Sir Lowry's Pass Village Road, Somerset West, 7129Lunch Wed - Sun 12h00 - 14h00 Dinner Wed - Sat 19h00 - 21h00 Please note the restaurant and tasting lounge will be closed for their annual break as of 16 June 2014 and reopen on Wednesday, 16 July 2014.
Conservation-minded Waterkloof unlocks nature’s true potential with wines of great complexity and uncompromised quality, each embracing a strong core of elegance and integrity. The wines are shaped by an amphitheatre of bio-dynamic vineyards,with each cellar gem defined by a unique character and sense of place.Waterkloof Estate’s signature‘restaurant in the sky’ is gorgeously appointed in a 10 metre high glass promontory flowing from the slick tasting lounge and gravitational cellar, where contemporary classics marry elegant wines for an elevated food and wine experience. Here food is art,calling for unhurried appreciation and complemented by seamless service. Chef Grégory Czarnecki, draws inspiration from the restaurant’s spectacular setting, perched high on the slopes of the Schapenberg with an eagle’s view over False Bay.
Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate, Vergelegen Farm,Lourensford Street, Somerset West, 7129Mon - Sun 10h00 - 17h00 closed 2 days per annum (25 Dec & April-Good Friday)
S 34 05.030 E 18 53.100
Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset West, 35 minutes from Cape Town, is at the gateway to the Western Cape wine-growing region. It is a thriving olive and wine farm dating back to 1711, producing internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astounding quality. Visitors to the Estate's stylish Revel Fox designed tasting room,which is set against the Schaapenberg and overlooks a reed lined dam and the Helderberg, can enjoy a wine tasting experience unique in South Africa. The Estate's philosophy is to release its red Bordeaux style blends only when they have developed and aged to potential and the cellar therefore houses highly awarded earlier vintages under its Morgenster and Lourens River Valley labels. Visitors can also enjoy Giulio Bertrand's three Italian Collection wines from his small sangiovese and nebbiolo vineyards and be guided through an olive oil tasting of intriguing complexity.