About Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, lies a pastoral paradise of luxury experiences that deserves a place on your itinerary.
Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate has its origins in the distant past of 1696 but the estate has only recently come to the fore as a premier provider of exquisite and unique Cape Town experiences.
Things to Do at Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate
While lapping up the serene countryside ambience is enough of a treat when you visit Vergenoegd, you’ll also find a range of other activities to keep you entertained during your visit.
- Picnics in the lovely grounds
- Wine blending experiences
- Wine tastings
- Cellar tours
- Guided walks among the historic buildings
- Jogging Trails
- Regular live music events
Children are entertained with special activities created just for them, like games, giant chalk boards and cookie decorating.
The Duck Parade
By far the biggest attraction at Vergenoegd is the daily duck parade. This is as much for the novelty as for what these birds represent. Every day at set times, about 1 000 resident runner ducks steal the show as they waddle by between the fields and the farm.
These cute quackers play an important role as pest control specialists in the vineyards, making short work of any pests that are planning to snack on this year’s vintage. Thanks to these feathered forces, Vergenoegd does not need to use any chemical pest control methods on its crops. In this way the ducks play an important role in the estate’s environmental initiatives.
Apart from the runner ducks, the farm also has a selection of other duck and goose breeds like American Buff, Chinese and Embden geese as well as Bali, Call and Crested ducks. These pampered poultry strutted their stuff at the recent Western Cape Poultry Club Show, finishing in the ribbons in every category.
The Cellar Kitchen
If a picnic in the beautifully landscaped gardens under the ancient oak trees isn’t your style, the elegant Cellar Kitchen most likely is. Here you can snack on array of light meals like burgers, filled croissants, sandwiches and muffins. All of the baked goods and greens used in the Cellar Kitchen are produced on site.
Picnickers can pre-order a basket of artisanal delights which can be collected from the Cellar Kitchen to enjoy in the gardens. Alternatively, make a selection of your own from a choice of locally produced pates, spreads, nuts, olives and charcuterie and include a few extras to be savored later.
From the city center, take the N2 towards Stellenbosch for about 30km and then branch off on exit 33 (Baden Powell Drive). The entrance to the estate is about 5km along this road.
Escape to the Winelands
Planning a day to sample South Africa’s best wines is an integral part of any Cape Town trip. Get in touch for more advice on what to do and see in the Cape Wine Lands.
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