Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day treat to romance your loved one? For the first time ever, the Black Oystercatcher Wines releases a Black Oystercatcher Methode Cap Classique – a sprightly sparkling wine made the traditional Champagne way. But you have to visit the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant on Valentine’s Day, to be the first to enjoy this special new release. Book a Table

The complementary glass of sparkling wine will accompany a Valentine’s Day three course set menu at the restaurant. The bubbly has been perfectly paired with a distinctive starter of grilled purple figs, wrapped in Black Forrest Ham, set on a Goats Cheese ciabatta toast with fresh thyme.

According to Dirk Human, founder of the Black Oystercatcher Wines, the sparkling wine has been a long time coming. “We’ve been planning to make sparkling wine here for some time. But we still chose for our MCC (Methode Cap Classique) to be special and unique, and we therefore only have 1000 bottles available.”

Dirk says he used Merlot grape varieties in the making of the MCC. Because of the cool Cape Agulhas climate, where the Black Oystercatcher vineyards are based, the MCC encapsulates a full, fresh, fruity flavour and good acidity.

The MCC will only be available from the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant.

Dirk says, “Sparkling wine is of course the perfect symbol of the month of love. So we’ll be releasing our MCC on Valentine’s Day, specifically for those who join us at our Black Oystercatcher Restaurant on Valentine’s Day. We want this to be a memorable day, not only for those who spend this special day with us at the Black Oystercatcher, but also for family and friends here.”

While a special Valentine’s Day menu has been created for Saturday, 14 February at the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, the traditional food and drinks menu will also still be available. Booking is essential. Contact Nicole on 028 482 1618 or eat@blackoystercatcher.co.za.


Valentine’s Day Menu


Grilled Purple Figs wrapped in Black Forrest Ham set on a Goats Cheeses Ciabatta Toast with Fresh Thyme

Served with a complementary glass of New Release Black Oystercatcher MCC


Pan Fried Yellow Tail with a Cashew Nut and Gremolata Crust served with a Roasted Tomato Sauce, Herb Salad and Homemade Potato Chips


Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with a Pomegranate Jelly