Pierneef à La Motte The Cape Dutch, contemporary restaurant is as natural as the tranquil gardens and oak trees that surround it. Traditional Cape Winelands cuisine bursts with flavour. Wine to try: La Motte Sauvignon Blanc. Signature dish: Cape Bokkom salad made with thin slivers of dried and salted fish, served with a Caesar dressing, and aromatic, wild African garlic and dried apricots. Top tip: “daring diners should try our traditional offal or tripe,” recommends head chef, Chris Erasmus. R45 Main Road | Franschhoek | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 876 8000
Haute Cabriére Cellar Restaurant This wine cellar overlooks the Franschhoek Valley. The ever changing menu and the wine recommendations that accompany each dish revolve around Haute Cabriére wines and the range of Pierre Jourdan Cap Classiques. Wine to try: The popular blend Haute Cabriére Chardonnay Pinot Noir, and also their newly released Haute Cabriére Unwooded Pinot Noir. Signature dish: Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose Cap Classique served with steamed mussels in a Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose and cream reduction. Top tip: book for a sabrage demonstration. Lambrechts Road | Mountain pass| Franschhoek | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 876 3688
If you don’t want to drive and have a fun tour ask the crew to contact Dicky.
These wine farms are not the only good ones in the area. If you have seen these already try some other farms or towns like Durbanville, Stellenbosch and Hermanus.