The 13-part food and wine series, Wine, Dine & Stein, that was filmed in Cape Town’s Durbanville Wine Valley, has been snapped up by the People°s Weather channel (DStv 180) and will start broadcasting on Sunday, 19 April 2020 at 18h00.
The show, which features Jack and Charlie Stein, sons of award-winning UK celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, has also been acquired by broadcasters in Australia, Norway, Poland and a number of smaller Eastern European countries with more international sales in the pipeline.
Created by JAG Communications’ Grant Bushby and Janine Greenleaf Walker, and produced by Oxyg3n Media, Wine, Dine & Stein finds the Stein siblings spending a day on each of the 12 wine farms that make up the Durbanville Wine Valley, tasting their wines, sampling (and helping cook) their food and embarking on a series of dares and challenges.
Some of the more interesting activities the “boys” get up to – while not eating and drinking – included paragliding off Dorsberg Hill at Meerendal, firing the Big Bertha cannon at Signal Gun, taking part in a wheelbarrow race at Klein Roosboom, rounding up cattle via quadbikes at Groot Phesantekraal and wakeboarding at the Hillcrest quarry.
In addition to the above-mentioned estates, other wine farms visited included Altydgedacht, Canto, D’Aria, De Grendel, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills and Nitida.
Like his father Rick, Jack Stein, is an accomplished chef and author and, apart from presenting TV series, also oversees the kitchens of all 14 Rick Stein restaurants.
Brother Charlie also works for the family business, tasting and selecting the wines for the all the Stein restaurants.
Each 24-minute episode of Wine, Dine & Stein features one of the 12 wine farms in the Durbanville Wine Valley, with the 13th episode covering other activities of interest in the area including a visit to the Durbanville Distillery to see how rum is made, speeding down the tracks at Cool Runnings, Africa’s first downhill tobogganing track and ending with a final lunch, where the Steins meet up with all their newly made friends at Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris’ local eatery, Yumcious.
Says Jack Stein of his time in the Western Cape: “I had the most fun I’ve had in ages filming this series and I can’t say enough about the warmth, hospitality and generosity of the people we met, not to mention the amazing food we ate and the brilliant wines we drank.”
The first episode sees the brothers visiting the acclaimed wine farm Nitida where they meet owner Bernhard Veller and award-winning winemaker Daniel Keulder. The boys get a crash course in wine bottling and how to fire a canon and Charlie gets time to savour the wines as he finds something to pair with the yellowtail Jack’s cooking in the kitchen.