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Hidden Gem

A small hidden gem of a wine estate in Stanford in the Whale capital of South Africa. The chenin... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2021
AndreasThieme
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Beautiful setting for a lovely wine tasting

Wine tasting in a beautiful renovated barn really sets the scene. Elizabeth was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2020
800cathg
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Wine tasting in a beautiful renovated barn really sets the scene. Elizabeth was friendly and knowledgeable making the experience memorable.
There was a small tasting fee but we certainly didn't pay R400 for the tasting - sorry can’t remember exact price!

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2019

A group of us, having just completed a hike, came for a winetasting, but were horrified at the price - R440 per person just for a winetasting! I have never paid that price anywhere, not even in Stellenbosch or Franschhoek. The day was saved, however, by the delightful Elizabeth who found a way to keep us happy and entertained. Well done, Elizabeth, and thank you for your friendly and charming manner. We landed up having a fun afternoon after all.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 December 2019

During our holidays in SA we spent a day in Springfontein Wine Estate. The owner Johst Weber and his team Tariro, Hildegard and Jeanne showed us around and gave us a deep insight into the secrets of ecological top class wine making. After the tour we we sat together tasting a great variety of pinotage and chenin blancs. Don't leave without a glass of "Gadda da Vida Pinotage". The estate is a bit off the main tourist routes but definately worth to make a little detour

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 21 June 2019 via mobile

We visited this estate with the sommelier from our hotel Grootbos. Winemaker Tariro was kind enough to give us a personal tour of the vineyards and a detailed explanation of the terroir (limestone ridge) and wine-making philosophy (organic!). The tasting room was large and lovely. A solid food menu is available if you need something more substantial. The meat spring rolls were excellent.

It was our first introduction to South African chenin Blanc and pinotage. We left with two crates - the 2015 vintages were excellent!

Some animals spotted in the area - guinea hens, caracals, a peacock and a rather lovely farm cat!

The surrounding village is also very pretty. Well worth a stop.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

If heard springfibtein, not to be confused with Springfield winery in Bonnievale was good so we tried it. You have in my opinion to be dedicated to find it in the edge of Stanford saints not very clearly signposted.

A blazing hot day but the outdoor restaurant was cool.enough.

I said unusual.food. I believe slow food is the term.e.g. A hot starter of tongue and root vegetables. I enjoyed it but for.my taste as I use little salt in cooking a bit salty. We followed this with lamb 'curry'y -succulent lamb with a curry gravy than sauce. Again unusual and not what I expected.

We then had a very complicated dessert with yukka flowers and coconut. I forget all.the ingredients but it was different and delicious petals and all!

Not sure about the wines - they have a small selection of whites and reds. We had the white which was a blend including semillion.

Good service and excellent accompaniments especially the breads, amuse bouches. Cheffy food done with care overall.

Date of experience: February 2019
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