Avondale held a Media Launch for its Extraordinary Festive Food & Wine Pairing on Wednesday 14th November at the Chef’s Warehouse in Cape Town.  It was a cosy, intimate affair with only a small number of journalists invited for a sneak preview of the tasting experience on offer to guests at the farm over the festive period.

Johnathan began by welcoming the guests and explaining what the Festive Pairing was, and how the partnership with Chef Reuben came about. Chef Reuben then took centre stage to explain the inspiration behind the pairings, modestly claiming that the menu was a collaboration between all parties involved.

Guests were delighted with the delectable treats prepared for them and the perfect harmony between fine food and wine. Some of the feedback on Twitter was:

@NatalieRoos: The @AvondaleWine #festivepairing with Chef Reuben Riffel- just another reason to love Cape Town! Amazing experience.

@TheSquashedTomato: @Avondalewine Thank you for a truly decadent afternoon. Your #festivepairing is without a doubt #1 on my holiday “TO DO” list!

@Foodandthefab:Wonderful listening about biodynamic wines and the nature of energies, harnessing it etc. Yes, I’m buying it –Avondale #festivepairing

@The_Month: Rare roast beef and Camissa – best pairing yet! Reuben and Johnathan really have excelled. #classy #festivepairing

@DrizzleandDip: Absolutely delectable #festivepairing with the Avondale wines

Experience the Festive Pairing for yourself at Avondale Wine Estate from the 21st November 2012 – 31st January 2013. The pairing is R100 per person and by appointment only. Call 021-863 1976 or email wine@avondalewine.co.za to book now.