There are so many wine farms in and around Cape Town that I really do believe it’s humanly impossible to work your way through all of them… But I can tell you one thing that’s for sure, I’m at least gonna give it my best attempt.
Two farms I visited recently which I haven’t yet featured here on My Love Affair with Cape Town (and which definitely deserved a mention) are:
Eagles’ Nest over in Constantia:
Makers of the world’s best Shiraz (yup, they actually won an award for best Shiraz in the world people), the farm has a beautiful garden setting and I highly recommend that if the weather is good, you ask them to take your wine tasting outside:
The tasting fee is R40 pp (waived if you buy more than R300 in wine) and you get to taste 5 wines: Sauvignon Blanc (R75 per bottle), The Little Eagle Rosé (R55 per bottle), The Little Eagle Red (R80 per bottle), Merlot (R145 per bottle) & Shiraz (R225 per bottle) *
They also do picnics throughout the summer months for those you want to maybe up the romance factor a little bit – pre-booking is needed though & you can get all the needed info over here.
Eagles’ Nest is open for wine tastings and wine sales Mondays to Sundays from 10am-4.30pm.
Then we have the Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch:
Tastings cost R25 pp (waived if you buy any bottle of wine) and you get to try 7 wines: Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc (R95 per bottle), The First Lady Chardonnay (R75 per bottle), White Lady Chardonnay (R165 per bottle), The First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon (R75 per bottle), ‘Old Bush Vines’ Pinotage (R105 per bottle), Three Cape Ladies red (R135 per bottle) and Trilogy red (R275 per bottle). *
Then they also do picnics, in fact I hear that’s kinda what they’re known for (over & above the great wine of course), and you can read all about the various picnic options over here.
The Warwick Estate is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 9am to 5pm.
* All bottle prices as at December 2013. These prices may change.
Now… let the wine exploring continue… #BringItOn2014