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Nothing says “summertime and the living is easy” quite like a picnic on a wine farm. If you live in the Cape or you are heading down make sure you add these Core Catering clients’ picnic offerings to you Summer time bucket list. Stretch out under a tree and indulge in some of the world’s finest wines and delicious meals, while enjoying breath-taking Cape scenery.



On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, Quoin Rock Wine Estate, is a serene sanctuary with eight custom-built picnic pods, with 10 metres between each one, where picnics take place, on proper crockery, using a walkie talkie to let your waitron know if you require anything!

What’s in the Basket

freshly baked baguette with artisanal butters

basil and pesto cream dip

foie gras

fresh snoek pâté

local cheese and charcuterie selection

butternut, baby mixed leaves and feta salad

beetroot, baby mixed leaves and goat cheese salad

fresh poké bowl

smoked-salmon wrap

roasted lamb on couscous

pina colada and coconut panna cotta

bottled water

What’s amazing !

The lush gardens sprinkled with mystical sculptures. And the hampers are entirely plastic-free, with all ingredients being sustainably sourced. 

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Just outside Stellenbosch in the Banhoek Valley, Zorgvliet’s picnic area is set among vineyards and boasts stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

What’s in the Basket

freshly baked baguettes

sweet and savoury preserves

fresh wraps

duo of gourmet cheeses


chicken drumsticks

fresh green salad

something sweet

a bottle of Silvermyn wine

What’s amazing !

There’s a beautiful large lawn, with a jungle gym, sandpit and splash pad for children.

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Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Simonsberg Mountains just outside Stellenbosch, the historic Morgenhof Wine Estate is the perfect vine-drenched setting for a summer picnic.

What’s in the basket

smoked salmon and mint cucumber wrap

cheese selection (flavoured Brie, blue and cheddar)

assorted preserves with rosemary and black sesame wafers

homemade biltong pâté

chicken strips


marinated mushroom, aubergine and sundried tomatoes with rocket

freshly baked rolls

millionaire shortbread squares

a bottle of sauvignon blanc or merlot cabernet franc)

What’s amazing !

The incredible towering trees create the perfect dappled shade for an alfresco feast.

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Overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, this famous estate offers views of rolling meadows and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see. Pick up your picnic basket and take a stroll down to the dam, where a scattering of garden cushions and tables allow for comfortable relaxation.

What’s in the Basket

South African cheeses and homemade preserves

charcuterie with homemade pickles and chutneys

sweet-and-sour-glazed pork and apple kebabs with lime tzatziki

pita pockets filled with a Mediterranean chicken salad

spiced lemongrass and tuna fish cakes served with tomato relish

smoked buttermilk potato salad with spring onions and sundried tomatoes

corn on the cob with basil butter and smoked sea salt

cold beef teriyaki stir-fry salad with egg noodles and candied cashew nuts

pea and mint arancini served with a harissa honey dip

dark chocolate-and-cranberry brownie with chocolate sauce

malva truffles with salted-caramel sauce

What’s amazing !

The wine! The magnificent 40-hectare estate makes superb wines. And also be sure to take a stroll through the restaurant and lounges of this hotel owned by Sir Richard Branson. The interiors by leading interior design firm: Hot Cocoa are also out of this world.

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Overlooking Noordhoek beach, the picnic site at this award-winning winery is hard to beat. There are three picnic spots available: the secluded area next to the dam, ideal for romantic picnics; the family area (with plenty of shade, and easy access to the jungle gym); or the mid-level picnic lawns (ideal for larger groups, with unhindered ocean views).

What’s in the Basket

freshly baked ciabatta with herb butter

selection of cheese and charcuterie


grape jam

chocolate brownies

bottled Water

What’s amazing !

The elevated ocean and mountain views are simply incredible and the sunsets are an absolute must.

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