Review: Zevenwacht Wine Estate

A piece of paradise, within an hour’s drive of the city

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Located in Kuils River, Cape Town, on the spectacular Stellenbosch Wine Route, lies Zevenwacht Wine Estate. A tranquil farm setting, complete with stunning vineyards and breathtaking views of Table Bay and False Bay, there’s something to be said about the sense of relaxation one feels upon entering. A leisurely stroll around the estate sets the mood for things to come.

Compared to many modern wine estates around, Zevenwacht seems to have retained its established and nostalgic atmosphere of yesteryear. The estte is a leader in its field, being one of the first to establish a restaurant, conference, and hotel facility. Today, it also boasts a cheesery and spa.

The name “Zevenwacht” roughly translates to “seven expectations.” This exemplifies the abundant delights and multiple facilities on the estate.

Wine cellar
A signature of all wine estates is the wine cellar tours and wine tasting. Zevenwacht is no different and the cellar is open daily on Estate. You can experience firsthand the artistry and technical skills that transform grapes into fine wine.

Dining options
Zevenwacht Restaurant is located in the tastefully decorated 19th century Cape Dutch Manor house, built in 1800. It is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and supper.

Zevenwacht Picnic Menus are served in baskets on tree shaded lawns sloped around the lake. There is Farm House meat, cheese and salad baskets, vegetarian baskets, kiddie’s baskets and the option of having a braai basket in one of the multiple braai areas, which includes grids, wood and firelighters.

Zevenwacht Al Fresco is a thatched roof venue adjacent to the lake. It’s the ideal location to host weddings, banquets, product launches and conferences, comfortably accommodating around 200 people.

Zevenwacht Lapa is an informal all-weather function and hospitality facility, accommodating up to 80 guests.

Accommodation options
Zevenwacht Country Inn offer guests luxurious, air-conditioned suites, each with a private terrace and uninterrupted views of Table Bay and False Bay.

Zevenwacht Vineyard cottages all have 3 bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms sharing a lounge and is a good option for the larger family.

Zevenwacht Chalet is a self-catering chalet and the ideal option for big families.

Conference facilities
The Auditorium is a 64-seater at the Zevenwacht Country Inn, offering modern conference facilities with all the necessary technology.

Breakaway rooms are also available for smaller groups of 12 and 8 delegates. There’s also a clubhouse facility, with space for up to 30 delegates.

Spa facility
‘Bakwena Day Spa’ is located on the highest peak of the farm and offers guests half-day and full-day packages to rejuvenate themselves in a tranquil environment.

The estate offers guests all the luxuries and amenities, making it an ideal destination for all kinds of visitors – whether for a conference or an overnight visit.

FOR MORE INFORMATION go to www.zevenwacht.co.za. Contact them on 021 900 5700 or email info@zewenwacht.co.za

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