Set in the valley of the beautiful Franschhoek, an exquisite nest was built. It is home to a swallow, a swallow that has travelled far and wide in search of the best varieties to bring home in order to make exceptional wine. That swallow is Martin Smith, second generation winemaker and co-owner of Paserene.

Up until now, only three limited and sought-after wines under the Paserene range have been released. After much anticipation and careful planning, this February five new wines will be added to the range under the name Elements.

“These wines are made from different elements from each of our vineyards to make up a series of wines that best represent our Terroir,” says Smith. “These are the perfect wines to enjoy during the week, whilst you wait for your Paserene wines to mature in your cellar,” he adds.

The new Elements range include the fresh and fruity Emerald Sauvignon Blanc, the moreish Carignan-based Rosie and the zesty, lightly wooded Bright Chardonnay. These wines are the perfect summer sip and are wonderfully versatile when pairing. Two red wines, Dark and Midnight, an inky Syrah and robust Cabernet Sauvignon respectively, show equally as well with braised dishes. All are to be enjoyed with friends and family.

In addition to the new wines, Paserene now offers a splendid small plate menu which is bringing vibrancy to their beautiful tasting lounge. The small plate offering allows guests to create their own platters, which is the perfect accompaniment to all of their wines.

The Elements Range wines are available for purchase from the tasting lounge from R110 for the Rosie; R130 for Emerald and Bright; and R170 for Dark and Midnight. All of these wines can be tasted in the Elements Range Tasting for R75pp. The Paserene Tasting comprises of the 3 Paserene wines, and can be tasted in Riedel specific glassware for R150pp. Bookings are recommended by calling 021 876 2714 or emailing

More about Paserene

Paserene is a small family operated winery owned by Martin Smith and Ndabe Mareda with the sole purpose of producing highest-end luxury wines. Great care was given to ensure that the wines produced, and artwork on the labels, are truly authentic to ensure its “sense of place and people” and a lasting legacy for many years to come. The name Paserene comes from the Latin word Passeriformes, the order of “traveling and free” birds containing swifts and swallows.

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