Situated in Stellenbosch’s iconic Church Street, Le Grand Domaine Enoteca is the new chic and vibey brand home of Le Grand Domaine & Stellenview wines. A joint venture between Le Grand Domaine and Stellenview Premium Wines, the latest ‘place to be seen’, is an opulent showcase for both brands’ handcrafted, premium quality wines full of character and flavour. Index Hotels guided the owners to create this unique wine tourism offering.
The elegant and welcoming ambience is adorned with beautifully crafted joinery, accentuated copper finishes, leather and solid wooden chairs and tables creating comfortable seating spaces inside and, for an al fresco experience, on the sidewalk under the shade of parasols and oak trees.
The brand home’s “wine library” serves as a hands-on source of information for the impressive line-up of wines. Having more than thirty wines available side-by-side for tasting and comparison the Enoteca offers visitors a holistic wine experience and insight into the variety of labels that are produced by the two producers. All wines are offered by tasting portion, glass, and bottle.
Index Hotels not only designed the bar and kitchen but was the creative force behind the bistro styled menu which offers classic dishes with a twist. Expect to find Mussels in Garlic Miso Broth, Pan Seared Duck Breast with Balsamic Blackberry Sauce and Truffe Parmesan Fries with Aioli – a menu which prides itself in locally sourced seasonal produce and thus changed seasonally.
The business model was developed to include retail, on-consumption and a wine experience. Limited quantities of each wine are kept in stock for retail purposes, and guests who wish to purchase large quantities can do so via their online store.