If you are looking for a wine estate that has it all you cannot do better than Nederburg. Situated on the outskirts of Paarl it is easily accessed via the N1 only an hour from Cape Town. This home of world-famous wines is surprisingly low-key - we visited mid week during February and apart from one or two couples we passed only a group of Germans being shepherded by their tour leader for a cellar tour. Everywhere is meticulously maintained yet it retains an informal farm feel. In the historic manor house we met Trevor, a friendly and informative member of staff who added to the pleasure of our visit, drawing our attention to the various antiques. And, there is no entrance fee, suggesting that the custodians are proud to share the cultural heritage of SA.. The magic of Nederburg is further enhanced by shady oak trees that invite you to explore further. And so we ended up in the comfortable spacious tasting room looked after by friendly locals who persuaded us to buy a "Cellar Door Collection Passport " - a voucher system for 4 or 14 tastings at various participating cellars - for only R50 (4 tastings) or R100 (14 tastings). Feeling a bit peckish we ordered the fresh home-baked ciabattas filled with ham,sundried tomatoes, pesto, cream cheese - the best I've ever had. At only R35 including a glass of wine, it must be the best value to be had on any wine estate! The tasting room has various seating arrangements - tables and chairs, or comfortable lounge-like sofas or you can sit up at the "bar" - all very informal and user-friendly. If you don't have the "passport" the wine-tasting/cellar tour costs R30 ((R40 on Sundays). There is one tour in the morning (10.30am) and one in the afternoon (3pm) during the week, and at 11 am only on Sat and Sun. If you are ever in the Cape, don't miss going to Nederburg - the welcoming home of famous wines.
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