Everyone knows when in wine country you absolutely have to go to a wine farm or three. Stellenbosch is spoilt for choice when it comes to wine farms and I have decided that for you my darling readers I will go back to Stellenbosch (then Franschoek) and visit each and every one of them just to review them for you. No need to do a standing ovation, I was born selfless.
My friend and I went to Beyerskloof wine estate and my first thoughts were that it is elegant, classy with a modern touch. The décor was stunning and matched only by its breathtaking view. It is a family friendly restaurant and a place for new and old friends to meet up and catch up. Having spoken to some regulars they had nothing but great things to say about it.
We decided to do a starters and dessert as we still had a sunset hike to do and a full stomach wouldn’t be ideal. I found the servings to be of a healthy size, I had the potato gnocchi I would completely recommend it. The vegetables were fresh and well garnished. Whilst my friend had the livers served with risotto, not your typical combination but it was delicious and the liver wasn’t dry which can often be the unfortunate result. Looking at the plates of the other customers I had to promise my stomach a return visit. The desserts were really melt in your mouth, I find you have to work really hard to mess up dessert.
Next up was the wine tasting, not the smartest of choices before a hike but you didn’t come to this blog looking for Einstein right? I am a lover of the Beyerskloof Pinotage so I was quite interested in tasting their other wines they had on offer. I wasn’t disappointed. The most memorable, besides the Pinotage, was the Traildust. I found the staff knew their wine and were quite helpful and informative. The only critique I have was that you couldn’t have the wine tasting with chocolate or cheeseboards but I was informed that is something they are currently working on.
So if you are looking for a lovely relaxed inviting set up and some delicious food this is definitely the place to go. Disclaimer this is not a paid for review.