The winelands is synonymous with romance. It offers the full package with plenty of wine, great restaurants and beautiful scenery, making the winelands a no-brainer destination to celebrate Valentine's Day. Many estates up the game and offer the ultimate Valentine's Day experience.
Dinner and a Show in Stellenbosch
Bodega Restaurant at Dornier Wines offers wine and dine with a view. Kick off the perfect date night with a glass of bubbly on arrival, followed by a tapas-styled dinner with 8 delectable Tapas plates to share and a bottle of Dornier Merlot to take home.
Bookings: +27 21 8800557
So you've wanted to try an outdoor cinema experience for a while now? Now is the perfect time to get cosy with Spier's Outdoor Movie Night. The classic rom-com Pretty Woman on a big screen, pop-corn and a picnic blanket on the beautiful lawns of this historic wine estate will make for an unforgettable experience. The Spier team is ready to prepare one of their legendary picnic baskets to complete your movie night or you can head over to the Spier Farm Kitchen and stock up on baked treats, drinks and produce from the farm before finding the perfect spot on the lawn to enjoy the movie.
The adventurous couples can start their day at Spier with a Segway Tour doing a lap around the estate on of these fun two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery powered transporters.
Bookings: +27 21 809 1100 and for Segway Tours +27 (21) 809 1157
French kiss in Franschhoek
Boschendal is really doing their part for love this Valentine's with 3 different picnic options to choose from. A picnic under the stars in their Rhone Rose Garden will create special memories for old and new couples. Enjoy a picnic basket with farm baked baguettes, cheese and preserves, charcuterie, salad and sweet treats as well as bubbly on arrival while being entertained by violinist Renate Riedemann. Capture all the fun and magic with an Instabooth and look forward to a Valentine's gift. At R750 per couple, you will have a full experience without breaking the bank.
Bookings: +27 21 870 4272 or email@example.com
Let's get Cheesy
On a day dedicated to celebrate love, lovebirds don't really want anything coming between them...unless it's a cheese platter for two. Keep it simple with a classic combination of wine and cheese at Waterkloof Wines in Somerset West. The Waterkloof Platter at R170 comes with some award-winning Healey's cheese and will go well with their Premium wine tasting of their Circumstance, Seriously Cool and Circle of Life ranges. The estate offers fun activities such as horseback rides, guided walks and cellar tours for those looking for some alternative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Bookings: +27 21 858 1292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Say "CHEESE" with a couple's shoot at Lourensford Estate at the foot of the Helderberg mountains and have a relaxing lunch or dinner at The Millhouse Kitchen after. A popular wedding venue, Lourensford has everything romantic you could hope for. With the vineyards looking their best in harvest time, the dam and beautiful natural scenery on the farm, nature will do the work for you. The Millhouse Kitchen's French and Italian inspired dishes and a bottle of their Lourensford MCC Brut Rosé is the perfect way to end the day.
Bookings: +27 21 847 0030 or email@example.com
Cupid at Play
Get your bubbly on with some MCC and oysters on arrival at Catharina's Restaurant at Steenberg for their Valentine's Day Dinner. A three course dinner, prepared by Chef Archie Maclean, awaits at this contemporary eatery in the Constantia Valley. You can look forward to smoked salmon, grilled beef fillet and valrhona s’mores and end off the evening with coffee and petit fours.
Bookings: +27 21 713 7178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lanzerac Wine Estate is celebrating Valentine's Day throughout the month of February. They have various options to enjoy the month of love, ranging from wine hampers, wine & dine packages to luxurious couple's spa treatments. The Lanzerac Spa Couple's Retreat Package sounds like the stuff dreams are made of, and includes a revitalizing 30-minute Musculavine Back Couple’s Massage, along with a special tasting of the Lanzerac Valentine’s Wine Hamper, consisting of the Lanzerac Premium Pinotage Rosé 2017, Chenin Blanc 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc 2017. This package is available from 12 to 18 February at R950 per couple.
Bookings: +27 21 886 5641 or email@example.com
A Romantic Splurge
The De Grendel Restaurant in the Durbanville Wine Valley offers the ultimate fine dining experience and no better way to say "I love you" than splurging on their Valentine's Day Dinner. A delicious 7 course flavour explosion will be excellently matched with wines from the estate. Their menu is based on classic, locally sourced ingredients, served in creative flavour combinations and always served with an inventive, modern edge.
Get Lost, together
Get your fill of your favourite love songs on the road to historic 5-star guest farm, Jan Harmsgat in the Robertson Wine Valley. Enjoy their delicious single-block wines in their Just Amy restaurant which is famous for their speciality Pecan Pie. Spend the night in the 1723 Cape Dutch style thatch roof building and explore more of the beautiful countryside.
Bookings: +27 87 095 1141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If any of these Valentine's Day outings go well, the winelands is more than ready and equipped for you to come and say your "I do's".