A visit to The Tasting Room at Stanford Hills Winery

After a morning in Stanford and a visit to the Kleine Rivier Cheese Farm it was time for lunch and we had a reservation at The Tasting Room restaurant at Stanford Hills Wine Estate

This was to be another spectacular find!

A very small sign pointed us in the direction of Stanford Hills along a gravel road to nowhere. When we finally climbed out of the car and turned around we discovered how far up the road we had driven and what an amazing view of the valley we had!

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stanford hills view

Besides the obvious perks to spending a Saturday afternoon in a setting like this, the ambience was hard to beat too… probably because everyone enjoying lunch in this location couldn’t believe their good fortune and spirits were high. We loved the warm welcome, casual atmosphere and rustic decor… and the food was pretty damn good too!

My husband ordered pork belly in an asian inspired noodle dish, I had the chicken pesto pasta and my kids were catered for with sausages or chicken nuggets and chips.

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The kids highlight, besides the huge lawns, jungle gym, go karts and trampoline, was the visiting lamb – who promptly plopped himself down in the middle of the restaurant right next to our table for a little cuddle!

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Read more about our weekend in Stanford here:

A Saturday morning in Stanford

Kleine Rivier Cheese Farm

And look out for a few more blogs posts coming soon!


The Tasting Room at Stanford Hills Contact Details

Tel: 072 639 6135
Email: thetastingroom@stanfordhills.co.za
Web: www.stanfordhills.co.za/the-stanford-hills-restaurant/

Stanford Hills Contact Details
The Tasting Room
Tel: 072 639 6135/ 072 639 6135
Email: thetastingroom@stanfordhills.co.za
Web: www.stanfordhills.co.za

Opening Hours: Thurs – Mon: 08:30 – 17:00

Stanford Tourism Contact Details

13 Queen Victoria Street
South Africa
GPS: -34.439292, 19.455573

Tel: 028 3410 340/ 072 895 6865
E-mail: book@stanfordinfo.co.za
Web: www.stanfordtourism.co.za

Opening Hours:

Winter hours: 1 June – 30 August
Mon – Friday 08:30 – 16:30
Saturday 09:30 – 16:00
Sundays and non religious public holidays 10:00-13:00


Images: Kathryn Rossiter

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

1 Comment
  1. Absolutely love this gorgeous spot! We stayed in a SC cottage earlier in November & had the best time ? The Tasting Room with warm, friendly service, yummy food & wines, laid back atmosphere & stunning views is a special place … my new happy place! ?

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