Andreas Wine Estate is located in the Bovlei Valley, just outside Wellington. Enjoy this hidden gem of a wine estate with its 4.5 hectares of vineyards and an elegant eighteenth-century house surrounded by lush gardens; a mere 90-minute drive from Cape Town.
This was a delightful surprise, one of the most comfortable and friendliest stays we’ve ever had from arrival to departure. There is no exaggeration and trust me, we didn’t want to leave! Want to know why? Let me tell you in 5 quick points!
ONE is for STUNNING LOCATION: driving off Bovlei Road we turned left (coming from Wellington) into a gravel road set amongst glorious old trees. After a short drive, we reached the gates of Andreas Wine Estate. And WOW! Majestic old trees line the entrance to a beautiful refurbished Western Cape Dutch property and lush gardens. An inviting entrance and an ideal place for your well deserved R&R!
TWO is for their SUPERB STAFF: we were welcomed by Henry, AKA, the Heart and Soul of the property. He is friendly, passionate and ready to go the extra mile to ensure you have the most comfortable stay. Then there’s the engaging Housekeeping Ladies and the Night Porter who gets a #High5 for excellent service.
THREE is for their ROOM DECOR: we were shown around the premises and the stylish country house. Downstairs is the celebration of history via lovingly restored furniture. This has been complemented by new exquisite decor pieces. There are three spacious lounge areas, complete with wooden floors and large fireplaces; perfect for those cold winter evenings. The upstairs area, however, was totally unexpected. It consists of four modern, luxurious en-suite bedrooms. All with spacious outside lounge areas.
Our bedroom was super comfortable with a gorgeous colour scheme and all the amenities that you need and think you might need. Think plush beds with Egyptian cotton linen, WIFI, flat screen TV with DSTV and USB, laptop safe. Think air-conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer, plenty of cupboard space and Tea and Coffee Tray.
The bathroom space was thoughtfully designed, open plan with a walk-in shower and a bath with a view! Can this get any better?
FOUR is for their POOL AREA: an area where you can do little else but soak up the sun, views and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings. We enjoyed Henry’s delicious cocktails; much needed time out with royal treatment!
FIVE is for ANDREAS SHIRAZ: one of the highlights’ of the stay; especially if you love your wine! This award-winning Shiraz is smooth, full-bodied and a top-of-the-range wine in the classic New World style; with the characteristic peppery, spicy, and berry flavours. Simply imagine enjoying a glass in the estate’s serene setting. Bliss! “In the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. And when you leave, don’t forget why you came…” ― Oksana Rus
Andreas Wine Estate is one of those idyllic getaways that we would go back to in a flash! Make it a Winter Getaway this year. Thank me later!
Text and Images by Patrycja @ travel opulent box.
We have been hosted by Andreas Wine Estate as a part of Travel Opulent Box Review Series. Extras were settled directly. Opinions are ours and based on personal experience.