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  • Delaille Raubenheimer

Durbanville Hills Winery - Unique Hot Chocolate & Wine Tasting Experience


From now until the end of September, Durbanville Hills Winery will be offering a limited-edition hot chocolate wine tasting of four red wines each paired with four different hand-crafted chocolate bombs, to add to steaming milk. The tasting forms part of the winery’s creative exploration of flavours by pairing their cool climate wines with interesting foods to enrich the appreciation of their award-winning wines.


The pairings:

  • Durbanville Hills Cabernet Sauvignon with Coffee and Hazelnut

  • Durbanville Hills Merlot with Dark Chocolate Mint

  • Durbanville Hills Pinotage with Dark Chocolate Cherry and Turkish Delight

  • Durbanville Hills Shiraz with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

How much wine to add would be a personal preference but a few dashes at the start will reveal the perfect balance of wine and hot chocolate!


Wine and hot chocolate

I tried it at home. Admittedly, I was sceptical at first but I am a sucker for new taste experiences! The coffee and hazelnut flavoured chocolate bomb released unique flavours once it was melted with the warm milk. Adding a small dash of Durbanville Hills Cabernet Sauvignon created an interesting depth. The chocolate tasted less sweet and almost had a savoury aftertaste with dark red fruit coming to the forefront. The texture was silky smooth but quite viscous. Definitely a unique experience!


Would you dare? Let me know your thoughts!

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