More than 150 people celebrated the reopening of Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate on September 24th 2020. Estate owner Penny Streeter says: “It was great to see visitors back again. The fires were burning bright and people filled the courtyard, verandas and tasting room – and the kids were clearly enjoying the excitement of the Adventure Golf once again. The sound of Marimba’s filled the air, thanks to the children of Handevat Music School.”
“There is social distancing in place of course, and the vastness of Benguela Cove means that guests can spread out and be safe. The sale of wine on a public holiday for consumption on-site was still banned, but guests could get wine delivered straight to their door free of charge when they spent R850 or more. There was a very festive spirit, many bottles of our MCC Joie De Vivre were opened with a sabre, known as sabrage and which is an old tradition that is coming back into fashion!”
Dining featured a braai platter for two that included brown sugar and garlic marinated lamb ribs, beer-braised pork belly skewers, braised beef short rib, spring onion rolls, thyme and parmesan pap chips, chakalaka and corn and the cob.
The estate offers a free tasting of Rose wine, every day until the end of October.
“Many of the familiar attractions of the estate are available once again, to appeal to the young and older visitor, as well as the disabled, with good wheel-chair access. Inclusivity includes providing excellent value for money, for almost any visitor budget,” says Penny Streeter.
New opening times are as follows:
Moody Lagoon – Brunch: 10:00am to 11:30am, Saturday and Sunday | Lunch: 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday to Sunday | Dinner: Closed for dinner until further notice | Casual Sharing Platters served 11:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Sunday.
Tasting Room – Open seven days a week 10:00am to 6:00pm. Platters served daily | Wine pairing experiences available daily.
Vineyard Safaris, Cellar Tours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Pontoon Wine Tours – Wednesday to Sunday, departures 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm | Pirate Golf and Splash – Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm and public holidays.
For more information visit www.benguelacove.co.za