I stepped out onto the terrace of my suite at the Jordan Wine Estate. The birds chirped excitedly as the sun gradually disappeared behind the hills, blanketing the rows of vines with a soft orange glow. In the distance, the Stellenbosch mountains have been a warm pink. It was a such a serene moment and I felt myself loosen up. Just a 30+ minute drive away from the bustle of Cape Town (map), the Jordan Wine Estate is a tiny paradise surrounded by expansive vineyards and gentle rolling landscapes. The ideal component is that guests can commit 1 or far more nights at the Jordan Luxury Suites on the estate grounds, producing it excellent for a vineyard remain and a base from which to discover the Stellenbosch winelands.
I’d just had a handful of busy days at a conference in Cape Town so I was satisfied to escape the city for a handful of days of relaxation, superior meals and wines.
The estate covers a staggering 164 hectares, with rows of vines stretching across the hillsides in virtually all directions. Tucked below a shady cluster of trees, the major buildings of the estate home the cellar, wine-tasting locations, The Bakery and Jordan Restaurant. I drove straight to the reception of the Jordan Luxury Suites and was met by cheerful employees who swiftly checked me in and showed me to my suite.
The Jordan Luxury Suites
I parked my automobile ideal outdoors the suite and walked in to come across a spacious lounge total with a fireplace. Previous the lounge, to my left, was a sizeable bathroom with a bath-tub and separate shower stall. I turned to my ideal and located a massive bedroom with a pretty inviting bed. Each the lounge and the bedroom had doors which opened out onto the terrace and gardens. I knew, ideal there and then, that this was going to be great remain!
I located a map on the lounge table with data about hikes about the vineyards and to the best of the surrounding hills. Atop the hills, panoramic views of Stellenbosch, False Bay and Table Mountain awaited. There was also data about other activities such as massages, walks and wine-tasting. I went for a quick stroll and quickly ended up at the terrace adjacent to The Bakery and Jordan Restaurant. I located a table with a beautiful view, and ordered a bottle of the estate’s ‘Black Magic’ Merlot and a quiche.
As I sipped on the wealthy, fruity wine and looked at the mountains in the far distance, I couldn’t support but sigh and believe of how substantially I adore the Cape Winelands. With its breathtaking mountains, exquisite wines and meals, and historic Cape Dutch buildings, this is unquestionably 1 of my favourite areas in the globe.
Dining at Jordan Restaurant
That evening, I treated myself to a dinner at Jordan Restaurant. I’d heard only excellent factors about the restaurant and its chef, George Jardine, so I created certain I booked a table the second I arrived at the estate. It turned out to be an totally sublime meal. Chef Jardine relies only on locally-sourced, seasonal components and adds a sophisticated touch to each dish.
I began with the steamed Saldanha Bay mussels – very easily the most scrumptious mussels dish I’ve had in ages! For the major course, I went for the pan-roasted line-caught kabeljou (cod) with child spinach. The fish was roasted to perfection and the vegetables have been pretty fresh. I paired my meal with a Jardin Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc, which was merely divine!
My two days at the Jordan Wine Estate flew by and I emerged feeling pretty relaxed and glad that I’d located this tiny, blissful corner of Stellenbosch. If you are going to this component of the globe, be certain to appear up the Jordan Luxury Suites. And verify out my post on factors to do in Stellenbosch.
Watch the video of my remain at the Jordan Wine Estate:
Jordan Wine Estate, by way of its in-home travel and location management corporation, Nine Yards Travel, also tends to make travel arrangements for its guests who want to discover other components of South Africa and neighbouring countris such as Namibia and Botswana. Combining their passion for wines, meals and travel, they’re specialists in building tailored experiences for travellers. Do get in touch with them if you are organizing a trip about South/southern Africa.
Note: a significant thank you goes to the Jordan Wine Estate and Jordan Luxury Suites for their terrific hospitality. All views shared above are mine, and mine only.