When one thinks of winter and the Winelands the first thing to pop up is usually crackling fireplaces, warm and hearty dishes accompanied with red wine and close company. These are all the things you will find at Le Pommier.
Le Pommier offers food and wine pairings right throughout the year, as well as wine tasting of their Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fireplaces are to them like bread is to butter – no matter where you wine and dine, you will most definitely be in close proximity to a fireplace. Wineland winters are known for rainy, cold days but also beautiful sunny days in between which provides the opportunity for tastings and pairings to be done in the restaurant or in the new wine tasting room. The wine tasting room has a deck overlooking the breathtaking Simonsberg mountain and vineyards.
The Winter Specials menu has something fit for everyone. The breakfast menu has a few new items, which includes Eggs Benedict to savoury muffin and waffles. The “Build your own” option allows you to be creative and mix it up – these vary from creamy mushrooms, avo, Peri-Peri chicken livers to French toast and waffles. The lunch menu has proven to be quite a winner already with starters such as oven-roasted Camembert and Cherry Tomatoes or Spicy beef strips, light meals include Cajun chicken stirfry or Pasta Penne with basil pesto and parmesan for a vegetarian option. But not to forget everyone’s old well-known favourites like Bobotie, Chicken Pie and Gourmet Burger.
As winter falls in the middle of the year, many people seek a place of solitude to escape the mid-year blues. Le Pommier has a wonderful winter wine down promotion on accommodation. Guests receive a complimentary wine tasting when they book a Suite or Country room at the lodge. Breakfast is also included in the deal. The lodge boasts 6 Suites, 7 Country Rooms and 2 self-catering units. All Suites are equipped with fireplaces which make it even more suitable for the winter. The view from the lodge is also something to be admired and make for the perfect holiday album.
In light of Women’s Day this August, Le Pommier is proud to announce that their 2018 Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc each received a Gold Award at this year’s South African Women’s Wine and Spirits Awards. Not only was it a double-blinded tasting, but the entire judging panel consists of only women. This platform was designed for women, by women to target female wine buyers. Besides, who know women better than women themselves.
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