In my last few days in Cape Town, I was fortunate to do so many things I have not done or redo all the things I love doing. Last summer I went wine tasting in my favorite little town called Franschhoek. A quaint little town nestled in the middle of what could be hundreds of wine farms. My favorite escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The last time I was here we did a wine tour called the Franschhoek Wine Tram. It is loads of fun and worth it. If you have not read my post about it, you can check it out here .
This time around knowing I may not be able to visit this little French influenced town for a long time. A group of my closest girlfriends all took off, and we decided to go wine tasting for the day.
We visited four wine farms and went to this great place for lunch. We started off at my favourite wine farm of all.
Haute Cabriere is a stunning farm up on the mountain with an amazing view of the little town and all the wine valleys.
With the perfect combination of sparkling wines and my ultimate favourite the Chardonnay Pinor Noir.
I think after doing their premium tasting which is a combination of five wines it made all of us extremely giggly…. And food was the next stop.
We went to a restaurant called Kalfies I have been once before they make the best burgers and the most amazing homely dishes. I opted for the old faithful cheeseburger just what I needed before hitting the next farm
We then went to leopards Leap another farm I had been too on the tram but for the girls it was a first.
A very modern and contemporary wine farm. I love the simplistic layout of the tasting room around the bar. Then you get the most relaxed areas where you can chill on couches and enjoy a bottle of wine with your mates. While surrounded by glass so you can see the beauty of the vineyards. The wine is not too bad either, and the staff are very friendly.
The next stop of the day was Moreson another farm I visited on the tram one of my favourites. I highly recommend you visit this farm in the summer as they have beautiful greenhouse filled with beautiful flowers, and you can sit outside and enjoy the wine on a summer’s day it is absolutely breathtaking. The weather is heading into spring now, so the flowers were not in full bloom yet but that never stopped the wine from coming. One thing I distinctively love about this farm is each wine they serve you they present it in the correct wine glass. (I have a thing about glasses)
Then by this time the day was slipping by fast but we thought why not hit another farm just for fun. We went to the La Grand Province, a new farm recommended by someone at Moreson.
So off we went I totally loved it. The tasting room has an eclectic feel to it with metal chairs and stunning high back chairs another fetish of mine I love a good chair lol. They had a very good Chardonnay it was great. By this time, I had stopped tasting because everything started to taste the same, but I will say that the Chardonnay stood out for me.
They also have an amazing garden area and art gallery that took my breath away. I am not much of an art fundi, but it was seriously amazing work. Who knows maybe the more wine I drink, the more artistic I become lol.
If ever you in this stunning little town of Franschhoek please visit these farms. Haute Cabriere, Leopards Leap, Moreson and La Grand Province and let me know what you thought of the place food and wine.
Hope everyone is good and keep posted for new explore China with me series coming soon!!
Peace love and Happiness