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Since the implementation of Level 3 lockdown regulations, restaurants have sparked into action to implement new ways to reach customers. Many winery restaurants now offer food with wine, available for collection or delivery.

The number of enterprises that have managed to return to business grows by the day as alternative practices are tested and communication avenues, like websites, are updated. The following therefore represents a small selection of those available and open for business at the time of writing. Contact your local wine route office or local winery restaurants to find one close to you.

Keep in mind that under current regulations, off-consumption trading hours for wine are Monday to Thursday, from 09h00 to 17h00 with final delivery of goods to customers also required to adhere to these hours. 

Durbanville Wine Valley

De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant

Order food – hot and frozen meals - and wine from the renowned winery on a dedicated website at https://food.degrendel.co.za/. Hot meals include Wild Mushroom Fettuccini (Vegetarian) from R165; Sous Vide Pork Belly R185; 200g Free-Range Beef Burger R95; Braised Karoo Lamb Neck R185. 

De Grendel Home Meals
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De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant meals at home.

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Boschendal Wine Estate

The Taste Box was conceived by Boschendal, which has opened parts of the farm to visitors. Available for next day collection throughout the week, the Taste Box includes a selection of farm staples such as free-range farm eggs, grass-fed steaks, bacon and droëwors, along with a farm loaf.  They also have a selection of ready to cook meals including the signature beef bobotie, baked Thai red fish curry and a range of hearty winter pies. To see the full menus including a wine price list, visit https://www.boschendal.com/eat-and-drink/werf-butchery. To order, email reservations@boschendal.co.za or call 021 870 4274. 

La Motte

The winery is open for collections of food and wine, and visits to the farm shop. Home delivery to Franschhoek, Pearl Valley, Val de Vie, Boschenmeer and Paarl is also an option. Meals from Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant include a choice of a meat or vegetarian mains, with sides and salads and desserts. A special menu with healthy, but kid-friendly options is also available. Select condiments, treats and breads from the pantry and add La Motte wine too. Orders received before 12:00 will be available the next day that we are open for collection. Restaurant meals are available for collection Wednesday to Saturday, 12:00 – 16:00. Collection of wine is only permitted on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Visit www.la-motte.com for information or contact 021 876 8000 or info@la-motte.co.za.  

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

Popular Leopard’s Leap wines and dishes from the Rotisserie and Harvest Table are now available in your own dining room at home. Along with a selection of mains, there are desserts, cakes and other treats from the pantry. A kiddies menu is available too. Deliveries are made to Franschhoek, Pearl Valley, Val de Vie, Boschenmeer and Paarl from Wednesday to Saturday. Order before 12:00 for delivery the next day. For information, visit www.leopardsleap.co.za, email reservations@leopardsleap.co.za or call 021 876 8002.

Stellenbosch Wine Routes

Delheim Wines

The winery pioneered wild mushroom forages as part of the wine experience in South Africa, and these events became an annual highlight. Supporting social distancing this year, it devised a Delheim Wild Mushroom Experience-in-a-box, allowing you to step into Delheim’s mountainside forest and vineyards – without setting a foot outside. Available while stocks last, each box contains the Field Guide to Mushrooms & Other Fungi of South Africa by Gary Goldman and Marieka Gryzenhout; a bottle of Delheim Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment 2019; Sauvignon Blanc 2019 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2016; dried porcini mushrooms, parmesan cheese and risotto rice; and, a recipe. This offer costs R1 200 per box and includes free delivery in South Africa. You can also order a box without the book for just R720 (excluding delivery fee). Order from the online shop at www.delheim.com

Delheim Wild Mushroom Experience In A Box Lr 2
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Delheim Wild Mushroom Experience-in-a-box.

Gåte at Quoin Rock

Featuring a three-course tasting journey curated by Chefs Nicole Loubser and James Would, the Gåte at Home box menu changes every two weeks. The price is R400pp. Shop for wines with your meal at www.quoinrock.co.za. For more information also visit the Gåte Facebook page. Place orders via Whatsapp 082 499 5101 by no later than Wednesday at 17:00. Orders are delivered every Friday. Minimum orders of two are required. A R50 delivery fee is applicable to Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Cape Town City Bowl, other areas R100. 

Kunjani Wines

The winery restaurant’s Lockdown Delivery Menu is advertised on the restaurant page at www.kunjaniwines.co.za. It includes starters, mains and desserts, as well as pizza available on Thursdays. Any Kunjani wine, as advertised on the site too, is available with orders. Prices for mains (which serve 2) range from R165 for the homemade pasta and vegetables to the chakalaka rack of lamb for R345.

96 Winery Road

The restaurant has been transformed into a deli, but also does home deliveries now. The launch of its upgraded website marketing the menu with a selection of wines was imminent at time of writing. Open Monday – Saturday from 11:00, with last orders taken at 18:00. Orders must be in by 14:00 for next-day delivery. Now you can get the famous duck-and-cherry pie at home. Also try mains like pulled pork tortilla, venison loin and rack of lamb. Visit www.96wineryroad.co.za for information. Place orders via whatsapp 078 924 1713, wineryrd@mweb.co.za or phone 021 842 2020. Delivery fees from R40-R60 for the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Spier Wine Farm

Visit the Farm Café to stock up your pantry and fridge. Go to https://www.spier.co.za/food/farm-cafe and follow the link to the online shop. Among the items on sale are 800g beef lasagne for R120 and BBQ smoked brisket pie for R180, alongside a variety of Spier wines. The winery delivers daily (within regulations) to local addresses. Place your food order by noon for delivery the next day. For those further afield, deliveries take place on Tuesdays and Fridays to the greater Cape Town area.

Spier Farm Café
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Spier Farm Cafe offering.

Stanford Wine Route

Misty Mountains Estate

Pizza and burgers available. Order anytime, but deliveries only done on Thursdays to Standford and surroundings. Any products available, including wine and gin. Order on 082 973 5943 or email info@mistymountains.co.za. At the time of writing, a new website was imminent, which would allow for online ordering.

Stanford Hills Estate

The Tasting Room restaurant’s traditional breakfast and lunch options are available by delivery. The menu changes and there are two meal options for breakfast and for lunches each day. Options have included burgers, curries and schwarmas. Prices range from R70-R90/meal. To order, phone 072 639 6135. 

Tulbagh Wine Route

Waverley Hills Organic Wine & Olive Estate

The kitchen operates on Wednesdays and Fridays. Meals like pizza, tempura hake, burgers and chicken schnitzels are on offer, but the menu changes regularly. The offer of the moment is advertised on the Waverley Hills Facebook page. Wines available can be viewed on the winery website, www.waverleyhills.co.za. Deliveries are available on request, but food can also be collected at the winery between 11:00 and 19:00. Whatsapp 081 511 1818 or restaurant@waverleyhills.co.za

Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Route

Creation Wines

Creation is delivering wine, but if you live in Hermanus and neighbouring areas, order from the Creation Cocoon restaurant menu and have a dinner – plus wine – delivered to your doorstep. The kitchen is also sharing its recipes for the dishes via the Creation wines YouTube channel. Among the dishes are bouillabaisse with crayfish and abalone served with olive ciabatta; and, confit duck with burnt sage gnocchi and roasted winter root vegetables. Contact Chef Eleanor Niehaus on eleanor@creationwines.com or 082 60 60 160 for details. www.creationwines.com.  

Creation Contents Of A Sample Box
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Creation contents of a sample box.

Restaurants punting wine

La Belle (Cape Town - Constantia and Camps Bay)

A pair of La Belle restaurants in The Kove Collection are promoting wines through its "call & collect" or delivery service. It has also launched #KoveCookAlong allowing you to put the finishing touches to a restaurant-quality meal. Wines available amongst others Krone, Pongracz, Graham Beck, Iona, Bouchard Finlayson, Jordan, Meerlust and Rijk’s. Call or WhatsApp orders to 071 157 2008 for La Belle Constantia; or, 071 303 2541 for La Belle Camps Bay. Should you choose to collect, a personal Kove Butler will deliver to your car. Delivery is made to the Southern Suburbs, Hout Bay, Atlantic Seaboard and the CBD and costs R50. 

Deli Via by Café del Sol and La Famiglia (Johannesburg)

The popular Italian restaurants have been re-invented and now deliver food with a selection of wines. Along with meals such as pizza, soups and cooked pasta, there are wines from Delaire Graff, Babylonstoren, Constantia Glen, Kaapzicht and more. Note that some items require 24hr notice for preparation. Shop on www.deli-vai.com or place orders at orders@deli-via.com or 082 469 3657.

Voodoo Lilly, Arbour Café and Dark Kitchen (Johannesburg)

Run by Annie and Larry Hodes, the enterprise now does home deliveries too. Voodoo Lilly has been converted into a deli, with grocer's license. All products available are sourced from small, neighbourhood producers. Order food, wine and groceries form the websites  www.voodoolillycafe.com and www.thedarkkitchen.co.za. Delivery within 5km is free.

Langtafel Op Die Duin (Langebaan)

Isabella Niehaus’s home restaurant overlooking the Langebaan Lagoon has long been a favourite. Now, she offers the Langtafel (long table) box filled with traditional West Coast specialities and a complimentary bottle of wine. Deliveries are only on Thursdays and are done to all areas as far as Cape Town and Paarl. To order, email Bellaniehaus24@gmail.com.

Bertus Basson (Stellenbosch)

Restaurants under the renowned chef – Eike, Spek & Bone and Overture – have tweaked their offerings to cater for home deliveries. With Eike se Bertus se Huiskos, there’s a complimentary bottle of Seriously Old Dirt (while stocks last). Overture at Home meals include a bottle of Waterford Shiraz for R200. Spek & Bone has been converted into a wine shop that also does take-away pork belly buns and pork & sage sausage rolls for lunch. There’s also a list of wines you can add to your orders available at www.bertusbasson.com

Bertus Basson
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Chef Bertus Basson.

Rooi Tamatie (Pringle Bay)

Known as the cook on Kyknet's Ontbytsake show, Renette Vosloo produces Mediterranean-style meals for delivery from her kitchen in the coastal town. Prices range from R75 to R110 per serving, with a minimum order of R200 required along with 24-hour notice. An additional option can include wine from the Bezuidenhout family portfolio, priced between R100 and R150 per bottle. Proceeds of a case of 12 at R999, help industry workers laid off due to the lockdown. For information on this, email francois@bezfamily.com. To order food, call 060 524 4198. Deliveries to Pringle Bay and Rooiels are free while a surcharge of R25 for deliveries to Kleinmond. 

Char’d Grill & Wine Bar (Hermanus)

Offers meals like burgers, “nachos & wine”, smoked pork ribs and poke bowls as well as a choice from four nifty combo boxes. There’s one with a pair of Creation wines, a second with a complimentary wine glass and featuring Hermanuspietersfontein; a mixed case of 20 beers; and, a gin box complete with tonic, garnish and guidelines. Prices vary from R320 to R595. To peruse the options, which can be collected or delivered, visit www.shopinlet.co.za/chardhermanus. For information, call 028 312 1986.  

Chard Hermanus Wine Combo Box
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Char’d Grill wine combo box.