Waterfkloof Wines – Somerset West

This country just doesn’t stop to surprise me with all the beautiful spots to be visited. To be honest, I only had visited Vergelegen in Somerset West and was looking forward to visit a new winey. Well, not really new, but new to me. We already heard that the write-ups of the restaurant were very good so yieha Waterkloof here we come! It was a STUNNING Sunday afternoon and my friend picked me up in the Convertible. Just perfect! A girl’s afternoon out. The drive to Somerset is not really that spectacular, just high way, but once off the high way and onto the dirt road to the estate the views over False Bay were magnificent. Approaching the estate we were not much impressed, it looks a bit too ‘boxy’ (apologies, my English sometimes is not sufficient to explain exactly), very modern and the restaurant looked like a fish bowl. But once inside we were blown away by the interior, the AMAZING fire place, the open kitchen and of course the views of False Bay. Many efforts outside the cellar has seen this property gain champion status in the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative and they’re proud of their eco-friendly practices, including a water treatment plant running on solar panels and wind hydraulics. Now that makes LOTS of sense to me!! Finally a restaurant where you don’t get charged ZAR 25 per plastic bottle of water which then is thrown away, but clean water is topped up constantly and NO charge. The food was also fantastic and staff was well trained and super friendly. Obviously we drank the Circumstance Merlot which was an excellent choice. A perfect Sunday afternoon!!

Views from Waterkloof Wines

Views from Waterkloof Wines

Fire place where wine tasting can be enjoyed

Fire place where wine tasting can be enjoyed

Open plan kitchen

Open plan kitchen

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