Biscotti & Wine @ De Krans – absolutely heavenly

Continually striving to be innovative and unique in their approach, De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp can now add a Biscotti and Wine Experience to its repertoire of exciting offerings.


This concept already has a following in Italy and the idea to bring it to South Africa originated with wine lover and gourmand, Denise Lindley, after tasting the De Krans Moscato whilst enjoying a leisurely lunch at De Krans’ Bistro.

Immediately she was transported to the restaurant, Galuppi, situated on the island of Burano, Venice, where she had previously enjoyed a meal. The memory which stood out the most was that for dessert she was persuaded to enjoy their Vin Santo (an Italian dessert wine) with Burano Biscotti. The pairing was a match made in biscotti heaven.

Celebrity chef, Francois Ferreira, together with De Krans co-owner, Boets Nel and Bistro chef Retief van der Walt, took this unusual yet innovative idea one step further and ‘designed’ a range of biscotti to pair with some of the wines and port-style wines in the De Krans range. The result was mind blowing as the biscotti flavours are truly unique. The Pinotage Rosé is paired with a mixed herb biscotti; the Moscato works beautifully with a classic biscotti, whilst the Touriga Nacional brings music to your palate when paired with the biltong biscotti. Most people love coffee, so there was no doubt that the Original Espresso was a wonderful match with the coffee, vanilla and cashew biscotti. The pièce de résistance is the Cape Vintage paired with the allspice choc-chip biscotti. Yum!

This summer visitors to the estate will have the opportunity to indulge in this unforgettable tasting experience. The cost of an informal biscotti and wine tasting at your leisure, is R50 per person, and includes five wines from De Krans matched with five different types of biscotti. A tutored tasting for the same combinations costs R70 per person. Prior booking for a tutored tasting, only available for groups of 10 or more people, is essential.

For more information contact De Krans at 044 213 3314 or send an email to

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