We’ve been hard at work out here in Stellenbosch, revamping, renovating and developing some exciting new experiences – and we can’t wait for you to come explore! From the 1st of December 2015, visitors can spend the day blending their own wine, olive oil, tea and coffee, tasting our range of delicious wines, meeting our runner ducks and soaking up the sun while enjoying a delicious artisanal picnic.
And that’s not all! We’ve got lots of exciting plans for the future, which will include exciting new food menus, activities for the whole family and much more. This December, bring the kids to meet the runner ducks and experience life on a safe working farm, while the grown ups blend their own signature red from our delicious wines.
When planning our renovations, it was vital for us to respect the farm’s architecture, history and unique heritage. As one of the oldest farms in South Africa, Vergenoegd has a rich history which sets it apart and which we really wanted to respect and preserve, while creating a new destination with all the modern facilities and experiences our guests could need.
Our tasting room and blending experiences are hosted inside the farm’s original historic manor house, which we’ve been renovating with as few structural changes as possible. Rooms are decorated according to the old Cape Dutch style, with modern touches and hand-picked tasting staff who will ensure that every one of our guests get the most out of their visit to the farm.
Come visit us this festive season enjoy one of the following brand new offerings on Vergenoegd:
Packed with hand-crafted, handmade and freshly picked farm-grown produce, Vergenoegd’s picnic is infused with the traditional flavours of South African food and draws on the products created and sold on the farm. Come and taste our ever-changing menu on the farm’s peaceful lawns.
Picnics are available from the 1st of December 2015 and should be ordered in advance.
R450 for a picnic for two – including a bottle of Vergenoegd Runner Duck Wine and a bottle of water. Picnic blankets are available or guests can opt for a table.
Ducks are integral to the Vergenoegd Experience, and are not only a delight to watch but also play an important part in the farming as an eco-friendly way to deal with snails amongst the vineyards. Experience the Indian Runner Ducks as they bustle off to ‘work’ and go about their busy lives as pest-control experts. Fresh, free-range duck eggs are for sale too.
Interactive Wine Blending, Olive Oil Blending, Tea Blending and Coffee Blending:
Learn about the source and technique of the Cape’s best food and drink products in a hands-on educational blending experience. Experience wines from Vergenoegd Wine Estate, olive oils from the Western Cape’s Swartberg region, coffees from throughout Africa and an infusion of tea tastes and storytelling.
Personalised blended products will be available for purchase to take home after the blending experience.
These experiences will be available from 1 December 2015, in the historic Manor House and start from R75 per person.
Experience a range of Vergenoegd’s varietals and vintages from 2006 to 2010 in a highly informative tasting with the option of a cellar tour.
Taste eight wines for R35 or five wines for R20
Wines are available for sale on the farm at cellar door prices.
We here at Vergenoegd cannot wait to meet you and our ducks will be pretty excited too! To find out more about all we have to offer, feel free to contact us.
HOURS OF TRADE: Mon - Sun: 08:00 - 17:00 VISIT US: Baden Powell Drive, Faure, Stellenbosch, 7131