Cheers to the New Year With Spier’s New Range of Chocolate Flavours for their Chocolate & Wine Tasting

Spier’s Chocolate & Wine Tasting was one of the winelands’ very first wine and food pairing innovations, and is still one of its most popular. This season, Spier introduces a delectable new offering, ideal for anyone looking to refine their pairing palate a little further—or simply seeking a bit of indulgence. In collaboration with the renowned local chocolatier Von Geusau, Spier has created three handmade chocolates that perfectly complement and accentuate the subtle flavours of each award-winning Creative Block wine.

Your tasting journey is presented in a handcrafted chocolate box, served alongside a trio of Creative Block wines – each excellently paired with speciality chocolate – and complemented by the palate cleansing and refreshing Cap Classique Brut. 

The Creative Block wines are named after the art project that provides a platform for both emerging and seasoned artists, launched in 2004. The resulting ‘Creative Blocks’ adorn the Spier Tasting Room and are available for sale, providing a valuable platform for exposure and income. This initiative harmoniously aligns with the Creative Block wines, which are a collection of Rhône- and Bordeaux-inspired blends. Mirroring the collaborative spirit of the art project, Spier’s winemakers craft these wines by blending grapes from various vineyards, creating rich and multi-dimensional flavours.

Here’s what visitors can expect from this flavourful new pairing:

Creative Block 2 – paired with a passion fruit & lemon white chocolate

Experience a refreshing burst of tropical flavours with Creative Block 2, a timeless blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc and 14% Sémillon. Pair it with the passion fruit & lemon white chocolate to enhance the wine’s gooseberry, lime, and white peach notes. A perfect blend of zest and sweetness for an uplifting sensory experience.

Creative Block 3- paired with a liquorice, blueberry & elderflower milk chocolate

A Rhône-inspired blend, Creative Block 3 features 93% Shiraz, 4% Mourvèdre, and 3% Viognier. This wine carries aromas of violets and rich black cherry and mulberry flavours, rounded off with a spicy hint of black pepper and fennel. Taste it alongside the liquorice, blueberry, & elderflower milk chocolate to complement the wine’s spiciness and for an added burst of berry sweetness.

Creative Block 5 – paired with a cherry & chilli dark chocolate

Discover the rich and bold profile of Creative Block 5, a Bordeaux-inspired blend with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, along with dashes of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. Alongside the cherry & chilli dark chocolate, this pairing accentuates the wine’s dark fruit notes while introducing a gentle heat that brings out the best in the chocolate and the wine. 

Cap Classique Brut – for inbetween bites 

Spier’s Cap Classique Brut is a golden-hued bubbly crafted in the traditional French style. It makes for an ideal palate cleanser between sips or to round off the tasting.

The Spier Chocolate & Wine Tasting costs just R95 per person and is vegetarian-friendly. Enjoy it at the Spier Tasting Room and take home both the wine and chocolate to share the love.

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