Warwick Wine Estate is an outstanding family run wine estate, located in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands, producing award-winning wines. This is the ultimate location for Gourmet Picnics in the Winelands and the perfect place to relax with family or friends and ideal for children. My family and I had a wonderful, relaxed day at the estate, it is the perfect spot for a family outing with kids.
We were warmly greeted, and then escorted to our booked spot on the lawn, ideal with kids. The estate is well designed and setup for a wonderful Gourmet Picnic experience with different seating options available. Depending on the size of your party and your particular preferences you can choose to sit on the lawns and relax on their oversized cushions under umbrellas, which are provided. The Forest Courtyard is a full-serviced area where you sit at tables and chairs, and is located near to the children’s jungle gym. If you have a large party and would like privacy you can book one of their 8 Pods, which can accommodate up to 12 people in shaded comfort.
They have a great kid’s jungle gym, and a water fountain area, perfect for the summer heat where kids can cool down so pack in the swimsuits, sunscreen and hats. Our kids had a ball climbing on the jungle gym and playing in the water with the other children. It was perfect to keep them busy while mom and dad had some time to chat with a delicious glass of Warwick MCC, 100% Chardonnay.
There are two picnic options for adults, Gourmet or Vegetarian and a Children’s Picnic. Warwick has a well-deserved reputation for their Gourmet Picnics. The Executive Chef combines the highest quality ingredients from locally sourced artisanal suppliers. The delicious picnics are perfect for special occasions or a lazy-day-out in the winelands. Menus can be viewed online and they have a fantastic interactive website where you can book your perfect picnic. If you have special dietary requirements please add these to your booking or inform them by phone or email, they are accommodating to food allergies and will cater to your needs without compromising on quality. If you prefer, you can book by email or telephone.
Our delicious Gourmet Picnic consisted of:
- Fifteen-hour, slow-cooked, BBQ shredded beef served with a fine crunchy slaw
- Hot-smoked Norwegian Salmon served on baby potatoes & crispy fried capers with a delicious creamy yoghurt dressing
- Mexican quinoa salad
- A chunk of locally sourced matured mountain cheese
- Homemade creamy Boursin cheese
- Warwick’s famous biltong paté
- Twisted olive bread & delicious umami butter
- Onion marmalade
For DESSERT…The Cheesecake Conundrum
Summer fruit & mixed berry couli cheesecake and Chocolate decadence cheesecake.
KIDDIES Picnic: A boerewors roll, crisps, seasonal fruit, Sir fruit juice and homemade ice-cream cone with colourful sprinkles
My family and I had a wonderful day out at Warwick, this is an ideal family outing with kids. The the gourmet picnic was tasty, the wine delicious, and service friendly and efficient. Thank you Warwick for a fantastic afternoon.
Wine tasting can be done on the veranda, and cheese platters are available to order. Cellar tours can be arranged by appointment only.
Online bookings are not available between May – August due to unpredictable weather, bookings during these times need to be made by email or phone.
BIG 5 VINEYARD SAFARI
This fun educational Land Rover Safari takes you on a mountain journey through Warwick’s vineyards where we compare the ‘Big 5’ animals with our ‘Big 5’ grape varieties. The Vineyard Safari is perfect for all ages.
R44, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 884 4410 | www.warwickwine.com