Being a mum and having mummy friends (I feel very American TV show when I read that) means that getting out to wineries takes a little more planning. I can’t just go for a tasting anymore, I have to go for an “outing” and the winery has to have enough going on to satisfy everyone’s needs.
Eikendal Vineyards was known previously to me as simply a home of fine wine (and long-standing Cabernet) but they’ve “lightened up” with a fresh new list of leisure attractions to satisfy the whole family this summer.
Based midway between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Eikendal has now started to grow their reputation of being a popular, child-friendly destination and they do so much more than just a run of the mill wine tasting and cellar tour.
Things to do at Eikendal with the family:
Pizza & Wine Pairings, which feature a trio of mini, lip-smacking pizzas paired with a matching estate wine, are back in full swing.
Think zingy Chicken & Pineapple matched with a zesty Sauvignon Blanc or get your summer groove on while tucking into a Brie & Cranberry pizza paired with their new Rosé 2016 – a perky blend of Merlot, Mourvedre and Grenache. Bellissima!
“Our grass is green, our trees tall and our wines chilled. Eikendal is the place where a laidback lunch can easily turn into dinner, especially on a hot summer’s day. Ranging from the exceptional to the exhilarating, our Eikendal Experience has it all….Pokémon Go has nothing on us!” says Lana Dippenaar who heads up the tasting room.
After all the care-free sliding, climbing and running around, the little ones can settle down for a Pizza Cookie Decoration & Tasting which comes with two pizza cookies, a gingerbread man, yummy decoration goodies and a glass of milk. Bring on the sprinkles and icing!
Other activities to get the squad out of the house this summer include free tractor rides, whilst outdoor fanatics can get hooked on fly fishing at the water’s edge – the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts to reel in that big whopper, or learn more about this ever-popular pastime.
Eikendal Pizza & Wine Parings – R40 per person, on offer from Tuesdays to Sundays
Eikendal Cookie Decoration & Tasting – R30 per child, 7 days a week
Tractor Rides – Free, on offer during weekends from 11:h00 till 15h00
To book for a summer Eikendal Experience contact Lana Dippenaar at Tel: 021 855 1422 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also follow Eikendal on Facebook Eikendal Vineyards and Twitter @EikendalWinery.