Gabriëlskloof, the wine and olive estate in the Overberg, will be hosting a Celebration Braai on Sunday 17 December as part of their festive season celebrations.
This family-friendly braai is a perfect excuse to swap the city for the countryside and enjoy brilliant food and wine while the kids run around on the lawns.
Wine fans will also have the opportunity to taste the new Gabriëlskloof Chenin Blanc, the latest edition to the Estate Range, which will be unveiled at the event as a toast to the sunny seasons.
“Our Celebration Braai, or as we like to call it, Chenin-bration Braai, is your ticket to make merry with old and new friends. We are super chuffed with our new Chenin blanc so come, let me pour you some,” says winemaker Donovan Ackermann, who will roll out the barrels with cellarmaster Peter-Allan Finlayson for some farm-style fun. “This day is also a golden opportunity to stock up on our award-winning wines for the December holidays. Trust me, your Christmas guests will thank you.”
The two wine maestros will also be lending a hand to Chef Frans Groenewald, who’ll be cooking up a fire-‘n-smoke inspired buffet to celebrate the communal spirit of the season. His griddle will be filled with fresh takes on family favourites such as Sunday roast, snoek, mussels, spicy chicken, roosterkoek and pap-en-sous. The dessert table will brim with South-African all-stars like melktert spring rolls, malva pud and more.
“Based on the success of our recent Heritage Braai Day feast, our patrons basically begged us to light another fire. No-one wants to be stuck indoors in the middle of summer anyway, so come and join us for a lekker kuier-on-the-koppie,” says Frans.
The children will have a jumping castle, face painting and plenty of space to frolic and be free, while local muso Gian Groen provides live music entertainment with his upbeat tunes.
The Gabrielskloof Celebration Braai costs is R350 per adult and R100 per child. Book your spot via gabrielskloof.co.za or call 028 284 9865.
During December, you can also try one of three Wine Tasting Platters.
Snack on the Mzanzi Platter, with pickled fish taco, bobotie jalapeno poppers, snoek-and-patat croquettes, red wine biltong, biltong dukkah, vetkoek and roosterkoek as a light lunch for two, for R250.
Nibble on a Meat & Cheese Platter at R200 per platter.
The Deli Platter costs R400 and is a shared meal on its own with rillettes, focaccia, marinated olives, labne, pickled mushroom, frikadelle, and fig-and-cheese crackers.
During the month of December, Gabriëlskloof’s tasting lounge and restaurant will be open seven-days-a-week excluding 24 & 25 December. Restaurant bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.