Plaisir de Merle Wines – Cape Town – November
Open Event


Dear Cape Town foodies, small business owners, friends & wine-ies,

We would be delighted if you could join us for our first Come Wine With Us

‘Venetian masked year end function with Plaisir de Merle wines.’

Look forward to arrival drinks and canape’s at the cellar with wine maker Niel Baster. After that we will be escorted to the Manor house and enjoy a three course dinner prepared by Chef Mynhardt, paired with the exquisite Plasir de Merle wines while enjoying some live music by The Claire de Kock duo playing all your jazz favorites as well as recent chart toppers.

Click here for more information on Plasir de Merle wines #cwwuyearend and the estate.

Still not convinced you should join us – there will be a free bus leaving from Cape Town at 18:00 and Tygervalley at 18:30. The estimate return time on the evening is 23:00.

Cape Town

Venue: Plaisir le Merle wine farm, Paarl/Franschoek
Date: Wednesday 15 Nov and Thursday 16 Nov 2017
Bus Time: 18:00 Allan Gray Clock Tower as well as collection at Tygervalley mall Engen 18:30/19:00. Return time 23:00. Estimate arrival time for others not making use of the bus 19:00 for 19:30
Dress Code: Formal – Black and Gold Theme, Venetian Masks is compulsory
Cost: R450 pp for complimentary bus, food and wine.






About Plaisir le Merle wines

The soaring peaks of the Simonsberg Mountain have long served as a guardian to the birth, renaissance and continuing triumph of our Paarl wine estate. It is on the rolling foothills of this majestic mountain that vineyards thrive, producing grapes of exceptional richness that would have found favour with our Huguenot founder, Charles Marais.

This is often said that good wines begin in the vineyard and at Plaisir de Merle; our outstanding wines begin with the soil. Strict adherences to harmonious integration of vineyard practices with modern winemaking techniques have left renowned winemaker, Niel Bester free to naturally influence the process. A jewel of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek Winelands, Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate was established in 1693 and our legacy continues to unfold through renewal and loyalty to the land.




About Chef Mynhardt


I am living my dream

My journey into food and wine probably already had its origins in my life as a performing artists where I started my career. There are so many similarities between the stage and the food industry: the wonderful creative energy, the intense discipline and the one opportunity to get it right!

I arrived in the Cape twelve years ago and found myself working in a Wine Bar in De Waterkant. A whole world of food and wine started unfolding in front of me and I fell hopelessly in love with the craft in all its facets.

After spending some time in Cape Town managing restaurants my path led me to Riebeek Kasteel where I met the formidable Anton Espost and his wife Cecile. They had a dream to establish a peasant wine bar and eatery and so ‘Bar Bar Black Sheep’ was born. The memory of this time lies like a glimmering jewel in my mind.

We cooked and prepared food of love locally sourced, much of it grown by ourselves and served in the simplest and most flavoursome combinations. The biggest lesson learned was that simple and honest food and wine will always have the best results

After five years in Riebeek Kasteel I took so many valuable lessons from this time in my life and, rich in the experience of cooking heritage food with love, entered kykNET’s reality cooking competition Kokkedoor. This proved to be an experience of a life time and with my cooking partner Tiaan we won the competition.

Many good things flowed from this. I got to design and style my very first cook book for the Kokkedoor edition and together the two of us started cooking up a storm through South Africa. Through Makietie, a second series.

Read more about Mynardt on


About The Claire de Kock duo

This saxophone and guitar duo is a sultry combination and a real toe-tapper! The duo, comprising professional musicians Claire de Kock and Marc Rontsch, love to play all your jazz favourites as well as recent chart toppers that are sure to entertain and delight any audience.

To get in touch with them please message Claire on her personal Facebook profile ( ) . She is also a saxophonist from The Swing Collective (

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