Jordan Wine Estate is celebrating Christmas Eve with a classically cheerful, yet intimate affair to fall in line with COVID social distancing regulations.
The Stellenbosch winery is hosting a family-friendly evening picnic under a starlit sky, at Jordan Wine Estate. The outdoor lawn space is also decorated with Christmas trees and lights, with a performance of live music and Christmas carols to get you in the Christmas cheer.
Chef Thys Esterhuysen and The Bakery team set up a selection of festive dishes including a bottle of wine of your choice from the Estate or Chameleon range.
The adult basket serves two guests and packed with enough treats to see you through the evening. Think freshly baked, wood-fired vegetable focaccia, mini brioche and The Bakery’s famous Cape seed loaf to be enjoyed with locally sourced charcuterie, and hard and soft cheese like Camembert, Brie, Stanford, and Boerenkaas.
This is accompanied by snacks such as estate-grown Jordan olives and homemade Thai chicken pâté, apple chutney, traditional smoked Snoek pâté, and savoury whipped butter.
The basket also comes with a sumptuous Cubano sandwich with mojo marinated pork shoulder, slow-roasted for eight hours in a wood fire oven, and a shredded roast duck salad with orange segments, cranberries, spring onion with fresh raspberry vinaigrette, to share.
You can round out the festive picnic experience with an eggnog jar and gingerbread man. More wines, craft beers, soft drinks, mocktails, and hot beverages can be purchased at The Bakery.
Dietary requirements can be catered to, and a vegan version of the picnic basket is available at an additional fee. Older guests are also welcome with a small set of tables available on the deck to ease their visit.
There is also a special picnic basket on offer for kids under 12 years old, at R150pp.
This kit comes packed with petit beef sausage rolls, a mini margarita pizza, sweet and savoury snacks, and a juice box. And as a special surprise, bubbles and Christmas crackers are added to the basket as a gift.
Cost: R950 per basket, serves 2 | Kids basket R150pp
When: From 5pm to 9pm on 24 December
Where: Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Rd, Vlottenberg, Stellenbosch