Cape Point Vineyards picnics, Noordhoek

I’ve always known that I’m privileged to live in what I believe is one of the most beautiful parts of the Cape. And it’s just got that much better. Cape Point Vineyards has opened up to the public for the very first time – and i’m not talking about the tasting centre as you come off Chapman’s Peak. The new picnic site is above the old manor house and dam as you come off Silvermine Drive. You can’t miss it really, as the entrance is flanked by two lion statues carved from Carrera marble. (A fitting entrance if you ask me).
The grounds are pristine, with a manicured lawn rolling down to the dam. You can make yourself at home on the grass or sit under the Bedouin tent which has been very cleverly constructed as protection from the wind. Yes, it’s windy in Noordhoek…

So, what’s on offer? Lunch-time picnic baskets are served from 12 till 3pm, but you need to book a day in advance. Evenings are cheese boards with charcuterie served from 5 till 8pm. The boards are lavish, to say the least. The cheeses are of the highest quality and there are at least 5 different varieties. (Winemaker Duncan Savage’s wife makes the chilli jam that accompanies honey-roasted nuts and olives).The service and wines are exceptional – I’m quite partial to the Chardonnay myself, even though the Sauvignon Blanc is most celebrated.

I’m going to be spending a whole lot of time up there on that mountain slope with all my friends and family, so be sure to book! 021 789 0094;

Some more pics (I couldn’t resist):

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9 Responses to “Cape Point Vineyards picnics, Noordhoek”

  1. Sam January 16, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Looks awesome!

    • bern January 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      Totally worth a journey into the Deep South, Sam!

  2. Sue January 16, 2012 at 7:29 am #

    Wish we lived in Cape Town, it looks wonderful!

    • bern January 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      Hi Sue. It is truly incredible. You’ll have to come for a visit and I’ll take you there. x

  3. Sally January 17, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Yes – another reason indeed to come to the south peninsula – superb offering!

    • bern January 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      And a VERY good reason at that! B

  4. Tessa January 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Were you there on Sunday evening? Think we may have seen you leaving (shortly after we arrived!) SUCH a gorgeous spot!!!!!!

    • bern January 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

      Yes… And Tuesday before that. Why didn’t you come over and say hi? Next time.

  5. Cape Point Vineyards November 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Hi Bern, thanks again for the gorgeous review! We’ve just reopened our upgraded picnic spot/summer tasting room – come join us for a glass of 2012 Chardonnay and a peek?

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