Diemersfontein might be famous for its Pinotage, but now the estate has added a new string to its bow – a family and pet-friendly deli, PROE to its Wellington wine farm.

The deli-style offering gives visitors the choice of high-quality, locally-sourced products to enjoy either in the air-conditioned venue or as a picnic on the shaded lawns. Visitors to PROE first make a selection from the deli, then hand their baskets to a waiter for plating and serving wherever they choose to enjoy their meal.

On offer are cheeses and charcuterie – including children’s ever-popular cheddar and hickory ham; delicious cold-smoked trout and other flavoursome cold cuts; olives; a range of natural fruit juices and artisanal cordials; a diverse variety of preserves made from amongst others caramelised onions and wine grape varieties; honey; flavoured salts and spices; snacks like fynbos-infused shortbread; and, freshly baked bread.

“PROE means ‘taste’ in Afrikaans and as such, reflects not only local cultural flair, but also the all-round epicurean offering that awaits visitors,” says Diemersfontein sales and marketing manager Hannelize Louw. “This is a wine and food experience that lets visitors select what they’d prefer to enjoy with their wine. You get exactly what you want, and in the amount that you decide.”

“The deli space doubles as Diemersfontein’s wine tasting centre, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a pairing before committing to a single wine,” says deli manager Johann Olivier.

Aside from the well-known Pinotage, the farm’s wines include Chenin Blanc, Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc. The wine and brandy pairing features three red wines and Diemersfontein’s 10 year potstill brandy, paired with custom-made toffees, nougat and chocolate truffles. There’s also a non-alcoholic pairing of four cordials to enjoy. The former is priced at R130pp; the latter, at R90pp.

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