Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate

Morgenster

Morgenster (“Morning Star”), founded in 1711, is a thriving wine and olive estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town. An outstanding terroir, input from the best expertise in the world and painstaking attention to detail from visionary Italian owner Giulio Bertrand have produced wines and olive products of exceptional quality and enjoyment.

Morgenster’s Bordeaux styled red blends under the Morgenster Reserve and Morgenster Lourens River Valley labels are crafted to age well by the local winemaking team and consultant winemaker, Pierre Lurton of Chateau Cheval Blanc. The Estate is also famous for its Italian styled wines grown from imported Italian cultivars and marketed under the Italian Collection label.

Visitors to the stylish tasting room on the banks of a tranquil reed lined dam overlooking the Helderberg can taste vertical collections of red Bordeaux vintages from 2001, a white Bordeaux, and vintages of three Italian Collection wines – a sangiovese rosé, a super Tuscan blend and a nebbiolo. These can be tasted alone or paired with specially selected chocolates to enhance the flavours of the Italian grapes.

Tastings of the NU (pronounced “new”) range of single cultivar wines give insights into the components of the famous Morgenster blends.

The soils of Morgenster also produce extra virgin olive oil that for over 10 years has been rated among the best in the world. Visitors can enjoy an intriguing extra virgin olive oi and olivel tasting, truly a treat for nose and taste buds.

Next to the tasting room is 95 At Morgenster, a sophisticated partnership between chef Giorgio Nava and Morgenster. The menu is a mix of the successful dishes of Nava’s other restaurants 95 Keerom and Carne, and presents authentic Milanese cuisine.

 

Location

-34.083936, 18.885007

Reviews

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Lidwien van Loon
05 Oct 2016, 20:07:29
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5 - Excellent
It's was really a lovely afternoon to having a great lunch at the Italian restaurant. Comparing the fine wines
 
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Norrie Williamson
19 Dec 2016, 12:37:00
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5 - Excellent
The tranquil reed lined Dam is a figment of someone's imagination with weed eater, grass cutter ripping the silence and a constant delivery of boxes by 4x4 and trailer creating a genuine free way experience in front of the stylish tasting room

The olives and wine are excellent on the other hand
 
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Ché de Haaff-Papst
27 Mar 2017, 12:07:51
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5 - Excellent
 
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Sarah Nicole
27 Apr 2017, 16:40:36
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5 - Excellent
 
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Carin Venter
10 Sep 2017, 13:31:48
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4 - Good
 
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Douglas Tayler
22 Sep 2017, 10:41:00
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4 - Good
 
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Simone Heystek
15 Oct 2017, 12:50:35
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5 - Excellent
 
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Sonette Heystek
Sonette Heystek
15 Oct 2017, 12:52:50
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5 - Excellent
 
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Mitchell Ray Cowie
09 Dec 2017, 21:40:09
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4 - Good
 
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Les-Lee Thompson
31 Dec 2017, 00:35:45
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4 - Good
Great food and a beautiful setting. Top notch!!
 
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Tarryn Conway
04 Mar 2018, 13:54:50
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5 - Excellent
 
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Claudine Andrews
Claudine Andrews
20 Jul 2018, 17:04:48
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4 - Good