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Wine list

Our extensive wine list is designed for connoisseurs, epicures, and you - our guest

Our wine list - chosen by our 34 South Wine Panel - includes fine and rare wines, table wines, cold drinks, energy drinks, beers, ciders, Scotch whiskies, American whisky, brandies, and liqueurs.

  • White wines - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chennin Blanc, White blends
  • Rosé wines
  • Red wines - Shiraz, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red blends
  • Sparkling wine, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC), and Champagne

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Our selection of 10 of our favourite rare & fine wines

Whispering Angel rose; 34 South Restaurant

Whispering Angel Rose 2021

Made from Grenache, Cinsault and Vermentino, its pale color and rewarding taste profile is full and lush while being bone dry with a smooth finish. Premium rosé that you can drink from mid-day to midnight -  R598; glass R149

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Chateau Naude 'Le Vin de Francois' Pinotage 2018

Francois Naude gave up his pharmacy in Pretoria to make wines in his house in Stellenbosch. After a spell at L'Avenir, he decided to link with six producers of Pinotage from Stellenbosch, buying a single barrel from each, and then blending to create the 'Francois.' Released only by auction, 34 South was smart about grabbing a few. After a tasting that our wine notes guy, PB, gave in 2017, he said this wine emerged as way out the best. It will astound you, too - R 2,295

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Newton Johnson Family Pinot Noir 2020

The only producer to get eight successive 5 Stars for a Pinot Noir, Dave Johnson planted the then new Dijon clones that expressed fruit rather than wildness. Finely structured, red fruit-driven, and intriguing - R775

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Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noir 2015

Peter Finlayson left Hamilton Russel in 1990 to set up Bouchard Finlayson next door in the Hemel  en Aarde valle of Hermanus. Peter understands the vagaries of the grape that made Burgundy famous. There is a calmness and togetherness in this wine - where the more wild forest than easy berries tastes emerge - R930

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The High Road Directors Reserve 2017

A more assertive Cape Bordeaux blend, quite intense with 22 months in new French oak barrels. Present from a magnum to break the grip of its youth - R865

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Diemersdal Private Collection 2019

In the distant days when the KWV procured the very best reds for its export range, Diemersdal was choice. Less robust than some Stellenbosch Bordeaux blends, this wine has a charm and complexity - R290; glass - R75

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Chamonix Chardonnay Reserve 2017

Benefiting from the cooler, later sunrise, and earlier sunset conditions, Chardonnay has succeeded in the Franschhoek Valley. The wine is a selection of the finer barrels, and has a gentler tone, with flavours of lime and toasted orange - R590; glass - R150

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Longridge 'Clos du Ciel' Chardonnay 2017

Search high and low, but you just will not be able to match the gracefulness, the complexity and charm of this winner from Jasper Raats. Obviously a 5-star wine from a single 30-year old decomposed granite vineyard. 'Unforgettable,' as Nat King Cole would say - R945

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De Grendel Rubaiyat 2016

Charles Hopkins carefully nurtured this Cabernet Sauvignon-led blend on the Tygerbeg Hills Farm of the De Villiers Graaff family. Made in a more serious style - R565; glass - R145