On the 31st of January, I attended the launch and celebration of Haute Cabrière’s new and improved look. Last year, the brand underwent an exciting new package upgrade, adding some extra flair to their wine labels. To celebrate, everyone – including myself – wore a touch of yellow, which suited the sunny summer weather perfectly.
We were greeted by friendly faces and a glass of Pierre Jordaan MCC. We spent the entire day being treated to a selection of delectable canapés which included fresh Saldanha Bay oysters with sauce mignonette, seared tuna with ponzu dressing and avocado, duck liver parfait on brioche with pear and saffron chutney, and olive, feta, caramelised onion and anchovy mignonette.
After lounging around, becoming familiar with many new faces and admiring the breathtaking views surrounding Haute Cabrière, we made our way to the restaurant where we were told the story behind the new package upgrades. Thereafter, we had a delicious lunch where I enjoyed the grilled line fish with a bulgur wheat, quinoa and barley salad, complemented with olives, rocket, and a sundried tomato vinaigrette.
Before it was time for dessert, Chef Nic van Wyk explained the inspiration and idea behind the dessert we were about to enjoy, which was made with the help of Lakrids by Bülow’s luxury liquorice and chocolate. The dessert was a stunning combination of baked figs, puff pastry, and liquorice ice cream (I’m not a big liquorice fan, but this dessert was amazing!).
I had an absolutely wonderful time and loved the range’s new look, which includes Haute Cabrière’s iconic Chardonnay Pinot Noir, their Pinot Noir Unwooded and their Pinot Noir Reserve. The distinct golden yellow screwcap of Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir’s highlights its iconic status, while the new signature yellow brand colour is a fresh change that pays tribute to Haute Cabrière’s past, while still remaining timeless and elegant.
The newly-packaged range is available at retailers and from the cellar door.