Seasonal harvest highlights shared with visitors to Allée Bleue

Allée Bleue, the family-owned Estate near Franschhoek in South Africa is primarily a working farm with nearly 80 hectares planted to fruit and olive trees adding to the tranquillity which our setting reflects.    Our wines are justly famous, having won hundreds of awards over the years and the Allée Bleue fresh herb range is available in most large retailers in the Western Cape.

We produce peaches, nectarines, a large variety of different plums, pears and most of the persimmons grown in this country.   Much of the produce is exported, but locals can enjoy the fruit at selected retailers country-wide as well.   

We are inviting visitors to Allée Bleue in 2019 to experience the seasons with us and share in the farm’s bounty as it is harvested.  Try out the specially created dishes in our Bistro, buy fresh fruit at our public outlets and collect the free recipe cards as they are released every month.

Executive Chef Gordon Dovey with  the February dish: Rump steak with a plum chutney and hand-cut chips.

Chef Gordon Dovey is working closely with the farm team to create original recipe’s highlighting the red Plums, which will be served in the Bistro from January.    The dishes and recipe cards are available at the Bistro every month and this is your chance to test each one before making them at home.  Pair it with the recommended wine and let us know what you think.

January’s recipe is a smoked chicken and grilled plum salad, perfect for post-festive season healthy eating.    

Purchase a bag of fresh fruit from our tasting room, the Farm Stall/Marché at the entrance to Allée Bleue and at the picnic courtyard to enjoy on the farm or at home.

Our website and social media platforms will keep you informed of the monthly fruit celebration coming up, or just arrive, have a look at the blackboard at the Bistro, and enjoy!