Winter activities in Stellenbosch. It’s winter in Stellenbosch now but that doesn’t mean that there is a lack of things to keep us busy. This morning was our coolest yet this year. Now the mountains look magnificent in the crisp, clear air. Whilst we are preparing the Hunneyball House garden for Spring, there is so much to do in Stellenbosch, all year round. There’s so much happening that you are actually be spoilt for choice.
Here are some ideas:
Fleur du Cap @ Die Bergkelder. Just 10 minutes walk from Hunneyball House. Here you can do their cellar tour in the mountain cellar, including tasting 5 Fleur de Cap Wines, visiting their wine museum and wine shop.
Méthode Cap Classique and Sparkling wines at The House of JC Le Roux. Do a Bubbly & Marshmallow and Meringue tasting and Visit the MCC production line.
Do a Brandy tasting at Van Ryn’s Distillery. Included: Brandy Cellar Tour where you will see the Cooper demonstrating the age-old technique of barrel making, pairing of the best brandies with handmade chocolates and finish with Van Ryn’s bespoke blend of coffee, discount voucher for purchase
Bollywood in the Winelands. For an Indian inspired evening full of flavour, feasting and fragrance book at the Avontuur Estate Restaurant on the R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy aromatic curries and award-winning wines and this themed evening is sure to delight.
Dress up in your glam Indian gear, don your bindi and join them for a great evening to keep the winter chill at bay.
Delheim cheese fondue. Here they swirl their cheese fondue to an authentic Swiss recipe that oozes deliciousness and combines Emmental, Gruyère and white wine for a hearty ‘blast from the past’. The fondue makes its way to your table with oven fresh baguette dippers and vegetable crudités. Soulful, live music keeps the feet tapping too.
On the Women’s day long weekend Waterford will be giving all women a free wine and chocolate tasting! (Closed on Sunday).
Tokara has 5 William Kentridge tapestries hanging in their restaurant, called the Porter Series. There are not as many as 5 on display anywhere in the world at the moment.
Children’s wine experience at Middelvlei. While parents are brushing-up on their winemaking skills the children can embark on a fun-filled alcohol free wine appreciation experience. By learning how red wine gets it colour, how one identifies between different flavours and smells and how to open a bottle of wine the children will soon understand how all five senses are utilized during wine appreciation. The children will get the opportunity to design a family label for their parents’ wine creation. The little ones can play in the sandpit, feed the farm animals, enjoy the open space on the kick bikes or braai their own Marshmallows.
Hunneyball House can help you plan for these activities and more.