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Discover a new elegant, cozy wine bar in a secluded courtyard

Small-batch wines, signature cocktails, tapas and cellist on Sundays 

Quoin Rock Wine Estate has an elegant space to showcase local, small-batched wines of the Knorhoek Valley. Qbar Wine Bar is in a vibrant, secluded courtyard in Stellenbosch; it’s the perfect spot to wind down or catch up with friends. Live cellosit, Sunday Kelechi, performs every Sunday afternoon and sets the mood for this French style bar.


Qbar brings a relaxed, sophisticated vibe to the popular De Wet Courtyard. Image: Qbar Wine Bar

CHILL IN A SECLUDED COURTYARD

Qbar’s vibrant emerald-green-and-gold interior has brought additional glamour to De Wet Courtyard, well known for its many cafes, art galleries and bars. It feels like an exclusive French bar, with its velvet banquettes inside and canvas umbrellas on the outside. And yet you're only a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of Stellenbosch Central.


Relax with a glass of wine or catch up with friends over a cocktail (or few) at the boutique bar. Image: Qbar Wine Bar

TASTE AWARD-WINNING WINES

Quoin Rock is a wine farm set in the Knorhoek Valley, and Qbar means its award-winning wines are now readily available in the heart of Stellenbosch.


Qbar serves Knorhoek Valley’s finest wines, with the full range of Quoin Rock, Namysto and Knorhoek wines. Image: Qbar Wine Bar

Wines available include Namysto Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon and Quoin Rock Black Series MCC. The top seller at Qbar is the Knorhoek Chenin Blanc, which has been carefully crafted from Old Vine Certified vineyards that have been on the farm for over 40 years. Or celebrate with Knorhoek MCC, with its notes of green apple, white Turkish delight, lime and biscuit. 


Quoin Rock Chardonnay has an initial hint of creamy vanilla oak essence followed by aromas of orange peel, melon and lemongrass. Image: Qbar

SIP SIGNATURE COCKTAILS  

If wine isn't your style, Qbar has a selection of signature cocktails. From negronis (an Italian cocktail, made of one part gin, one part vermouth and one part Campari) to caipirinhas (a take on the classic Brazilian drink, but using Knorhoek Clear Gin, lime juice and lime), you’ll be tempted to try them all. Gin lovers can sample Knorhoek’s Small Batch Craft Gin. 


Try the classic Knorhoek Gin & Tonic, simple and refreshing. Image: Qbar 

TRY THE TROUT GRAVLAX TAPAS + OYSTERS

Experience unique, uncomplicated flavors in Qbar’s tapas menu, created by Executive Chef Jack Coetzee of Gåte Restaurant. Each dish is carefully designed to honour both the simple ingredients and the wine, allowing the two to harmonize. The bar offers a selection of the fresh, fried and grilled tapas.


Enjoy the delicate flavours of Saldanha bay oysters with pickled red onion, fynbos vinaigrette and pepper. Image: Qbar Wine Bar

WHEN + WHERE TO GO 

Qbar Wine Bar is open: Monday to Sunday, 12pm - 1am
Fine it: De Wet Centre Courtyard | Church Street | Stellenbosch Central
Price range: R45 - R240
Contact Qbar on: 021 888 47 40, info@quoinrock.co.za, Instagram: @qbar_stellenbosch

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Sarah Jarvis 

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