If you or the kids eat Gluten Free, like I do, and love Pizza try out these Wine Estates. Their Pizza is delicious and they are great venues for a family outing:
Set in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands Mulderbosch Vineyards is a wonderful, child friendly wine estate to visit with the family for heavenly pizza. This modern estate has comfortable seating outside in a booth-style creating a social atmosphere and the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxed afternoon with family or friends. The layout is ideal for celebrations with a large group too.
The spacious Tasting Room is beautifully designed with comfortable chairs and they offer a pizza and wine pairing, which needs to be pre-booked. To compliment the wines they offer a selection of creative and gourmet, thin-based wood-fired pizzas with a variety of delicious toppings. They are delicious and they offer gluten free.
There is a wooden kid’s jungle gym with a slide and swings, suitable for older children or supervised little ones as it is a little distance away from the outside tables. There are two areas for adults, or kids, to play a game of Boules – the French game where you roll heavy metal balls as close as possible to a target (similar to lawn bowls except you are on dirt and not lawn).
The Tasting Room is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm. Pizza is served from 12pm – 4pm. Reservations are essential.
Polkadraai Road (M12), Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 881 8149 | www.mulderbosch.com
La Grapperia @ The Spice Route
La Grapperia at the Spice Route is a superb option for child friendly dining in the Winelands with the family. They serve up tasty traditional wood-fired, thin based pizza’s, and traditional Flammkuchen, a German/French style pizza. They pizza’s are delicious and they have started making gluten free.
Also on the menu are a selection of signature platters including antipasti, meat and cheese with a selection of Fairview cheeses from the farm next door. There are a few salads and chef specialty dishes too. Fairview cheese is delicious, definitely worth stopping in on the way home if you are a cheese lover, like me.
The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, tasty food, good wine and child friendly! There are tables inside and outside under shady oak trees with breathtaking views of the Paarl Winelands. There is plenty of space for the little ones to play and explore around the tables and there is lawn space and a jungle gym located above the restaurant, suitable for competent climbers. I recommend to book a table and request to be near the jungle gym.
La Grapperia provides the perfect setting with a relaxed ambiance, the service is efficient and the staff friendly. The restaurant is popular, book in advance. When visiting La Grapperia I recommend to plan for a full day of exploring at the Spice Route, it is a wonderful Winelands destination.
Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl | Tel: 021 – 863 4367 | www.spiceroute.co.za
Under Oaks Wines
Under Oaks Wines is a Paarl gem! This beautiful estate is the perfect estate to visit with the family for wine tasting and delicious pizza. The farm setting has picturesque views for you to savour as you spend a relaxed afternoon with the family at this lovely location. The child friendly Pizzeria has tables located under shady oak trees with an open lawn space in front of the restaurant. The scenic views complement the tranquil setting adding to the relaxed ambience of this perfect, child friendly restaurant. The Pizzas are wood-fired, thin based and delicious and they have Gluten Free and Banting Pizza. On the menu there is also a selection of salads and pastas made to Italian perfection.
There is a jungle gym, swings and farm animals to keep the little ones entertained watching the cows and horses roam around and plenty of space for the little ones to run wild, play and just be kids. When booking request a table on the lawn if you have kids.
Main Road, Paarl | Tel: 021 – 869 8962 | www.underoaks.co.za
Taste at Laborie Wine Estate
The beautiful Laborie Wine Estate is situated in the picturesque town of Paarl with Paarl Rock as the backdrop. The estate is welcoming to families with plenty of entertainment on the farm for all and they have ensured our little people are well cared for with activities to keep them busy while you visit this world-class Winelands destination.
The modern space, Taste at Laborie, is their renovated tasting room blending old world charm of the estate with today’s modern edge. It is the perfect space for a relaxed afternoon of wine tasting, wine pairing and delicious pizza’s with beautiful views. On the menu they serve delicious wood-fired thin based Pizza’s and they have Gluten Free and Banting bases available. They also serve a selection of main meals, kids meals and desserts.
They have Four Wine Pairing options: Chocolate and Wine; Olives and Wine; Charcuterie and Wine; and Cheescake and MCC Sparkling Wine. Estate wines and Sparkling Wine are available to order by the glass or bottle, and they serve juice for the kids. Kids can join in on the tasting experience with a grape juice tasting.
Kid’s tables are located on the veranda with colouring books and crayons, and they can order a doughball to play with. Across from the veranda is a jungle gym, it is across a farm road, but still in sight of the tasting area so more suitable for competent climbers who do not need to be supervised, or parents can sit at the tables and chairs provided on the lawn area with the kids and enjoy their glass of wine. The vibe is relaxed, the service professional and friendly and the focus on a fun family experience at this fabulous Winelands destination. This is the perfect space for a relaxed afternoon of wine and pizza with the kids ?
Taste @ Laborie Opening Hours:
SUMMER: October – May:
Sunday & Monday 11am – 5pm;
Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 8pm
Tasting Room: Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm
WINTER: June – September:
Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm
Taillefer Road, Paarl | Tel: 021-807 3390 | www.laboriewines.co.za