My Guide to the Best Wine Farms for Hosting a “Get Together”
July 25, 2017
Are you throwing a birthday party or maybe a a girls lunch date and not sure where to host it? This is my guide to my favorite wine estates that host the best get together’s in town. From the scenery to the incredible service from the staff- you don’t have to look much further.
Vrede En Lust: Lust Bistro & Bakery
For The Sassy Bunch
Vrede En Lust is one of those places that will leave you “lusting’ to return. The open courtyard is surrounded by lavish greenery making you feel secluded in the coziest of ways. Their menu has just enough options to suite every taste bud at the table and their wine selection is to die for. The casual set setting, served with great friends, is one that definitely needs to be experienced. After lunch you can sneak off for a “naughty” little wine tasting session, with a one of a kind view. If you are in the mood for a sassy soiree, this would be a great pick!
The Cheesy Lot
I am a sucker for a cheesy afternoon every now and again, aren’t you? Constantia Glen is known for serving the most unbelievable cheese boards accompanied by meats, fruits and exquisite wine. I had a farewell here before I embarked on my adventure to live in the USA. This was the perfect place to bid farewell to this beautiful city that I call home. The scenery and views from the restaurant will leave you breathless… literally! Your heart might even skip a beat whilst indulging in everything they have to offer. Yes, yes, I know… how much more cheesy can I get right? But seriously, if you have not tried Constantia Glen yet, you are missing out. Be sure to make a booking otherwise you won’t get a table.
Jordan Wine Estate: The Bakery
The Casual Kind
I got to experience a blogger’s lunch here a number of months ago and I have been wanting to go back ever since. We had the most delicious lunch and got to enjoy the beautiful view overlooking the water. I had never heard of Jordan Wine Estate before but I was pleasantly surprised and fell in love instantly. This place is perfect for wine tasting, lunch or even a great cup of coffee. They are also winning in the burger department by giving Jerry’s a run for their money! It is the perfect spot for friends to reunite on a spring day, under the umbrellas, catching up on old times. If you are in the mood for a casual catch up, then Jordan Wines is right up your alley.
The Modern Muse
Leopard’s Leap is completely different to the other farms on this list. It is very modern and completely breaks the stereotype of a ” Cape Vineyard”. If you and your work colleges, or friends from overseas want to experience something different, then this definitely is the place to come. I am a huge fan of their wine selection and will always stop to buy some bottles to take home when driving past. Their staff are super friendly, very knowledgeable and will make sure that you leave having learnt something new. Their food if also a force to be reckoned with. So if you are more of a Modern Muse, then be sure to book your birthday party here.
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Babylonstoren: The Greenhouse Restaurant
The Nature Lover
Babylonstoren is the perfect place to host those that love to be one with nature. If you are wanting to truly experience something unique and show your friends what fresh wholesome lunching is, then this is for you. Not only are you surrounded by incredible beauty but the garden itself grows their own fruit and veg. All the food is served picnic style in wooden crates where the preserves, jams and salads are packed in jars. They also serve the freshest of fresh bread that is beautifully present in their iconic blue and white towel. Everything about this experience is special. There is something to be said about disconnecting from the business of life and truly living in the moment- Babylonstoren is the place to do just that. There is no need to book as it is a first come, first serve basis. So if you are in the mood to let your troubles go and enjoy all that nature has to offer, I would recommend having your get together here.
Whether you are The Sassy Bunch, The Cheesy Lot, The Casual Kind, The Modern Muse of even The Nature Lover, there is something for everyone. All of these vineyards are perfect for a family affair, a catch up with friends or even a work function. Do yourself a favor and include one of these venues when planning your next event, you will not be disappointed!
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