Winter is the best time to explore our own backyard. When the tourists have all fled to warmer destinations, the Cape Winelands opens its doors with incredible specials specifically designed to lure locals. Here are a bunch of amazing Winter Specials offered by renowned wine farms and restaurants in the Cape Winelands, so you can indulge without loosening those purse strings too much.
Brampton Wine Studio
11 Church Street, Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch’s very own Brampton Wine Studio is offering you the perfect winter special. For R70 you can warm your belly with a piping bowl of rich roast tomato soup, dressed with basil pesto and greek yoghurt, served with garlic focaccia and a glorious glass of red wine.
For more, visit brampton.co.za
Tiger’s Milk Restaurant
Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
If you are big on burgers, Monday is the day to indulge in the Tiger’s Milk Restaurant Burger o’clock Monday Special. For R98 you can get 2 cheese or mushroom burgers (beef, chicken or vegetarian), plus a side option of chips, salad or onion rings. Why not make the most of their 2 for 1 drink special running Monday to Friday 4-7pm? Wash down your burger with their selected beers (Part Wolf, Tiger’s Milk Lager & Devils Peak Alpha Cider), wine (Hampton & Co red or white) and cocktails (Thyme to Fig Out, Gogo Juice and Classic Daiquiri).
For more, visit tigersmilk.co.za
Strand Road, De Zalze Golf Estate, Stellenbosch
Try out Terroir’s 2 Course Winter Special running until 30 September 2018. For R295 per person, take a pick from their french-inspired chalkboard menu (starter/main or main/dessert). You will be happy to know you will receive a complimentary glass of Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection wine.
For more, visit kleinezalze.co.za
Longtable Restaurant at Haskell Winery
Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
The Longtable restaurant at Haskell presents to you a pick of three enticing specials:
Their Midweek Special gives you the benefit of two starters or platters, complimented by a glass of Haskell wine for R330. This special runs Monday through to Friday, and is valid until 31 September 2018.
Don’t miss out on their exclusive Gourmet Food and Syrah Pairing for 2. For R300, you will be served steaming buns stuffed with three savoury fillings, offered with three glasses of Haskell Syrah and a glass of Dombeya Syrah 2014. To top it all off this special also includes a dessert to satisfy that nagging sweet tooth.
For more, visit haskellvineyards.com
Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch
Indulge in Jordan Restaurant’s two-fold Winter Specials, running until 31 August 2018. For R200 you can savour a leisurely lunch and lap up one main course meal, paired with either a glass of Jordan Chameleon Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 2017 or Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014. Their 2 for 1 Dinner Special, offered on Thursday and Friday nights, is great for a fine-dining date-night experience.
For more, visit jordanwines.com
Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch
INDOCHINE’S WINTER TASTE ESCAPE Savour the warmth of Asian-inspired cuisine at Indochine Restaurant this winter. • 3-Course Winter Taste Escape Menu | R450pp Optional Delaire Graff Wine Pairing | R200pp • Valid until 31 August 2018 for lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday. Follow the link in the bio to view the menu and make a reservation.
For R450, discover the delectable flavours of Asia with Indochine Restaurant’s Winter Taste Escape 3 Set Course Menu. Why not go all out and try out their exclusive Delaire Graff Wine Pairing for an additional R200.
For more, visit delaire.co.za
La Petite Colombe
Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek
Le Petite Colombe is offering you a feast fit for kings with their weekly winter lunch special running until 31 August 2018 (excluding public holidays). For R394, you can indulge in a 4-course meal where you can eat your fill of their finest culinary endeavors.
For more, visit lapetitecolombe.com
To bring a touch of spice to your day, Eat@Simonsvlei has a tempting 2 Course Winter Special. For R100 relish a Cape Malay chicken curry served with yellow raisin rice, green beans and butternut which is paired with a glass of Simonsvlei premier range wine. This special is running from Tuesday to Friday from 9-5pm, running until 31 August 2018.
For more, visit simonsvlei.com
Diemersdal Wine Estate
Koeberg Rd, Durbanville
A whisper has reached our ears that Diemersdal Wine Estate has Winter 2 Course Lunch Special, which is running until September 2018. For R180 per person, awaken your taste buds with their starter and main course meal, paired with a glass of Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc or Matthys.
For more, visit diemersdal.co.za