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Wine tasting at Peter Falke Wines
Drink in your surroundings
Situated just 40 minutes from Cape Town, boutique winery Peter Falke Wines is on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The property’s sprawling green lawns are punctuated with bright bougainvillea, manicured red roses and profusions of herbs: it’s a glorious mingle of scent and scenery. Juxtaposed against the gentle natural setting, corkscrews the size of telephone boxes are twirled into the earth, giving the estate a dream-like quality.
Needless to say, the exclusive winery has been designed to appeal to all the senses, an approach that allows you to drink in your surroundings while doing the same with the reds and whites included in the estate’s wine tasting.
The beauty is in the details, and the inherent quirkiness of the estate is pinned down by a subtle, sophisticated style. The actual wine glass is a perfect example of this. Imported from France the glass has an interior curved ridge that acts as a decanter, a mechanism that exposes the wine to air as it’s swished around the glass. The glasses, sold in sets of six, are available to buy directly from the estate.
The farm produces two ranges of wine: The Signature range, which ‘attracts the discerning wine connoisseur’, and the PF range, which ‘embodies relaxed, stylish sociability, with a light multifaceted character that plays on the senses.’
A wine tasting is R40 per person for the available selection, which can include tastings of the Sauvignon Blanc, Blanc de Noir as well as a Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir.
What makes this estate even more special is that the tasting room stays open until 7pm (a good two hours later than other wineries), making it an ideal spot for sundowners.
Enjoy the sunset with a cheese platter for two at R150 or for three to four people at R250. The platter includes three cheeses (blue vein, brie and foxtail), a cold meat (choice of coppa, prosciutto or salami), fig preserve, olives, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and fruit, with two types of bread.
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