WINE TASTINGS

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Tasting Menu

 

Black Oystercatcher Premium Tasting

(R100/person)

This takes you through our five premium wines. You’ll taste our Black Oystercatcher Méthode Cap Classique, Sauvignon Blanc, White Pearl (Sauvignon Semillon blend), Cabernet Sauvignon and our Triton – showcasing the intense tastes and aromas of our unique terroir.

You can also book a wine pairing with our Premium Tasting during the festive season.

Choose between a wine and chocolate pairing (R175/person), or a wine tasting paired with jam and enjoyed with freshly baked bread, butter and cheese (R250/person). Booking is essential.

Black Oystercatcher Sauvignon Blanc Comparative Tasting

(R100/person)

Enjoy our Sauvignon Blanc Comparative Tasting, where we’ll pour our Sauvignon Blanc 2022 vintage, Blanc Fumé 2018, Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2016. Here you can enjoy the subtle nuances between these wines. Look out for differences in aromatics, flavours and colours. Our team will showcase how the terroir and other wine-making traits play into these differences. Booking is essential.

Black Oystercatcher Semillon Comparative Tasting

(R100/person)

Enjoy a comparative tasting of our Semillon wines: You’ll taste our Semillon Wild Ferment 2018, Semillon Reserve 2019, Semillon Wild Ferment 2020 and our White Pearl 2019. Taste the differences in these wines, under the expert guidance of our wine-making team. Look out for differences in aromatics, flavours and colours. Booking is essential.

Black Oystercatcher Blanc Fumé Vertical Tasting

(R100/person)

Our Blanc Fumé vertical tasting includes our four vintages from 2015 through to 2018. Booking is essential.

Order your Black Oystercatcher Wine Tasting Tray

(R75/person)

If you’d like to enjoy a tasting at your own pace, sitting on the veranda of our venue, then order a tasting tray from our team. You’ll taste our Black Oystercatcher Méthode Cap Classique, Sauvignon Blanc, White Pearl (Sauvignon Semillon blend), Cabernet Sauvignon and our Triton. Our tasting tray includes a virtual presentation by our winemaker and owner, Dirk Human (just scan the QR codes given to you during the tasting). Order this at the Black Oystercatcher venue during your visit (no need to book).

Cool climate wines

WINE TASTINGS

Our grapes, grown in the cool tip of Africa winds in the Agulhas Wine Triangle, are smaller than usual – with more intense flavours as a result. Once the grapes are ripe, they are handpicked, and worked with in the softest possible way. Taste for yourself during a visit to the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm.

Wine Tasting and Sales

If you’re keen to taste our range of wine, then be sure to pre-book your tasting. We will introduce you to the tastes and sensations that accompany our cool-climate wines. Or order a tasting tray from us, and enjoy a tasting at your table on our veranda in your own time. Our owner and winemaker Dirk Human will join you virtually to present the wines (bring your phone along to watch the videos).

 

Online Wine Shop

Keen to stock up, even when you’re at home? Browse our online shop, and we’ll deliver to your door.

What Visitors Say

Great winery

“We were driving by and recognized the name as we just had a bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc at a restaurant last week. We stopped for a tasting and left with a 7 bottle assortment of their wines. The white is my favorite but I liked the Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot blend as well.” – DixiePeach, Kansas City

And when you’re finished your tasting, you can enjoy a delicious platter filled with fresh breads, cheeses and a selection of fruits and other fresh goods, as offered by the season. Then pop in to our farm shop – full of tasty snacks and original, quality crafts and products for yourself or a loved one. Look out for home-made crockery, stylish bags and a range of sensuous beauty products.

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