I was surprised at this amazingly complex wine farm steeped in history and of course their phenomenal award winning wines. Nederburg is also named as Winery of the Year in the 2017 Platter’s By Diners Club South African Wine Guide.
On arrival I was warmly welcomed by Annetjie Hopkins who is knowledgeable about the history of the farm, and shared many great stories about the previous owners and how Nederburg started out.
I enjoyed a Cellar Tour which is offered on a daily basis, with two tours offered during week days. This is a must especially during harvest season, so you can see the intricate workings of a wine farm.
In the middle of the cellar I discovered a bit of history where the wine makers still sit and meet.
After the tour I got to enjoy a wine tasting, with Annetjie, who knew so much about each of the Nederburg wine brands on offer. I was made to feel so comfortably despite my limited wine education. For the youngsters they offer an entertainment filled tasting of milkshakes and biscuits
Lunch was at The Red Table in the original manor house which still houses many of the original antiques including the Grand Piano from one of the previous owners.
Chef Edmore Ruzoza came around to each table to greet patrons , with his big cheerful smile and welcoming attitude which I found very refreshing.
The food is served in lovely portion sizes and feels like a warm hug engulfing you.Lunch is served from 11:00 and The Red Table is open on Tuesday – Sunday.
Definitely worth a day out for a tasting and a good lunch with a good bunch of friends.
Thank you Nederburg for the Cellar Tour, Tasting and a yummy lunch.
PS: Nederburg is the exclusive premium wine partner of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, and is working closely together with the non-profit organisation Qhubeka to establish their first bicycle assembly facility in the Western Cape, endorsed by the Western Cape Government.