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Finally!

An exciting new, must-stop shop along the N7. One visit and you will keep you coming back for more. It not only offers a hub of honest food, exciting pairing experiences, quality artisan products, an excellent wine selection, but our range of Carmién teas too. The original ‘toll house’ that was built in 1864 as a watering hole for horses and donkeys transporting goods to Cape Town harbour, is now a family stop for much more than just water!

 

 

 

De Tol Deli is located on a historical piece of land along the N7 on the Piekenierskloof Pass

 

The historic wine cellar at De Tol dates back to 1849 and produced wines for travellers en route to take back home, south to the Cape Colony or north to ‘Duitswes’ (Namibia) as a reminder of their journeys.

 

Today the familiar white building has been gently renovated (as much as regulations allow) and is also home to Piekenierskloof wines‘ exciting new tasting room and our very own Carmien Gin.

 

The traditional ‘bakoond’ (outside wood oven) still turns out the most delicious ‘roosterkoek’, and if that is not enough to lure you, you can enjoy a wine tasting served with a beautifully paired food platter and first hand information on each wine.

 

 

Pairing experiences at De Tol Deli are not only for adults. The latest range of healthy nibbles paired with rooibos ice teas were tested on a group of children and met with great success (not to mention the adults who also dived into the eats!). It’s truly a place not to be missed. See you there soon!

Wine, Food and Tea pairings

When last have you had a really good time?

Lurking in the back of our minds is always more than just tea. Like a great experience. Worth more than your best purchase.

Our vision has always been to draw our customers and clients into an experience and not just sell them a product. As our products increase, our list of great experiences just keeps on growing.  So we have a steadily building collection, all playing a role in the big picture. 

  • We started pairing rooibos tea with food bites in the office when food pairings were nowhere near the buzz word it is today
  • In the process tea and chocolate pairings became a solid favourite and are currently being hosted on demand both in the Cape and Johannesburg area.

Tea at the centre of it all!

  • Then we added food and wine. Suddenly life became a whole lot more interesting!
  • In February we had our first wine, food and tea pairing at the annual Woordfees celebration in Stellenbosch 

All set for wine, cheese and tea pairing

  • This was followed by a wine, cheese and tea pairing on Sandringham farm at  the South African Cheese and Wine Festival in April 

Some serious tasting taking place.

Now we are spreading our wings with pairings among the vats in our wine cellar at Piekenierskloof wines and come summer we are heading out into the vineyards with a long table setting. You should get yourself an invite to that!

Vat room turned into tasting room complete with chandeliers!

Our glass teapots are becoming a familiar face at the table and time and again sturdy non-tea drinkers are converted to the amazing pair-ability of rooibos tea. From palate cleanser to hydrating drink to food bridge between courses. Its place is set. And each time the mix of wine, food and tea just gets better. Of course, the settings add to the whole experience. We may just have one amongst the citrus orchards next!

Speaking of citrus…watch this space for some new additions to our pairing experiences. Our lips are sealed. Al we can say is that it tastes good, very good!

From just tea to chocolate to a few things much stronger than tea! Tea seems to be just the perfect partner for most things in life.

What did Kevin Costner say in the movie Field of Dreams? “If you build it they will come”.  All part of the dream. Living life fully, one sip at a time.