A QUIET SPOT
Laborie Wine Estate, in the heart of Paarl, is synonymous with peace and relaxation. While located just off Paarl Main Road, not long after you exit the N1, you are stepping into a bubble of tranquility once you pass its gate.
A rolling series of open spaces unveils, influencing your lungs to try and inhale it in, all at once. From the lush green lawn to the low, elegant and brilliant white, Cape Dutch manor house and surrounding buildings, to the outer perimeter vineyards that weave up and down the adjacent slopes, between Main Road and the bottom of Paarl Rock.
With big shading oaks in strategic points, one cannot avoid noticing that the overall layout of the estate is set to welcome and embrace visitors.
The estate offers two restaurants for day visitors. The Pearl Rock Terrace and the one of three branches in the winelands of Cucina Di Giovanni.
Pearl Rock Terrace’s offering is simple; seasonal tapas, pizza, salads and desserts paired with friendly service and the incredible scenery. They serve lazy afternoon lunches and dinners under the stars. Open Tuesday- Saturday 11:00- 21:00 and Sunday 11:00 – 16:00.
Cucina Di Giovanni serves Mediterranean inspired cuisine. The Italian food is combined with a wine list curated carefully from neighbouring farms. During winter months the fireplace is lit to allow a cosy, comfort dining experience. The restaurant is open Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 21:00 and Sunday: 12:00 – 16:00.
4 star accommodation on the estate can be easily described as vineyard elegance. A set of seven luxury double rooms and 1 deluxe suite, all furnished in a Cape French style and the Jonkershuis cottage which offers self-catering accommodation for six guests. All guest rooms overlook the historic Manor House werf, beautiful vineyards and the majestic Drakenstein Mountains.
Villa 28, the latest self-catering addition, for up to 12 people, is a beautiful 1920s thatched roof house, renovated to perfection with modern facilities and lots of old world charm. The property is adjacent to the beautiful Laborie Estate, with only a short walk through the vineyards to enjoy all of the facilities on offer at the estate.
All overnight guests are welcome to enjoy breakfast at the old Manor House, seated around one communal, antique, long table. A perfect scene and setting to start your day in the Winelands.
The estate is a favourite among hikers and mountain bikers as a launching point to exploring the area. The comfortable, friendly and relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a few nights stay which allows time to explore the region.
The Manor House also houses the estate’s wine tasting facility. Either on the balcony overlooking the panoramic view, or in one of the inner rooms, visitors and small groups are welcome to sample the estate’s range, Taillefert Wines.
Taking its name from the French Huguenots who were granted the farm in 1691, the Taillefert range remains true to its French roots and currently consists of Taillefert Crémant De Taillefert Brut (MCC), Taillefert Pinot Noir and Taillefert Chardonnay. Tasting is available Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00.
Laborie Estate offers a boardroom-style conferencing venue as well as larger spaces for exhibitions and special events.
April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022