Virtual Wine and Cheese Tasting - Stellenbosch & I.J Mellis

Stellenbosch with I.J Mellis Virtual Wine and Cheese Tasting

Friday 28th of May @ 7 pm

The Tasting Brief

Broadcasting live from Banchory, South Africa, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh across the country for one night only.

Bringing you one of South Africa's most famous wine regions with Scotland's best cheesemongers for the ultimate virtual tasting.

After many successful virtual tastings last year we bring you the forth in our 2021 series, and due to the majority of you last year ordering our Antipasto platters to accompany the tastings we’ve teamed up with I.J Mellis to offer the ultimate wine & food pairing. We’ve had Rory Mellis pair up 2 kinds of cheese and 2 types of meat to go perfectly with the wines from Ken Forrester.

Join us for an evening of wine, cheese, and meat tasting.  A full bottle of each wine, 50grams of each cheese and meats, everybody's favourite gordal olives and millers crackers.

We are bringing you the best of both wine from Stellenbosh and cheese & meats from one of Scotland’s finest purveyors of fine cheese and meats.

When: 28th of May 7 pm Live from Zoom.

Live from Stellenbosh, Edinburgh, Banchory, and Aberdeen.


Guy Finlayson - The Strong Water Co.

John Chalmers - Enotria & Coe

Rory Mellis - I.J Mellis Cheese, Edinburgh

Ken Forrester - Vineyard owner and chief winemaker

What’s included

Wine with tasting notes

2017 Sparklehorse, 

Tasting Note: Sparkling wine from South Africa, creamy and delicate but bubbling with apple, pear, and quince. 

- x1 75cl Bottle

2017 Merlot Reserve Pat's Garden, Ken Forster Wines

Tasting Note: Lively South African Merlot, packed with cherries and exuding mint and a wisp of smoke.

x1 75cl Bottle


Cheeses with tasting notes

Cornish Kern

Sir Lancelot

(60grams of each) which are perfectly paired with the wines.

Meats with tasting notes

Toscano Salame

Serrano Ham

(60 grams of each) which are perfectly paired with the wines.


Millers Charcoal Crackers - 1 packet 

Perello Gordal Olives -1 tin


Double-up on the meats and cheeses - £20

Ken's Special add-ons

2015 The Gypsy - Grenache - £37.50

"Tasting Note: Wild, spicy, and full of concentrated red fruit, nutmeg, and cinnamon."

2019, The FMC, Chenin Blanc - £42.50

"Tasting Note: From Ken Forrester, the 'King of Chenin', the flagship FMC is rich, seductive, and utterly sophisticated. Layer upon layer of pineapple, candied lemon, dried apricot, ginger, and vanilla, with touches of honey, spice, and Crème Brûlée; effortlessly supported by gentle oak and lovely freshness. This wine is still showing the exuberance and nerviness of youth, and will develop and blossom over the next 4-5 years."


Available for local and national delivery. 

Local deliveries will take place on the 27th of May and all national deliveries will be shipped out via our couriers to arrive on the day of or before the tasting.

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