The Wine Pairing evenings at Lanser’s on Main always begin with a fun poem about wine. We search high and low for light hearted rhymes that will start the evening with a smile. Sometimes we write them ourselves

For our Doolhof Wine Pairing in June 2023, we had the winemaker, Gielie Beukes, visiting us. We wrote the following poem to kick things off….


Wellington vineyards bathed by sun’s golden ray,
Where luscious grapes in symphony sway,
A nectar’s birth, an art divine,
Behold Doolhof and their noble wines.

Crimson hue, an artist’s delight,
Telling stories about secrets of the night,
With each sip, a tale unfurls,
Of 80 hectares and passionate swirls.

On lips it dances, a velvety kiss,
Igniting senses with flavours of bliss,
A symphony of notes, harmonies true,
Whispering secrets, enchanting anew.

So raise your glass, let your worries fade,
Embrace the magic this elixir has made,
For in each sip, a moment sublime,
Wine, Gielie se muse, transcending time.

by Barrie Bramley