There are quite a few places in and around Stellenbosch where you can go for a pizza and some wine, but Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate’s Café Blanc De Noir – situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Devon Valley at the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands – delivers a good all-round package.
The farm was originally purchased by entrepreneurs Tom and Hayley Breytenbach, as a “life-style buy” – but they realised that they needed to create income off the land to sustain their investment.
It really ticks all the boxes – great food, lekker wine, picturesque surroundings, a great vibe and you could take all the members of your family
I’m really glad they did. Apart from the wonderful scenery the café has a very lekker vibe where you can spend quality time with friends.
There was some live music (from a girl with a truly angelic voice) the first Friday night I went, which made the pizza and wine even more enjoyable and made me return a week later.
The wine is on the more expensive side, but they do offer a budget buy with an interesting twist. In an attempt to blend the perfect wine the Estate offers the Lord T – a blend of all the wines in the surrounding area. It really is a cause worth supporting as I did enjoy the mixture a lot …
The pizzas were also scrumptious, but could do with a tad bit more toppings. I’d personally recommend the Full House Pizza, which combines all four options into one glorious treat.
The café is also really obliging as the second time around we were accompanied by some four-legged friends, which they were happy to accommodate. I just phoned ahead to check if they could come.
You could also take your two-legged kids if you’d like (no pre-arrangement needed) as there is a jungle gym and a massive lawn where they could play while you enjoy some “fruit” next to the stream.
It really ticks all the boxes – great food, lekker wine, picturesque surroundings, a great vibe and you could take all the members of your family … definitely my new favourite pizza and wine spot.
CyberStoep rating: 8/10 – it would have been a nine if they had a slightly wider selection on the pizza menu
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