So, apparently the annual day of love is closer than we think. And if you are wanting to spoil your special someone with a romantic evening, best you start booking!
I’m not a massive fan of the day myself, we actually try to go for dinner the day before or the day after to get away from the chessy-ness of it all. But hey, there are a number of awesome activities happening in the winelands and maybe this year we’ll enjoy one of them…
Anybody planning a night in of good home style cooking and a few bubbles? Pongrácz have packaged their Rose in a lovely gift pack just for Valentine’s day, available at Checkers & Makro store nationwide. The Cap Classique is made in the traditional French method using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it has a lovely soft pink hue and delicious fruit and yeasty flavours – perfect for a Valentine’s evening. All JC Le Roux MCCs and sparkling wines also have cute free Valentine gift tags attached to their bottles, available exclusively at selected Pick n Pay stores country-wide.
If last year’s home cooked idea didn’t work so well, or you’d simply rather relax and let someone else do all the hard work, check out the different dinners and occasions happening in the winelands…
1. Overgaauw Outdoor Movie & Picnic
Watch Midnight in Paris under the stars with a picnic. R300 per couple including a bottle of wine.
2. Leopard’s Leap Valentine’s Cooking Class
An exciting evening of cooking, eating and interactive fun with decadent food and wine. R650 per person.
3. Valentine’s Under the Stars at Allee Bleue
Romantic tables set up for two, R320 per person. Entertainment, music, dance floor and food bars to choose from.
4. Picnic dinner and dance at Simonsvlei
R300 per couple for picnic baskets or R215 for a 2 course dinner, R275 for a 3 course dinner with live entertainment.
5. Spier picnic & movie on the lawn
Watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the lawn with a picnic and bottle of MCC. R380 per couple.
6. Pierneef Valentine’s dinner at La Motte
Enjoy a delicious five course dinner at one of the country’s top ten restaurants. R495 per person, R650 with wine pairing.
7. Valentine’s Full Moon Hike
If you are looking for something a little different and a bit more active, take a full moon hike through the vineyards at Delvera.
8. Movies under the stars at Paul Cluver
An evening of cinema and romance under the stars. Showing Love Actually on the 14th and Pretty Woman on the 15th.
9. Nianell Valentine’s concert at Backsberg
Enjoy a sunset Valentine’s concert with Nianell. All proceeds are donated to Little Angels in Somerset West. R150 per person, feel free to bring your own picnic.
10. Valentine’s Day at Waterkloof
Enjoy a gourmet six course dinner and a glass of MCC at this beautiful wine estate and restaurant. R750 per person, R900 with wine pairing.
11. Romantic picnic at Nederberg
The Red Table restaurant will be having a five course dinner at R280 per person, complimented with light musical entertainment.
Enjoy picnic baskets in the shade under the trees with a bottle of sparkling wine from 11 February right until the 16th February. Picnic baskets are R250 per person.
12. Valentine’s Movie Night at Rhebokskloof
Crazy Stupid Love will be showing on the lawn under the stares. R75 per person.
13. Valentine’s day High Tea at Anthonij Rupert
Enjoy a beautiful selection of sweet and savoury treats with a glass of bubbly. R350 per person, 14th & 15th February.
14. Chocolate themed dinner at Lanzerac
A romantic five course chocolate themed dinner in the Governor’s Hall. R350 per person including a welcome drink.
Afternoon specials at the Deli include: Red wine and a chocolate pot – R170 per couple, Cupid’s cheese platter – R140 per couple, Romantic picnic box – R420 per couple.
15. Glen Carlou Valentine Dinner
A delicious four course meal with live music. R350 per person.
16. Valentine’s Day at Grande Provence
Enjoy a decadent seven course signature menu with a glass of bubbly on arrival. R595 per person.
17. Simonsig Cuveé Restaurant
Indulge in a delicious five course affair for R520 per person, including a complimentary glass of Simonsig with every course (R400 excluding wine).