We were lucky enough on our little holiday to visit the magnificent Botriver wine farm, Gabrielskloof, which has a winning combination: a magnificent setting that is child friendly; beautiful architecture; a 5 star restaurant yet affordable, and of course perfect wines.
"'In 2001, general manager and viticulturist Barry Anderson passed on his passionate belief in the potential of the land to Bernhard Heyns....In 2009 award-winning winemaker Kobie Viljoen joined the team to make the debut vintage.... The Gabriëlskloof team is united in their obsession with making top-notch, well-priced wines that showcase the spirit of the Bot River region".
The restaurant food is out of this world. Owners Frans Groenewald and Juan van der Westhuizen "are passionate about everything local and source...produce from neighbouring towns and villages. Stop by for a hearty breakfast before a morning of wine tasting; or while away a leisurely afternoon on the stoep".
The Heyns's dogs, sometimes in attendance are an absolute attraction for the kids - the beautiful Lucy and Beppe - as was the dress up box. And the generous couches on the large stoep lend themselves to a a late afternoon story or two.
Thanks for a magnificent afternoon!
Tel: 028 284 9865
Fax: 028 2849864
Tasting room manager: Nicolene Heyns firstname.lastname@example.org