Val du Charron – Living the Wine Lifestyle
Cape Wineland getaways during wintertime is a must, especially if you staying at Val du Charron; cuddling up beside the fireplace, drinking on exquisite wines and, simply relaxing.
Known as a popular wine region, it’s only fitting that Courtney and I stayed on a wine estate. I mean, we love wine and, we recently dedicated an entire room in our apartment to store them.
But this luxury accommodation is more than just sipping on pressed grapes. It’s an ideal getaway offering 4-star rooms in their Guesthouse, three 5 star Coach house suites, two restaurants, and even a spa.
Staying at Val du Charron
Val du Charron Wine and Olive Estate is a name we know well but spending the night at their establishment is. Arriving on the wettest day and bracing tough elements, Wellington in winter is spectacular no matter the season.
Val du Charron has been around for years, but their eight to sixteen luxurious Guest House suites are a brand new addition to the historic property.
We stayed upstairs, each with its own balcony with views that overlook the Hawekwa Mountains, a double bed, a fitted mini bar fridge, ample closet space, an en-suite bathroom, a work area that can be used as a vanity, a fitted coffee, and tea facility, a television with DSTV and, great WIFI.
They offer an exceptional complimentary breakfast at The Grillroom between 08:00 am and 10:00 am; choosing from omelets to a full house breakfast, there are options for everyone including vegan options severed with a hot cup of coffee.
Although you might be tempted to spend your whole stay on the property, there are two unmissable restaurants on the estate to eat at.
Time to Eat
Having eaten at The Grillroom before, it made sense to dine at Pizza Vista; a more relaxed eatery on the property, serving wood-fired pizza and classic Italian dishes.
Do their Half & Half of any two large pizzas. We took the Marvin Gaye pizza with grilled chicken with BBQ sauce, bacon, guacamole, cheddar and, red onion as well as The Carnivore topped with shaved steak, caramelised onion, rocket, black pepper and, balsamic reduction besides the fireplace and, taste any of their signature wines.
The farm alone consists of 21 hectares of vineyards, 41⁄2 hectares of olives, and a 400t cellar, wine tasting is a given. Cellar tours can be made by reservation.
Need a pamper session? Reserve a spot at The Spa. They specialize in massages, hot stone, Swedish and aromatherapy and, facials, as well as a full range of beauty basics. Make sure to book in advance.
Lounge at the pool (weather permitting) or, make use of the many hiking trails in the area.
No matter the season, staying or visiting Val du Charron is a place to add to your Wellington itinerary.
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