Peter Falke: A Hidden Gem to be Uncovered
If you regard yourself as not having the pallet for wine, do not fear – with this review, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an avid wine-drinker in no time!
“ROSES ARE RED.
WINE IS ALSO RED.
POEMS ARE HARD.
Peter Falke Wines is located in the heart of Stellenbosch; a small town that has stolen the hearts of many. The owner, Peter Falke himself, and his wife are no strangers to style and modernity. The beauty of the wine estate lies in the simplicity and class that this particular venue exudes. As you walk through the glass doors you’re immediately confronted with a magnificent chandelier and breath-taking interiors. You are greeted by a member of staff and led through another set of doors leading out to green grass as far as the eye can see. The outside area is decorated with bean-bags and tables – the seating options are endless.
Now that the scene has been set, let’s get to the best part, the wine! Peter Falke is famous for a certain bottle of wine; sold only at the wine estate itself. This famous wine has been known to get foreigners from all over the world returning to this little slice of heaven – and with that grand introduction, the wine is the Peter Falke Blanc de Noir. The direct translation from French is “white from black”; essentially this means that the wine is considered to be a ‘white wine’, but due to the skin contact from the ‘red grape’ the wine appears to be slightly pink in colour. It is important that this does not get confused with rosé; a different wine and concept entirely. You must act quickly, this wine is a ‘hot’ seller and can be out of stock before you know it!
Peter Falke Wines offers so much more than just wine. If you are familiar with Stellenbosch, you are no stranger to cheese and wine or cheese and wine pairing. Peter Falke offers a ‘make-it-yourself’ cheese board including a variety of locally made cheeses to choose from. The cheese board is presented with caramelized nut and an array of summer fruits. If the cheese board doesn’t quite satisfy your appetite, there’s more. A rather strange option to add to the menu at a wine estate, but genius – NACHOS. After polishing off a bottle or two of Blanc de Noir, what’s better than topping it all off with everyone’s favourite snack; a bowl of hearty goodness.
There’s only so much that can be said about Peter Falke Wines; you must experience it for yourself. Order some of the known favourites and take it all in – you can thank us later!