Marine Hotel Winter Food and Wine Events

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Marine Hotel, Hermanus

Swanky Hermanus hospitality stalwart, The Marine Hotel lays on a four series-strong set of gala dinners with local Overberg wines the winter.

The events consist of four grand dinners in partnership with three award-winning local Hemel-en-Aarde wineries: Creation, Bouchard Finlayson and Hamilton Russell Vineyards.

The first event is ‘Marine Hotel with Creation Wines’ on Saturday 29 June 2019. Bookings are required.

The first three dinners of the series will each focus on only one winery per evening and will be hosted by that respective winemaker.

Talented Marine Hotel Head Chef Tronette Dippenaar has prepared incredible menus to match the vintages selected.

The fourth and final Marine Hotel Food & Wine Pairing will feature all three wineries and takes the form of an exciting pop-up by Greenhouse restaurant, currently ranked 6th Best Restaurant in South Africa.

For this final event, Greenhouse Head Chef Farrel Hirsch has created a seven-course tasting menu paired masterfully by Sommelier Michelle Michaels.


The first dinner pairing in this series is at 18h30 on Saturday, 29 June 2019 at The Pavilion at The Marine. It will be hosted by winemaker Jean-Claude Martine from Creation wines. The evening will kick off with pre-drinks and canapés followed by a short welcome from The Marine’s general manager, Sebastian Berinato, the Head Chef Tronette and the winemaker, Jean-Claude.


First course: Tuna Tataki paired with the Creation Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Second course: Seafood on the Beach, a sensational medley of seafood, paired with the Creation Chardonnay 2017.

Third course: Grilled Outeniqua Springbok Loin, paired with the Creation Reserve Pinot-Noir 2017.

Dessert: Black Cherry Sago, paired with the Creation Cape Vintage 2017.

The evening ends with a lucky draw where there are great prizes to be won!

This fabulous 4-course menu is only R495 per person, with wine pairing INCLUDED. (Now that, too me, is straight-up great value.)

Bookings are essential.

See, below, the dates for all four of the events in this Food & Wine series:

  • Saturday, 29 June 2019 – Creation Wines
  • Saturday, 27 July 2019 – Bouchard Finlayson
  • Saturday, 31 August 2019 – Hamilton Russel Vineyards
  • Saturday, 07 September 2019 – Creation, Bouchard Finlayson, & Hamilton & Russel Vineyards

For more information or bookings, contact:

T: (028) 313 1000


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The Marine, Hermanus

About The Marine

The Marine, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay, the hotel offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world from June to November each year. Guests are even able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their own sea view room. The Overberg region is also a must for adventure sport seekers, offering a host of activities – including hiking, mountain biking and marine sports.

Back at the hotel, guests can indulge in exceptional culinary delights created by Head Chef Tronette Dippenaar: from breakfast at the 1920’s-style Pavilion restaurant, to lunch and dinner at Origins at The Marine, as well as High Tea and sundowners in the Sun Lounge & Bar.

The 40 elegantly appointed rooms and suites include 10 Luxury Doubles with Sea View and 10 Premier Suites – both categories are perfectly positioned for watching pods of dolphins and whales as they swim in the bay below. Guests may take a refreshing dip in The Marine’s pool, located in the hotel’s tranquil courtyard, or in the Tidal Pool, which can be accessed from the cliff path.


Tel: +27 28 313 1000


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