Beat the winter blues with these winter warmers in the Paarl Winelands

Beat the winter blues with these winter warmers in the Paarl Winelands
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The Paarl Wine Route offers everything from comforting family meals for colder days to outdoor delights for sunny winter days.

Winter has arrived, and it's time to light the fires, grab the warm comfy blankets, and enjoy a rich full-bodied red wine. Wine-tasting experiences and delightful friends and family meals await you in Paarl. What better way to experience romance than to stay at one of the world's best hotels? Our gardens and outdoor delights will keep you entertained on sunny days.

Winter is also a time to celebrate our fathers. The Paarl Wine Route wineries have prepared wonderful ways to honour the special man in our lives. Click HERE to see the full list of Father's Day offerings.

Winter offerings in Paarl

Venison and red wine pairing at Perdeberg

This winter, try Perdeberg's delicious venison and red wine pairing:

  • Biltong pate paired with our VC Cinsault 2022
  • Venison droëwors paired with VC Pinotage 2021
  • Venison spring roll paired with VC Malbec 2021
  • Mini venison burger paired with DL Shiraz 2019

The pairing costs R150 per person. Booking is advisable.

  • Where: Tasting Room at Perdeberg Cellar, Windmeul
  • When: June - September 2023, Wednesday - Sunday
  • Time: 09h00 - 16h00

Please contact the Tasting Room at Perdeberg for further information and bookings. Phone: 021 869 8244 or email:

Italian Evenings at the Babylonstoren Bakery

By night, the bakery space at Babylonstoren is transformed into a true celebration of La Dolce Vita! Scrumptious Italian-inspired meals are served in the Bakery on Monday and Friday evenings. The four-course set menu starts with an antipasti and salad offering, homemade pasta followed by moreish wood-fired pizza, to be enjoyed to your heart's content. Round off the meal with a delicious dolce and their famous coffee.

  • Where: The Bakery at Babylonstoren, Simondium
  • When: Every Monday and Friday evening
  • Time: 18h00

Reservations are essential. For bookings, click HERE.

Sunday Lunches at Suzanne

Make Sunday lunch a stress-free affair with the classic roast lunches every Sunday at Suzanne, Laborie Estate's newest restaurant. Taking the day off for Sunday lunch is a perfect way to unwind and recharge for the week ahead. It’s a chance to savour great food, catch up with loved ones and enjoy the moment. Suzanne's chefs prepare a mouth-watering lunch accompanied by a variety of flavourful sides – a classic Sunday lunch that will make you feel right at home. Sip on a glass of award-winning Laborie wine while enjoying the serene surroundings of our farm.

  • Where: Suzanne, Laborie Estate, Paarl
  • When: Every Sunday
  • Time: 12h00

To book a table for you and your family, phone 021 807 3837.

Sleep in with the sun at Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

What better way to wash away the winter blues than with a stay in one of the world’s best hotels? The Babylonstoren Farm Hotel was recently recognised as one of the top 500 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure, citing their magnificent garden as an interactive playground for little ones and grown-ups alike. Visit Babylonstoren this winter and stay a little longer, for less. Book for three nights, and stay for four with our winter season offer. And while you're there...

  • Soak in the sultry sounds of live jazz while enjoying the garden-inspired flavours at Babel Restaurant on Friday nights
  • Explore the crevices of the Simonsberg Mountain on a sunset drive, complete with sundowners and the best views of the valley
  • Grab a bike and pedal up the pathways for a leisurely cycle through the fruit orchards (and pick a naartjie on the go!)

Click HERE to book now.

Events in Paarl

18 June: Gourmet Burgers and Wine Day at Mellasat

Mellasat Vineyards' popular burger deal is back for one day only! The Gourmet Burgers and Wine Day deal includes two gourmet burgers and two glasses of Dekker’s Valley wine for only R270. They have a small selection of burgers – a beef, chicken, or vegetarian patty with bacon, camembert and onion relish or forrestier topping. All burgers are served with rosemary potato wedges and salad.

  • Where: Mellasat Vineyards, Paarl
  • When: Sunday 18 June 2023
  • Time: 11h00 - 14h30
  • Cost: R270 per couple

Booking is recommended. Click HERE to book.

29 June: Pensioner's Day at Perdeberg

Every last Thursday of each month, Perdeberg Cellar offers a pensioner’s discount at their restaurant. For R120, you get the dish of the day with a free glass of wine. On June's Pensioner's Day, the dish will be Chicken Campagnola: A chicken breast topped with spinach, mozzarella and Napolitana sauce. No sharing. No takeaways.

Show your bill at the tasting room and receive up to a 15% discount on your wine purchases.

  • Where: Perdeberg Cellar, Windmeul
  • When: Thursday 29 June (last Thursday of every month)
  • Time: 09h00 - 16h00
  • Cost: R120 per person

Booking advisable. Make your reservation with Eat @ Perdeberg Restaurant. Dineplan booking, email or call 021 020 1626.

30 June: KWV The Mentors Perold Vertical Tasting

Mark your calendars for 30 June 2023, as we gather at the prestigious KWV Emporium in the charming town of Paarl. Discover the rich heritage and exceptional quality of The Mentors Perold wines as The Mentors winemaker Izele van Blerk take you on a journey through time and taste.

  • Where: KWV Emporium, Paarl
  • When: Friday 30 June 2023
  • Time: 17h30 for 18h00
  • Cost: R180 per person

Booking is essential. Please email:

1 July: Windmeul Farmers Market

Join our famous monthly Windmeul Farmers’ Market on 1 July 2023 to stock up on your favourite locally sourced pantry items where after you can kick back and enjoy live music. Bring the kids along for a fun-filled day at the dedicated kids play area.

  • Where: Windmeul Kelder, Windmeul
  • When: Saturday 1 July 2023
  • Time: 08h00 - 12h00



Drink Responsibly. Not for persons under the age of 18.