It seems that most wineries in the Plettenberg Bay Winelands have a great backstory of family discovering new lives. Sue and Doug Lund of Newstead Lund Family Vineyards were once from families farming sugar and dairy in KwaZulu-Natal who gave it up to farm vineyards in Plettenberg Bay. The Newstead crest combines two family crests – the Lion from the Lund Family and the Stag from the Robinsons. See if you can spot it when visiting the estate.
“We like to think that our journey, and anybody else’s journey, is reflected in that of our grapes.”
Wine Tasting & FOOD!
Wine tasting is R10-R20 a glass for 3 wines and the restaurant menu changes daily. There is an array of pizza, a roast of the day, salads and some incredible gourmet desserts. If you are lucky enough to taste some of their Rosé MCC, then you are in luck because there is a waiting list of two years – it is that good! Right off the bat, their Rosé MCC won a Michelangelo Gran D’or (double gold) award and is only getting better over time.
The setting is lovely and tastefully decorated by Sue herself. Expect to see plenty of flowers! Choose to sit at the wine bar, on the veranda, or in the garden. The Manager is Jared who is extremely knowledgable about wine and his staff are very friendly and attentive too. I have been told that Newstead gets fully booked very quickly and so it is imperative that you book in advance.
News just in! Newstead are pleased to have launched self-catering accommodation offering to their list of services on the estate. Sue and Doug have lovingly decorated two luxury suites set amongst the Pinot Noir vineyards, bordering a Polo field which boasts an outdoor shower too. How’s this for a little bit of luxury in the country!
I had an absolutely wonderful time at Newstead family wines and would definitely recommend it if you are in the Plettenberg Bay region.
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