Where to eat (and drink) this weekend in the Winelands

This week marks a major milestone for South Africans as many restaurants, pubs and bars will be reopening their doors for the first time since March. There’s never been a better time to support our local eateries and wine farms businesses, so we’ve rounded up some of the best places in Stellenbosch to visit this weekend to celebrate the easing of the lockdown. 

De Warenmarkt

Over the past few years, De Warenmarkt has become known as one of town’s most popular places to hang out on a Friday night. They plan to celebrate the reopening properly this Friday and will be ready from 17:00 with Saldanha oysters and refreshing Simonsig Cape Sparkle. Both are available on Friday night at a special price. There will also be delicious snacks on the house.

Uva Mira’s Tasting Room

This weekend is the perfect time to visit Uva Mira Vineyard‘s tasting room to treat yourself to an artisanal platter and take in breathtaking views of False Bay, Table Bay and Table Mountain (while sipping on a glass of wine, of course). The Mira Classic Tasting includes a selection of three red wines from the Mira Collection at R70. The Mira Collection Tasting includes four wines from the Mira Collection at R100.

Gåte at Quoin Rock

Go on a culinary adventure with Gåte at Quoin Rock. Global Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner 2019 as well as the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Winner, this newly renovated restaurant’s kitchen space often leaves chefs, patrons and guests speechless with its modern flourishes. It was designed to provide the best environment and technology in order for their team of chefs to create a fine dining masterpiece

Picnics at Jordan

Bask in the warm winter sunshine at Jordan Wine Estate this weekend. Rent your own private picnic pod on Jordan’s famous lawn which features great views of the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley. Picnic baskets are made to be enjoyed by two people and are filled to the brim with delectable treats from The Bakery at Jordan.

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Not ready to head out yet? Order in! 

If you want to stay home a while longer, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the world-class cuisines that the Winelands has to offer. These four Stellnebosch restaurants offer delivery boxes that are presented with flair and put together with almost tangible thoughtfulness.