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Charcuterie with Neil Jewell

Neil’s Charcuterie Workshops have proved to be so popular that we’ve added two more to the 2010 programme.

Dates: 14th & 15th October and 18th & 19th November 2010

Venue: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Môreson Farm, Franschhoek.

Cost: R1950 per person.

The workshops – which each take place over two days – cover the making of savoury French style sausage, cooked and air-dried hams, blood sausage and more.

Space is limited to just 16 participants, per course, so early bookings are essential! To book please contact Tina Jewell on 021 876 4004 or email breadandwine@moreson.co.za

A special accommodation package is available at Le Quartier Français. For more information please email Louise on louise@lqf.co.za or call 021 876 8447.


Your Invitation to The Loft Project

Join Neil Jewell – acclaimed Bread & Wine Head Chef and Charcuterie King – and Clayton Reabow, award-winning Môreson Winemaker, for an exceptional evening of Franschhoek food and wine at The Loft Project in East London, United Kingdom.

Experience 10 courses of South African inspired cuisine paired with award-winning wines from (yes you guessed it) Môreson.

Dates: Thursday 23rd September, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September

Time: 19h30 – 23h45

Cost: 10 courses, paired with Môreson wines, for £120 per person (including VAT).

Location: The Loft Project, Unit 2A, Quebec Wharf, 315 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DJ.

Dinners are limited to just 16 people so early bookings are essential. Call +44 7956 205 005, or email info@theloftproject.co.uk, to reserve your place.

Posted by: Le Quaf
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Môreson, Neil Jewell, Travel,
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2010 Bastille Festival in Franschhoek

It’s almost time for the 2010 Bastille Festival and this year’s festival promises to be everything last year’s was and more. Taking place, in Franschhoek, on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of July 2010 the Bastille Festival is definitely one of the highlights of the Franschhoek Festival Calendar.

Le Quartier Français, Bread & Wine and Môreson will all be in attendance and they’ll have the following delicious dishes and wines on offer.

Le Quartier Français
Mademoiselle Lamb Burger Junior (she last made an appearance at the 2009 MCC Festival)

Bread & Wine

Flatbread with a delicious topping (always excellent and a Franschhoek Festival favourite)
Gourmet Hotdog
Filled Focaccias
Tina’s Fudge.


They will be showcasing their Miss Molly range of wines – including the new Miss Molly Bubbly – which means that a percentage of each bottle sold will be donated to the South African Guide Dog Association for the Blind.


Neil Jewell’s World Cup Inspired Weekly Menu

Below are Neil’s weekly 2010 World Cup inspired additions to the always delectable Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant menu.

The Menu (Saturday 26th June 2010 – Friday 2nd July 2010)

The English

  • Pork & oyster terrine, date puree & bacon chips

The Korean

  • Sam gyup sal

The Slovenia

  • Pork ring sausage, kopal

The German

  • Bratwurst, chou crôute & potato salad

The Dutch

  • Frikandellen

We hope to see you in the Franschhoek winelands this week! To book a table at Bread & Wine contact them on (021) 876 3692

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Pinehurst Winter Flash Sale starts this Friday!

Môreson Farm – home to Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant and more – is having the most spectacular Winter Flash Sale*.

Starting this Friday, the 4th of June 2010 at 11am, a range of Pinehurst wines will be going on sale!

  • Pinehurst red wine is priced at R25 per bottle!
  • Pinehurst white wine is priced R20 per bottle!

That’s not all … Students and pensioners – on presentation of a valid student or pensioner card – get 10% off per bottle.

Please not that Pinehurst wines are only available – at these prices – from the Môreson Tasting Room.

To keep up to date with news, regarding the Pinehurst Winter Flash Sale and all things Môreson, visit the new Môreson Facebook fan page.

An Excellent Suggestion:

If you’re heading out for the Pinehurst Winter Flash Sale why not make a night of it by booking into Le Quartier Français on our R895 special!

*Sale lasts as long as stocks last. First come first serve. Only available from the Môreson Tasting Room. No delivery. No credit. Terms and conditions apply.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek, Môreson, Winter Specials,
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Neil Jewell wins 2010 Global Pizza Challenge

Neil Jewell – head chef and Charcuterie King at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant on Môreson – has recently won the South African leg of the 2010 Global Pizza Challenge. This means that in May 2010 Neil will be heading off to Melbourne to represent South Africa in finals of the Global Pizza Challenge.

The pizza that clinched first place – and, according to insider information, it knocked the judges socks off – had a smoked flour base and was topped with aubergine, confit of Karoo lamb, sheeps’ feta, buchu and quince dressing.

This pizza has now been added to the Bread & Wine menu making it possible for anyone dining at Bread & Wine to try Neil’s award-winning pizza.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Môreson, Neil Jewell,
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Môreson Blessing of the Harvest 2010

It’s almost harvest time in Franschhoek which means that it’s nearly time for the Môreson Blessing of the Harvest. This year it takes place on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of February and it costs R300 per person.

For those that haven’t had the chance to attend a Môreson Blessing of the Harvest it’s Môreson’s annual celebration of winemaking, one where every participant get the opportunity to make wine the old-fashioned way.

Come dance with me

At Môreson’s Blessing of the Harvest you handpick your own basket of grapes and then press them using the oldest tools in the winemaking business – your feet. A relaxed lunch at the award-winning Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant and a highly competitive label design competition follow the harvesting and grape-stomping activities. The grapes you pick and stomp are then matured, into wine, by Môreson and available for collection later in the year.

We can’t wait for the 2010 Môreson Blessing of the Harvest and if last year is anything to go by it’s going to be serious fun! For more information, or to book, please contact Tina on – 021 876 3692 – or email her – breadandwine [at] moreson [dot] co [dot] za.

Imagine … by this time next year you could be drinking a bottle of wine you made. Now that is an exciting thought!

[For pictures of the 2009 Môreson Blessing of the Harvest click here].

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New stock at Touches and Tastes

In Marrakech I found wonderful treasures for Touches & Tastes. I’ve combined these with vibrant new items sourced from various producers throughout South Africa. These include throws, beautiful linen table clothes and serviettes, fashionable washing-up gloves, cupcake couture, handbags, kitchen goodies and so much more.

The new look Môreson Méthode Cap Classique – that perfect stocking filler – will also be on sale at Touches and Tastes for the December 2009 and January 2010 period.

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Môreson set to lauch new look Cap Classique at the 2009 Franschhoek Champagne Festival

Môreson will be launching their new look Méthode Cap Classique at this years Franschhoek Champagne Festival. We’re one of the few groups of people who’ve been permitted a sneak peak and we can no longer contain our delight … the new Môreson Cap Classique labels, and new packaging, are gorgeous!

If you’re at the 2009 Franschhoek Champagne Festival you can pick up a case of six, or three cases of six, from the charming and rather cute Môreson crew. There will also be a whole lot of other Cap Classique and Champagne available for tasting. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Franschhoek Information website.

* The new look Môreson Cap Classique is the first addition to the 2009 hand-selected Le Quartier Français stocking filler list.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Festival, Franschhoek, Môreson, Wine,
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The Franschhoek Champagne Festival

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival will be taking place over the weekend of 4th, 5th and 6th of December. If the last few years are anything to go by it’s going to be phenomenal!

The Magic of Bubbles is the most vivacious festival in the Franschhoek Festival Calendar. Here the best South African Méthode Cap Classique and French Champagne flow freely and excellent cuisine – prepared by top local restaurants (including us and Bread & Wine) – keeps the hunger at bay.

The Franschhoek Champagne Festival is a great opportunity to see what the local méthode cap classique producers are up to. One of our favourites – Môreson – will be launching something really exciting. We can’t wait for the festival to arrive!

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Festival, Franschhoek, Môreson, Wine,
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