AUTHENTICALLY SOUTH AFRICAN FYNBOS PRODUCTS & EXPERIENCES
SOUTH AFRICAN FYNBOS®
CULINARY - GIFTING - DECOR - FYNBOS TASTING MASTERCLASS
At our Fynbos farm in the Cape Winelands, we're all about capturing the natural flavours and scents of our celebrated Fynbos botanicals and making them available to you in an easy to use range of culinary & lifestyle products known as South African Fynbos®.
Become an instant Fynbos Foodie with South Africa's first range of indigenous herbs and seasonings. We have chosen eleven edible species with a view to establishing a unified South African culinary identity.
fynbos FLAVOUR WHEEL
Our in-house Flavour Wheel is a pioneering guide for meal pairing ideas that sensationalise everyday dishes with uniquely South African flavours.
Thursdays 10h00-14h30 in the Cape Winelands
We love to share our knowledge of Fynbos flavours in the form of a guided tasting and MASTERCLASS called the Cape Town Fynbos Experience® at our farm on the slopes of the impressive Hawequas Mountains, Wellington (75km from central Cape Town).
The widest selection of Fynbos gifts delivered anywhere in South Africa. Celebrate the flavours of South Africa with a Fynbos Foodie Tasting/Kitchen Kit and link to our online Tasting Guide.
Bring the outside in with our signature Fynbos images on tableware and homeware.
Enjoy our store and please also support our amazing stockists.
Stockists – South African Fynbos
Keynote talks & tastings by Giselle Courtney.
fynbos ON TV
Episode 9 | The Taste Master SA | The Fine Dining Fynbos Challenge - YouTube
FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS
Our in-house Fynbos Flavour Wheel is designed to unlock the unique flavour sensations of South African Fynbos. Discover this indigenous flavour trail with our pairing suggestions and meal ideas.
South Africa's culinary flavours derive from edible varieties of Fynbos, a family of ancient botanicals described in Dutch and Afrikaans as fine bush. They comprise the greater portion of the Cape Floristic Region with some 7000 recorded species.
Cape Town's Table Mountain is at the centre of this globally acclaimed diversity hotspot and UNESCO World Heritage Site at the southern tip of Africa.
FYNBOS TASTING MASTERCLASS
Immerse yourself in all things Fynbos at a guided tasting and indigenous flavours masterclass with Giselle Courtney overlooking the the Cape Winelands valley of Wellington.
Explore South Africa's ancient, indigenous edibles and learn how to pair Fynbos flavours with everyday meals to create unique flavour sensations from the southern tip of Africa. Also explore how to integrate the natural health and bathing benefits of Fynbos into a contemporary lifestyle.
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Fynbos Tasting of eleven botanical naturals and infusions, a light tapas-style lunch seasoned by you with the South African Fynbos® range of herbs, seasonings and infusions followed by a scenic guided Fynbos walk on the farm.
By appointment - 066 2255722 or email@example.com
R1 250 per person
Private groups - minimum 6 people (max 17)
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JARED RUTTENBERG - Jared in Cape Town
FYNBOS TASTING MASTERCLASS
Giselle intertwines the flow of botanical and traditional information with tasty and tactile encounters. It's a sophisticated, detailed and highly engaging sensorial experience..
GETAWAY MAGAZINE February 2021
FLAVOURS SO FYN
Botanical infusions and edible flowers are reviving the modern taste experience. Giselle Courtney is the effusive champion behind the Cape Town Fynbos Experience and sharing uniquely South African tastes.
CONDÉ NAST House&Garden April 2019
FYN AND FORTUNE
Giselle Courtney's Fynbos Experience is our hot new pick on the Cape floral calendar, offering fynbos tastings and apothecary workshops steeped in a wealth of knowledge about the Cape's rich botanical heritage.
THE INSIDER SA - SABC 2020
EXPLORING THE FYNBOS EXPERIENCE
Giselle Courtney spent the greater part of her childhood in Camps Bay exploring the slopes of Table Mountain and developing a deeply rooted relationship with the Cape's natural wonders. Her mission is to share the natural heritage of Fynbos with the the world.
CAPE TOWN TOURISM
CAPE TOWN FYNBOS EXPERIENCE®
We are happy to provide you with the results of the feedback survey from the Dutch group we hosted in October 2018. You have scored an impressive average of 4.7 out of 5.
KNOW YOUR EDIBLE FYNBOS
HONEYBUSH - Cyclopia species
Honeybush is a sweet herb adding a delicate honey-blossom flavour to sticky marinades, onion soup, casseroles, butternut and sweet-potato wedges, sago pudding, milk-tart and cup-cake icing. Toast lightly and sprinkle over oven-roasted veggies.
ROOIBOS - Aspalathus linearis
Rooibos herbs are fruity with notes of caramel and rosehip. Pair with caramelised onions, cherry tomato sauce, sweet potato mash, roasted butternut, gruyere omelette, breakfast eggs, crispy chicken, tomato-bredie and add Rooibos salt to olive oil splashed vanilla ice-cream.
BUCHU - Agathosma betulina
Buchu is the most sensational of all the Fynbos herbs, transforming everyday flavours into mouth-watering experiences. Pair with seared picanha, braaied line-fish, tray-baked chicken, lamb shank, flambéed chicken livers, salmon sushi and tomato salsa.
KNOW YOUR EDIBLE FYNBOS
RHINO BUSH - Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis
Rhinobush is piney adding a delicate resinous flavour to grilled rib-eye, Karoo lamb, picanha and pork kebabs. Add to wok-seared chilli-garlic cabbage, grilled mushrooms, arancini, risotto, bitterballen and croque monsieurs. The delicate piney resin melts into seared food.
SNOW BUSH - Eriocephalus africanus
Woody Snow bush has a wild rosemary flavour with a hint of pepper and adds incredible depth of flavour to a creamy mushroom sauce, Karoo lamb meatballs, tzatziki, confit garlic potatoes, puy lentil salad, yoghurt carrot salad, beef carpaccio, prawn orzo and feta focaccia.
CANCER BUSH - Lessertia frutescence
Cancer bush is a bitter herb with a hint of stevia-like sweetness and notes of pea. It is ideal for adding depth to vegetable dishes like grilled baby marrow, Rösti and smoky bacon-green-bean salad. Use sparingly as the herb is really bitter, but it's great for experimental cooking.
KNOW YOUR EDIBLE FYNBOS
ROSE PELARGONIUM - Pelargonium capitatum
Irresistible Rose pelargonium is intensely fragrant and adds a distinctive spicy rose flavour to syrupy koeksisters, sticky malva pudding, scones and clotted cream, Moroccan rice, nutty buckwheat salad, rose marmalade and strawberry ice-cream.
MINT PELARGONIUM - Pelargonium tomentosum
Cooling Mint pelargonium adds a minty-geranium vibrancy to zucchini fritters, lentil-feta salad, cucumber ribbons, bulgur mushroom salad, goat’s cheese couscous, pear and walnut salad, cream cheese brioche, cocktail rissoles and white chocolate truffles.
CAPE MOUNTAIN SAGE - Salvia chamelaeagnea
Cape Mountain Sage is herbaceous with strong notes of sage. It pairs well with lemon-butter kingklip, creamy walnut tagliatelle, grilled haloumi burger, butternut lasagne, onion lentil loaf, brandy infused chicken liver pâté, ground pork stuffing and blue cheese gnocchi.