We were treated to a nights stay at the luxurious Dunstone Country House in Wellington last weekend. A little getaway to explore the Cape Wineland’s is one of our most favourite things to do. Wellington is located a mere 45 minutes away from Cape Town is home to some fabulous wine farms and guesthouses. This is where you will find Dunstone Country House – An absolute gem that you should definitely visit – soon!
Dunstone Estate is the full package. Not only do they produce award winning wines from their beautiful wine farm but they have a lovely restaurant and spectacular guest house with views that quite literally took our breath away.
Our room for the night was the Jasmine Suite. Fully kitted out with a King sized Bed, lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath and underfloor heating, fridge, TV and tea, coffee & hot chocolate facilities. The room is modern, chic and super romantic and is decorated in soft greens with mahogany furniture. There is a private stoep to sit out on to enjoy some down time. The little extras – A basket of fresh fruit, a vase of pretty flowers, matching his and her robes, a personalized welcome note, a day bag with a swimming towel and directions to a dam walk. It’s the little things that stand out.
There is a lounge area on the estate that is open for guests to enjoy with an honesty bar stocked with beers, wine, soft drinks and snacks available. Tea and cake is served between 3-4pm. We settled in on the couches outside and sipped on wine, munched on caramel cheesecake and soaked up the summer rays… while looking out onto the vineyards and mountain views. Pure bliss!
Wine tasting is available in the lounge from 5-6pm where you can help yourself to the estate’s range of handmade wines – just in time to grab a seat outside and watch the sun set.
Merlot & Shiraz Rose’ had the same afternoon plans as we did and joined us for a few hours of chill-out time. Merlot is the brown Ridgeback in the picture below. Just living his best life 🙂
A short stroll through the vineyards led us to our dinner which took place in the Stone Kitchen / Winery. Cosy, warm, candlelit dinner tables were set up. A 3 course dinner menu is available in the evenings. The vibe was so relaxed and friendly and the food was fantastic. The winery section is in one corner of the restaurant and only 15 000 bottles of wine are produced each year. Every step of the wine making process is done by hand. The owners, Lee and Abbi throw tons of love and passion into each bottle and it shows in their award winning wines.
Our 3 course dinner was absolutely delicious. For starters we had a parma ham and melon salad – fresh, light and tasty. Next was fillet steak on a bed of potato wedges and topped with julienne veg and a peppercorn sauce – the steak tender, melt-in-your-mouth goodness and the peppers and courgette was a welcome addition (one I will definitely have again) with full and balanced flavours. Dessert was Eton Mess – the perfect ending.
We left the restaurant with a full and happy belly and made our way back to our room… and into our matching robes 🙂
A huge thank you to Dunstone Country House and all their lovely staff for sharing their little piece of heaven with us. We had the best time and will most definitely be back again soon 🙂