Situated against the south-western slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, Uitkyk Wine Estate, proudly overlooks miles of beautiful farmland, as well as a gorgeous view of Table Mountain in the distance. Uitkyk has one of only 3 eighteenth century Gregorian neo-classical houses that can be found in South Africa1.
Upon walking into the grand manor house through an ornate green door, the most beautiful, breath-taking murals can be enjoyed. Original murals, that according to the Uitkyk website, was uncovered after 15 layers of paint were removed. It’s definitely something to see.
The house has a dramatic yesteryear feel, like stepping into the past – all the way back to 1788, when the house was completed. Beautiful furniture, chandeliers and golden drapes for curtains, await the eager visitor.
Uitkyk is hosting pancake and wine pairings during the coming Winter months. A scrumptious selection of 5 pancakes, prepared with various fillings are presented to guests on a wooden platter with 5 wines, all produced on Uitkyk Estate.
Although the pancakes are served cold, they definitely don’t lack in flavour. Portions are big enough and more than enough wine is given as a taster to enjoy with the pancakes. Flavours are also really well paired. Combinations like Thai green curry with Chenin Blanc, roasted butternut with Chardonnay and chocolate ganache and berry compote paired with Uitkyk’s flagship wine, Carlonet. Waitrons guide guests well through the pairing process and are available at any time to answer any questions.
Uitkyk makes for a charming wedding venue and they also host picnics, weather permitting. Apart from wine tasting guests can also taste their brandy and MCC.
Booking is essential for the pancake pairing to ensure a table. Take a jacket or a scarf, the big house can be a bit chilly, especially with the wind up against the mountain slope. The pancake pairing is a lovely idea and a fun, tasty experience. It’s a steel at R65 per person and come highly recommended!
For more information:
t: 021 884 4416
1. Uitkyk, n.d., history of The manor house, viewed on 2 June 2014, from http://uitkyk.co.za/the-manor-house/