I was looking for a truly unique bubbly experience, so I spent 4 weekends exploring the Stellenbosch Wine Route in search for the best MCCs.
This is what I found and THIS is why you should #DoStellies:
Weekend one: Villiera Wines and Simonsig
The drive time from Villiera to Simonsig is only 8 minutes.
12h30 – end of day
Simonsig Lunch and then wine tasting for R50.
Booking is recommended. TEL: +27 (0) 21 888 4915 | EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Google Map.
Ask to do the sword and MCC experience! 😉
10h30 – 12h15
MCC tasting for R30.
Booking is recommended. TEL: +27 (0)21 889 5001| EMAIL: email@example.com Google Map. The drive time from L’Avenir to Warwick is only 7 minutes.
Get a cheese and meat platter for breakfast with freshly baked bread for R180.
12h30 – end of day
Start off with the tasting for R35 or R50 and then make your way over to the lawns for a picnic.
Booking is essential. Book a picnic for two at R500 (it can actually also feed 3). TEL: +27 21 884 4410 | EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Google Map.
Ask to try the wedding cup experience! 😉
L’Avenir cheese and meat platter
Warwick wedding cup and MCC
Weekend three: JC Le Roux
JC Le Roux:
12h45 – end of day
Total tasting heaven:
Nougat Pairing R100.00
Deluxe Pairing R100.00
Olive Pairing R100.00
Mixed Tasting R60.00
MCC Tasting R70.00
MCC Experience R130.00
Follow this link for the tasting menu: jc-le-roux-tasting-menu-options
Follow this link for the price list: jc-le-roux-price-list-2016
Booking is essential. I would recommend the Olive and MCC tasting for R100 and then order a platter from the restaurant. Ask if you can sit upstairs or outside on the balcony. TEL: 021 865 8200 | EMAIL: email@example.com Google Map.
Go on the self guided MCC in the making tour 😉
Learn more about my JC Le Roux experience by clicking here.
Weekend Four: Hidden Valley
11h00 – end of day
There is just so much to do here:
- Wine tasting, R50 per person which includes a free olive platter
- Nature walk
- Function venue
- Olives & olive oil
- Chocolate and wine pairing
- Sculpture studio
- Restaurant – have lunch! It is voted as one of the best restaurants according to the Eat Out Awards 2016. Click here to read more.
Learn more about my experience at Hidden Valley by clicking here.
If you have visited any of these farms, use the hashtag #WinegirlCTtrythis