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NuWray Hotel backyard

South African Braai

Join us for a South African Braai in the NuWray backyard! ('Braai' is the Afrikaans word for 'barbeque'.) Meet three South African winemakers, taste their wines, and enjoy a buffet of traditional South African foods.

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South African Braai
South African Braai

Time & Location

Jun 02, 2024, 5:00 PM

NuWray Hotel backyard, 102 Town Square, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA

About the event

Join us for a South African Braai (Afrikaans for 'barbeque') featuring a buffet of traditional foods and an epic wine tasting by Elephants Corner Wines! This event will be outside in the NuWray backyard, and food will be offered from a served buffet. Your ticket includes the buffet dinner, a wine tasting of nine wines from three South African wineries carried by Elephants Corner Wines, and a chance to meet the winemakers themselves! Roland's bar will be open with a full beverage menu, including a specially-brewed beer from Homeplace featuring South African hops.


Tickets: $60/person

Ticket includes the buffet, tasting of 9 wines from 3 wineries, and a chance to meet the winemakers

*This is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly. In the event that a major storm is expected, the event will take place inside Carriage House Sundries

Location & Parking

The NuWray backyard can be entered on the S. Main St. side of the hotel, just off the Town Square. Parking is available in the small lot to the South of the Carriage House building at 7 S. Main St. There are also many public parking spots within one block from the NuWray — around the Town Square, and along S. Main St. or East-West Blvd.



Peri-Peri Chicken Skewers (GF)

Curry Smoked Mushroom Bobotie (traditional casserole) (Vegetarian)

Crying Tiger Beef Brisket (GF)

BBQ Shrimp (GF)


Chakalaka — Classic South African vegetable relish packed with flavor (Vegan, GF)

Jollof spiced rice — West African rice and tomato dish found in nearly every single home on the continent (GF)

Braaibroodjies — Savory, gooey tomato and onion grilled cheeses with peach chutney (Vegetarian)

About the Wineries

De Kleine Wijn Koöp is run by winemaker Wynand Grobler and his wife, Anya. The Groblers regard the 'co-operative' as a two-man family business and manage it from a small cellar and a dedicated team in the heart of Paarl. Wynand produces only small quantities of wine with grapes from prestigious (and somewhat mysterious) vineyards from Stellenbosch, Swartland, Walker Bay, Franschhoek, Piekenierskloof, and Agter-Paarl. With tiny volumes, De Kleine Wijn Koöp specializes in high-quality wines, and is a place for creative expression that plays a little outside the conventions of the store shelf. Prepare yourself for one-of-a-kind wines!

Kloovenburg is the first registered wine estate in the Swartland and dates back to 1704. Stretching along the lower countours of Kasteel Mountain, the estate offers a diverse collection of soils and altitudes and where south-easterly facing slopes have proven to be ideal for the Shiraz cultivar. The current custodians the Du Toit family have re-invigorated the vineyards since 1997, and winemaker Duncan Stuart is part of the team producing an exeptional selection of warm climate wines.

Chamonix Estate is steeped in history and boasts some of the highest planted vineyards in the Cape. Set amongst 300 hectares of pristine natural beauty on the Eastern slopes of the Franschhoek mountains, the wine farm once formed part of the historic Huguenot Estate, which dates back to 1688. They produce a diverse selection of award-winning wines & spirits. A philosophy of minimal intervention and environmentally conscious farming methods are just some of their secret ingredients. Winemaker Niel Bruwer works with a small hand-on team to produce a product that is pure, natural, and made to be enjoyed.

About Elephants Corner Wines

Elephants Corner encompasses two partners, an expert in wine and a native African safari specialist, with a shared passion for South Africa and for some of the world's best wine. They represent an expanding portfolio of "grower wines"; wines that respect the land and culture of the Western Cape, that are vegan-friendly and offer unique experiences from the glass to your tastebuds. They offer a diversity of wines, from a young Sauvignon Blanc to an old bush-vine Cinsault, from traditional Huguenot style Cabernets to their indigenous Pinotage grape.


  • Braai Ticket

    This ticket includes access to the event, a buffet of South African food, and tastings of 9 wines from 3 different South African wineries

    Tax: +$4.05 Sales Tax+$1.60 service fee
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