Take Dad to a wine farm for Father’s Day. You won’t regret it. Where else would he rather be on the winter solstice? We’ve rounded up 10 of the best Father’s Day specials in the Cape Winelands – but hurry, they may already be booked up.

1. Signal Gun

Durbanville’s Signal Gun is spoiling dads this Father’s Day with their Man-Sized breakfast or a Bulked-Up Burger…

2. Grande Provence

For a real Father’s Day treat head out to The Restaurant at Grande Provence in Franschoek for Chef Darren Badenhorst’s new à la carte winter menu.

The starter menu includes sous-vide quail, with foie gras and duck liver parfait, decked out with fig pearls, crisp pancetta, porcini popped corn and charred corn purée. The Indonesian salt cured duck dim sum is pure art on a plate with pickled daikon, ginger umami broth, trumpet mushrooms, citrus caviar and vineyard sorrel.

For mains, think Himalayan salt rock-cooked king scallops, a saddle of lamb with minted pea, dukkha-crusted confit butternut, pearl onions and a porcini jus, or another of Darren’s specialities – pancetta rolled saddle of rabbit.

Be sure to leave room for dessert, as choices include spheres of chocolate mousse that will melt in the mouth, and honey bavarois bursting with the flavours of spiced honey pot, hazelnut meringue and wild rose apple, topped with almonds and vanilla crumble.

Dad will not be leaving empty handed – as an extra spoil, fathers will each receive a bottle of buchu infused whiskey.

3. Allee Bleue

At bistro Allee Bleue, Dad will enjoy a welcome drink of ice cold Stellenbrau Draught or delicious Allee Bleue Bubbles, and complimentary wine tasting with his Father’s Day lunch.
A mezze platter for starters will be followed by a braaied main course with choice of steak or fish, and roasted baby vegetables.

To finish he can enjoy an affogato or grappa infused dom pedro Ice cream with a shot of chocolate espresso and chocolate chip biscotti.

4. Nederburg

The Red Table at Nederburg are bringing out their wine library for Father’s Day.
These special-edition, top-of-the-range wines are being brought out for one day only and will be paired with a hearty winter, super-tasty man-menu, that’s so beguilingly delicious, it will delight everyone at the table.
For just R295 a head, guests will be treated to a three-course meal, with each dish complemented by a unique, limited edition wine from Nederburg’s connoisseur Private Bin range.

5. Spier 

Treat Dad to a gourmet Father’s Day breakfast burger at the Spier Hotel restaurant from 9am, and enjoy a glass of Spier Signature MCC or a Bloody Mary.

For dinner spoil Dad with a carvery buffet with pasture reared meats and bio dynamic vegetables from their garden paired with their award winning wines.

6. Durbanville Hills 

Treat Dad to Father’s Day lunch at the Durbanville Hills restaurant where they are offering an exquisite five-course meal paired with a range of Durbanville Hills, Rhinofields and single-vineyard wines. They are even including a gift for him too!
The restaurant will also be open for breakfast from 08h30 to 11h30.

6. Louiesenhof

Louiesenhof are offering Father’s Day lunch buffet with a range of delicious local nosh including pumpkin fritters , rooster bread from their wood-fired pizza oven, Butter Chicken curry and slow roasted Karoo lamb on the spit followed by melktert or malva pudding

7. Dornier

Dornier Bodega Restaurant has created a three course set menu created specifically for Father’s Day. 
The Father’s Day menu features both bold and sophisticated options for starters and main courses such as Tortellini Prawn Chowder, 800 gram T-Bone steak served with sweet potato wedges and vine grilled tomatoes or Waygu Beef Gaucamole & Camembert Burgers. All options have been paired with Dornier wines allowing for a memorable, gastronomical experience.


Treat Dad to a delicious three-course lunch at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, prepared by Executive Chef, Stephen Fraser. Starters include smoked Springbok Carpaccio, Classic French Onion Soup or a Thai Curried Mussel Stuffed Vetkoek.

A feast fit for royalty mains include Rolled Leg of Boland Lamb, Oven Roast Seabass or Pinotage Slow Braised Oxtail. Be sure to leave space for dessert as it will be a tough choice choosing between the Dark Chocolate Slice or Tonka Spiced Sago Pudding Glass. Those preferring savoury will be thrilled to tuck into the appetizing Cumin Boerenkaas Wedge and Creamy Brie Mousse.

And if perhaps you’re staying at home and cooking him lunch, you might want to think about getting him a fantastic bottle of wine as a Father’s Day present. Make sure you download the new Wine23 iOS app to help you choose something delicious. It has tasting notes, ratings and reviews for more than 7000 South African wines.


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