Nestled in the heart of the Jonkershoek Valley, the Lanzerac Wine Estate boasts endless vineyards, dramatic mountain views, and expansive gardens shaded by oak trees. It is rich heritage and old-world elegance date back to 1692, making it a must-visit destination for anyone who appreciates wine, history, and nature.
The Manor Kitchen
Inside the Governor’s Hall, you will find the estate’s flagship restaurant, the Manor Kitchen, a spacious and open dining space with lofty ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, large lead-glass windows, and a general sense of grandeur. The restaurant offers a “classics reimagined” menu, designed by Chef Stephen Fraser, which uses seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and bold local flavors.
The Manor Kitchen is the perfect place to indulge in a fine-dining experience, where you can savor dishes such as large Saldanha oysters with yuzu caviar, fynbos vinaigrette, and salt-cured cucumber, honey-rooibos-seared tuna with pickled tomato, avo, and ponzu dressing, or venison loin with pinotage jus.
But the highlight of the dining experience is the wine list, one of the best in the region, which covers every desire, from Champagne, cap classique, prosecco, and cava to the estate’s award-winning pinotage, and every other varietal in between (with a few international gems, too).
The Manor Kitchen has a sommelier-led service, where sommelier Fundi Ziqubu shares valuable wine expertise and insight to ensure meals hit all the right notes. Guests can expect proper food pairing and good advice on different wines and how they add to the dining experience.
Other Dining Options at Lanzerac Manor Kitchen
The Lanzerac Wine Estate is not only an excellent venue for fine dining. It also offers a luxurious afternoon tea on Saturdays, an opulent breakfast each morning, and a set Sunday lunch menu. Other dining options include:
- Taphuis: A casual, country-style restaurant where gourmet pub dishes, sharing plates, and light meals can be enjoyed beside the roaring fireplace or outdoors on the shaded terrace.
- Lanzerac Deli: Offers all-day breakfast, platters, pastries, sandwiches, and the like, to be enjoyed inside or on the terrace.
- Craven Lounge: A moody, evening-oriented restaurant that does tapas that go beautifully with the full bar on offer.
Facilities and Safety
Whether you’re a food enthusiast or a wine lover, the Lanzerac Wine Estate offers a picturesque and memorable experience. It’s a perfect getaway location for couples or groups of friends, where you can enjoy good food, wine, and company in a serene and accommodating environment.
On-site facilities include a deli, lounge, and Taphuis, while Covid-19 protocols are observed to ensure the safety of guests.
Details for Lanzerac Manor Kitchen
- Address: Lanzerac Wine Estate, Lanzerac Rd, Karindal, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
- Phone: 021 887 1132
- Website: Lanzerac Manor Kitchen
- Opening Hours:
- Monday to Sunday: 7 AM to 11:30 PM
Reviews highlighted that the Manor Kitchen offers a fine dining experience, with excellent service and wine pairing. Scones and hot drinks are also recommended, and the scenery is beautiful. However, some reviews noted that the food was average, while others found it disappointing. The Lanzerac Wine Estate also offers all-day breakfast, light meals, tapas, and a set Sunday lunch menu.