As much as I love Jozi, and its vibrant nature, there really is nothing here that competes with the beauty of the Cape. The Delaire-Graff wine estate, situated on the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschoek, is one of those jaw-dropping locations that I had the pleasure of lunching at this past week during my visit to Cape Town for my brother’s wedding.

Despite the miserable weather on the day, the view from the estate was still magnificent; accented by contemporary art around the communal areas.

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My darling husband and I enjoyed a light lunch at the main restaurant, which styles itself as a contemporary bistro (there is a second restaurant – IndoChine, which is now on the never-ending Cape foodie bucket-list). We arrived without a reservation and were lucky to get a seat; the place was humming with international and local guests on a Thursday afternoon in late September!

We eased into a glass of wine from the Estate (the Chardonnay – trust me), devoured the bread with the most impressive butter/ricotta cheese board I have ever seen (#bantingisnotmything) and sat back to unwind.

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Each dish is so beautifully presented – particularly the mozzarella salad with summer roasted veg.

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If you want to see more of Delaire-Graff estate, or to book a table at one of the restaurants, click here.

sam

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