We know how challenging it is to plan a Father’s Day that isn’t all about braaing, beer and rugby. To make your lives a little easier, we came up with five of the best wine estates in the Western Cape bound to knock his socks off.
RHEBOKSKLOOF WINE ESTATE
Spoil Dad with a gourmet lunch out in the Cape Winelands. Rhebok restaurant on the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate is hosting a buffet lunch in celebration of Father’s Day.
Lunch is a three-course meal with starters of Israeli couscous salad and duck leg terrine, mains of stuffed lamb breast and venison potjie, with liquid milk tart and malva pudding for dessert.
All fathers and grandfathers will receive a complimentary beer or glass of wine and a surprise gift.
Where Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Windmeul, Paarl
When Sunday 21 June 2015 noon – 3 pm
Cost Adults R275, children R125 (ages 6 – 12), Children under six R45
Contact +27 21 869 8386, [email protected], www.rhebokskloof.co.za
LANZERAC WINE ESTATE
Your dad deserves to be treated like royalty, with this feast fit for a king! Venture down to Lanzerac for a three-course lunch prepared by seasoned chef Stephan Fraser.
Afterwards, head to the spa and spoil dad with a soothing pampering session including a body exfoliation and Lanzerac wellness massage.
A three- course meal, a massage … what’s next? For one day only, Lanzerac will be offering a complimentary wine and chocolate pairing to all dads. Five handmade chocolates will be paired with five premium wines, carefully selected to enhance the flavours of the wine.
If you’re looking to take a man-sized bottle home with you, the 1.5 litre Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is available for purchasing.
Where Lanzerac Wine Estate, 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch
When Sunday 21 June 2015 from noon
Cost Lunch R320 for adults and R170 for kids (4–11 years), spa treatment R899 pp
Contact +27 21 887 1132, [email protected] or [email protected], www.lanzerac.co.za
NEDERBURG WINE ESTATE
We all like a fine wine, but we like the rare, vintage kind even better! For one day only, some of Nederburg’s finest wines will be brought out in celebration of Father’s Day!
Treat the first man in your life to a wine tasting paired with a hearty three-course meal, where each dish will be complemented by a glass of limited edition wine.
SPIER WINE ESTATE
As they say, food is the way to a man’s heart.
Show your dad you love him with a carvery buffet of pasture-reared meat and home-grown vegetables, paired with Spier’s signature wines.
Where Spier Hotel Restaurant, Spier Wine Farm, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
When Sunday 21 June 2015 from 6:30 pm
Contact +27 21 809 1908, [email protected]
ANTHONIJ RUPERT WINE ESTATE AND FRANSCHHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM
A day out in the Franschhoek Valley is the perfect way for your old man to unwind.
Start off with a visit to the Franschhoek Motor Museum at the L’ormarins Estate, where a vast collection of cars and memorabilia will be on display. Feast your eyes on the vintage 1903 Rolls Royce as well as the feisty 2002 Ferrari.
Afterward, take a scenic tram trip through the valleys to the Terra del Cappo tasting room at the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate, where an antipasti lunch and a wine tasting can be enjoyed.
If that’s not enough, spoil your dad with a homegrown selection of organic vegetables, handmade Italian cheese and charcuterie.
Where Anthonij Rupert Wines, R45 Wine route, Franschhoek Valley, Franschhoek
When Sunday 21 June 2015, session 1 from 10 am (lunch at noon), session 2 from noon (lunch at 2 pm)
Cost Adults R280, Children under 12 years R120
Contact +27 21 874 9041, [email protected], www.rupertwines.com