Diemersdal Shiraz 2013
By Christian Eedes, 22 August 2014
Supper last night at The Local Grill in Woodstock, an affiliate of Parktown North operation that has won the The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships two years running.
My Greenfields free-range 300g sirloin with shoestring chips (R169) and Bearnaise sauce (R31) and beer-battered onions (R31) was good, so good that it ideally deserved a better wine list.
We opted for the Diemersdal Shiraz 2013 – expensive at R207 a bottle given that we’re talking about a wine one year from vintage which sells for R75 a bottle from the farm.
On reflection, however, it occurred to me that for those trying to keep a new restaurant in business, it probably doesn’t make a lot of sense to fuss about the wine list. On the contrary, those umbrellas, ice-buckets and “emoluments” in exchange for listings must be just about impossible to turn down…