Aubergine Wine List
Aubergine Restaurant is centrally located in Cape Town in the inner-city suburb Gardens in a previous private house dating back almost 200 years. The interior is warm and welcoming with plenty of yellowwood furniture throughout the venue and a cozy fireplace for winter. The cooking is terrific and the chef owner understands wine evolution better than many sommeliers and is a firm promoter and supporter of sommellerie in South Africa. The result is a remarkable (and mature) cellar of goodies for a small restaurant.
About the Aubergine Wine List
By far one of the most interesting lists in South Africa, with wines well worth travelling for. The interest certainly lies in the rarity, you will find the most iconic wines of the Cape in the form of George Spies ‘GS’ 1966 and more than 10 year old MR de Compostella, to name a few. Or maybe you fancy some 20 year old Lafite on magnum? It’s all there in this very comprehensive list with applaudable vintage depth.
A superbly curated selection of wines, not only showcasing highlights from the Cape – even from the 1970s! – but also carefully chosen vigneron champagnes, matured Rieslings and many off-the beaten track choices, even in smaller wine producing countries like New Zealand. It clearly shows that a lot of thought, care and dedication have gone into this list. Congratulations!
A bright and modern Champagne list represented by several quality growers and some very well-respected houses too. The list also displays Méthode Cap Classique producers – not only well-established but also the lesser-known ones – all contrastive to each other both in terms of age and style, says Piotr Pietras when Aubergine won Gold for Best Sparkling Wine List 2022.
Star Wine List Of The Year