been described as, “One of the most mythical vineyards in the world.” Hold on tight as Matt takes us on a mesmerizing wine voyage through uncharted waters. From unreleased labels to the legend of Napoleon’s wine, Vin de Constance, this social promises to be an unforgettable evening of discovery.  And in keeping with the theme of the evening, the menu will remain a surprise until the dish is placed in front of you. But, as it is the last of the series… be prepared for a showstopper or in this case a seasonstopper! 

For more info or bookings contact Greenhouse on 021 795 6226
For those wanting to make a night of it, why not take up our special accommodation offer at The Cellars-Hohenort of R1550.00 per person including bed and breakfast.