If you love delicious pizza and good wine, like I do, then this blog is for you. I set about discovering all the great child friendly wine estates that offer this in our beautiful Winelands. It was hard work as you can imagine…
I have divided this blog up into a thee part series by wine regions:
Stellenbosch Winelands, Helderberg Winelands (Somerset West) and Paarl Winelands.
Here are my favourite child-friendly pizza restaurants at wine estates in the Paarl Winelands:
PART 3: PAARL WINELANDS
Under Oaks Wines
Under Oaks Wines is a Paarl gem! This beautiful, child friendly 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 very 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 homemade, wood-fired, thin based and delicious and they have tasty Gluten free pizzas and Banting bases available too. The menu is extensive with my favourite being the Popeye, spinach and feta yum. It was very tasty. They have two sizes available, small and large, but no kids sizes. They also have a selection of salads and pasta on the menu 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 and play and just be kids.
If you enjoy wine tasting here you will be treated to award winning wines to taste and a selection of wine pairing options to choose from including pizza and wine, biltong, nut and wine, the chocolate journey and Turkish delight and wine.
When booking a table at the Pizzeria request a table on the lawn if you have kids.
My family absolutely love visiting Under Oaks. Tasty pizza and wine, you can’t go wrong.
Pizzeria closed on Monday’s.
Pizzeria open Tuesday to Saturday 11:30am – 10pm (kitchen closes at 8:30pm); Sunday 12 – 3:30pm (kitchen closes at 3pm).
Open for Wine Tasting Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 4pm
Main Road, Paarl. Tel: 021 – 869 8962
La Grapperia @ Spice Route
La Grapperia at the Spice Route serves traditional wood-fired, thin based tasty pizza and traditional Flammkuchen (a German/French style pizza). They do not have gluten free pizza available.
The story behind the Flammkuchen is… Pappa Grappa was born during the Second World War and was evacuated with his family to Alsace, a French region on the Franco-German border. This area is a famous for its Flammkuchen (tarte flambe in French). It is a thin, crisp base topped with cream cheese, finely diced bacon, garlic and onions.
The menu is extensive and offers a selection meat and cheese platters including a selection of Fairview cheeses, from the farm next door. I love Fairview cheese! (Definitely worth stopping in on the way home if you have time), a selection of tapas, salads and speciality meals including Eisbein.The kids menu is very basic.
The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere with breathtaking views of the Paarl Winelands to savour. Tables are located outside under shady oak trees and space for the little ones to play and explore. There is a jungle gym located above the restaurant, suitable for competent climbers. The service was efficient and staff friendly.
The Spice Route is an outstanding farm to visit offering a completely unique experience with a huge variety of entertainment to choose from. For dessert head to DV Artisan to enjoy delicious, hand-crafted chocolates. They offer a selection of chocolate tasting options or, if you prefer, you can simply enjoy delicious chocolate cheesecake or the best hot chocolate ever in their café.
On the estate you will also find Bertus Basson Restaurant, Barley and Biltong, the Cape Brewery Company, an Art Gallery, Red Hot Glass, a Distillery and Brenda’s Deli.
La Grapperia open daily 11:30am – 8:30pm. Tel 021 – 863 4367
Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl