On a lovely sunday, we decided to spend our day in the beautiful Cape winelands.
We first went to Boschendal Wine Estate. Situated on the edges of Franschhoek, that was the perfect occasion to show our children the beauty of this area and to enjoy a wine tasting in one of the oldest and most known wine estates of the Cape winelands.
We first visited the Wine Tasting Center in the Cellar Door which is the oldest building of the domain. We then had a cellar and vineyards tour with a very knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the guide’s explanations and our wine tasting especially the Shiraz 2009.
Boschendal is definitely well suited for families. The domain offers vast areas where children can run, have fun and even rest in the shades of the pine trees.
For lunch, we decided to head towards Paarl for a picnic at the Seidelberg Wine Estate. You can imagine how excited our children were. We ordered a delicious picnic basket with a bottle of Chenin Blanc 2010. Tables and chairs were set in the shade of a fragrant oak tree. We enjoyed one of the best views of the Paarl area. What a great and relaxing summer afternoon.
Before going back to Cape Town, we made a quick detour via Stellenbosch and we tasted the subtle blend of chocolate and wine pairing at the Waterford Wine Estate. Another great experience both for the children who love chocolate and for us who really enjoyed this wine tasting.
Between the wine, the chocolate and the landscapes, that was a lovely tasting day for everybody!
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