Le Grand Domaine Enoteca A Chic Stellenbosch Wine Bar

Winona Griggs

Welcome to Le Grand Domaine Enoteca: A refined wine bar in Stellenbosch

Step foot into our historical Church Street wine bar for an unforgettable experience.

The vibrant wine scene in Stellenbosch is flourishing, with charming café tables dotting the sidewalks beneath the lush oak trees. Amidst these delightful options, lies Le Grand Domaine Enoteca. This exceptional establishment is a collaboration between two exquisite wine estates, Grand Vin de Stellenbosch and Stellenview Wines, located in the scenic Devon Valley. Our purpose is to provide a haven to showcase the splendid offering of our premium wines. Whether you wish to enjoy a simple tasting or indulge in a leisurely meal, our warm and inviting space will cater to your desires.

A harmonious blend of relaxation and luxury

Enoteca is an Italian term that translates to “wine library,” a place where you can taste and learn about local wines. Imagine walking into a stylish, contemporary country-house drawing room, filled with books and wine bottles displayed in glass cabinets.

This Enoteca is situated in a historic Stellenbosch building, with its characteristic tall sash windows, high ceilings, and charming features. The interior is adorned with leather banquette seating, wooden chairs, oak tables, and a beautiful marble-topped bar. Outside, you’ll find window boxes brimming with vibrant geraniums, overlooking a spacious pavement adorned with oak trees and shaded tables.

Discovering the world of wine

Hey there! So, here’s the deal: we’ve got a pretty awesome wine selection with around 40 different wines from our two estates. We’ve got all sorts of wines for you to try, like Bordeaux-style reds, Provence-inspired rosé, single varietals, and old-vine chenin. These wines are mostly exported, so this is your chance to taste some hand-crafted gems that you might not find in your local wine shop. Our labels include Grand Vin de Stellenbosch, The Pledge, Kruger Family, Kenzo Faure Kruger Wines, Stellenview, Great Five, and Cape Five.

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Now, when it comes to trying the wines, you’ve got a few options. You can order them by the bottle, glass, or try a little tasting portion. This is perfect if you want to sample a few different wines with your meal. We’ve also got something called a Tasting Flight, which lets you try five different wines. It’s a great way to compare the different labels and find your favorites. And don’t worry, we’ve got eight different options to choose from, so there’s something for everyone. You can go for whites only, reds only, specific red varietals, or even a mix from one label.

Time for some tasty bites

Hey there! The menu at this cozy little bistro is meant to go perfectly with their selection of wines, and it changes depending on the season. They don’t divide the dishes into starters and mains – instead, they offer a variety of tasty plates in different sizes that you can share or have all to yourself.

Some of their best dishes include basil gnocchi, beetroot ravioli, papillote de poisson, tender Patagonian squid with zesty lemon and garlic, and a juicy rib-eye steak topped with café de Paris butter. They also have fresh and delicious seasonal salads, and for dessert, you can choose between a scrumptious apple tarte tatin and a velvety white chocolate crème brûlée.

But if you’re just looking for a quick snack, you can indulge in a generous cheese and charcuterie board stacked with delicious goodies, served with a crispy baguette to go along with your wine tasting experience. And if you’re feeling fancy, why not treat yourself to some fresh Saldanha oysters paired with a glass or two of their exquisite Grand Vin de Stellenbosch MCC?

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Discover the Deals

Join me for a delightful wine break in the late afternoon. From 3pm to 6pm, on Tuesday to Saturday, you can take advantage of a special offer. Simply choose three items from the Pickings section of our food menu, and you’ll get the cheapest one for free (excluding oysters and Tête de Moine cheese). It’s an excellent opportunity to indulge in a variety of flavors that perfectly complement our wines. You can savor Spanish-style polpettine, crumbed meatballs, or enjoy fish croquettes. The menu also features balsamic onion tartlets and cured springbok carpaccio, among other delicious options.

If you prefer a lovely lunch earlier in the day, we’ve got you covered. For only R110, you can enjoy our bistro classic plat du jour, which comes with a glass of red or white wine. It’s the perfect combination for a satisfying midday meal.

On Sundays, we have a special lunch that brings everyone together. We serve the main course, roast leg of lamb, with a delicious red wine gravy. We also make crispy smashed potatoes with garlic and butter, honey-glazed baby carrots on a whipped feta dip, sprinkled with nuts, and grilled corn on the cob with creamy butter and parmesan. It’s a feast for the senses! And don’t forget about dessert. We offer a trio of sweet treats: syrup-coated plaited doughnuts called “koeksisters,” South Africa’s version of lamingtons called “ystervarkies,” and a tangy lemon tart called “tarte au citron.” All of this can be yours for just R395 per person, and that doesn’t even include the wine! It’s the perfect way to enjoy a festive meal with your loved ones. Are you ready to dig in?

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Hey there! Guess what? I’ve got an awesome Christmas Eve lunch recommendation for you. It’s a fancy feast featuring some classic dishes. We’re talking about scrumptious gammon with a cherry brandy glaze and tasty gravy. Plus, there are sides of mouthwatering roast potatoes, roasted beetroot and feta salad, a cheesy gnocchi and spinach bake, and some delightful biltong and brie pastry rolls. Hold on, we’re not done yet! The dessert is absolutely heavenly. Picture this: French doughnuts called beignets, filled with spicy dulce de leche and topped with a candy cane. Yum!

Now, here’s the deal. This fabulous meal will be served family style, which means everyone at the table can dig in and share the deliciousness. The cost per person is R395 (excluding wine), and boy, it’s worth every penny.

Oh, and before we wrap this up, here are a few things you should know. The wine bar is cashless, so make sure to have your cards or mobile payment options ready. They’re open from Tuesday to Saturday, between 12pm and 10pm, and on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.

If you’re interested in this amazing Christmas Eve lunch, you can reach out to them at 021 300 3279 or enoteca@granddomaine.co.za. You can find the place at 7 Church Street, Stellenbosch. It’s going to be a feast you won’t forget!

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