A true Cinderella story, the estate was once overgrown and underused. The Rudd family saw its enormous potential and acquired the property with a clear vision in mind – to create a world-class country estate that produces fine and interesting wine blends using unusual varieties in a South African context.

Set on gentle slopes amongst our vineyards, The Bistro at Brookdale Estate gazes out across new vines and the mountainous landscape of our valley in the Paarl Winelands. Here, in this pastoral paradise, menus will move to nature’s rhythms under the culinary wisdom of Executive Chef, Gary Coetzee.

“I search for produce and ingredients that are wholesome, nurtured and bursting with flavour. This means sourcing the best seasonal, local produce in the Paarl Valley for The Bistro. From there, it’s simply a case of marrying flavours, exploring textures and discovering new combinations. Each plate is designed to spark the palate, ignite the mind and awaken joy.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch from 12:00 – 15:30

Open Friday & Saturday for dinner from 18:00 – 21:-00

Book now via Dineplan