• Take a journey to Nederburg this summer for a breathtaking blend of the traditional and the contemporary, just like its wines.  Set against the imposing Drakenstein Mountains near Paarl, the winery commands magnificent views and lets you imagine how it was in the beginning when founder, Philippus Wolvaart, arrived in 1791. His fine manor house, built in 1800, overlooks generous lawns and gardens, filled with birdsong and fragrant flowers and shrubs.

    An ideal destination for families with children, Nederburg now also boasts a sturdy climbing frame (‘jungle gym’), situated on the front lawn of the historic manor house that houses The Red Table restaurant.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy top-notch wine and food while indulging in pure country hospitality.

    During the summer months, between 16:00 and 20:00 (from 22 December to 30 March 2018), this country-style eatery will be offering a scrumptious selection of Spanish-style tapas, offered on its own or with suggestions from the chef on which wines to enjoy with each delicious bite.

    Ranging in price from R15 to R160, the carefully chosen tapas selection features items such as hake goujons with tartare sauce, Asian pulled pork sliders, green salad, mini venison burgers, Bocconcini stuffed chicken, lentil samoosas with peach chutney, grilled lamb skewers with couscous, fries and aioli, and a platter of cold meats, charcuterie and cheese. It also offers dessert delights – the Turkish delight and malva infused saffron ice cream, served in a cone, is a must-try.

    Delicious children’s meals and milkshakes are also on offer, together with pre-booked picnic offerings at R185 per person.

    In the spirit of celebrating a joyful summer, select wines from Nederburg’s award-winning Heritage Heroes collection to complement your meal. This exquisite range honours some of the visionaries who have shaped Nederburg and its history as one of South Africa’s most awarded wineries.

    The Nederburg Visitors’ Centre also offers a variety of pairings, such as the popular dessert wine pairing with sweet delights, as well as an ice cream pairing introduced exclusively for summer.

    The winery also provides informative guided tours of its state-of-the art cellar and other points of interest, such as the manor house, a national monument, and Old Cellar Museum that tells the Nederburg story in wonderful artefacts and pictures.

    Foreign language guides could be arranged by prior appointment. All cellar tours need to be pre-booked by contacting Nederburg.

    Restaurant bookings are also advised.

    Nederburg contact details:

    Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl

    Tel: +27 21 862 3104

    E-mail: [email protected]

    The Red Table restaurant contact details:

    Tel: +27 21 877 5155

    E-mail: [email protected] 

    GPS coordinates: S33 42.999 E19 00.218

    Nederburg Visitors’ Centre and Old Cellar Museum trading hours:

    Mondays to Fridays:               09:00 to 17:00 (May to September) (tastings until 16:30)

    Mondays to Fridays:               09:00 to 18:00 (October to April) (tastings until 17:30)

    Saturdays and Sundays:          10:00 to 16:00 (tastings until 15:30)

    Public holidays:                      09:00 to 17:00 (if over a weekend, weekend hours apply)


    Scheduled cellar tour times:

    Mondays to Fridays:               10:30 and 15:00

    Saturdays and Sundays:          11:00


    The Red Table restaurant trading hours:

    Mondays:                                Closed

    Tuesdays to Saturdays:        Lunch served from 11:00 to 16:00

    Sundays:                                 Lunch served from 12:00 to 16:00


    Nederburg is only closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Large groups are accommodated by prior appointment only.

    Website: www.nederburg.co.za

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com