76 of 800 – Peter Falke, Stellenbosch

Wine farm 76 of 800 is the ever so modern Peter Falke Wines in the Stellenbosch Wine Routes. The best part about this farm is that they are open until 7pm (Tuesdays to Sundays) so you can definitely sneak in an after-work tasting to watch the sunset. What’s more is that their setting, service, food and wine it totally top notch! Relax in the garden on giant pillows or on a couch overlooking the vineyards and mountains.

Above photos provided by Peter Falke.

BOOKINGS: Definitely book to avoid disappointment. For bookings please e-mail; tasting@peterfalkewines.co.za or call 021 881 3677
WINE TASTING: Choose from a red range tasting R45, Peter Falke tasting R35 or taste the full range excluding muscat and MCC for R45. You can also purchase wine by the glass (R40 – R85), carafe (R80 – R170) or bottle (120 – R300). Prices subject to change.
WHEN TO GO:  Adaptable for summer or winter but definitely better in the Summer so you can sit outside and enjoy sitting on the lawn. If it gets cold, there are plenty of outdoor heaters though.
SERVICE: Professional and attentive.
RESTAURANT: Yes. They have a great menu of fancy food from light meals to more hearty meals. Cheese, nachos, meat dishes, soups, salads, (oysters – pre ordered) and desserts.
ACCOMMODATION: No.
CHILD/PET FRIENDLY? I saw a lot of families with well behaved children however no jungle gym. I would recommend this farm for friends.
LARGER OR SMALL GROUPS? Best for 4-8 people.
LOCATION: About a 45 minute drive from Cape Town in Stellenbosch. Peter Falke Directions
OTHER RATINGS: Learn what others have rated on Trip Advisor by reading the Peter Falke Trip Advisor Review Page.

Here’s my experience:

Getting to the farm was quite touch-and-go due to the road works but I am sure those will be over soon enough if not already. The travel time is worth it, believe me. Be sure to book before hand though because there are many different places to enjoy a tasting. Relaxing on giant pillows on the lawn, couches or tables on the stoep or inside seating.

 

The inside tasting area looks quite grand! There is also a wine shop and pops of art decor. The owner’s wife has a flair for interior design as well as art so you definitely won’t be disappointed.

I started off with a fabulous bottle of MCC on ice for around R270 a bottle. It’s 100% Chardonnay and only 2400 bottles were produced. This wine is so tasty and refreshing when served ice cold on a hot summers day – definitely something to get the taste buds going.

 

For the wine tasting, I started off with a beautiful Blanc de Noir 2017 made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This region is known to produce excellent Cab Sauv and this one had beautiful red fruit flavours rounding off with a somewhat rooibos finish.

Peter Falke recommends pairing this with their Melon and Parma Ham dish. Mouth watering yet? 🙂

 

And then there were the reds – paired with a wonderful cheese and fruit platter. The service was excellent!

The Peter Falke Reds consisted of a Red Blend, Cab Sauv and Pinot Noir. I particularly enjoyed their Ruby blend 2014 (50% Cab Sauv & 50% Syrah). It received a National Wine Challenge/Top 100 SA Wines – Double Platinum Medal. 18 months in French Oak Barrels so it is an excellent, full bodied wine to enjoy with red meat dishes like lamb.

Their Signature range consists of a Syrah 2015 as well as a Red Blend 2014. The blend is 88% Cab Sauv and 12% Merlot which also spent 18 months in French Oak barrels. It’s a Top Gold Medal Winner with a score of 96/100 at the 2015 PAR Wine Awards South Africa – www.weinpreis-suedafrika.de as well as a Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 – Gold Medal.

 

So in addition to the wonderful views and food, the wine is excellent too.

 

Fun fact! Peter Falke is definitely the owner of Falke socks too – in case you were wondering 🙂 Also, be sure to check out the Dirtopia trail running website, they host some excellent trail runs on this estate.

I had an excellent time and you will too!

So which farm will be next? 🙂

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