Restaurant Barrique opened at Vredenheim in 1998 and is an oasis of traditional cuisine in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands. This venue is ideal for enjoying our a la carte menu in a Historic Cape Dutch setting surrounded by the Helderberg Mountains. We also specialise in small functions, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in the Cellar venue. En-route you will see zebra, gems buck, ostriches and also the pizza chimney smoke lazily above the trees, before you get to the rustic eatery with its indoor “rietdak”. This is a friendly, family affair especially on Sundays with families enjoying our food and gardens. For more information go to: www.barriquerestaurant.co.za
Hudson’s Restaurant boasts spectacular views of the Helderberg mountain and, partnered with their delicious food and their staff’s passion for quality and service, the restaurant is arguably one of the best in the Stellenbosch winelands. Hudson’s is open seven days per week and serves breakfasts, light lunches, main meals, afternoon tea and great coffee. With doors opening onto Vredenheim’s beautiful gardens, and possibly the best views in the winelands, the outdoor tables are the most sought after on summery days – as are the popular picnic baskets. When the weather gets cold, there is a real log fire that crackles inside the restaurant which, when paired with the superb food and Vredenheim wine, offers a perfect winter alternative to sitting outside. The restaurant is family friendly, offering delicious kiddies menus and activities for young ones to enjoy. For more information go to: www.vredenheim.co.za/hudsons
Middelvlei was built in 1941 and has been carefully watched over by the Momberg Family, who have been farmers since 1919. This beautiful estate is well knwo for its “Boerbraai” offering an authentic South African Style Braai to visiting guests. For more information go to www.middelvlei.co.za
Since its founding in 1989, Mulderbosch Vineyards has widely been accepted as one of South Africa’s foremost wine producers. In 2011 Mulderbosch was bought by California-based investment company Terroir Capital with well known wine investor Charles Banks at the helm, who had long desired to invest in the Cape Winelands. For more information go to www.mulderbosch.co.za
First farmed in 1691, Asara has been family-owned throughout its history. Although initially two separate wine farms, the current owners combined both to create an estate that would be a warm, friendly, full-service destination. The name Asara comes from the African gods Astar, Asis and Asase, who represent the earth, the sun and the sky. With nature very much at our core, Asara aims to be a sustainable agri-tourism destination that offers visitors the opportunity to reconnect with their surroundings, rediscover honest-to-goodness values and appreciate life’s simplest – but most satisfying – pleasures. For more information go to: www.asara.co.za
Thandi – a Xhosa word meaning ‘nurturing love’ – is a wine that niches on quality, spawned the Fairtrade trend, and uplifts and empowers previously disadvantaged people. In 2003, Thandi became the first wine brand in the world to receive Fairtrade accreditation. Already synonymous with superb quality, Thandi also advocates ethical trading and social transformation, with the community actively involved in the whole wine production chain. For more information go to: www.thandiwines.com
The Lanzerac´s rich heritage dates back to 1692, when Governor Simon van der Stel granted a considerable tract of land in the Jonkershoek Valley to Isaac Schrijver and three freed slaves. These slaves were Manuel and Anthony of Angola, and Louis of Bengal. The farm received the first of its names, being Schoongezicht, where Schrijver set about planting vineyards. For more infromation go to: www.lanzerac.co.za
‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’ as the historic Stellenbosch estate embraces change while retaining their rich legacy.
More than a century old, this historic fourth-generation-owned Stellenbosch wine estate is one of the ‘first families of Cape wine’, and boasts a laudable reputation as ‘leader of the pack’ (John Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2001). While Overgaauw is synonymous with innovation – most recently reflected in the release of top-quality new vintages across the Overgaauw wine range, all sporting brand new labels – the team is careful not to allow modernization to detract from their rich legacy. For more information go to: www.overgaauw.co.za
Bikes ‘n Wines is so glad to be working with Caffé Marchetti at the Cape Town Tourism Information Center in Cape Town. All of our weekday guests will receive a freshly brewed coffee and snack to accompany the, on the train to the winelands. Caffé Marchetti’s coffee beans are sourced all over the world in some of the richest coffee producing regions and roasted by Master Swiss Coffee Roasters to ensure a great coffee each time.
LovanE is one of the smallest wine estates near Stellenbosch, situated in the picturesque Boland, neighbouring the famous Neethlingshof Wine Estate and Overgaauw Wine Estate. 2.5 Hectare vineyards were planted on virgin land in 2003. The plantings consist of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The first wine was produced in 2006. Guinea fowl, spotted dikkops and partridges roam freely in the vineyards. Sometimes chameleons can be found in the vineyards and in summer they can be seen on the vine trellises or fences. The guesthouse is an accommodation gem with affordable luxury rooms and bathrooms. Please visit the individual Guest House pages for more detail. LovanE is a working wine farm owned and run by the Gous family. For more information go to: http://www.lovane.co.za/