The home of Esona is located in the centre of a vineyard. Enter and find a tastefully restored building that simultaneously pays homage to its history with rough stone floors and reclaimed wood while embracing modernity with minimalistic features that are apparent in the large picture window, the eatery upstairs and the sun-drenched patio. But what gives Esona its singular appeal is the estate’s decision to serve its wine in Riedel glasses – a detail that not only lends a touch of European allure, but also serves to enhance the flavour of each wine offered. We discovered this during their specialised “Taste the Difference” wine, preserves and crystal glass pairing in Esona’s cellar – with the estate’s Frankly My Dear rosé and their deliciously fruity 2017 Sauvignon Blanc – a slow-maturing creamy white with notes of guava, gooseberry and green fig coming out tops for me.
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Image credit for certain shots go to the incredibly talented Dawid Botha.