On the northern slopes of the Paarl Mountain, you will find the historic 35-hectare wine farm and wedding venue, Pearl Mountain Estate which will be sold to the highest bidder at an auction in December.
According to reports, the establishment, just like other businesses recently went into business rescue due to the harsh impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The original land on which the farm is situated was owned by a blacksmith J.J. Gunterlock in 1747. However, it was then later bought by the first generation of Retiefs, Gideon Jacobus Retief, in 1874, Business Insider SA reported.
The Cape Dutch-style building also has five bedrooms, as well as several lounges, kitchens, and dining rooms. It also has a lapa, pool, as well as garages and storage space. In 2014 the family established a restaurant and wine tasting room in its Blacksmith’s Kitchen.
Many of its original features were retained when it was converted into a restaurant, including some agricultural features. It can seat 65 patrons inside and 65 outside.
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According to Joff van Reenen, director and lead auctioneer at High Street, there has been local and international interest in the estate. Van Reenen said although it is still in the early stages he would say 50% of the interest comes from Gauteng and 50% from local farmers in the Western Cape.
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Picture: Pearl Mountain