Wondering what to do this weekend? A mere five minutes from the historic town of Stellenbosch, Lanzerac Wine Estate boasts dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of landscaped gardens shaded by giant Oak trees.
Apart from the beauty of the surroundings, steeped in a history dating back to 1692 here's our 5 reasons why you need to go to Lanzerac Wine Estate:
1. Sophisticated Wine Experience
Set on a working farm, guests have easy access to the cellar and can embark on a sensory experience with innovative wine tasting options. Enjoy a tasting in the comfort of the well-appointed Tasting Room, or on the verandah overlooking the vineyards, with breathtaking views of the valley. Lanzerac’s wine collection consists of 12 different wines, namely a Méthode Cap Classique, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Rosé, two Chardonnay wines, Merlot, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, a blend named Le Général and the flagship Pionier Pilotage. Did you know that Lanzerac is the home to the World’s first bottled Pinotage, South Africa’s first unique and indigenous wine grape variety?
2. Gourmet Cuisine
From stately dining in the Governors Hall Restaurant to alfresco meals on the Terrace, Lanzerac’s cuisine boasts the very best of local and seasonal ingredients. Dining menues honour the culinary heritage of Lanzerac and the Cape region.
3. Artisaninal Delicatessan
Indulge in the heart of the Cape Winelands with fresh, artisan produce. Tucked amidst vineyards and giant Oak’s, the Deli is the perfect gourment retreat for those in search of home-made delights and sweet culinary creations. Why not choose a selection of goodies from the Deli and have a picnic?
4. Day Spa and Wellness Retreat
Unwind and rejuvinate at the Lanzerac Spa, a sought-after wellness retreat and relaxation hideaway. Choose from a wide array of massage, skincare and beauty treatments, led by highly trained therapists using top local and international product ranges.
5. Exqusitely Rooms and Suites
The Hotel’s room and suites are synonymouse with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. The rooms boast an extensive collection of antique furnature and local art, preserving the backdrop of the Estate’s history.