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    Aug 2015 · jkennedy

    Walking up to Eagle's Nest Winery, it didn't look like much; just a small white building on top of a...

    Walking up to Eagle’s Nest Winery, it didn’t look like much; just a small white building on top of a hill and a few parking spaces. But once we got inside, we were escorted to the “backyard.” Looking like something straight out of a ‘Mother Goose’ story, the back area of the winery had decorated benches, wine barrels used as tables, several small meadows, large trees and a rippling creek. People were scattered around on picnic blankets or lounging on the chairs with their vino. We were lucky that the weather was perfect too.

    We sat down on a benches with a wine barrel table, and a friendly staff member explained all the specials on the menu. We decided to order a meat and cheese plate to go with our wine sampler. You can also choose from larger items on their picnic menu, including a vegetarian plate full of cheeses. For a fixed price (not expensive at all), you get up to five wines to taste in a large wine glass. We tasted the rose, white, red and more. Every wine we had was excellent and went incredibly well with the plate we ordered, which is satisfying enough as a meal for two, or it can be a great appetizer for social sharing.

    Everyone looked as if they were having the time of their lives. We attributed it to the great weather and scenery, along with the wine buzz they must have been feeling. Children were playing, and adults were having deep, meaningful conversations. I spent most of the time with my partner looking around at the gorgeous environment, trying to savor the moment. I didn’t want to leave.

    By about the fourth glass, I was getting pretty tipsy. Luckily, we took the “purple bus” to get there, so driving wasn’t an issue. If you plan to do the wine tasting, I suggest taking the purple (shuttle) bus, or elect a designated driver. I would highly recommend anybody skip the busier, larger wineries and come here instead — it’s an excellent place to relax with fantastic wine and food.

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    Feb 2015 · christinebernard

    If you live in Cape Town you’ll probably visit a lot of wine farms. They say you can visit one...

    If you live in Cape Town you’ll probably visit a lot of wine farms. They say you can visit one every month for an entire year and still not run out of places to go to. I love this. I’ve been in Cape Town for two years now and been to my fair share of wine farms. Many I end up returning to again, especially if I’m taking someone who is visiting from overseas. So it’s always exciting to go to a new place, and I would never say no to visiting Constantia. I’m a huge fan of Constantia, certainly one of the most beautiful parts of Cape Town.

    Today we visited Eagle’s Nest, in the heart of Constantia and offering some of the most beautiful views imaginable. We were lucky enough to go on a beautiful summer’s day so we got to sit outside on the rolling lawns. What a gorgeous place. We had already been for lunch so we settled in for some wine tasting instead.

    The wine tasting is open from Monday to Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm so there is plenty of time to relax and really take it in. The staff were all so friendly and very informative about the wine. I was surprised at the white wines as I’m not normally a fan, but they were delicious.

    I’d love to come back and try one of their picnics. You have to pre-order so I’d recommend checking out their website to place your order. Here you can choose between a normal picnic menu, a vegetarian menu and a kids menu. I saw a few people with them and they looked amazing. Their website also has some pictures of what you get and it looks very substantial.

    Absolutely beautiful wine farm.

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