Five places to lunch on the Hermanus Wine Route

1. La Vierge

La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

The first lunch spot on the Hermanus Wine Route travelling on the way to Caledon offers great views of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Take aim on the boules court, then sip on award winning bubbly and soak up the landscape. The juicy La Vierge lamb burger is a favourite. Yield to temptation and have a glass of Nymphomane Bordeaux blend with the burger as a perfect match to complete the experience.

2. The Restaurant @ Newton Johnson

Eric Bulpitt, Restaurant @ Newton Johnson
Chef Eric Bullpit enjoys a challenge

Chef Eric Bulpitt and his team made the EatOut Top 10 list in their first year of rocking the pots and stoking the stoves at Newton Johnson. This is fine dining to tantalise your palate. Eric uses only fresh and local produce.  Some produce he forages in the Hemel-en-Aarde to include on present with flair. Indulge with a glass of wine straight from the Newton Johnson Family Vineyards wines to make the memory of this culinary experience last even longer.

3. Moggs
This family run Hemel-en-Aarde Country Cookhouse has been delighting diners with their good, honest, wholesome food since 1994. You could be mistaken for thinking that you were lunching on a family farm shielded by mountain while chickens pecking for crumbs while you sample Jenny’s flavoursome feasts. A great selection of local wines is available and credit cards are welcome at this licensed country establishment.

4. ELLELL at Spookfontein
Eat Love Life with Norah Hudson at Spookfontein’s tasting room where organic wines can be savoured with ethically produced meals. Known for their wood fired pizzas, spectacular views and open plan kitchen.  Watch your meal being prepared from the freshest ingredients into mouth-watering treats.

5. Creation
Here chef Warwick Taylor styles perfect pairings for the Creation wine range and has guests IMG_2477returning again and again to try all the delicious options from brunch, banting, cheese and chocolate pairings. Every day chef offers different innovative menu options and guests are guaranteed to leave satisfied and inspired by the chef’s tailored creations.

Remember – people who lunch well rarely need therapy!

Book at table and enjoy the Hermanus lunch spots.