Joostenberg Bistro/Deli & Ludwig’s Roses
In our previous post, we enjoyed a wine tasting and lunch at Nitida Wine Farm (read here). The next day of our visit, while our friends all worked, we thought it was a great opportunity to look for yet another place with a view to enjoy lunch.
And let me tell you, it’s definitely not difficult to find such a spot in or around Cape Town … the difficulty comes with the decision which one to choose!
When we lived in Cape Town, we loved our outings to the Stellenbosch area … scenic views over the mountains and green fields let you forget about the hustle and bustle of city life.
And so it happened that on this sunny day, after we dropped my mom off at her sister’s house for a visit, we turned our car once again to the Stellenbosch area … Joostenberg was our destination.
Joostenberg is a 5th generation family business situated in the Muldersvlei district of Stellenbosch. Here, you will find:
- A deli (it’s hard to ignore their freshly baked bread and pies),
- Butchery (pork products are their speciality),
- Bistro with mouth-watering dishes,
- Winery (yes, again 😉),
- And the well-known Stellenbosch Brewing Company (The Stellies Taproom).
You will find everything you’ll need for a great day in the vineyards here at Joostenberg … and the bonus – once again the beautiful setting. It’s luscious and green with stunning views over the mountains in the distance.
With temperatures once again in the high 30 degrees Celsius, we were happy to find an outside table to enjoy lunch. We each ordered a glass of their wine which was served with home-baked farm bread and real butter.
Their lunch menu ranges from herb crusted pork loin to seasonal Cape line fish. Berto ordered the traditional croque monsieur and I enjoyed the confit duck leg.
We couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant environment to enjoy a hot summers day. While enjoying lunch, we had a wonderful view over the green grass and expansive gardens.
At the Stellies Taproom, one can order delicious al fresco meals and enjoy a picnic on the grass, while enjoying some of Joostenberg’s organic wine or an ice-cold beer (that is brewed on the premises). We have done this a couple of years ago together with a group of friends and I remember just how much everyone enjoyed that afternoon.
After our delicious lunch, we took a stroll through the garden. I can understand why Joostenberg is such a popular venue for conferences and intimate wedding celebrations.
On our way back, we wandered through the deli. The meat that are packed neatly on the racks and in the counters, are truly a feast for the eye!
After we added a few of these wonderful goodies to our basket and paid, we walked back into the sunshine. Only to be distracted by a lovely rose garden … are there no end to the beauty of this place?
Ludwig’s Roses Winelands:
Ludwig’s Roses Winelands is definitely the place to visit should you want to buy roses. There are literally hundreds of different varieties and it was amazing to be surrounded by so much beauty.
As we got to our car, and Berto packed our purchases in the boot, I noticed the beautiful agapanthus flowers next to our car.
This was such a wonderful visit to a beautiful place. We always enjoy our time here and hope that you feel just as relaxed after browsing through the photo’s.