Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waterkloof Estate warms up with a hearty Winter Platter

Issued by: Random Hat Communications                      On behalf of: Waterkloof Estate
Comforting tastes to elevate winter wine tasting experience ‘in the sky’

Waterkloof, the impressive cellar ‘in the sky’ outside Somerset West,  celebrated for its award-winning architecture, elegant wines and omnipresent views, puts a lid on the blues with a Winter Platter that adds comfort to its wine tasting experience on cold, rainy days.

From May until the end of October, this spectacular Winelands destination will sizzle with cosy gatherings by the crackling fire in its wine tasting lounge, where visitors can warm up to hearty taste sensations and elegant wines. There a grand two meter diameter open fireplace – surrounded by plush seating – sets the scene for relaxed wine tastings enjoyed with this tantalising Winter Platter.

Available at R130 per person, this delicious platter of homegrown goodness features all kinds of nom noms such as homemade meat terrine, the estate’s own organic olives, sourdough bread and a trio of cheeses which includes Waterkloof’s naturally matured Healey’s Cheddar – crowned SA’s finest Round Cheddar at the prestigious 2013 South African Dairy Championships.

Cocooned in a contemporary glass and concrete sphere, Waterkloof’s tasting room is situated inside its 120-seater fine dining restaurant, in a glass house on the slope of the Schapenberg, overlooking the farm and False Bay that has such an influence over its amphitheatre of vineyards. The tasting area with its over scaled, picture like views of the farm and nature in progress, allows visitors to be at the centre of the farm, celebrating the culmination of winemaking and tasting.

Waterkloof’s elegant wines can be tasted at the estate seven day a week. A standard tasting costs R30 per person for a flight of six wines from Waterkloof’s False Bay and Peacock Ridge collections, or R40 for a premium tasting of the estates exclusive Circle of Life and Circumstance wines. The Waterkloof Winter Platter is on offer at the tasting lounge from 10h00 till 17h00.

For more information contact Waterkloof Estate at Tel: 021 858 1292; email or visit

Waterkloof Estate is located outside Somerset West on the M9 Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road.