The last stop on our Overberg exploration weekend was Madre’s Kitchen in Stanford. Madre’s is situated on the Sir Robert Stanford wine estate, so of course it made sense that before we got stuck into lunch, we first did a Sir Robert Stanford wine tasting. Oh yeah…
The tasting room was honestly one of the prettiest I have seen to date. Check it out
The sauvignon was very easy drinking and I can highly recommend it while we’re still enjoying the last glimpses of summer. But the real star for me was the shiraz. I don’t know what’s been going on lately, cause normally I really don’t like shiraz. But I’ve stumbled upon some really beautiful ones in the last 2 months. It’s a really nice surprise.
You won’t really find these wines back in Cape Town, but if you email Alta at email@example.com she can organise to get your wines delivered to you. Nice & easy.
Now Madre’s Kitchen has the most inviting outdoors dining area. With vines draped over head…
Madre had planned a very special menu for our group and we were treated to a full 3 course spread. At that point I figured there’s no use fighting it anymore. I had already stuffed my face with so much food over that weekend, what difference would 3 more courses make?
In between meals I also quickly popped into the little decor shop which is also part of Madre’s. This little place is like a treasure chest of wonderful little goodies:
So this brings us to my final pot belly update for the weekend. The damage looked a little like this:
But hey, a little extra suffering in the gym is a small price to pay for such an amazing weekend away. I have to say a huge thank you to Nomonde from Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) for letting me tag along for the ride. And then also to Bjorn Steinbach,Tanya Nefdt, Roxanne Cloete, Clayton Morar and Zane Maqetuka for being such fantastic travel companions. Mwah!
Hopefully I’ve been able to share a few new things with you guys and that you’re now planning your own little trip out to the Overberg area. Happy exploring.