With Christmas being a month out (yes you heard right) we thought we would put together a list of the wine estates that will be hosting something special on Christmas. So, if you are visiting Cape Town or just have not even thought of how to bring the family together on Christmas, don’t panic, we have some great options below.
This luxury estate is tucked into the beautiful folds of the Franschhoek mountains, and they are really going out of their way to spoil you and your family on Christmas. On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can book for a delectable four-course feast. Surrounded by some of the most prized art in the Western Cape, and soaking in the opulence that the estate has to offer, you can tuck into the perfectly planned spread set out in front of you. Starters and entrées range from cold-smoked Angus beef tartar, saffron-cured burrata, beetroot-cured local trout or BBQ langoustine. Main course is either the braised Karoo lamb neck or -seared local cob. The dessert is a caramelised white chocolate pot au crème served with an aerated vanilla sponge, hazelnut crémeux, salted caramel popcorn and rose caviar, or summer berries and handmade chocolate.
The cost of the Christmas lunch is R1,175 per person, whilst dinner is R1,590 per person. Both meals include a handmade Christmas cracker, a glass of Grande Provence wine and canapés on arrival and dinner will certainly come with a few additional festive surprises.
With the sweeping views of Stellenbosch surrounding the estate, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend the summery Christmas Day. Join the Jordan estate for a gorgeous lunch at The Bakery for a family feast style Christmas lunch. Steaming freshly baked wood fired breads will first be served with a selection of dips as well as olives plucked directly from the estate. The main meal will be a choice of either slow roast lamb, gammon cooked in a delicious veggie brine or the classic roast chicken. The traditional spread of vegetables, stuffing, gravy, roast potatoes and salad will be served with the meal. Warm apple tarts with custard, cream or ice-cream will end the meal off perfectly. The cost of this hearty Christmas lunch will only set you back R350 per person and make sure you buy a few bottles of their delicious wine to pair with the meal!
The gorgeous Cavalli Estate, situated just outside Stellenbosch is renowned for
its impeccable wine, cuisine, design, architecture, indigenous landscaping and art. The gorgeous contemporary design of the estate creates a lavish environment to unwind in and experience Christmas. This year, the estate is offering a Christmas eve dinner as well as a lunch on the day. For R850, the lunch will consist of 6 delicious courses as well as a welcome signature Cavalli cocktail. Make sure you buy a bottle of their famous Warlord to go with this decadent feast!
Giovanni at Eikendaal
This estate, found at the base of the Helderberg range is a family friendly estate, packed with activities and things to see and do. The estate offers wine tastings, vineyard tours and is even a cheetah sanctuary. If you are looking for something on both Christmas Eve and the day itself, this is your answer. This is a family affair with a 3 course set menu for dinner, welcome drinks and aperitif afterwards. A Bedouin tent will be erected on Christmas eve and while you tuck into the delicious food set out in front of you, you can enjoy some of the live entertainment by Danielle Bitton, who will be singing a mix of Jazz, Pop and of course Christmas songs. Make sure you keep your glass charged with their delicious wines!