Somerset West

Cabernet Franc Carnival - Cape Town

On Saturday, 20 May from 11h00 - 17h00, the Cabernet Franc Carnival Cape Town event will take place at Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Taste and buy the wines directly from the wineries, enjoy live entertainment, food trucks and food stalls. Tickets are R200 pp which includes all tastings, a R50 discount coupon to spend on food, as well as a tasting glass. 

Ken Forrester

For the last 100 years or so, quality grapes have been delivered to De Helderberg Co-op, but in 1994 we pressed a small quantity of our Sauvignon Blanc grapes. In 1995 we added a partially wood fermented Chenin Blanc to the range. Not just a fruity, upfront, happy, quaffing wine - we specifically endeavour to produce Chenin Blanc to stand a class apart, in a different style, definately a great accompaniment to fine food. A wine of complex structure and discernible character, from our 30 year old vines.

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Vergelegen Wine Estate

Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been under the ownership of some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.

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Winery of Good Hope

We believe winemaking is all about individuality. We also believe strongly in the Cape’s ability to produce great wines with inimitable character. Just like the people who live here. We want our chosen varieties to express the extraordinary array of terroirs that nurtured them – with precious little intervention from us. This sense of “place” is often lost in modern winemaking, where too much emphasis is focused on commercialism, medals and other frilly stuff imposed by the winemaker or, worse still, by the marketing department.

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IDIOM Valentine's Day - Gourmet Experience

We invite all loved ones to join us this Valentine's Day for a rare opportunity to experience the culinary excellence of Chef Irwin de Vries for a sensory lunch or a delectable Degustation Dinner. 

Indulge in a complementary glass of Prosecco on arrival, followed by one of our two set menus. Explore a 4 course menu for lunch at R595pp or take the rare opportunity to visit Idiom for a sunset with prosecco and a 6 course Degustation dinner at R895pp.  

Stonewall Wines

The Stonewall cellar is situated on a picturesque farm near Somerset West, dating back over two centuries. The farm was bought in 1873 by the De Waal family who promptly changed the name from Verdruk Mij Niet (Don’t oppress me) to a more upbeat Happy Vale. The actual Cape Dutch Homestead however dates back to 1853. The farm then became the property of De Waal Koch, grandson of owner Koos De Waal’s brother, in 1984.

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