*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, in that we were hosted at Kunjani, however all additional costs, for e.g food, were at our own expense. All views are my own*
If you’ve been following my wine and food journey so far, you’ll know this boutique winery has a special place in my heart. Special friendships and memories have culminated from their very ethos – a coming together of two cultures. My husband and I together with our fur-child, bunny Riesling, how apt right? (seeing that Paul grew up between his father’s Riesling vines in Germany’s Rheingau region) were invited to stay for a weekend at one of the beautiful villas at the winery. Warmly welcomed by co-founder Pia, we found ourselves to feel right at home already.
We were accommodated in the self-catering Cabernet villa which is beautifully furnished with modern fittings, a working kitchen with all you need and then some, an en suite bedroom with a very comfy king bed. The platter of delicious morsels that awaited us in our villa, was perfectly curated by Chef Lamek. Although the level 2 rules were in place at the time, which meant we couldn’t purchase any wines over the weekend, we were treated to a lovely tasting of their latest vintages. As usual Kunjani’s wines never disappoint. From wines to food, It’s no secret how talented Chef Lamek is, his food is always thoughtfully made and seasonal of course. Having visited whilst still in the throes of winter, the menu is curated in a comfort food meets gourmet fashion. Crispy Pork belly, mussels in a white wine broth, and lamb shank are what you will expect to find on the winter menu. All of course paired to perfection with a Kunjani wine.
Breakfasts are simple yet tasty (not included in your stay). The restaurant caters only for breakfast and lunch. Thereafter you will have to scout the greater area of Stellenbosch for dinner, or make a meal in your villa in the lovely kitted out kitchen.
The villa has a gorgeous patio that opens up to the low yielding vineyard that produces Kunjani’s award-winning Chenin Blanc. We were very lucky to bask in some sun that weekend, although a chill stayed in the air. A little tranquil vineyard stay is what we all need to acclimatise to the new norm we now face. Get 30% off all accommodation bookings valid until 28 February 2021. This offer is valid for all stays at Kunjani Villas until 28 February 2021. Discount is only valid when booked directly with Pia via firstname.lastname@example.org
A massive thank you to Pia and Paul for graciously and warmly hosting us.
For more information, visit: https://kunjaniwines.co.za/villas/