This place is a little star, its brilliant in that it has so many interesting histories to tell!
We came for lunch, which we had in the garden, -although it was fully booked the staff managed to get us a table under a tree - and our waitor (Shannon) was a true sweetheart!
He told us about the food, the wine, the place, his life, the unique owner, the charity and beneficiaries projects of the place (that employees get a lot of benefits by working there), and several local things we enjoyed to hear about.
Foodwise we loved it too! The beef rated a 10! And the calamari in cocunut curry with a spicy sausage close to a 10! Both things went well together with a special house sparkling red wine (that I think might have been my facorite wine of all this weekend- you should look for it!).
We also loved going for a walk afterwards on the farm. Solms has a museum that tells about the farm's history of slavery, various ownership, community influence, winery, apartheid history and contemporary history -together with a great bunch of info regarding what Solms are doing now for the local community.
This is something we did not see much of in other places (it might be there, just that Solms is marketing it more..?), and personally we really enjoyed that in this place.
The employees we met seem very proud of working their and packed with information if you are curious. Apparently there are summer concerts (every?) weekend at 6 in Solms, together with braai (bbq), and after a second thought we might have enjoyed that EVEN more, as the garden is HUGE and the must be special in that place by night with live music.
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