Nuy Valley located at the start of the exquisite Route 62 is – 90min drive from Cape Town with beautiful nature,vineyards and mountain views that makes the trip extra special.
Then you reach HOME: Leipzig Country House & Winery – Family owned with rich history that began many moons ago.
We arrived on a beautiful day and were welcomed by Friendly Host Olga. She gave us a quick tour around, introducing us to this beautiful place and it’s offerings. We then settled down in our room which was well equipped: en-suite bathroom, desk, air conditioning, heating, bathroom amenities, seating area, TV.
Hearing many good things about Leipzing Wines we went for a Tasting and were not disappointed. The Modern Tasting Room with amazing big windows overlooking the mountains is beautiful. Attention to details is immaculate and with Alida who’s very passionate about the Leipzig wines, the whole experience is a memorable one. She creates very relaxed atmosphere, and while trying to get to know her guests she shares amazing Leipzig stories and stories of wine-making. Very Special Experience!
Recently re-branded label of Leipzig Wines is stylish and classy. We fell in love with their Sauvignon Blanc and Master Blend and of course stocked up with few bottles to take home.
After our tasting we enjoyed a stroll through Turtle Sanctuary with rescued turtles and beautiful Rose Garden. We had a quick rest by the pool with stunning views of the mountain and went for a long sunset walk through the vineyards. We met with some local children who shared fantastic local stories with us.
In offer at Leipzig is a Tractor drive – unique way to see the Valley, with a pit stop at Conradie Family Vineyards for wine tasting, Willow Creek for some olive tasting and end off at Leipzig for a wine tasting & cellar tour. We will definitely do that next time.
Farm Style Breakfast the next day was lovely and set us up for a day.
IN THE AREA:
- Restaurants: Nuy On The Hill with Spectacular Views
- Activities: Karoo Desert Garden – a truly unique garden with beautiful desert and semi desert plants; Fairy Glen – where you can enjoy BIG 5 Experience.
TIP: Join them in December 2016 for Frozen Yoghurt & Wine pairings on Saturdays between 10:00 and 14:00 | Dates: Sat: 3, 10 & 17 Dec 2016 | Reservations required
KEEP IN MIND: this is a place to relax and enjoy the good wines and nature away from city hustle (no DSTV and Internet Connection poor at times); Its a perfect getaway for families with kids and can be very romantic for couples.
We were hosted by Leipzig Country House & Winery in October during #TravelChatSA Media Trip.
Images by Patrycja @ travel opulent box.