lunch in the winelands // creation wines

This past weekend we went out to the Hemel en Aarde valley to have lunch at Creation Wines, a family day trip to end the holidays off in style. It was quite a drive (although beautiful) but well worth it when we arrived at the farm.

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Road trip views

We were an hour early as we thought it might be nice to walk around a bit before we sat down, to let the littles burn off some energy after being in the car for a few hours. At the restaurant – The Tasting Room –Francois greeted us and suggested we go down to the cellar to do some wine tasting while we wait. He was very friendly and full of information as he escorted us to the cellar. We sat and tasted a few delicious wines (and put in a few orders too) before Francois came back down again to let us know our table was ready early. Creation have cleverly included a kids’ playroom in the restaurant, with books, blocks, toys and all sorts to keep little ones busy. Bailey and Robert were running back and forth from the room to our table, while we sipped on more wine. It wasn’t all laid-back and relaxing though, we were also both up and down a few times to make sure Robert didn’t keep running out the front door of the restaurant.

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The wine tasting cellar

 

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Ruining the peace in the wine cellar

 

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Playroom for the littles

 

For Bailey we ordered the Kids Surprise Pairing – the sweetest idea, which she loved. To start, she had a few grapes to pair with some grape juice. Then some dried banana as well as a fish cake and a spring roll to pair with some pineapple juice. And to end it off, some mini marshmallows and biscotti to drink with flavoured milk straws. So fun! Robert’s a little young for this so we just ordered him a cheese, tomato and ham toastie – he pulled out all the tomato, ate that and nothing else. Sigh! For our lunch we ordered the charcuterie platter for two as well as a cheese board to share. Delish.

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Kids Surprise Tasting board

 

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Yum!

 

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At the front door of the restaurant decorating the steps with peach pips

 

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We would highly recommend a visit to Creation Wines!

— Liza

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