Warm up at Waterkloof Estate

Bring on the big chill as Waterkloof, the arresting cellar ‘in the sky’ outside Somerset West, famous for its 'award-winning architecture, elegant wines and omnipresent views', gives reason to embrace cold, rainy days with its hearty winter platter.

From end of July to end of September, enjoy this special by a two metre diameter open fireplaceand stylish leather furniture, which sets the scene for cosy wine tastings in its tasting lounge. 

The ‘Waterkloof Winter Platter’ features homemade meat terrine, the estate’s own organic olives, toasty bread and a trio of cheeses which includes Waterkloof’s noble Healey’s Slow Matured Cheddar – which churned out Champion status at the South African Dairy Championships 2015, by winning the 10-18 months Cheddar Category. The platter costs R130.

Cocooned in a contemporary glass and concrete sphere, Waterkloof’s tasting room is flanked by its fine dining restaurant, in a glass box on the crest of the Schapenberg, overlooking the farm and False Bay. The tasting area with its over scaled views of the farm and nature in progress, allows visitors to be at the centre of the farm.

Waterkloof’s wines can be tasted at the estate from Wednesdays to Sundays. A standard tasting costs R30 per person for a flight of six wines from Waterkloof’s False Bay and Peacock Wild Ferment collections, or R40 for a premium tasting of the estates exclusive Circle of Life, Seriously Cool and Circumstance wines.

The Waterkloof Winter Platter is on offer at the tasting lounge from 10h00 till 16h30 (Wednesdays to Sundays).

For more information contact Waterkloof Estate at Tel: 021 858 1292; emailzandri@waterkloofwines.co.za or visit www.waterkloofwines.co.zaWaterkloof Estate is located outside Somerset West on the M9 Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road.