BUBBLES & CHAMPAGNE … REALLY

  • 2012 GRAHAM BECK (ROBERTSON) BRUT ZERO
    a work of time; 6 years on the lees before degorgement & zero dosage (sugar not added). clean, bright, bone dry. mineral with hints of apple, citrus & brioche -chardonnay driven with 13% pinot noir, infinitely moreish
  • N.V. AMBELOUI (HOUT BAY) ROSANNE BRUT ROSÉ MCC
    a pioneer from the garagiste handcrafted movement, an exceptional and rare offering. all berries with a touch of toastiness and lingering dry finish
  • N.V. STEENBERG (CONSTANTIA) SAUVIGNON BLANC BUBBLY
    made in MCC tradition, but taken off the lees early to retain freshness & zing, so not an MCC by classification – a perfect summer beverage to start off your breakfast or lunch
  • N.V. GRAHAM BECK (ROBERTSON) MCC
    bubbles for two? a dependable SA favourite, fine bead, lime zest with delicate yeast and creamy mousse
  • N.V. BILLECART-SALMON (CHAMPAGNE) BRUT RESERVE
    …because sometimes only French champagne will do! light, fine & harmonious, a touch of floral freshness and aromas of fresh fruit and crisp apple. this cuvée is recognizable by the finesse of its slowly rising bubbles & persistent and plentiful mousse

SAUVIGNON BLANC

  • 2018 TEUBES (WESKUS)
    there’s something undefinably different about sauvignons from our west coast, there’s almost a savouriness, a curious, exciting “mengelmoes” of green asparagus style in the background with bright white peachiness to the fore
  • 2017 JORDAN (STELLENBOSCH) OUTLIER SAUVIGNON BLANC (FUMÉ)
    extreme cream with sun-kissed tropical fruit in delicate oak embrace
  • 2019 CHAMONIX (FRANSCHHOEK) SAUVIGNON
    this is the kind of sauvignon that got the craze going a decade ago, almost retro in it’s classic fig leaf and grapefruit nose, full round mouthfeel and racy acidity in the balance, a regular 90 points plus in decanter magazine
  • 2017 LUKA (PLETT) SAUVIGNON BLANC
    local is sooo lekker…this one stopped us in our tracks if it is a bright clean, mouth-watering, tropical zing you require, look no further
  • 2019 NEWTON JOHNSON (ELGIN) SAUVIGNON BLANC
    cool elegance that is very much elgin…a trace of melon perfume without being too fruity. fave with those who love “zingy”

RIESLING

  • 2016 THELEMA (STELLENBOSCH) RIESLING
    unctuous, velvety liquid gold in a glass. a perfect companion for spicier dishes, cheeses and strangely, dark chocolate a beautiful example and fitting too for the slightly sweeter palate

CHARDONNAY

  • 2018 ANURA (KLAPMUTS) CHARDONNAY (85% UNWOODED)
    fresh, sun warmed lime skins, apricot plumpness…yes, yes unwooded we know! but try this delight, the tiny 15% 2nd and 3rd fill barrel oaking, lends only a delicate spiced tea cake to the finish – adding interest, not carpentry
  • 2014 DOMAINE DES DIEUX (HEMEL-EN-AARDE) CHARDONNAY
    rated best chardonnay in South Africa by Decanter in 2018…this wine is sheer elegance and finesse.. almost citrus crème brulée on the nose and just as creamy, with a touch of lime zest for kick …delicate smokiness in restrained fine oaking

CHENIN BLANC

  • 2017 RAATS (STELLIES) ORIGINAL CHENIN BLANC (UNWOODED)
    a consistent and good intro into chenin, such a food flexible and accommodating grape. pineapple and lime, it is fully fruity + nicely dry at the same time
  • 2015 RIJKS PRIVATE CELLAR (TULBAGH) CHENIN BLANC (WOODED)
    a pleaser for the cheninistas. concentrated sun-warmed nectarine skins, moreish & buttersotchy richness, alive & zingy

ROSE

  • 2018 GRAHAM BECK (ROBERTSON) GORGEOUS (CHARDONNAY PINOT NOIR)
    light-hearted pinot noir and chardonnay blend that nods to the house’s excellent MCC offerings. beautiful onion skin colour and a good balance of playful fruit with a dry finish – definitely a crowd pleaser
  • 2019 ASHBOURNE (SWARTLAND) CINSAULT
    exclusive to île de païn on the garden route – super swartland sexiness, ripe plum skins in summer and juicy tart fruit- only 400 bottles made by hamilton russell – gotta have it with our green bowl!
  • 2018 BARTHO EKSTEEN (HERMANUS) BLOM (SHIRAZ, MOUVEDRE, GRENACHE, VIOGNIER)
    simply one of the finest rosés we’ve ever tasted in SA- platter agrees… ooh what an interesting smokey nose, evocative of jamon iberico with ripe purple figs, fruit blossoms on the summer breeze…

VIOGNIER

  • 2018 LOWERLAND (PRIESKA) WITGAT VIOGNIER
    yoh! rich voluminous mouthfeel, ripe peaches & nectarine flesh – tangy, vibrant acidity…awesome with duck confit or pork belly

WHITE BLEND

  • 2016 ORG DE RAC (SWARTLAND) DIE WAGHUIS (VERDELHO, ROUSSANNE, CHENIN)
    this wine is somewhat of a magician – plays on being super huge and viscous whilst being elegant, layered and subtle at the same time – oh and it’s organic & vegan! swartland alchemy at it’s best

PINOT NOIR

  • 2016 CHAMONIX (FRANSCHHOEK) FELDSPAR
    ticks all the right boxes for serious pinot noir without the hefty price tag. wild berries, sour cherries, a hint of spice & tender violet perfume

CABERNET FRANC

  • 2017 RAATS DOLOMITE CABERNET FRANC
    an approachable offering from the king of cab franc, herbaceous with full blown cherry fruit, with hints of rain on wet stone… a definite must for those seeking a bigger wine with lunch.

SHIRAZ

  • 2017 WIJNSKOOL (HERMANUS) TREE OF KNOWLEDGE SHIRAZ
    kappow! a sexy show stopper of a shiraz. the winemaker says it best: “smoky, soft, elegant blackberry fruit with masculine polished leather backbone. the immediate drinkability is surprising…”vibey

BLENDS

  • NV (PRIESKA) DIE VERLORE BOKOOI, SYRAH, CAB, PETIT VERDOT
    our favourite new find, utterly juicy, yet not too heavy, full of ripe red and black fruits with interesting tapestry of eucalyptus and wood spice, with a memory of mint

SUMMER COCKTAILS

  • BLOODY MARKUS (OR MARY)
    a remake of the classic, with house made chili oil…’coz he would never use anything less!
  • ON BLUEBERRY HILL
    ultimate summer sippin! classic knysna gin, fresh blueberries, fitch & leeds rose cucumber tonic
  • APEROL SPRITZ
    our favorite italian retro cocktail this summer- utterly refreshing and the most gorgeous îdp orange
  • SIPPING GIN BOARD
    wilderer hand crafted fynbos sipping gin with rosemary swizzle stick and lemon zest
  • DARK HORSE
    icy vietnamese coffee spiked with absolute vodka
  • DELAIRE GRAFF (STELLENBOSCH) BANGHOEK CHARDONNAY GRAPPA
    a fine smooth grappa – exclusive to île de païn on the garden route – a rare hand crafted gem, by maestro georgio dalla cia
  • GRAND FINALE
    the perfect trio…delaire graff grappa, a single espresso and a petit opera cake

CRAFT CIDER

  • ALPHA DRY CIDER
    applelicious, elgin blend…zesty and refreshing
  • FIERY DRAGON GINGERBEER
    full on ginger power flavour, spicy and almost hot (contains alcohol)

CRAFT BEER

  • RED BRIDGE WOODCUTTER SAISON ALE
    local knysna craft beer – a lighter style wheat based beer, try it with our farro risotto or one of our burgers
  • DEVILS PEAK LAGER / DEVILS PEAK LIGHT
    craft beer named after the mountain above the brewery in cape town, beautifully balanced fresh
  • DARLING BREW BONECRUSHER WEISS (WHITE) BEER
    distinctive candied orange nose, rich & textural
  • CASTLE LAGER / CASTLE LIGHT LAGER
    ok, not craft, but a SA stand by- fresh and easy
  • DRIFTER STRANDED COCONUT
    light & creamy…this cape craft was brewed with toasted mozambican coconuts… a walk on the wildside
Spring Has Sprung

île de païn is open for breakfast, lunch and retail

Tuesday - Saturday 08:00 - 15:00 

Retail orders: please call Ilse or Amanda
at 044 302 5707

Harkerville Market: Saturdays from 8:00 - 12:00

Social Distancing (still) applies. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

happy - happy

 

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