A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the Devils Peak Brewery – AA Badenhorst Family Wine Artisan Night at The DPBC Taproom. This is a great venue for any chilled yet classy event. The décor has hints of the past against the backdrop of the copper tanks and face brick walls. And the outside balconies offer a spectacular view of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. We were treated to a four course meal accompanied by delicious wines from the AA Badenhorst Family.
The Wines – by A. A. Badenhorst
I’m ashamed to say I had never actually heard of Adi Badenhorst. Apparently he’s kind of a big deal… But I can really see why – his work is bold, challenging the norms of the wine industry here in the Cape. Like a grape-wielding potty-mouthed maverick. Even if some of the tannins are a bit ballsy for you, you can’t deny how interesting and delicious the underlying flavours are.
Adi is an award winning wine maker and I’m definitely looking forward to a visit to the family farm in the Paardeberg, Malmesbury. He also happens to be the most entertaining vigneron I have ever listened too.
The Food – by David Walker of DPBC
The four course meal prepared by the head chef David Walker was spectacular: White wine risotto with gruyere, red wine lamb shank and lemon curd and strawberry tart (are you jelly yet?). I had a look at their menu and specials, as well as their variety of artisan beers and I’ll definitely be back with some mates for a rematch.