If you have been following our shenanigans in Paarl, you would have heard about our tasting and sales room opening in Paarl and how we have extended our hours on Wednesdays to 8 p.m. and we are calling it “Wine on Wednesdays” or #WOW in Insta-parlance.
Our general offering on these evening is a small complimentary glass of red or white from our easy drinking wine ranges – either Painted Dog or the Den or a complimentary tasting of the wines of the night. If people want to taste other wines or buy a glass of a wine other than the one on offer then, they are on sale at reasonable prices.Visitors could also take advantage of a “barking mad hour” in they are offered a discount on any bottles of wine to take home. For some of the evenings, Sarina from Sit Café offered plates of snacks for visitors to buy.
The Borg family take over
This last #WOW of the year saw a Borg family take over of 125 Main Road, Paarl. Sarina has taken a much needed break just in time for Savannah to take over the management of Sit for her. Savannah has been studying Hospitality Management for the past two years, following in the footsteps of her mom, Emma and dad, Jeremy. For food on the night, Jeremy reverted to his past and put on his chefs hat. He produced a range of eight different tapas dishes which wowed the visitors to #WOW. Emma also reverted to form and made sure everyone was well taken care of and happy. It was like Lloyd’s camp all over again only with wine and grown-up children (and no bush)!
Claudia, ably managed the wine side of the evening while the Borgs did their thing, including spend time with our importers from the Netherlands, Belinda & Damiano from African Wines.
The tasting and sales room will still be open for the rest of the year. Our opening hours are a little different, but essentially, we are open for limited hours from 9-2pm on the next two Mondays (24th and 31sit), closed on the next two Tuesdays and Wednesdays (25th & 26th; 1st and 2nd) and closed on Sundays (as usual). On all other days we are open from 9-4 and ready to pour and sell you our delicious wine.
This means you have a little time to consider what you are serving with your Christmas and New Year meals! Keep an eye out on social media for one day specials!
Are you visiting Paarl from afar?
If you are visiting from another province or another country, bring us some out of town credentials (your air ticket if you flew down, or a selfie with your car and its registrations plates) and get a complimentary tasting of three den wines. Applies to December 2018 and January 2019 only.
Wine on Wednesdays
Our first Wine on Wednesday for the new year will be January 9 from 5-8 pm.
We are planning to invite wild dog experts and other interesting people to future #WOW events – keep an eye out on our events calendar and our social media channels for more information.
Finally, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your unwavering support through the years. We wish you a fantastic holiday season with family and friends. We remind you to have a designated driver if you are out and about anywhere and we look forward to sharing more wine, wanderings and wild dog news with you in 2019.