As a parent you know that choosing an outing revolves around what is offered for the children. For a fun and relaxing day out to actually be fun and relaxing the children need to be kept busy and fed. Travelling with a baby and toddlers makes you look at everything very differently. These wine farms are not the only family friendly wine farms but they are definitely my favourite.
Cape Point Wine farm, Cape Town, the view is breathtaking. If you are a family that loves picnics and being outside then this is a must stop for you. They have a cute little pond and rolling gardens to play in. The wines are easy drinking and very affordable.
If you want to spoil yourself with finer food and still have the children entertained Simons on Groot Constantia, Cape Town, is a must. The food is absolutely delicious and they cater for little fingers. There is a playground outside for the children to let out some of the pent up energy.
The Durbanville area, just outside Cape Town, boasts a wonderful variety of wine farms. One of the most relaxed and family friendly ones is D’Aria– the tasting room overlooks a play area and a pond, they have a big grassy bank for the children to run around and enjoy themselves. The food is easy eating, burgers and cheese platters. This wine farm is my choice for a lovely lunch outing because it is not as commercial as some of the others in the area. The wines speak for themselves.
The adventure lovers would feel at home at Constantia Uitsig, Cape Town. They have an awesome bike park and a great play area attached to a really good restaurant. If you are more the cafe type they have some really fun little shops and less formal ressies on the farm too.
If you are heading out of Cape Town towards Paarl, Fairview is a great stop, not only can you taste their wines, but they have a great cheese menu and goats do roam. The children will enjoy the farm area with all the animals.
Constantia Uitsig Wine farm with restaurant
We try to work as naturally as possible in the vineyards, using cover cropping, mulching and integrated pest management programmes. Flowers play a central theme at Uitsig too – welcoming a diversity of beneficial insects and bright colours to the vineyards whilst our farm-made compost enriches the soil.
Cape Point Winery
Cape Point Vineyards is uniquely located in Noordhoek in the Cape Point Peninsula where our close proximity to the ocean and the ancient soils of the Table Mountain Range not only provides a phenomenal setting, but also a terroir ideal for the production of world-class Sauvignon Blanc that is strong in minerality and complexity.
Fairview Wine and Cheese Farm
Fairview is a working farm housing a collection of micro-businesses all sharing in a common goal – to create artisanal and sustainable produce, with a focus on fine wine and cheese. They have been caring custodians of the land since 1693, and invite you to come and visit and see for yourself how the farm operates, supports the environment and contributes to a more holistic lifestyle. Everything we do is driven by our philosophy of being honest, honouring our heritage and ensuring that ingenuity perpetually flows from our soils and cellars and straight into the heart of your relationship with us.
D’Aria Wine farm
Between Durbanville and Bloubergstrand, you’ll find an area that is known as “Sauvignon Blanc Country”. If you are looking to savour internationally acclaimed wines, where history, tradition, nature’s bounty and the delicate craft of winemaking all come together, there is no better option than D’Aria.
The Groot Constantia Wine Estate
The Groot Constantia Wine Estate is the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa. They produces an award-winning wine to please every palate. Enjoy a fresh and cheerful Blanc de Noir or a beautifully complex Chardonnay. Discover a bold Shiraz or our seductive Grand Constance. With three wine-tasting venues on the estate, you can find your favourite in surroundings that suit your style.
One of the best ways to completely immerse yourself in the Cape Winelands in South Africa is by staying on a beautiful wine farm. Waking
Wine farms Newton Johnson
The Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir was selected as one of the top 3 Pinots in the world outside Burgundy. This is a wine that has received 5 stars in Platter’s for every single vintage submitted since 2009 – an extraordinary track record that is unmatched by any other producer.
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards is situated in the coastal region of South Africa, an area that boasts some of the oldest soils in the world. Evidence of this lies in the tall, weathered mountains that grace the surrounding landscape and the Helderberg Mountain Range against which our vineyards nestle.
South Africa offers beautiful vineyards, wonderful wines and a wonderful climate. South Africa is a perfect destination if you like wine and good food.
Organic and Biodynamic Producers Tasting tour
During this wine tour, we visit producers who are leaders in Organic and Biodynamic wine making. We are guided by a winemaker to hear their stories and to taste their wines.
Three Wine Districts Tour – Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch
History, culture, nature and wines from 3 wine districts – the charming Paarl valley, Franschhoek who was established in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing religious persecution in Europe and Stellenbosch with some of the finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture, and the historic heart of the country’s wine region.
Potpourri Wine Tasting Tour in Stellenbosch
This tasting program introduces young and old wine estates and wine making styles across the spectrum from light crisp wines to complex and robust red blends. We learn about South African wines as well as how to pair wine with food. Your guide Jim, is South African, he speaks English and Swedish and is a certified tourist guide for all 9 provinces for history, culture and nature as well.