With a rich heritage and pristine location, Warwick Wine Estate is a must-do – especially during the lovely summer months.
Dating back to 1771, Warwick lies at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain. One of its most beloved wines, First Lady, heralds back to Norma Ratcliffe, who became one of the Cape’s first female winemakers.
Warwick offers a playground of possibilities:
Choose between a Standard or an Exclusive wine tasting – where you’ll get to taste 6 different wines, such as a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and a Rosé. There are also three platters to choose from to round off a lazy afternoon of good wine.
A popular attraction, Warwick offers guests a trip in a Land Rover for a safari of a different kind: take a mountain journey to explore the vineyards on the estate. It’s educational, fun, for all ages, and includes an Exclusive Wine tasting.
Probably one of the things Warwick is most known for (besides their First Lady wines), a picnic on the Warwick lawn is an absolute treat. There are various seating options available, from lawn cushions and benches, to sitting in the forest courtyard, or even having your own private picnic pod.
Let’s not forget the amazing picnic baskets: choose from a Gourmet Basket, a Vegetarian Basket and even a Vegan Basket. Think pear and pecan salad, fresh bread rolls, a wide variety of pestos and patés, and a honey cheesecake with strawberries. There’s also a variety of cheeses included. Order your favourite bottle of wine and there you have everything you need for a lovely relaxing afternoon picnic.
You can bring the kids along too – order a Kiddies Picnic Basket to make them part of the experience.
(Image: Mari & Deon Carstens enjoying a picnic)
Live the legend
Warwick’s logo, the Wedding Cup, is the symbol of a love story between a Princess from old Nuremberg and a silversmith, who made the wedding cup in order to win her hand in marriage. The cup can be bought at Warwick, and it is said that happiness and good fortune will come to the couple who drinks from the cup…
[image courtesy of Warwick Wine]
Written by C Knoesen