• There are some things in the world that were just meant to go together, like peanut butter and jam, salt and vinegar, and of course wine and cheese! 

     Wine and Cheese Day celebrates the ultimate pairing of cheese and wine. For many people, there is nothing that goes together better than a great glass of wine and some premium-quality cheese. Not only does Wine and Cheese Day give you the chance to celebrate this perfect pair, but it also gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge in terms of pairing different types of wine and cheese. There are so many different types of wine and cheese – it would be impossible to name them all!

    Pairing cheese and wine has become an art so much so that there are many wine farms and even restaurants that offer a wine and cheese pairing adventure. Here are some of the top spots to enjoy a spectacular cheese and wine pairing that is guaranteed to amaze even the discerned palates! But before we dive in, you should also check everything you need to know about Babylonstoren.


    A hidden gem for all wine lovers in Johannesburg. Eightenen13 is passionately growing wine tourism in South Africa through its tailor-made, world-class wine offerings. Experience the best of South Africa with every sip of their Cheese and Wine tasting at R150 any day of the week!

    Operating Times: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm

    Address: Cedar Square Centre, Willow Ave, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2068

    Contact: 071 002 3925

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    The Tasting Room

    The Tasting Room offers restaurant-goers in Gauteng the chance to experience a range of tasting flights without the cost of a trip to the Cape. Enjoy a range of tastings – from the more traditional wine to the unusual, paired with the most delectable cheese, olives and macarons.

    Operating Times: Monday Thursday, 10 am – 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 11 pm; Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

    Address: 198 Long St, Waterkloof, Pretoria, 0145

    Contact: 087 821 7708

    Abingdon Wine Estate

    Located in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, a unique pioneering estate that has positioned itself as a serious single vineyard boutique wine producer in KZN.  Abingdon Wine Estate offers wine tasting available to taste 5 wines along with their famous cheeseboard boasting a full selection of local Artisanal cheeses, figs, marinated olives,  pickles, onion marmalade, lavash cracker, and homemade bread.

    Operating times: Friday and Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm

    Address: 7 D369, Lions River, 3260

    Contact: 083 463 8503

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    Highgate Wine Estate

    Situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and crafting 100% estate wines, Highgate Wine Estate offers wine tastings and delicious food. Visitors have the option of just tasting 4 wines or having a look at their extensive menu to add the perfect cheese pairing.

    Operating times: Friday and Saturday, 10:30 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 10:30 am – 4 pm

    Address: R103 Dargle, Lions River, 3265

    Contact: 066 449 2620

    Fairview Tasting Room 

    The ultimate wine and cheese pairing! The Fairview Tasting room offers guests the luxury of choosing from the Farmer’s Tasting – a daily selection of 6 wines paired with 4 cheeses and 2 cured meats or the Standard Tasting – a daily selection of 6 wines paired with 6 cheeses. The farm also offers a cheese tasting for a selection of 6 cheeses if you’re the designated driver!

    Operating times: Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm

    Address: Suid-Agter Paarl Road Suider-Paarl, 7646

    Contact: 021 863 2450


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    Written by Maegan-Leigh Jacobs

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