Things To Do in PaarlUnder Oaks Wine Farm
Where? Main Street, Northern Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape
When? Tuesday to Saturday & Public Holidays from 10h00 to 17h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 869-8045
How much? Price on request
If you are looking for a wine farm with a warm, personal approach to wine tasting along with a peaceful ambience created by the family who run it, then Under Oaks is the place to visit. This boutique wine farm has Theresa and Hans Britz to thank for this special atmosphere and top quality wines produced in small quantities. They purchased the farm in 2003, restored it and replanted.
Under Oaks produces about 30 000 bottles of wine a year, including: Sauvignon Blanc, their flagship wine; Chardonnay; Chenin Blanc; Cabernet Sauvignon; Shiraz; and their recently-introduced Rosé. When wine tasting, host JP Winshaw encourages guests to rate the wine according to their enjoyment whilst drinking it and urges them not to make up their mind until they’ve tried them all.
To add to this laid-back wine tasting experience is their pizzeria where owner Marcelo Bassi will welcome you warmly and impress with true Italian-style pizza. Picnic with your pizza and wine beside the dam and watch the horses in the meadows, pigs and geese further down the farm. Have a look at the art gallery with work from South African artists Portchie, Frans Groenewald and Leon Muller.