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BUCKET LIST WINE FARM PICNIC SPOTS

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 for the holidays 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.

QUOIN ROCK WINE ESTATE

Where

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. 

For more information and bookings visit quoinrock.co.za


ZORGVLIET WINE ESTATE

Where

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
  • crackers
  • 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.

For more information and bookings visit: zorgvliet.com


MORGENHOF WINE ESTATE

Where

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
  • prosciutto
  • 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.

For more information and bookings visit morgonhof.com


MONT ROCHELLE

Where

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 out of this world.

For more information and bookings visit: virginlimitededition.com


CAPE POINT VINEYARDS

Where

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 (no kids allowed), ideal for romantic picnics; the family area (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
  • olives
  • 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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