10 Ways to spoil your dad in the Winelands this Father's Day

10 Ways to spoil your dad in the Winelands this Father's Day
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A list of fun and exciting things to do in the Winelands with your dad in celebration of Father's Day on 19 June.

Autumn day at The Cellar Door restaurant at Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch.

Father's Day is around the corner, and there's no better time to spend some quality time with your dad in the beautiful Winelands. Whether he'd prefer a leisurely 3-course lunch or a burger night, a whisky tasting or an adventurous bicycle race, there is sure to be something exciting for you and your dad to do in the Winelands this upcoming Father's Day weekend. Here is a list of things to do in the Winelands with your dad to celebrate Father's Day.

1. Father's Day lunch at The Cellar Door at Jordan

Enjoy a mouth-watering Father's Day lunch at The Cellar Door with your nearest and dearest to celebrate the special men that make your life a whole lot better! Tuck into a hearty 3-course menu designed by Chef Thys Esterhuysen that is sure to keep him satisfied with a full belly and happy heart. Kick off the meal with a pickled beetroot tart with deep-fried leeks for starters. For mains, choose between braised lamb and mushroom risotto. They will cater to the kids, too.

  • Where: The Cellar Door, Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • When: Sunday 19 June
  • Time: 12h30
  • Cost: R545 person

Book your spot for you and your father by emailing reservations@jordanwines.com.

2. Gentleman's Tea at Lanzerac Wine Estate

Father’s Day is looming and Lanzerac has just the best gift. Why not book Dad an experience he will never forget? On Saturday 18 June, they will host a gentleman’s tea - a twist on the traditional afternoon tea. Guests will enjoy beef sliders, pork belly cubes, and lamb bobotie pies, as well as a whisky tasting. Afterwards, they will head to the Craven Lounge for some live sports action.

  • Where: Lanzerac Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • When: Saturday 18 June
  • Time: 12h00

The experience can be booked by emailing discover@lanzerac.co.za.

Craven Lounge at Lanzerac Wine Estate, Stellenbosch.

3. Putt-putt and lunch at Benguela Cove

On Sunday 19 June, dads pay half price when teeing off at waterside estate Benguela Cove's exciting Pirate Adventure Golf putt-putt course. With various pirate challenges, this 18-hole course offers plenty of thrills and laughs to just about anyone. Why not make a day of it? Treat your dad to the Father’s Day lunch at Moody Lagoon Restaurant afterwards. The special Father's Day menu has a delicious braai platter for two, complete with ribs, lemon and herb grilled chicken, bacon and mushroom potato salad, garlic bread, and more.

  • Where: Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, Hermanus
  • When: Sunday 19 June
  • Time: 10h00-18h00

To find out more or to make your booking, visit www.benguelacove.co.za/upcoming-events.

The Pirate Adventure Golf putt-putt course at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate.

4. YETI gravel raid at Lomond Wine Estate

If you're looking for something totally out of the box for the adrenaline-junkie dad, head to Gansbaai for a weekend of cycling at Lomond's YETI gravel raid. What is a gravel raid? "It's a multi day bicycle race on gravel roads – just better and cooler, because it’s in winter! But seriously it’s better and cooler," according to Lomond. Cycle on some of the Agulhas Coast and Overberg’s most legendary gravel roads. To make it even more exciting, they've also thrown a winter rock concert into the mix!

  • Where: Lomond Wine Estate, Gansbaai
  • When: 16-18 June
  • Cost: R1 550 per person

Click here to get all the details and register for the race: www.scuttle.co.za/scuttle-events/yeti-gravel-raid

5. Lunch at Louisvale Wines

Join Louisvale on Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day with them. Their Father's Day lunch starts at 12:00 and will be available until 15:00. There will be three courses, with vegetarian options available.

  • Where: Louisvale Wines, Stellenbosch
  • When: Sunday 19 June
  • Time: 12h00-15h00
  • Cost: R300 per person

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. Contact mouton@louisvale.com or 021 865 2422 to secure your spot.

6. Burger Night at Kleine Zalze

Kleine Zalze's Burger Night is the perfect treat for a burger-loving dad. On the Friday night before Father's Day, stick your dad for a delicious gourmet burger and a glass of wine or beer at the cosy Kleine Zalze Restaurant.

  • Where: Kleine Zalze Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • When: Friday 17 June
  • Time: 18h00
Book now by calling Kleine Zalze on 021 880 8167.

7. Mariella's Father's Day lunch

Mariella's restaurant on Capaia Wine Estate is hosting a three-course lunch for Father's Day. They are offering both standard and vegetarian meal options.

  • Where: Mariella's Restaurant, Capaia Wines, Cape Town
  • When: Sunday 19 June
  • Time: 12h00
  • Cost: R395 per person (and R275 per person for vegetarians)

Bookings essential. Send an email to mariellas@capaia.co.za or call 072 770 9695 to book your spot.

Dessert at Mariella's Restaurant at Capaia Wine Estate in Philadelphia.

8. 3-Course Father's Day lunch at Solms-Delta Wine Estate

On Father's Day, Fyndraai Restaurant at Solms-Delta Wine Estate in the Franschhoek Valley is hosting a three-course lunch. The special menu for the day includes flavourful winter warmers like leek and potato soup; Malay curry with basmati rice; marinated rump with wild garlic mashed potatoes; baked sago pudding; and brandy pudding. Pairs well with a bottle of red!

  • Where: Solms-Delta Wine Estate, Franschhoek
  • When: Sunday 19 June
  • Time: 12h00
  • Cost: R315 per person

Don't forget to make a booking to secure your spot. Call Fyndraai Restaurant on 066 200 9793 to book.

9. Goulash and red wine pairing at Mellasat's tasting room

Mellasat Vineyards in Paarl is celebrating this special day and making a weekend of it on 18-19 June 2022. They are offering a tasty special: Beef goulash for 2 people and a bottle of their popular Shiraz 2018 for only R325. The goulash is served with creamy mash potatoes and green veggies on the side. Let your Dad relax and experience the tranquillity and beauty of the Klein-Drakenstein mountains while enjoying a delicious meal and great wine.

  • Where: Mellasat Vineyards, Paarl
  • When: Saturday 18 June - Sunday 19 June
  • Time: 11h00 - 15h00
  • Cost: R315 per person

To book a table, contact Mellasat Vineyards on 021 862 4525.

10. Soup and wine at La Motte

On Saturday, warm up at La Motte with a wine tasting followed by their delicious Soup of the Day served with farm-baked bread and a glass of your favourite La Motte wine. This offering is available from Monday to Saturday from 11:00. It's a perfect way to escape from the rush and relax with your father.

  • Where: La Motte, Franschhoek
  • When: Saturday 18 June
  • Time: 11h00 - 17h00
  • Cost: R315 per person

For more information or to book, contact La Motte at 021 876 8820 or tasting@la-motte.co.za.








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