We can all agree that 2022’s been quite a year. As the days grow longer and the sun gets hotter, it’s time to get together as a team and clink a few glasses. What better way to end off 2022 than with an awesome year-end party?
From sophisticated private dining to adrenaline-filled adventures, here are some ideas for fun and memorable year-end functions on wine farms in the Western Cape.
Dine at Steenberg
Celebrate this year’s achievements at one of Steenberg’s restaurants: Bistro Sixteen82 or Tryn. You can either opt for one of their beautiful private dining rooms, or take a seat in their main dining spaces for smaller, a la carte groups. With delicious food and wine in a tranquil setting, no space could be more inspiring to toast to your successes.
To book your year-end function with Steenberg, email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine experiences like no other at Klein Roosboom
Klein Roosboom in the Durbanville Wine Valley is ideal for smaller teams, as they only cater to small, intimate private gatherings. You can enjoy a wine tasting like no other in their wine tasting caves, share a farm-fresh meal at Jéan Restaurant, or go on a party bike adventure through the vineyards.
To book or find out more, contact Klein Roosboom on email@example.com.
The Table at De Meye
Always a treat, the oh-so lovely The Table at De Meye just outside Stellenbosch not only offers beautiful scenery, but exceptional farm-to-table food served family style. If you’re looking to take your staff out of the city for an unforgettable culinary experience, this is the place.
Book your table via email on bookings@thetablerestaurant, or phone 072 696 0530.
Hoopenburg end-of-year function
Hoopenburg Wines, situated in the Greater Simonsberg area, is offering an exclusive end-of-year function package this season. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal, a traditional braai with three different meats, or a relaxing picnic. They will also throw in a wine tasting and lawn games, namely boules, tug of war, and table riddle.
To make your booking, send an email to Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp her on 064 537 9855.
Waterford Estate, Stellenbosch
Only half the 120ha of land at Waterford Estate has been planted to vine. The rest has been left to wild fauna and flora. The estate’s Porcupine Trail allows you to explore the latter with three routes. A light picnic lunch is provided with your booking, plus there’s a wine and chocolate tasting to sweeten the deal.
Quad biking at Morgenhof
For an adrenaline-filled year-end function, quad biking at Morgenhof is a great option. The trail is easy to moderate and their tour guide will ensure your safety and enjoyment. Linger longer and end the day with a picnic on the lawn in front of the historic manor house, surrounded by breathtaking views.
To enquire about quad biking and other adventurous activities, contact Morgenhof on 021 001 9416.
Garden walks and lunch in the Greenhouse at Babylonstoren
Babylonstoren is a great place to share special moments with staff after a year of hard work. After taking a stroll through the farm’s amazing garden, treat them to a delicious lunch at the Greenhouse, where all the food is served picnic-style, highlighting fresh and seasonal ingredients inspired by the garden. Perfectly paired with Babylonstoren wines! Babylonstoren also has several other venues available to accommodate groups of varying sizes, from the Spice Garden to the Old Cellar.
Contact Babylonstoren to find out more by emailing email@example.com.
The Werf picnic at Boschendal
Celebrate the summer with an outdoor picnic at Boschendal. Only the best available seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients are used, and each guest receives a basket filled with delicious eats and treats – ready to share in one of the most picturesque wineland settings.
To find out more or book a picnic, contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leopard’s Leap lunch
Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards celebrates family, and it handles work functions in the same way by making the experience special. There are many options to choose from: wine tastings, a rotisserie roast-chicken lunch, and more.
Contact Leopard’s Leap and let them take care of the details: email@example.com.