In the Cape Winelands, winter is the time of year when we love to be bundled up inside with a warm fire and a nice red wine. The Cape Winelands also has the most beautiful sunshine days where we enjoy the splendour of our beautiful surroundings and replenish our Vitamin D, especially during the school holidays. It’s no secret that Paarl is a child-friendly town, and our wineries ensure that the little ones stay entertained while you relax and enjoy the winter warmer dishes accompanied by Paarl’s finest wines.
The Manor restaurant at Nederburg is the perfect place for the kids
The Manor restaurant in Paarl understands that children need fun activities of their own when their parents visit for wine tasting. So apart from the hot milk and cookie pairings, they offer cupcake decoration workshops, and picnic boxes with a delicious collection of snacks you’d be happy to see them eating and drinking this school holiday. And for birthday parties of six or more, they offer party surprise boxes plus a cupcake decoration workshop. Menu items start at R70 for children, with the hot milk and cookie pairings priced at R95 and cupcake decorating priced at R110 each.
There’s also Jenga and a range of lawn games, jungle gyms and a zip-line, a tree house, swings and more to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.
Booking is essential by contacting the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 877 5155.
The Manor is open every day except Tuesdays, from 08:30 to 16:00.
Make your reservation by contacting the team at The Manor on 021 877 5155 or email@example.com.
Nederburg Wines, Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl, Western Cape
Tel: 021 862 3104 or 021 877 5155
KWV Emporium presents
Roodeberg Legacy Tasting on 28 July 2023
Join us for a truly extraordinary experience as we explore the wines that form part of The Roodeberg Legacy. The tasting will start at 18:00, allowing you to enjoy a welcome drink on arrival. James Ochse, our winemaker will guide you through a selection of our finest Roodeberg wines and looks forward to sharing a few older vintages on the evening. Spaces are limited, so make sure to book your seat.
Date: 28 July 2023
Time: for 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: KWV Emporium, Kohler Street, Paarl
Cost: R180 pp
To book email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KWV is renowned for its excellence and innovation and this year we are proud to introduce an exciting new wine club.
Winemaker’s Selection – The Roodeberg Legacy
July – October 2023
Our Winemaker’s Selection is carefully curated by our team of award winning winemakers and will feature quarterly. Each quarter’s edition will place the spotlight on new vintages, special releases, as well as some of our award-winning wines.
Receive 9 bottles of our specially selected award-winning wines valued at R1500 delivered straight to his door for the special price of R950.
Please email: email@example.com for more information
Perdeberg Cellar Winter Menu now available!
June – September
Wednesdays to Sundays – 9:00 to 16:00
Warm up this winter with our delicious new winter menu! From scrumptious breakfasts to winter classics for lunch – think bobotie, oxtail and venison. There’s something for everyone.
Kiddies menu also available for the little ones.
Refer to menu online.
Dineplan booking, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 021 020 1626.
The ever-popular Fairview Shiraz and Lamb Shanks Evening will be held on 28 July.
Venison and Red Wine PairingThere is definitely a comfort factor that revolves around bringing together a bold red and hearty meat in the middle of winter. Add to this our underfloor heating, roaring oven fire, and cosy Goatshed interior, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a true feast of flavours and trending hygge indulgence. We invite you to come and enjoy Chef SJ Nel’s reinvention of classic dishes as part of a three-course menu. Shiraz is also Fairview’s flagship grape variety, used across a wide range of blends and single bottlings. This one is definitely not to be missed, so book now to avoid disappointment!
Fairview Shiraz and Lamb Shanks Evening
28 July 2023
Arrival time: 18:00 – 18:30
Dinner: 19h00 – 22:00
Tickets: R495pp. Book at Quicket
Babylonstoren’s Hot Spa, our kind of couple’s therapy
Cast off the winter blues with a spring cleanse at the Babylonstoren hot spa.
The latest additions include a double hammam as well as a botanically-inspired Rasul chamber. The Rasul ritual is a multi-step process which is self-applied. It includes a deep exfoliation and detoxing body wrap from locally sourced clay.
This space is all about a connection to nature and the farm surroundings, throughout the seasons. Even on dreary days, you can float in the heated pool while admiring the sky through a glass-panelled pitched roof. The indoor-outdoor experience includes a sauna, vitality pool, and 16 m-long heated swimming pool.
How: Bookings are essential. Book here
Perdeberg Cellar Venison and Red Wine Pairing for the colder winter moths
June to September 2023
Wednesdays to Sundays, between 9 am and 4 pm
Embrace the wintry weather with our Venison and Red Wine Pairing, available from June to September, exclusively at the Tasting Room.
The pairing includes four different bite-size venison-inspired canapes paired with a red wine from our relevant ranges. For example, we’ve paired The Dry Land Tenacious Shiraz with a mini venison meatball.
The cost per person is R150 and booking via 021 869 8244 or email@example.com is recommended.
Carnivore Evenings at Babylonstoren The Bakery
On Wednesdays and Sundays, a five-course Carnivore Evening is presented in the Babylonstoren Old Bakery. This evening is a special treat for meat lovers everywhere, celebrating all things on the braai. A chance to savour our perfectly prepared Chianina. Expect a lively, cheerful ambience with live accordion music and fine red wine.
Carnivore Evenings start at 18h00. Book here
Visit Babylonstoren’s Bakery Restaurant, Greenhouse Restaurant and Tasting Room while Babel takes a short winter break from the 4th – 24th of July. Book here
Escape to the ever-ambient Babylonstoren
Escape to the ever-ambient Spice House on those rainy days for some tranquillity and warmth. The Spice House hosts a wide selection of tropical herbs and spices represented in South African cuisine. The temperate climate allows exotics such as pepper, vanilla and cinnamon to thrive here, offering a rare glimpse of distant tropical lands right here on the farm. It is also open for group bookings and boasts with a menu inspired by fragrant spices from the garden. Book here
Babylonstoren Garden in July
The garden’s bare bones stand tall against the grey Winelands sky as we begin our long-awaited blood orange harvest.
Citrus Galore: Blood Orange Harvest
Babylonstoren’s farmer Ian and his team bring in the abundant citrus harvest. The last of the Tango mandarins are picked as they also kick off the long-awaited blood orange harvest this month. They’ve had ample time to gain their blood-red hearts during the nippy winter mornings and now the Ippolitos – a member of the Tarocco blood orange variety – is first up for the picking. Look out for these in the Farm Shop and online.
The bare branches of the stone fruit orchards have been exposed, revealing the handiwork of Babylonstoren’s master pruner, Oom Anton Roux. Why not join one of his August workshops to learn how to create and train your own espaliered fruit trees into beautiful shapes? Book here