Le Grand Domaine opens Enoteca wine bar in Stellenbosch

by | Apr 7, 2022 | Article, Blog, News

Situated in Stellenbosch’s iconic Church Street, Le Grand Domaine Enoteca is the new chic and vibey brand home of Le Grand Vin Stellenbosch wines.

A joint venture between Le Grand Domaine and Stellenview Premium Wines, the latest ‘place to be seen’, is an opulent showcase for both brands’ handcrafted, premium quality wines full of character and flavour.

 

Enoteca

New chic and vibey Stellenbosch hangout, Le Grand Domaine’s Enoteca.

 

The ranges on offer include The Pledge, as well as the internationally awarded Stellenview Premium Wines and its subsidiary labels; Kruger Family Wines, Kenzo Faure Kruger Wines, Stellenview Reserve,  Great Five Reserve and Cape Five.

 

 

The elegant and welcoming ambience is adorned with beautifully crafted joinery, accentuated copper finishes, leather and solid wooden chairs and tables creating comfortable seating spaces inside and, for an al fresco experience, on the sidewalk under the shade of parasols and oak trees.

Enoteca: chic & vibey

The brand home’s ‘wine library’ serves as a hands-on source of information for the impressive line-up of wines. Having more than thirty wines available side-by-side for tasting and comparison the Enoteca offers our visitors a holistic wine experience and insight into the variety of labels that are produced by the two producers. All wines are offered by tasting portion, glass, and bottle

The bistro styled menu offers classic dishes with a twist. Expect to find Mussels in Garlic Miso Broth, Pan Seared Duck Breast with Balsamic Blackberry Sauce and Truffle Parmesan Fries with Aioli – a menu which prides itself in locally sourced seasonal produce and thus changed seasonally.

As an Enoteca small quantities of each wine are kept in supply, and guests who wish to purchase large quantities can do so via their online store (www.stellenview.co.za). However, if you wish to take home a bottle or two, you are more than welcome to purchase it from the Enoteca.

 

 

Le Grand Domaine Enoteca is open Tuesdays to Sundays, and you’ll find them at Shop 1 Oude Bank, 7 Church Street, Stellenbosch. For more information contact them on 021 300 3279, email enoteca@granddomaine.co.za  or visitwww.legranddomaine.co.za.

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About Le Grand Domaine

Le Grand Domaine is situated at the top of beautiful Devon Valley, overlooking the majestic Stellenbosch mountains. Devon Valley is one of Stellenbosch’s best-kept secrets, both scenically and viticulturally.

Vines have flourished here since the 18th century and it has an enviable reputation, not only for the red wines that are made here, but also as a source of premium grapes. The Devon Valley was demarcated in 1997, within the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin.

The valley is open to the south and demarcated by low hills on the other sides. Le Grand Domaine practice clonal selection for the newly replanted vineyards. Their aim is to recognise why some traditional practices work, including Massal Selection, so that our vineyards are unique to the terroir.

With its rare microclimate and terroir, Le Grand Domaine is ideally suited to red Bordeaux cultivars. Le Grand Domaine has 10.69 Ha under vine, planted in 2016 as follows: Cabernet Franc 1.87 ha; Cabernet Sauvignon 5.16 ha; Merlot 2.52 ha; Petit Verdot 1.14 ha.

Various soil types: Reds mostly planted on Hutton/Oakleaf soils. Sauvignon blanc (GVS) soils have evolved from decomposed Cape Granite and range from deep well drained clay loam to gravelly and sandy duplex soils positioned on clay. Each parcel showcases the true terroir of each specific region with a unique soil type.

Le Grand Domaine work the soils to achieve good penetration of the water at depth. Subsoiling is performed to counteract any compaction that may occur. Inter crops are planted in between the vine rows to keep the soils active when the vines shut down in winter. These crops will be worked back into the soil as organic matter once the vine enters it’s new growing season.

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