Philosophy

Food and wine pairing are integral to your experience with us. We offer one of South Africa’s most remarkable and extensive wine lists: the very best local and international wines are carefully chosen to enhance Harald’s innovative culinary creations. Wines are only chosen for our cellar if they reflect genuine authenticity, a distinctive personality and a true sense of place or ‘terroir’. A wide range of French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese wines and German Rieslings are also available.

Our sommeliers will guide you through the journey and geography of the Aubergine wine list to find wines that best complement our cuisine, or introduce you to completely new wine experiences.

Cellar door

At last, Harald has opened his cellar to the public – and now you can choose wines from his expertly curated selection. Gain access to our famous selection of house wines, crafted specially for Aubergine by top winemakers, as well as a variety of boutique and hard-to-find wines and vintages.

South African wines are well represented, but you can also find a variety of French wines and German Rieslings. Below are a few examples, but Harald’s list is constantly evolving, so please get in touch to find out more*: info@auslese.co.za

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*Please note that the minimum order is six bottles.

Aubergine special cuvée

We have spent hours working with winemakers to create special wines that complement our cuisine and are made for daily enjoyment. This is how the Aubergine Special Cuvee was born: a family of ‘house wine’ to keep in our cellar and savour at every occasion.

Wine producers

Our wine list is represented by wine producers from all of South Africa’s regions and varietals, from the best-known names to lesser-known gems often from boutique wineries and smaller producers who create wines with passion and integrity.

Gourmet Wine Pairing Dinners

The Sadie Family ‘Die OUWINGERDREEKS’ (Old Vine Series) 2009
Limited Edition Box Set with William Kentridge labels

Create a memorable occasion. For pre-booked dinners of 6-8 guests, enjoy these outstanding wines expertly paired with a sumptuous dinner by Harald Bresselschmidt. Prices and more details on request.

T’Voetpad, Kokerboom, Mev Kirsten, Pofadder, Skurfberg, Eselshoek

Fleur du Cap Cab Sauv
Oak Collection 1986

The Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 presented in six different guises. Grapes from the same area, picked on the same day and fermented in the same way, were used to make the wine. In five instances the wine was matured for 24 months in oak barrels from five different regions: Nervers, Allier, Limousin, Spain and North America. These five wines are exclusive to this collection. The sixth wine is a blend of wines from the five different barrels and this became the Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 1986 which was available at wine merchants. A wonderful opportunity to experience and assess the difference between the various woods used.

Resources

Here is a selection of links to information and articles related to the South African wine industry. We hope that you’ll find them useful.

SA Wine regions and maps courtesy of WOSA

“Wein” E-book  general wine information, free download in German courtesy of www.weintrend.com

‘House Wine’ collaborations between chefs and winemakers

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