|Acorn House "House Wine" Selection & Restaurant Recommendations|
|At Acorn House we are mad about wines. Leaving
Hamburg we also had to leave an interesting wine cellar
with about 300 reds from the cape and a couple of
interesting Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs. But this
is long back. We agreed to build our new cellar on the
far end of the garage, as this probably would be the
coolest place around. It is not fashionable at all, but
it does its job and holds a couple of hundred bottles
now. Interested visitors are invited to share a bottle
of excellent wine with us. For the beginners, we have
selected an affordable range of really good "house
|Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc 2012|
Pecan Stream Sauvignon Blanc 2012
|Jordan unoaked Chardonnay 2012|
|Windmeul Pinotage 2010
|Springfield Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon 2010|
|B&B's Collection: Gilga Syrah 2006
|NEW: B&B Restaurant Recommendation (Many more from us as soon as you are here!)|
|Aubergine (http://www.aubergine.co.za). Fine dining with Harald Bresselschmidt.|
|Ocean Blue, Camps Bay. Something fishy.|
|The Foodbarn, Noordhoek (http://www.thefoodbarn.co.za). The drive is very much worth it.|
|Acorn House suggests the following 1 day wine tour|
|Leave Cape Town on the N1 and exit at the Stellenbosch via R304 sign. Follow the R304 to Stellenbosch and enjoy the winefarms en route. We recommend:|
|Villiera (http://www.villiera.com) : A white range of wonderful whites and bubblies.|
|Beyerskloof ( http://www.beyerskloof.co.za ): Succesfully focussing on Pinotage, South Africa's home grape.|
Lunch @ The Big Easy, Dorp St, Stellenbosch
|Waterford ( http://www.waterfordestate.co.za ): Great wines with Kevin Arnold Shiraz as a benchmark. Red wine and chocolate tasting!|
|Rust en Vrede ( http://www.rustenvrede.com ): One of SA's best winefarms. Very expensive reds.|
Return on the N2 to Cape Town. Enjoy your day!
Acorn House suggests the following "off-the beaten-track" winefarms
Morgenster ( http://www.morgenster.co.za ): Italian owned. Great reds and arguably the best olives in the country.
|Fairview (http://www.fairview.co.za) Huge wine and cheese farm. Do the exclusive Reserve Wine - tasting! Lunch.|
|Glen Carlou (http://www.glencarlou.co.za)
Swiss owned. Very exclusive winefarm with great views.
Art exhibition. Lunch.
An underdog in the winelands. Taste his shiraz!
|Jordan (http://www.jordanwines.com): We prefer the range of Chardonnays. And some reds: Cobblers Hill and Merlot. Hmmm|
|Overgaauw (http://www.overgaauw.co.za): Our long time favourite Merlot in the Cape. And the first one, too.|
|Thelema (http://www.thelema.co.za): 25 years
of outstanding Cabernets. Their flagship is a Merlot