Few things in life rival the bonhomie of sharing a picnic with friends and family. add a shady spot on a hot summer’s day, delectable treats, and a glass filled with the best the vineyards can offer and you’ve certainly got the ingredients of ‘le good life’.
Adding to the many unique dining options at the award-winning Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst, has launched a French inspired picnic to enjoy this summer season from November 2013 until April 2014, 7 days a week, and weather dependent.
Cost for the picnic for two guests is R420.00 and for the family picnic, two adults and two children, R630.00, which can be enjoyed under the oak tree, in the manicured gardens, alongside the Grande Provence vineyards. The set menu picnics includes a French baguette, artisanal brie, locally cured saucisson, homemade preserves and butter, a decadent chocolate brownie, all complemented by a bottle of the award-winning Grande Provence Estate wine and still or sparkling water.
Picnic baskets are available only by booking 24 hours in advance. Tel: 021 876 8600 E: email@example.com
A french affair at Le Verger
Select your baguette or rosemary flatbread straight from the wood fired oven. Then, your choice of pates, cold cuts, organic cheeses, condiments such as piquant humus and other olives straight from the barrel. Relax and spend a slow day with friends in one of the many conservatories or under an ancient oak.
R125 pp, every weekend from 12h00. Bookings: 021 876 8900 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards
The simple things in life often give on the most pleasure. pick up a picnic basket at the country kitchen and take a stroll with your blanket in hand, through the vineyards down to the dam, into the rose garden or to the shade of an oak or weeping willow and make yourself comfortable.
Unpack your basket of delights, open a bottle of chilled wine, sit back and relax, while you nibble a little, read a good book, or have a chat and a giggle with family and good friends.
Our country basket is available every day, other baskets can be pre-ordered.
Download the Country Kitchen Picnic Baskets.
Reservations: 021 876 2770
There’s nothing quite like a summer picnic in the Cape Winelands and Allée Bleue Wine Estate is now offering a First Class version to this ever-popular way to spend a day with family and friends. It’s for those seeking a more elegant and sophisticated take on a day out in the country. Shaded by an historic oak tree, freshly made picnic baskets are served to you from the picnic gazebo and an ice bucket ensures your Allée Bleue wine is always chilled.
R 145.00 per person (basket serves 2 people). Open daily from 11h30 – 15h00, Monday – Sunday.
Download the Allee Bleue Picnic Menu Oct 2011 – May 2012
Reservations: Booking is essential, please contact 021 874 1021 or email email@example.com.
For those wishing to picnic in the Cape winelands, the estate offers appetising picnic baskets from Fyndraai restaurant for R135 per person with delicious vegetarian options. Contents typically include basil pesto marinated farm vegetables with chive crème fraiche; bacon and onion potato slaai with vinaigrette; smoked Franschhoek trout with caper berries and fresh cream, and chicken tandoori with cucumber and honey mustard yoghurt.
Private picnic spots are spread out along the estate’s enchanting riverside forest, with safe areas for kids to swim and Dad to do some fly fishing!
Download the Fyndraai Picnic Menu
Reservations: To book a picnic basket or a table at Fyndraai Restaurant, please contact Solms-Delta Wine Estate (021 874 3937) and speak to Annalize or Lindy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booking for parties of more than 10 essential and set menus available for groups.
Spectacular riverside winelands picnics at Holden Manz
Holden Manz, the magnificent boutique wine estate embraced by two rivers in the shadow of the Franschhoek mountains, offers spectacular river side picnics under stately oaks – one of the best kept secrets in the winelands.
The picnics cost R160 per person with a special children’s menu at R45 per child. Each basket for two includes a bottle of mineral water and wine can be purchased additionally from the cellar.
The picnics are offered daily from Tuesdays till Sundays but booking is essential. Call 021-8762729, email email@example.com or visit www.holdenmanz.com. To reach Holden Manz, turn right at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek and follow the signs for two kilometres.
Mediterranean style al fresco lunches and picnics along the stream at The Olive Shack at Allora. Snack boxes from R60, picnic baskets from R100 per person. Gourmet baskets on order. Baskets may be taken away or consumed at our picnic area.
Reservations: 021 876 4375 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Cosecha restaurant at Noble Hill
Our picnics come in two styles, and each can be prepared for either 2 or 4 people. Kid’s baskets are available as well. The whole experience is a lovely way to experience a sunny afternoon.
Reservations: Advance booking is required. 021 874 3844 / email@example.com
Boschendal – Le Pique-Nique
During the summer months Boschendal’s Le Pique-Nique provides the ideal setting for simple French-Style country meals. Picnic hampers filled with simple country fare are served from a gazebo, relax and enjoy the fare at tables and chairs set in the shade of fragrant pine trees.
Baskets to be collected between 12:15 & 13:30. They may be collected later – by arrangement. R150.00 per adult excluding beverages and service – baskets packed in servings of 2, 3, 4, and 5 each. R59.00 per child (under 10) excluding beverages and service.
Reservations: Bookings essential. 021 870 4272/3/4/5 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the convenience of our Packed picnics for 2 or more.
Delicious picnic spread @ R95/HEAD.
Reservations: Leana or Katlyn – 021 876 4591 to have it ready for you, or just pop into the SalmonBar at any time, on any day and we will pack it up for you.
Download the SalmonBar Picnic Menu