In winter the fields of the West Coast come alive with stunning purple, white and orange flowers. Tourists flock to see this natural wonder, but there’s much more to the area. While you’re there why not try some of the local wine?

Kookfontein Sauvignon Blanc is a renowned boutique wine of origin in the seaside town of Lambert’s Bay. The Kookfontein farm is situated just off the R364 only 5km outside of Lambert’s Bay on the West Coast. The working farm has belonged to the Engelbrecht family for over two centuries.

In 2012 Kookfontein won a South African Gold Medal for Best Young Wine in the Olifants River Region. The wine continues to improve with every harvest.

Grown on the northern bank of the Jackals Rivier, near the rustic seaside town of Lamberts Bay. The small boutique vineyard overlooks the nutrient rich kelp coast of the Atlantic Ocean, five kilometres to the west. During the summer months a cool, crisp sea breeze influences the ripening process of the grapes, ensuring the prefect growing conditions for a fine palatable white wine.

The wine is available at all restaurants in Lambert’s Bay as well establishments further up and down the coast, as well as inland.

KOOKFONTEIN SAUVIGNON BLANC DESCRIPTION:

  • Colour: Light straw with a green tinge.
  • Nose: Elegant with flavours of guava, passion fruit and gooseberry with a hint of green pepper.
  • Taste: Elegant and round in mouth with flavours of guava, passion fruit and gooseberry on the aftertaste. This wine has good volume in mouth with a delicate balance between fruit and acidity and some good minerality.
  • Ageing: It is recommended to drink this wine within 5 years after bottling.

Food suggestions:

Enjoy with white meat, green salads, asparagus, crayfish, fish and creamy pasta or on its own.

Best served chilled.

STAY AT KOOKFONTEIN:

Stay amongst the bright and beautiful wildflowers! Kookfontein Farm provides 2 self catering cottages for accommodation.

The affordable self-catering farm cottages are comfortable and clean with all linen and towels provided. Both cottages have open-plan living areas with fully equipped kitchens and an outdoor braai area. The cottages are close enough to the homestead to be very safe but still enjoy a fair amount of privacy. The cottages look out over the vineyard from which Kookfontein Sauvignon Blanc is made.

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