WIN: Durbanville Hills Hamper [closed]

The unique location of Durbanville Hills’ cellar a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, offers not only a spectacular view of Table Mountain and Table Bay, but also an extraordinary terroir that stabilises temperatures and eliminates extremes of heat and cold. Although the Durbanville area is renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc that excels under the cool conditions where it is grown mostly on the cool south facing slopes, the range of red wines also benefit from the warmer valley outskirts and opposing northern slopes.


Knowing you guys and girls love your wine and chocolate from previous product reviews and give-away’s I have run on my blog, I thought we would kick it up a level. The guys over at Durbanville Hills have given me a mouth watering hamper to give-away to one of my lucky readers. This beautiful wooden cask is full of Hills’ goodness, including 5 bottles of their finest wines, paired with some melt in your mouth chocolate slabs! All you have to do to WIN is carry on reading after the jump, but first… Here is a closer look at each pairing couple!

Wine & Chocolate Pairing:


Pair 1: Durbanville Hills Merlot Rose & Blushing Bride chocolate

Aromas of red rose petals and bursting berries in this silky dark chocolate are beautifully accentuated by the fresh fruit nose of the lively Merlot Rose. The first bite is surprisingly fresh, creating a flirtatious palate suggesting images of fragrant flowers and sweet summer berries. It leaves a slightly dry finish with beautiful floral notes. A perfectly crafted and passionate combination.

Blushing Bride: Dark Red Rose and Raspberry

Pair 2: Durbanville Hills Pinotage & Atlantic Dusk chocolate

A decadent showpiece of similar and contrasting flavours, this exciting pairing brings out the fruit notes in this well-structured Pinotage. The very delicate hazelnut notes flatter the fruit and showcase the firm structure of the Pinotage, leaving a lingering sweetness on the palate. A wonderful combination of contrasting textures, flavours and scents, this is a serious pairing that demands your attention.

Atlantic Dusk: Dark Blackcurrant and Hazelnut

Pair 3: Durbanville Hills Shiraz & Spiced South Easter chocolate

This is where things get explosive. The Shiraz is a typical cool climate wine with spicy notes while the smooth milk Cape Malay Spice chocolate is flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. When paired the fireworks ignite. The chocolate lifts flavours such as black pepper from the wine and adds a “meatiness” to the Shiraz. It’s an exciting pairing that leaves a lasting, lingering memory.

Spiced South Easter: Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.


Pair 4: Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc & Morning Mist chocolate

The cool and invigorating combination of velvety white chocolate and the fresh green aromas found in the cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc, form a soft lime and tropical fruit sensation on the palate. The clean, crisp finish with the hints of sea salt showcase the delicious complexity and food-friendliness of the wine.

Morning Mist: Crisp apple, lime, sea salt and hints of ginger.

Pair 5: Rhinofields Chardonnay & Summer Breeze chocolate

Traditionally, pairing a white wine and chocolate is a tricky match to orchestrate, but this stellar union has been stealing the show. The Chardonnay is subtly wooded, full-bodied and fruity. The velvety white chocolate melts rapidly on the palate and has fresh crispy citrus and lime notes that are herbaceous to the finish. The chocolate complements the freshness of the Chardonnay and blends with the wine’s fullness. It’s an invigoration meeting that takes on a life of its own.

Summer Breeze: Lime and lemon verbena.



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  1. Georg Straub June 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    My favorite thing to do in cape town is have a a good piece of meat on the fire a great game of rugby on tv and enjoy a great bottle of red wine from durbanville hills!!!

  2. trisha June 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    The Old Biscuit Mill, because food.

  3. dina dos santos June 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm #


  4. dina dos santos June 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    wine tasting in Durbanville hills

  5. Tarryn June 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    I love going to The Old Biscuit Mill.
    What is seriously not to love about this place! Amazing Food, quirky people and lots of arts and crafts!
    Also it’s the home of my absolute favi restaurant The Pot Luck Club!

  6. Hadlay June 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    I know it seems dodge but I really actually love going to Durbanville Hills for wine tasting and maybe sneak into the little park for a go on the swings. My friends and I always have an awesome time there. At the restaurant I mean, not the swings. 😀

  7. Nick Gates June 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    I love to hang out in Long Street because it is a perfect place to mingle locals and foreigners. My mates and I always have a good time there, even better with Durbanville Hills

  8. Michelle Rademan June 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    I love doing the Durbanville wine route tasting as its close by fir me. I can have the Winelands experience without driving all the way out to Stellenbosch or Constantia. I especially enjoy Durbanville Hills with their magnificent views and delicious wines and not to mention their swanky restaurant!

  9. Meg June 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    Old Biscuit Mill is always a winner – yummy food, amazing beer, great vibe & pretty people

  10. Elize Skriker June 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    I have chosen the wine tasting, i have never been and I am dying to go with my husband

  11. Sam June 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    *The Labia Theatre* is my favourite place to go in Cape Town. An outing there is always different: see a movie, be part of a discussion, have something to eat. The vodka slushies are exemplary and sipping some of Durbanville Hills’s best! It is a good place to support because it would be awful to only be able to watch mainstream movies in one of the mainstream theatres. Sho, it’s my favourite.

  12. maxine June 10, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Definitely Wine Tasting and lunching in the winelands

  13. Michelle Rademan June 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    I love doing the Durbanville wine route tasting tour as it is close by for me. I can enjoy the Winelands experience without driving all the way out to Stellenbosch or Constantia. I especially enjoy Durbanville Hills with their magnificent views and delicious wines and not to mention their swanky restaurant and mouthwatering cuisine.

  14. sarah June 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    There is nothing better than hiking up the beautiful Lion’s Head in the moonlight with friends, getting to the top and watching the Mother City come to life at night!

  15. Bianca Moksha Boshoff June 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    I love to climb up Lions Head and watch the sunset with my friends and a bottle of Durbanville Hills white wine

  16. Nicolette June 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    You can’t even spell winter without “w-i-n-e!” And what better place to pair wine, chocolates, amazing food and great company than Durbanville Hills?

  17. Rochelle June 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    I love hiking in and around our gorgeous city! Lions Head is one of our favourite spots. We usually pack a picnic basket complete with a bottle of Durbanville Hills wine to enjoy the beautiful scenery Cape Town has to give.

  18. Jayson June 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    What better way to enjoy and support local produce than going through to The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock and tasting all the unique foods on offer and even better to pair them with a great bottle of Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc.

  19. Caylee-Jane Evans June 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Nothing more refreshing than a glass or two of Sauvingnon after missioning underground with the cities rats!

  20. Anneke Geustyn June 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    I love , laf , luv to chill at Biscuit Mill on a Saturday morning with good friends , good food , great taste and a bottle of Durbanville Hills OFCOURSE.

  21. Jason June 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    Talking an evening stroll along the Seapoint promenade is one of the great pleasures in our City. That, coupled with a nice bite to eat and a glass of Durbanville Hills is pretty amazing.

  22. Tania June 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    Underground tour in Cape town. Would be an interesting activity to share with my son. Educational as well as fun.

    Having a wine tasting afterwards can end a perfect day!

  23. Cyndy June 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    I love to take a walk on the Sea Point promenade at sunset and then enjoy a chilled glass of Durbanville Hills Sav Blanc at La Vie afterwards. –

  24. Talitha June 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    I love LONG STREET. So many things to do and to see. After wall the walking it leads me to a cold bottle of Durbanville Hills white wine –

  25. Marinus Steenberg June 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Visiting [Labia Theatre]( is always great! I love me some shows!

  26. Nicole June 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    OO definitely the Old Biscuit Mill! A real Foodie at heart!

  27. Runi Makan June 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    I am keen to take in some fresh country air whilst being presented with a variety of fine wines, guilty that I have done Paarl, Stellies and Franschhoek but not this fine establishment which is a mere 10min away –

  28. kaylee Ward June 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Nothing beats going wine tasting with a large group of mates at Durbanville hills wine estate. Pairing that with some tasty platters makes for a perfect Saturday afternoon activity 🙂

  29. Nina Du Plessis June 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    I love nature so naturally my favorite thing would be going for a hike or having a picnic somewhere on a beach or in a botanical garden. I always take wine with on a picnic and the Durbanville Hills Sauv Blanc is my absolute favorite…..and it’s affordability tooooo (:

  30. Phoebe Kondylis June 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    I chose the wine tasting at Durbanville Hills. It is the most unique building and setting with spectacular views. The staff are exceptionally friendly, the wines are delicious and the wine tasting section is cosy.
    If that’s not enough you can move upstairs the most amazing restaurant for some superb food and more wine 😉

  31. Reesie June 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    My favourite thing to do is celebrate #RDay (our day) with my boyfriend by doing something we’ve never done before: A Cape Town Tunnel Tour and celebrating this new thing with a bottle of Durbanville Wine Route’s finest: a Durbanville Hills Pinotage, curled up in front of the fireplace.

  32. Liezel Wakens June 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Watching the Sunset over lions head <3 and after all that walking a glass of Durbanville Hills chardonnay!!

  33. Candice Milstein June 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    For me it would have to be soaking up some rays on the gorgeous Camps Bay Beach. Warm sun, golden sand, big sunnies and book in hand: where can one go wrong?

  34. SHEMONA June 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm #


  35. Jacques Venter June 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    I love doing wine farm visits with my family. We appreciate the fact that we have the beauty of one of our favoirite wine farms, Durbanville Hills, right on our doorstep. Awesome wine, awesome food with epic views.

  36. Amelia Brown June 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    My fiancé and I love wine, food and chocolate and Durbanville Hills is the perfect place to discover new great wines and food and pairings.

  37. Beth Sher June 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    My favourite thing to do in Cape Town is the beach! Camps bay beach is the perfect location for a long day of tanning followed by some drinks at Caprice, right over the road. I love sunshine & wine so camps bay beach is the ideal destination.

  38. Leah June 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Cape Town is such an amazing place to live. The Sea Point Promenade is my second home on summer evenings. Fresh sea air and amazing sunsets…. And it is always great to stop at The Winchester for a drink after walking.

  39. Shenecca Cassidy June 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    I love tasting new foods and finding local designers and local products to buy at the Old Biscuit Mill.

  40. stephanie June 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    My favourite thing to do is wine tasting!! 😀

  41. Cara Lee June 10, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    SEAPOINT PROMENADE is a firm favourite! Stunning walk along the beach front watching the sun set with a bottle of Durbanville Hills, some snacks a few great friends!
    Don’t think you could get much better than that!

  42. Steven Jacobs June 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    Because that just sounds creepy and awesome!

  43. Chris de Vos June 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    My favourite thing to do in Cape Town is definitely soaking up some rays on Camps Bay beach and then finishing the day off while sipping on some Durbanville Hills chardonnay and watching the sunset on the beach. And I just want to add that watching the sunset on the beach is definitely something that can be done in winter as long as you have some good wine to keep you warm 🙂

  44. Jenna Manthe June 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    I love to go to the Old Biscuit Mill – basically because I’m a faddy and I love all the food there. And obviously I need wine with my food.

  45. Matthew Stretch June 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    Nothing better than a late afternoon run on the “Pipe Track” overlooking Camps Bay, followed by a picnic on Signal Hill with one or 2 glasses of Durbanville Hills chardonnay and takeaway sushi.

  46. Matthew Stretch June 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Nothing better than a late afternoon run on the “Pipe Track” overlooking Camps Bay, followed by a picnic on Signal Hill with one or 2 glasses of Durbanville Hills chardonnay and takeaway sushi

  47. Belinda Burdett June 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I chose Lion’s Head as I love hiking and on a beautiful sunshine day you have the most amazing views – you can see all the way to DURBANVILLE HILLS WINERY and dream about the amazing wines they produce !

  48. Lauren Stein June 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    I LOVE wine, good food, great company and a spectacular view. Durbanville Hills has it all, and who better to spend it with than with my wine loving husband 😀

  49. Dave June 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Obviously my favourite thing to do in Cape town is goto the beaches, Up the mountain and go see friends with a lovely chilled glass of wine 🙂 Usually when its cold we stay indoors and goto lekker restuarants.. But the reason I am entering this competition is because its FATHERS DAY on Sunday and my pops loves wine, so I thought this would be an excellent way of celebrating and its a great gift.

    My favourite thing would be the bokke ofcourse and this beautiful city we live in!!

  50. Dovlet June 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    I love CAPE TOWN.
    I love Mr Cape Town.

    Favourite things to do: Read heat magazine.

  51. Jess June 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    It would have to be the Underground tour of Cape Town – how cool! I already liked both on FB

  52. Garreth June 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Definitely the wine tasting, so I can add another awesome bottle to my collection

  53. Stella June 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    I’m an island girl so obviously I’ll go for Camps Bay Beach! I mean, what’s better than sun, sea, sand…and wine? 😉

  54. Toni Stohen June 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    My favourite thing to do in Cape Town is a hike up Lion’s Head.. we have done this several times and the best time is when it’s full moon..
    We hike up at 16h30 and by the time we’re up top, the sun is setting on one side and the full moon rising on the opposite side. Take a picnic dinner and make your way down by the light of the full moon.. it is absolutely awesome!!!
    Magical actually..

  55. Deon June 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    Sitting with a glass of wine, looking over the bay, some people watching while nibbling on the pairings… Wine tasting it is!

  56. Carol June 10, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    Visiting the Labia Theatre! It’s a little step back in time to a slower way of life and there was a touch of class in the way things were done. There was a time people dressed to go to the cinema! A bit of culture in some of the arty movies, just like there is a little bit of culture when sampling good wine!

  57. Jason June 11, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    Love body boarding and getting my feet wet at camps bay beach

  58. Christo June 11, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    I’ve done it a few times and it’s the BEST experience ! PLUS, it’s just around the corner from where I live 😉 Entertainment just around my corner !

  59. Sarah S June 11, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    I absolutely adore wine tasting and couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday, especially in winter when you get to induldge in all the amazing red wines. I haven’t been to Durbanville Hills for a wine tasting yet and would love to try some of their wines, definitely putting it on my to do list.

    Would love to share this hamper with my friends and do my own little DIY tasting evening at my house 🙂

  60. Hayley June 11, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    I love spending a Saturday morning browsing the Biscuit Mill Market and shops – of course holding a glass of ice cold glass of Durbanville Hills Chardonnay would make that even more amazing!

  61. CHANTAL ABRAHAMS June 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    My favorite thing to do in Cape Town is taking a walk along the Seapoint Promenade with my family, watching my kids play in the park, my fiance showing off his muscles in the free-gym & eat some yummy ice-cream 🙂

  62. Macayla June 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    My absolute favourite thing to do in Cape Town is to head down to Camps Bay from the Northern Suburbs, and spend the entire day soaking up the sun on the beach 🙂 a good tanning session and of course, pretending to be a mermaid in the ocean 😉 then, heading to one or more of the restaurants and bars for some sushi and wine with my favourite people <3 that to me, is the perfect day! –

  63. Elize June 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    Wine tasting at Durbanville Hills ofcourse!! Why?? Because it is like just theeeeee best wine ever 🙂

  64. Nicol Muller June 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    It has got to be going for a run along Seapoint promenade with the amazing views! Choosing a restaurant along the way where I will stop and finish off with a well deserved glass of wine 🙂 #CapeTownLiving

  65. Michael P Moore June 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    My Favorite thing to do in Cape Town is to visit the Durbanville Hills Cellar and delve into their fruity Merlot Rose while enjoying the view of the Renosterveld garden. Then enjoy a nice repast at their fine Restaurant!

  66. Max Jany June 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    I would have to say the Labia theatre. Being able to watch movies that are not complete rubbish is refreshing.

  67. Kelley Petersen June 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    I’d love to Venture down to the Camps Bay
    strip to soak up some sun and enjoy a cold bottle of Durbanville Hills white wine! 🙂

  68. Jaime Niddrie June 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    I’d love to take a stroll down Sea Point promenade while the sun sets. Then stop by one of the many restaurants to enjoy a bottle of Durbanville hills wine.

  69. David terblanche June 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    Id like to venture over to Durbanville Hills anD get my wine tasting groove on cause believe or not I have never been wine tasting before

  70. Ricky Moss June 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    When the weather is cold and wet I always like to and enjoy the amazing food at the biscuit mill with my mates and obviously have lots and lots of wine!

  71. Kelley Petersen June 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    I’d love to Venture down to the Camps Bay strip to soak up some sun and enjoy a cold bottle of Durbanville Hills white wine! 🙂 🙂 Please pick me! 🙂

  72. Odile Finotti June 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    As parents, my husband and I always consider our kids when we go out. It would be lovely to have one day to ourselves and enjoy something that’s not child-friendly. That’s why I chose wine tasting at Durbanville Hills. Adult conversation, lots of laughs and lots of vino!

  73. Nici Clifton July 9, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    I love to go wine tasting with my friends! The whole Durbanville wine valley is amazing, but Durbanville Hills takes the cake!

  74. Matthew Deacon July 9, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Since I stay in Durbanville, I’d definitely go with the wine tasting at Durbanville Hills. Their wine and biltong pairing is one of the best wine tastings I’ve had – and I’ve been to a ton of wine farms! I often suggest going to friends and family visiting Cape Town. Eg –

    I am also very interested in trying out their wine and chocolate pairing. Oh and one can never have enough wine, especially from one of the top wineries in the Cape!

  75. Adrian C. Phipps July 9, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    Whenever I am out that side I love taking a bicycle ride along the Promenade in Sea Point.. One gets to see so many characters along the way with a lovely sea breeze in your face.. Can’t ask for more…

  76. Vanessa July 9, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    A glass or 10 of Durbanville Hills finest red while taking a tour of underground Cape Town, chowing Old Biscuits! 😀

  77. leigh du preez July 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    I love going up lions head. Nothing like some good exercise and fresh air! Please pick me

  78. Gresham Madhan July 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    Snapping stunning pics of the magestic table mountain everytime I visit the Mother City. I love making my fellow Durbanites jealous!!!

  79. Jessica July 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    I would do an underground tour of Cpt because I’ve never done anything like that before, it’s so unique.

  80. Abigail A July 9, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Sea Point Promenade. A run or walk along our beautiful beaches…and I’m all in 🙂

  81. Amy July 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Living on the promenade my favourite thing to do in Cape Town is to go for an evening run. Nothing clears your mind and elevates your mood like exercise. And exercise coupled with the comforting salty smell of the ocean and the beautiful Cape Town sunsets is like living in a dreamlike bubble everyday and is something I am so grateful for!

  82. Carl Thomas July 10, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    I would love to do the wine tasting at Durbanville Hills so I can properly enjoy the wine hamper I am hoping to win 🙂

  83. Genevieve Buckingham July 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    It has to be sundowners after a afternoon of sun with awesome friends on the most beautiful beach in the world!

  84. Genevieve Buckingham July 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm # It has to be sundowners after an afternoon of sun with awesome friends on the most beautiful beach in the world! #clifton

  85. Genevieve Buckingham July 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm # Okay Camps Bay beach, sundowners with some chilled Durbanville wine after a day in the sunshine! Ultimate relaxation

  86. rehana seedat July 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    Visiting the Old Biscuit Mill’s Neighbourgoods Market. Sure, it’s packed to the rafters with exchange students, hippies, hipsters, and more organic food than you can shake a home-grown carrot at, but that’s exactly what makes it so enthralling. The crowd is a pleasant mix of Cape Town’s most chilled, and the food and drink on offer is almost unbeatable. Grab a superbly brewed cup of coffee from one of the numerous vendors, devour a tuna burger from the fish stand, and wrap it up with a Nutella crepe from the crepe guy. I also love watching the Sunset from Signal Hill, visiting Camps Bay Beach, a trip to the winelands and taking a stroll & watching Penguins in Boulders Beach. I have tweeted @rehanaseedat

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