Friday Nights and Red Wine Blending at Durbanville Hills

View from Durbanville Hills Restaurant
View from Durbanville Hills Restaurant

 Durbanville Hills Wines is creating opportunities to interact with their consumers lately.  First, they recently introduced Friday nights chilling, dining and wining sessions and now we get to blend red wine…..

Situated a mere 20 minutes from the city centre where you can have full view of the mountain and the winelands.  The restaurant has recently been transformed into a light and contemporary space with reclaimed wood finishes, earthy tones and South African art.  I was in awe of the view the first time I went there.  It’s got one of the best views. I took several pictures. Now they are giving us an opportunity to enjoy all of that and more.

Friday Nights

Let’s face it, one needs a place where they can hang out with friends or even colleagues after a hectic working week.  Even if the plan is to end up going to a club but the club scene only starts getting interesting at midnight.  Durbanville Hills Wines bitsto-style restaurant is offering the setting to unwind and enjoy good company while savouring some of their unpretentious and homely offerings while listening to live music in front of a roaring fire.  The menu includes quail breast with bacon, sage and dried fruit chutney, caramelised beetroot and fig tarte tatin and pork belly, slow cooked with apple raisin.

To make a booking contact the Durbanville Hills restaurant on (021) 558 1337 or send an email to

View from Durbanville Hills Restaurant
View from Durbanville Hills Restaurant


Red Wine Blending

Red Wine Maker Wilhelm Coetzee
Red Wine Maker Wilhelm Coetzee

Red winemaker, Wilhelm Coetzee will be sharing his technique of blending red wines at the cellar on Thursday, 29 August.  You will get to create your very own Bordeaux and Cape-style blends and discover what it takes to create these extraordinary wines.

Wilhelm will assist teams of four in creating their own unique wine which will then be bottled, sealed under cork and labelled.

After the blending experience green olive and lemon chicken tagine and couscous is served followed by coffee or tea and biscotti before claiming your goodie bag and your signature red wine.  Durbanville Hills’ wines will be on sale throughout the evening.

Date: Thursday, 29 August 2013

Time: 18:30 for 19:00

Venue: Durbanville Hills tasting room

Cost:  R230 per person (includes welcome drink, wine blending, dinner, coffee or tea, goodie bag and your own labelled bottle of wine).

Space is very limited and booking is essential.  Contact Simone Brown on (021) 558 1300 or email


About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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