Waterkloof, the cellar ‘in the sky’ outside Somerset West, is aiming to put a lid on the blues with a Winter Platter to add comfort to its wine tasting experience on cold, rainy days. The Winelands destination will host cosy gatherings by the crackling fire in its wine tasting lounge, where visitors can warm up to hearty taste sensations and elegant wines from May until the end of October.
Their grand two meter diameter open fireplace surrounded by plush seating is sure to set the scene for relaxed wine tastings enjoyed with this tantalising Winter Platter. Available at R130 per person, this platter of home-grown goodness features all kinds of treats such as homemade meat terrine, the estate’s own organic olives, sourdough bread and a trio of cheeses which includes Waterkloof’s naturally matured Healey’s Cheddar – crowned SA’s finest Round Cheddar at the 2013 South African Dairy Championships. Cocooned in a contemporary glass and concrete sphere, Waterkloof’s tasting room is situated inside its 120-seater fine dining restaurant, in a glass house on the slope of the Schapenberg. The tasting area with its picturesque views of the farm and nature in progress, allows visitors to be at the centre of the farm, celebrating the culmination of winemaking and tasting.
Waterkloof’s wines can be tasted at the estate seven day a week. A standard tasting costs R30 per person for a flight of six wines from Waterkloof’s False Bay and Peacock Ridge collections, or R40 for a premium tasting of the estates exclusive Circle of Life and Circumstance wines. The Waterkloof Winter Platter is on offer at the tasting lounge from 10am until 5pm. * For more information, call 021 858 1292; send an email to email@example.com; or visit www.waterkloofwines.co.za.