Fine Wine Selection
Hotel Izulu takes pride in offering you a selection of the Cape’s finest wines, which we have sourced from emerging and established estates with a view to complimenting our food and ambience.
Introduced in 1991 by the South African Wine Industry, the annual Veritas Awards represent the highest honour for excellence in wine making in South Africa. Although many of the wines listed are award winners, not all winemakers enter their wines. Wines are classed in the following categories; Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Started in 1997, the awards are run under the rules of the Office Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV) and judged by an international and local panel.
The idea is to identify local wines that will do well in foreign markets. Wines are classed in the following categories: Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Fairbairn Capital SA Trophy Awards
This award, first introduced in 2002, seeks to benchmark wines in South Africa. Both local and international judges assess wines of the highest repute. Gold medals are awarded to wines that score 90 or more points out of 100.
An amount of R25.00 will be levied per 750ml brought into our restaurant.
Wines by the Glass
To encourage some experimentation and help you to discover new wines, certain wines on the list will also be offered by the glass. In addition to this, we also offer regular specials on wines not featured in our regular wine lists. Your server will inform you what wine is currently on special.
Our Wine Cellar
We welcome you to visit our air-conditioned cellar, which is where we house our wines, which are maturing in ideal conditions for your ultimate enjoyment.
All wines are subject to availability
and vintages may change due to demand.
Prices are inclusive of VAT.
All wines are 750ml unless otherwise stated
Food and Wine Match
The pleasures of eating and drinking operate on so many levels that hard and fast rules make no sense. Even so, there are wines that go well with certain dishes and the following pairings are recommendations. Enjoy!
Lamb Kidneys - chardonnay/merlot
Mussels - rose/ chardonnay
Beef Fillet - red blend/cabernet sauvignon
Kingklip - chardonnay/viognier
Venison - shiraz/merlot/pinotage
Lamb Knuckle - pinot noir/merlot
Pork Fillet - Tournedos sangiovese
- chocolate based - noble late harvest/muscadel
- fruit based - natural sweet wine
– hard - pinotage/shiraz
– soft - chardonnay/merlot
– blue - port/noble late harvest
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Brut - Reims R594-00
From the oldest prestigious Champagne House in the world, this 100% chardonnay wine has a powerful, elegant bouquet with a firm and structured palate and long lemony finish.
Deutz Brut Classic - Ay R424-00
This Champagne has fresh, expressive fruit, with a touch of pepper and mineral / biscuit-like finish.
Moet Chandon 1996 - Reims R603-00
A wine with soft yet elegant freshness with well-structured fruit made from one of Champagne's classic vintages.
Charles Heidsick Imperial 1995 - Reims R725-00
This premium cuvee has luscious fruit interwoven with fine acacia floweriness complete with a balanced finesse and richness.
Laurent-Perrier Rose Brut - Tours-sur-Marne R725-00
This wine has a salmon gold hue with fresh, elegantly perfumed aromas and soft red fruit flavours on the palate.
Sparkling Wine - Cap Classique
Villiera Brut NV - Stellenbosch 750ml R122-00 375ml R85-00
This wine has soft, perfumed aromas, full , fattish fruit,lifted bya soft mousse of small bubbles.
Graham Beck Blanc de Blanc 1999 - Robertson R190 -00
Made from 100% chardonnay grapes the wine has a lovely lemony-toasty flavour with layers of rich straw hues on the finish.
J C Le Roux La Vallee -Devon Valley R88 -00
Intriguing complex wine made from pinot gris, it has brisk mousse with fruit salad/ peachy flavours and a nutty finish.
Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Belle Rose- Franschoek R158 -00
Salmon pink in colour, this cuvee from pinot noir displays crispy dry yeastiness on the nose with a full fresh finish.
White Wine - Dry
Cowlin Semillon/ Chardonnay 2003- Simondium R112-00
Clever integration of these two cultivars, the wine has soft tropical fruit flavour with hints of apricot on the finish.
Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc 2003 -Wellington R69-00 glass R17-00
This wine shows fine blending skills enhancing the peachy charm of the Chenin layered into a gooseberry sauvignon mould.
Sterhuis 2003 -Stellenbosch R102-00 glass R25
First vintage made by winemaker, Johan Kruger, has elegant grassy flavours with a hint of flintiness on the finish.
Bloemendal 2003 - Durbanville R118-00
Pale straw with a clean spicy hay nose subtle gooseberry and soft acidity.
Oak Valley 2003 - Elgin R121-00
This wine, has a slight green tint with typical strong upfront grassy/gooseberry flavours.
Southern Right 2003 - Hemal en Aarde R105-00
Excellent concentrated varietal flavour with superlative fruit that is a result of the winemaker’s policy of minimal intervention and the use of traditional techniques.
Flagstone 2002 - Drakenstein R129-00
Well balanced complex wood matured wine with delicious apple/fig flavours.
Groote Post 2003/4- Darling R80 -00
Delicious fruit salad flavours, a waft of guava aromas makes this, one of the regions top Chenins. Silver Michaelangelo
Barton 2003 - Walker Bay R75 -00 glass R19-00
Lightly oaked, medium to full-bodied, concentration of clean lemon flavours and tropical fruit finish
Springfield Wild Yeast 2002 - Robertson R146 -00
An unusual wine which has been fermented with the native yeast present in the vineyard, the result is a wine that has rounded flavours of pears and apple.
Waterford 2003 -Stellenbosch 750ml R115-00 375ml R72-00
A rich, intense freshly buttered toast aroma with hints of lime on the palate and a full, long creamy finish.
Signal Hill “Climat Le Corsair” 2001 - Coastal R136-00
A full, complex wine with powerful citrus/tropical fruit on the palate with an elegant toasty finish.
Muratie “Isabella” 2003 -Stellenbosch R122-00
This wine has smooth rich toasty lime-marmalade aroma with tropical flavour and an interesting orange zest finish
Brampton (Rustenburg) 2002 -Stellenbosch R138 -00
This French cultivar is relatively new to our shores and gaining popularity amongst wine lovers. The wine has an interesting dried peach aroma with a velvety smooth palate and a crisp clean finish.
Wildekrans 2003 =Bot River R120 -00
An excellent version of this variety, it has smoky aromas with green citrus flavour and hints of lanolin on the palate.
White Wine – off-dry
Vergelegen vin de Florence 2003 -Helderberg R57 -00 glass R14-00
This wine is complex with an elegant balance of fruit and spice.
Klein Constantia 2003 -Constantia R106 -00
A pale straw coloured wine with spicy, peppery aromas and a well-balanced fruity aftertaste.
Raka 2003 -Stanford R65 -00
Fresh modern, dry and full – dark berry bouquet with exotic cinnamon flavours and a clean finish.
Mont Rochelle “Alchemy” 2002 - Franschoek R95 -00 glass R24-00
An interesting mix of five varieties (cabernet sauvignon/franc, merlot, shiraz and pinotage) the wine has a toasted nutty aroma with upfront mulberry flavours on the palate.
Eikendal “Classique” 2000 -Helderberg R195 -00
Full-bodied blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, having spent time in French oak it has delicious flavours of chocolate and coffee.
Klein Gustrow 2001 - Stellenbosch R186 -00
This wine is a firm structured blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, giving it a pronounced nuttiness with a backdrop of chocolate and cassis.
Brenthurst 2001 -Paarl R183 -00
This blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc is bursting with fresh blackberry and raspberry flavours with an exotic spiciness on the finish.
Chamonix 2002 -Franschoek R179 -00
Bright in colour the wine has delicate wild cherry flavour with hints of violets and coffee on the finish.
Bouchard Finlayson -“Galpin Peak” 2002 R354-00
One of the top producers of pinot noir the wine has good balance with fragrant truffle aromas and an elegant savoury spicy finish.
Anura 2001 - Paarl R107 -00
Enticing wine with strawberry jam aromas, which follows onto the palate with a toasty/smoky oak finish. Bronze Veritas
Grangehurst 1998 -Stellenbosch R167 -00
This elegant wine has wafts of sweet red fruit aromas with black cherry/plummy fruit on the palate, and an interesting hint of vanilla on the finish.
Terra del Capo 2002 -Franschoek R132 -00
A medium bodied Tuscan styled wine, which has a lovely fresh nose of bright red fruits with underlying earthiness.
Cowlin 2002 -Simonsberg R126 -00
A full-bodied wine with rich, plummy flavours and soft rounded tannins.
Remhooghte 2001-Stellenbosch R146 -00
An outstanding example from this area, the wine displays layers of mint and chocolate on the nose, with deep rich smooth tannins on the palate and finish.
Mooiplaas 2002 -Stellenbosch R180 -00
Excellent vintage from this farm, it has intense chocolate/berry aromas with flavours of vanilla and mulberry jam.
Avondale 2001 -Paarl R146 -00
Full robust wine with raspberry/ loganberry aromas, rich spicy, mineral palate and a long lingering finish.
Double Gold Veritas
Five Heirs “Christina” 2001 -Helderberg R132 -00
This wine displays characteristic berry/tobacco aromas, hints of cloves on the palate with dry tannins on the finish.
Kleine Zalze 2001- Stellenbosch R142 -00
This wine has a complex structure of blackberry/cassis fruit with a cedar and spicy backdrop.
Waterford 2001 -Stellenbosch 750ml R170-00 375ml R102 -00
Integrated well balanced wine with black cassis and blackberry flavours and hints of mint and cedar on the finish.
Graceland 2002 -Stellenbosch R186 -00
This complex wine displays a deep velvet colour with ripe blackcurrant and mint flavours with hints of vanilla on the finish.
Meinert 2000 -Devon Valley R177 -00
This magnificent wine, made by well known winemaker, Martin Meinert, has full rich blackcurrant and cherry flavour with a soft elegant finish.
Dessert Wines – served per glass
At the Limiet “straw wine” 2002 -Wellington R17 -00
This natural sweet wine made in the Tokay style from mainly Harslevelu with Semillon and Chenin, has gorgeous passion fruit flavour with floral notes on the finish.
Spier P.C Noble Late Harvest 2000 -Stellenbosch R25 -00
Decadent rich dessert with peachy/lanolin flavours finishing off with layers of succulent raisons.
Graham Beck Rhona Muscadel 1999 -Robertson R9 -00
Made from muscat de frontignan grapes picked before over-ripening, It has an essence of lightness with a fresh grapey finish.
Pineau de Laborie 2001 -Paarl R16 -00
This all South African Pinotage dessert wine made in the French Pineau de Charentes style, has gorgeous rich, sweet prune, chocolate flavours touched with a hint of oak.
Muratie Cape Ruby n/v- Stellenbosch R11 -00
A delicious smooth port with sweetish chocolate/sultana flavours on the palate.
Cape Snort 1999 -Coastal R13 -00
This wine has aromas of chocolate, plums and mocha backed with elegant tinta fruit.
Glen Carlou Cape Vintage 1998 -Paarl R10 -00
An elegant Port made in the vintage style from traditional Portuguese varieties, it has a nutty/prune bouquet with a smooth raisin character on the palate.
De Krans Vintage Reserve 2001 -Calitzdorp R18 -00
Complex, powerful yet pleasantly accessible wine with a rich velvety finish.