ENJOY a mini winelands escape when next visiting Anthonij Rupert Estate, in the heart of the scenic Franschhoek wine valley. Known for bespoke wine tastings in a magnificent setting, visitors can have an Italian-inspired winelands feast at the Terra del Capo tasting room and antipasti bar – and on balmy and beautiful days, al fresco in the lush garden under the shade of olive trees.
This summer’s seasonally inspired menu includes a variety of contemporary and traditional antipasti plates. Bursting with vibrant, fresh flavours and taking its lead from local Cape Winelands produce, the menu delivers Italian authenticity. Choose from inspired vegetarian, seafood and meat antipasti, or simply opt for a platter or two of artisanal cheese and charcuterie.
Vegetarian options include a crunchy spring salad with ricotta crostini, mouthwatering truffle polenta chips and a refreshing watermelon salad with spiced pickled onions, radish and lime salt.
Keeping things local, the smoked Franschhoek trout salad served with fennel, apple and golden beetroot and drizzled with a honey apple cider vinaigrette, is perfect for a hot summer’s day. Chef HW Pieterse’s homemade Salsiccia sausages, as well as his bresaola produced from estate-raised Black Angus beef, are both a must-try.
End off your meal with one of the daily sweet treats on offer.
Prefer a lighter culinary trip to Italy? The Terra del Capo tasting room’s popular Italian Cheese & Wine Pairing and Shiraz & Charcuterie Pairing options present the ideal opportunity to learn about international ingredients and the best flavour combinations, while you enjoy every morsel and sip.
Before heading home, browse the selection of homeware and décor items. The shop will be stocked with of gift ideas, custom designed and created by local suppliers and artisans, as well as a range of Italian items.
The tasting room and antipasti bar are open from Tuesdays to Sundays (10am till 4.30pm) and booking is essential. For more information or to make a booking, call 021 874 9041.