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5 Romantic Valentine's Picnics in the Winelands


28 January 2020  -  Trudie Webb (Editor)

There are few things as easy-going, yet romantic as a picnic on a wine farm. You have beautiful views and easy access to wine without the stress of choosing food off a menu in a fancy restaurant. Here are 5 romantic picnics to choose from this Valentine's Day

Sunset picnic at Spier

Beautiful Stellenbosch estate, Spier, has added vibey live music that will make you feel like the only couple on their beautiful lawn. As dusk dreamily gathers, guitarist Matt Carsten's smokey-voiced singing will invite couples to cosy up under the oaks of the Spier Werf. Pop open your bottle of Spier Methode Cap Calssique (MCC) and feast from a picnic bursting with locally sourced deliciousness.The picnic basket will include gourmet salads, cheese, charcuterie, roast beef and chicken, a fresh baguette and a decadent chocolate mousse to end the night on a sweet note.

Time: 18:00

Cost: R750 picnic for two, including MCC

Bookings: reservations@spier.co.za

Romantic picnic at Grande Provence

The Valentine’s picnic basket will be available all day, packed to the brim with delicious artisanal foods. Treats include fresh seasonal fruits, a tomato basil & feta tartlet, assorted arancini, estate made hummus, local cheeses and charcuterie, and a decadent chocolate brownie. The basket comes with a bottle of the estate’s popular Angels Tears wine as well as still or sparkling water.

Time: until 16:00

Cost: R600 per person

Bookings: events@grandeprovence.co.za

Valentine's Picnic with Tasché at Linton Park

Tasché, winner of The Voice 2019, and some local talent will entertain you and your loved one while the sun sets over the lovely Wellington at Linton Park Wine Estate.Your picnic package includes entrance for 2 people and a full picnic basket for 2, a bottle of Rhino Wine of your choice and 10% discount on all wine purchases on the evening.

Time: gates open at 17:30

Cost: R550per couple / R100 per person concert only

Bookings: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/95318-valentynsdag-met-tasch/#/

Picnic for two at Mellasat Vineyards

Take your loved one or a friend and enjoy the tranquillity and beautiful scenery while enjoying your picnic.

The picnic for two is R249.00 for the basket and on the menu is Bacon and Manchego Croquettes, Vegetable Spanakopita, Cheese and relishes with crackers,  homemade chicken pâté, chocolate brownies and a bottle of Dekker’s Valley Rosé

Time: 11:00

Cost: R249

Bookings: tastingroom@mellasat.com

Night Market and Picnic at Boschendal

Enjoy your picnic basket at a spot of your choosing accompanied by the sweet sounds of local artist, Nina Stamper at the Boschendal Night Market. Picnic includes their special selection of fresh farm produce and homemade treats include chocolate truffles, creamy white chocolate cheesecake, strawberries and a bottle of Boschendal Brut Rosé

All baskets need to be booked 24 hours in advance | R550 per basket for two.

Time: 18:00

Cost: R550 per couple

Bookings: reservations@boschendal.co.za