• You work hard all week and, by the time the weekend comes around, all you want to do is … nothing. Absolutely nothing. We all have those days where lazing around in the sun with some yummy food and a drink feels like the best option, especially during summer.

    Eikendal Vineyards is the perfect place to laze around, instead of your couch, with a bowl of chips and a tall glass of fizzy drink. Why not enjoy the outdoors while still having a chance to relax?

    Eikendal Vineyards ‘lighter’ experience is the best way to make the most of your sluggish days while being away from home.

    PIZZA AND WINE PAIRINGS

    Eikendal Vineyards have become known for their pizza and wine pairings, which keep people coming back for more. The pairings consist of a trio of scrumptious mini pizzas, each paired with a wine from the estate.

    For the warmer days, Eikendal has put together a lighter pizza and wine pairing. Lighter doesn’t mean their portion sizes are different; it means they’ve adjusted their flavours according to the season. For example, chicken and pineapple pizza, or a brie and cranberry pizza, paired with their new 2016 rosé. Each pizza flavour brings out the delicious flavours in the aromatic wine.

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    CUCINA DI GIOVANNI RESTAURANT

    The worst part of a lazy day is cooking. Why can’t we all have a personal chef? Cucina Di Giovanni restaurant at Eikendal Vineyards offers a light lunch menu that guests can eat on the lawn, while enjoying the view and soaking up the sun. The restaurant also has a playground for kids to enjoy while you relax.

    PIZZA COOKIE DECORATION AND TASTING

    Your kids will definitely be hungry after all the running around, climbing and sliding at the Eikendal Vineyards playground. There is a special pizza cookie decoration and tasting just for the kids. Each child will receive two pizza cookies, a gingerbread man, decorations and a glass of milk to enjoy.

    This way, the adults can have their pairings without worrying about the kids getting up to no good. (The kids pizza tasting sounds so yum, I wonder if they’ll make an exception for adults).

    VINEYARD WALK 

    Feeling refreshed after your lunch in the sun? Grab a map and your walking shoes, and head out for a stroll on the farm. Guests will be able to have an educational experience along the way with facts about the estates wine cultivars.

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    FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

    Sometimes you get bursts of energy and feel like being adventurous. If you’re looking to have some fun, Eikendal Vineyards have some awesome activities for you to participate in. Enjoy the sunny days with free tractor rides, fly fishing near the water and much more.

    OF NOTE
    Where Eikendal Vineyards, R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West
    Contact +21 855 1422, [email protected]www.eikendal.com
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    Article written by

    Mishkah Abrahams

    Mishkah Abrahams is a wandering wordsmith, journalist and Cape Town fashion blogger. She finds comfort in leather jackets, Harry Potter quotes and fiction novels. Fresh out of university, she looks forward to being a tourist in her own city.