Draaihoek Restaurant Wine List

Wine selection at the Draaihoek restaurant on the West Coast of South Africa

To showcase the variety our region has to offer, our wines are only selected from producers in the immediate Cederberg, Darling and Swartland vine growing areas. Some exciting wines are also emanating from the cooler, high-altitude vineyards of the stand-alone Cederberg ward which borders on the Olifants River region.

The selection of labels on the wine list reflects the respective terroir, the great depth and range of styles being made, and the excellent flavours found in these wines. Most importantly, the wines on the list have been chosen to stand up to the depth and intensity of the dishes and signature sauces on the menu, hence the wine list is changed regularly.

Méthode Cap Classique

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel
A delicate sophisticated Cap Classique with delicious flavour intensity.
Kaapse Vonkel was the first sparkling wine made in South Africa according to the traditional bottle fermented French method of Champagne.

Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve
Rich creamy flavours with a lively mousse which awakens the palate. A good combination of freshness and yeastiness.
Noble Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes provide the ingredients for this classy Cap Classique wine.

Simonsig Brut Rose
A full flavoured dry Rosé made by the Classic Méthode Cap Classique method. Careful blending of three red grape varieties has created a wine with harmony and smoothness on the palate.

Sparkling Wines

Swartland Cuvee Brut
Full and fresh, dry sparkling wine with green, grassy overtones.

Swartland Demi Sec
Delicate, slightly sweet sparkling wine with Muscat flavours complemented by undertones of green pepper.

Rosé Wines

Swartland Blanc De Noir
A soft, dry Blanc de Noir with banana and plum flavours that lingers on the palate.

Slightly Sweet White Wines

Swartland Bukettraube
A naturally sweet white wine with rich honeyed Muscat flavours.

Glass Of Slightly Sweet White Wine

Dry White Wines

Babylon’s Peak Viognier
This full and well rounded Viognier smells of sugared fruits, raisins and melon, with a concentrated fruity and floral aftertaste.

Darling Cellars Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker’s comments: Herbaceous notes, asparagus and green fig dominate the palate with a wonderfully full palate and racy acidity on the finish.

Alexanderfontein Sauvignon Blanc
This wine displays intense asparagus flavours rounded off with undertones of passion fruit aromas. Being delicate in style and structure, the lingering aftertaste entertains the palate long after the last sip.

Groote Post Chardonnay
An appealing citrus and hint of lime nose with a generous palate of marmalade and preserved ginger. Its full flavours and good length with a lively acid structure makes this unwooded Chardonnay an ideal food wine.

Ormonde Chardonnay
This wooded Chardonnay boasts a mouthful of lemon, lime and mineral flavours on the palate.

Cederberg Chenin Blanc
Recognised for its powerful nose of grapefruit / melon / citrus flavours which jumps out of the glass. Mouth-tingling crispness with long fruit laden finish.
Superb food compatibility.

Groote Post Chenin Blanc
Made from the grapes of old bush vines, this is a wine of light, refined style with subtle tropical fruit and abundant pear and guava flavours, both on the nose and on the palate.

Tukulu Chenin Blanc
Bouquet: Teaming with stone fruit, white pear and apricot with a crisp lime finish.
Taste: Medium bodied with melon and citrus flavours and a concentrated mid-palate with oak nuances.

Glass Of Dry White Wine

Red Wines

Cederberg Cederberger
A dry red blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Pinotage and 20% Shiraz. Beautiful ripe berry fruits with smoky/roasted aromas & well integrated juicy tannins.

A blend of noble red varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Pinotage showing complexity of blackberry and prune with hints of herbs, spice and cacao.

Babylon’s Peak Babylon
An elegant blend of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine shows classic spicy red fruit, banana and vanilla flavours with good balance and length.

Annexkloof Malbec
This award winning wine is characterised by the typical varietal flavours of black plum and mulberry with complexity of fruit on the palate.

Groote Post Pinot Noir
This elegant and generous Darling Hills Pinot Noir displays a great deal of red berries and ripe strawberries supported by delicate oak tannins and smoky flavours.

Tukulu Organic Sangiovese
Elegant-bodied and easy-drinking with aromas of strawberries, plums and violets, complemented by sweet vanilla spice.

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense, Classic Cabernet complexity of blackcurrant and spice nuances backed by fine juicy tannins.

Darling Cellars Onyx Cabernet Sauvignon
A classically wooded Cabernet showing bell pepper and hints of cassis on the nose and finishing off with a wonderfully light palate.

Indalo Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense, full bodied, wooded Cabernet Sauvignon with prominent berry, spice and full ripe fruit flavours on the palate.

Org De Rac Merlot
This classical organically produced Merlot has a deep ruby colour, strong dark chocolate, mint and berry flavours on the nose and a round, well balanced palate.

Swartland Tinta Barocca
Medium bodied, fruity red wine with a dry finish.

Tukulu Pinotage
A Rich, but refined offering of dark berries with a spicy finish that lingers are underpinned from strong, soft tannins.

Darling Cellars Onyx Pinotage
Vanilla pod, small red berries and a slight hint of banana makes up the complex and concentrated nose of this fine Pinotage.

Indalo Pinotage
Full bodied, wooded Pinotage showing prominent ripe berry flavours.

Cederberg Shiraz
Power with elegance, modern and delicious. Intense Shiraz fruit. You won’t be able to resist the generous dark chocolate, roasted coffee and mulberry fruit with lots of spicy flavours.

Indalo Shiraz
Wooded Shiraz with blackberry and spicy aromas supported by vanilla and
ripe berry flavours on the palate.

Darling Cellars Black Granite Shiraz
A medium bodied wine displaying wild berries, and ripe plums on the nose.
A lovely Darling Shiraz with opulent fruit and an integrated wood structure.

Glass Of Red Wine

Non Alcoholic

Sparkling White Grape Juice
A non-alcoholic, crackling grape juice loaded with fresh grape flavours.

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