Nothing spells romance quite like picnics on sprawling lawns, cycling through vast scenic vineyards, coffee and croissants to go, lazy lunches, midday swims and high thread count linen. Whether you’re after a weekend getaway or day trip, we have the perfect match for you.
Here’s a roundup of six swoonworthy Stellenbosch experiences you don’t want to miss this Valentine’s Day.
Picnic at Quoin Rock Wine Estate
Affirm your love of the outdoors (and each other1) on the 14th of February from 12 to 5pm in the magnificent setting of Quoin Rock Wine Estate. At R400 per person, Gåte’s daytime picnic basket istronomy includes ambrosial items such as sustainable foie gras, panna cotta, cheese and charcuterie, with additional unexpected gastronomic surprises.
Booking is essential.
Date & Time: 14 February, 12-3pm
Contact: 021 888 4740
Romantic sunset picnic at Spier
Spend the ultimate Valentine’s Day in sublime style: with a romantic picnic on the Spier The Werf! As you and your special person are serenaded by acclaimed cellist Dorette Roos and singer-songwriter Lize Mynhardt, you’ll tuck into a bountiful picnic basket of farm-inspired deliciousness and a complimentary bottle of Spier Cap Classique Brut Rosé. Vegetarian and vegan options are available too.
Booking is essential.
Date & Time: 14 February, 6:30pm-8pm
Contact: 021 809 1100
Valentine’s dinner Le Pommier
Are you planning to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Book this stunning 3-course dinner at Le Pommier Wine Estate, located in the breathtakingly beautiful Banhoek Valley. You certainly won’t go home hungry! There is limited space so book early.
Date & Time: 14 February, 6pm-11pm
Cost: R450 per person
Contact: 021 885 1269 or email@example.com
Le Pommier Rosé wine cocktail on arrival
Valentine’s Day dinner at Skilpadvlei
Kick back and enjoy a cosy dinner for two at Skilpadvlei Wine Farm. Nestled between the vineyards, Skilpadvlei Restaurant is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and breath-taking views of the Stellenbosch Hills and surrounding mountains. This Valentine’s Day, you can savour a delicious three-course set menu. For Mains you can choose from a flame grilled rump steak or chicken breast with a rich chocolately surprise for dessert!
Date & Time: 14 February, 5pm-10pm
Contact: 021 8813237
Valentine’s Day with Luna Paige at Muratie Wine Estate
Singer-songwriter Luna Paige and a group of exceptional musicians will be entertaining guests on the 12th of February in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Luna is no stranger to Muratie. Her soulful, story-inspired and at times, playful songs make for a perfect fit for this special occasion. Luna impressed with the release of her first season of a series of new music in 2021. Songs like Can it be, I’ll receive you and I long introduced Luna’s new sound and approach to recording and releasing her new music.
Wine and food are available to purchase.
Bookings are essential.
Date & Time: 12 February at 1pm.
Cost: R 175 per person
Contact: 021 865 2330 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Valentine’s Day dinner picnic at Boschendal
Summer, sunshine, live music, shady Oak trees, lawn games and a picnic basket filled with delicious treats. Did someone say the “perfect date”? Treat that special someone to an afternoon of al fresco dining, lounging on the iconic Werf lawns at Boschendal with a basket full of delicious farm treats. Guests will also receive a welcome glass of Boschendal Brut Rosé.
Date & Time: 14 February, 12pm-2pm
Cost: R620 for a basket for two – includes welcome drink in the Werf picnic area.
Valentine’s Day dinner at Boschendal
Add a little extra spice to your Valentine’s evening by joining Boschendal for a 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Allistaire Lawrence and his team at the Werf Restaurant. It will be an evening of exquisite food and incredible wines that will delight all your senses.
Date & Time: 14 February, 6pm-9pm
Cost: R655 per person (includes a 5-course set menu, a glass of Boschendal Brut Rose on arrival and gratuity). A wine pairing option will also be available at R275 per person.
Please note: All COVID protocols will be strictly adhered to. Please remember to wear a mask.