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 wines", namely:

The Whites
Windmeul Chenin Blanc 2013
Rudi Schultz Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Jordan unoaked Chardonnay 2012
The Reds
Windmeul Pinotage 2011
Maastricht Shiraz 2012
Springfield Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

 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
Somerset West:
Morgenster ( http://www.morgenster.co.za ): Italian owned. Great reds and arguably the best olives in the country.

Paarl:
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.

Stellenbosch:
Boschkloof (http://www.boschkloof.co.za): 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 Reserve though.