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Father’s Day at Opstal Estate

Treat your dad with lunch at Opstal Estate, in the heart of the picturesque Slanghoek Valley.

Enjoy our buffet feast - from a 250g grilled beef fillet and traditional pumpkin fritters to berry panna cotta and tiramisu.


Adults - R280
Kids (5-10 years) R150

Tel: 023 344 3001
Email: or

Book your seats now!

Mother’s day at Opstal Estate

Spoil mom with lunch at Opstal Estate, in the heart of the picturesque Slanghoek Valley.

Enjoy our buffet feast - from a traditional leg of lamb and seasonal vegetables to chorizo chicken and blueberry cheesecake with berry ice cream.

Adults - R280
Kids (5-10 years) R150

Tel: 023 344 3001

Book your seats now!


Valentine’s day dinner at Opstal

With 10 years of experience creating the most unbelievable menu’s all across our beautiful country, chef PJ Lombard and his team have created a 5-course set menu for you to look forward to.

See our full menu below

Bookings can be made via email at or by calling us at 023 344 3001.

We look forward to welcoming you to our scenic estate.

Emile Swiegers & Valiant Swart - Soetes and Soup 2018

The Soetes and Soup Festival will kick off this year on Friday, 20th of July and run till Saterday, 21st of July 2018.
We are excited to announce that we will have two artists performing on Friday night, the 20th of July.

Emile Swiegers, is the son of the beloved singer and song writer - André Swiegers. He grew up in a musical home, his dad being an songwriter and drummer brother.
“Evoking the magic of an infinitely rich musical history within a modern-day context, Emile seamlessly incorporates elements of rhythm & blues, soul and finger style guitar in his work”.

Valiant Swart is an well known South African musician and enchants his audience with Afrikaans folk rock music.

For more information on the Soetes and Soup 2018 Festival and ticket sales please contact Breedekloof Wine and Tourism on (023) 349 1791.

Our Opstal Estate Range expands with two new bolstering wines

As our local wine market is growing and the demand for innovation and creative wines are increasing we have decided to expand our Opstal Estate range. We have added two new wines to the collection namely Opstal Chenin Blanc 2017 and Opstal Cabernet Sauvignon / Cinsualt 2017.

Our Cinsualt was planted in 1997 and are truly coming to age now and producing great quality grapes. In combination with the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon this forms a very exciting blend of racy aromatic freshness and structure.

Our family has farmed with Chenin Blanc for generations and it forms the cornerstone of our estate, comprising a third of our vineyards. This Chenin has an great balance of zippy freshness to go with its aromatic complexity. Attractive aromas of pineapple, peach and apricots are well held together with a subtle spice and leesy complexity from the 8 months spent in larger French oak Foundres.

Breedekloof Hanepoot Market Day

Come join us on Saturday, 10th of March, at the Breedekloof Hanepoot Festival at Mountain Ridge Cellar @ 09:00. There will be various activities for young and old i.e. wine tasting and sales; various gourmet food trucks; grape somping competition with great prizes to be won and various Hanepoot products to buy. For information regarding the Festival call 023 349 1791.

Breedekloof Hanepoot Market Day

Come join us on Saturday, 10th of March, at the Breedekloof Hanepoot Festival at Mountain Ridge Cellar @ 09:00. There will be various activities for young and old i.e. wine tasting and sales; various gourmet food trucks; grape somping competition with great prizes to be won and various Hanepoot products to buy. For information regarding the Festival call 023 349 1791.


Come and celebrate a Feast of love for Valentines Day.

Bookings are essential. Reserve your seat at / or contact us at 023 344 3001.

The Hanepoot Cocktail

Beat the heat this January with our Opstal Hanepoot Cocktail Recipe.

This cocktail is refreshing and easy to make.

The Breedekloof Wine Valley

Breedekloof Wine Valley does it again for 2017

Christmas Wine Collection 2017

This festive season you can spoil your family, friends and yourself with our Christmas Wine Collections.

The Collections comprises of the following wines:

2 x Opstal Estate Sparkling  Sauvignon Blanc Sec

2 x Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2017

2 x Sixpence Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2016

2 x Opstal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

2 x Opstal Estate Blush Syrah/Viognier 2017

This is only a ONLINE SHOP special. So go have a look at our Online Shop deals.

Offer ends 22 December 2017 or while stocks last.


Come celebrate SUMMER BLUSH DAY with us!!!

The first 50 walk-in guests at the cellar door receives a complimentary tasting of our FAMOUS BLUSH SYRAH / VIOGNIER 2017.

We have a Silly Season Special on our BLUSH Syrah / Viognier wine for two consecutive Saturdays (02/12/17 & 09/12/2017).

Buy a case of BLUSH and pay less!

1 CASE = 10% less
2 CASES = 15% less
3 CASES and more = 20% less

Please note this special is only applicable on CELLAR DOOR SALES.

Save on Winter Weddings at Opstal Estate

Are you planning to get married in the Winter in 2018?

Well if so, than we have good news for you.

If you book your 2018 Winter Wedding (1 May 2018 to 31 August 2018) at Opstal Estate before the 31st of January 2018 you can stand a chance to win one of the following prizes:

2 couples can win 50% off their venue fee

2 couples can win 25% off their venue fee

How to enter the competition?

Post a photo of you and your fiance on our Facebook page at @opstalestate and write in no more than 30 words why you want to get married in the Winter 2018.


1) The competition is open to everyone except persons under the age of 18, Opstal Estate & Restaurant’s employees and their families.
2) The judges decision are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3) Entrants can enter via the Opstal Estate & Restaurant’s Facebook page.
4) The prizes are in no way transferable or negotiable for cash.
5) Participants stand a chance to win the following prize:
* 2 couples can win 50% off their venue fee
* 2 couples can win 25% off their venue fee
6) The promoter reserves the right to exclude any entries which they believe to be fraudulent or based on misconduct.
7) Entrants are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions by participating in this competition.
8) Info gathered may be used for further marketing purposes.
9) Facebook has no involvement or liability in this competition.
10) Competition closes on the 31st of January 2018.
11) The winners will be announced on 14 February 2018.
12) The winning couples’ wedding date should be between the 1st of May and the 31st of August 2018 and is subject to availability.
13) Opstal Estate makes use of their own in-house Chef and no outside caterers will be accepted.
14) Please note that our Restaurant will be closed from the 24th of June till the 07th of July 2018, due to its Winter Recess.


The Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards was founded in 1997. The contest is unique in South Africa, all judges are individually selected wine connoisseurs and are representative of all seven continents around the world.

We entered our Opstal Blush Syrah/Viognier 2017 and it received a Gold Medal Award.

Blush Syrah/Viognier is your perfect Summer companion! You can drink it by the swimming pool, pair it with sushi and enjoy with friends or just by itself.

Whichever way you decide to enjoy your Blush is up to you!


We entered our Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion 2017 and Sixpence Cabernet/Merlot 2016 into the ULTRA VALUE WINE CHALLENGE.

This is a industry wine competition that assists consumers to find the smartest buys for under R100 per bottle, thus putting consumers first!

Attie Louw, Winemaker: “We strongly believe that all wines from Opstal Estate, at different price points, should offer great value. That is why I regards the Ultra Value competition as a very important vehicle in promoting and putting the spotlight on those pocket-friendly wines that will over-deliver on quality at very reasonable prices. Our lifestyle Sixpence Range has to do just that and get recognition for that shows we’re on the right path”.

We received a Double Gold Medal for our Opstal Estate Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon 2017 and a Silver Medal for our Opstal Estate Sixpence Cabernet/Merlot 2016.


This Spring everything at Opstal Estate revolves around our Blush Syrah / Viognier wine!!!

A few notes from the winemaker, Attie Louw: “This wine is unique – the grapes are harvested together, pressed together and fermented together. Putting these cultivars together so early in the process allows more time for the aroma’s to meet and marry, combining the cherry, strawberry and raspberry aromas of the Syrah with the intensity of peach and apricot flavours from the Viognier. The lovely salmon colour is a result of 4 hours of skin contact.”

It pairs well with:
* Pizza and Pastas
* Seafood
* Asian Food


  • Be creative and make any dish that will pair well with our Blush Syrah / Viognier wine.
  • Like our page and upload the photo of your dish accompanied by the recipe on our Facebook page (@opstalestate) or Instagram page using the #blushforspring.

Terms and Conditions

1) The Cook with Blush competition runs from 4 September till 30 September 2017.
2) The competition is open to all South African citizens except directors, members, partners, employees, agents, service providers and consultants of Opstal Estate, and their family members.
3) Participants must post a photo of their dish and their recipe under the Opstal Estate competition post on Facebook (@opstalestate), or Instagram using the hashtag #blushforspring.
4) Any late entries received will not be taken into consideration.
5) The drawn winner who are not contactable by phone at the time of the competition draw will be disqualified and a new winner will be drawn.
6) Opstal Estate’s digital platforms will announce the winners by Wednesday, 04 October 2017 @ 12:00.
7) The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Opstal Estate will not be held responsible for any disputes arising from the competition or prize awards.
8) The prize is not transferable, and cannot be deferred or exchanged.
9) The prize includes:
a) Dinner for two people at the Opstal Restaurant
b) One case (6 bottles) of Blush Syrah / Viognier wine
10) The total value of the prize is R550.00
11) Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them when entering.
12) Opstal Estate reserve the right to cancel, modify or amend the competition at any time if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of their control.
13) The prize is valid until Sunday, 31st of December 2017.
Booking is essential.
14) Opstal Restaurant’s trading hours are Wednesdays to Sundays from 09:00 – 16:30 (seated 15:30).

Celebrating Women’s Day - Cup of Wine

To all the Beautiful Women, come join us in the celebration of this marvelous day.

Each lady will be welcomed with a Cup of Blush and for the little princesses we have a Cup of Juice.

Our wines making waves in competitions

Sommeliers recently selected their top wines in the annual South African Sommeliers Selection - a wine competition judged solely by wine stewards in categories consumers will typically find on a ‘wine list’ -and wines from the Breedekloof Wine Valley produced an impressive result.

In this competition, winning are referred to as ‘Listed Wines’ and are listed on the valued Sommeliers Selection wine list. This wine list is distributed countrywide to trade and restaurants as an indication of wines that come highly recommended by this panel of esteemed South African sommeliers.

Entries are judged blind, and scrutinised for their food appropriateness and their gastronomical relevance. The judging panel considers the stylistic approach to wines, their regionality and price points.

During the recent second Signature Red Blend Report that was released last week our Carl Everson Cape Blend 2015 scored a very commendable 91 on the 100 point scale. As 1 of 20 wines recognised and awarded this wine is living up to his billing as our estate’s flagship red.
37% Pinotage, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Shiraz and 5% Cinsaut. Top notes of flowers, fynbos and musk before red and black berries. Relatively light bodied with fresh acidity and fine tannins – a pretty wine.

Christian Eeds suggests that “The Barber Sémillon 2016 from Slanghoek property Opstal is a knock-out. Grapes from a vineyard planted in 1998, fermentation occurred spontaneously before maturation in old oak lasting 10 months. The nose shows hay, pear, peach, naartjie and a little spice. The palate, meanwhile, is rich and greasy but not without verve thanks to tangy acidity – intensely flavoured with a savoury, almost bitter finish.” There are only 5 cases left of the total production so jump if you want to share in this unique experience. If you want to place a order please email

Soetes & Sop Festival 2017

Soetes en Sop weekend programme

This year our Soetes & Sop weekend (21-23 July) will kick off with an Opstal Live show with Klipwerf Orkes! The Klipwerf Orkes, a band born and bred in the Calvinia district of the Hantam Karoo, has their own unique style of music that no one can copy. Bring your family and friends and join us for a “vaste vastrap”! Food stalls with a variety of traditional South African cuisine and a cash bar will be available during the show. Tickets are R170 per person and are available on Webtickets. The Klipwerf show at Opstal can be attended without a Soetes & Sop Festival pass.

On Saturday, our festival favourite, Opstal Vars market will be running till three o’clock. Come and enjoy fresh farm-style produce, funky accessories, handmade wood items and more! While you are browsing, we have a face painter and jungle-gym for the kiddies.

Please note: The Soetes & Sop Festival pass should be bought separately if you would like to visit participating cellars and venues. The Soetes & Sop Festival starts on Friday, the 21st of July and ends on Saturday, the 22nd of July. Ticket prices range from R120.00 to R150.00 per person and will be released on Webtickets in June 2017. Please note that no tickets will be available on the day and only limited tickets are available online.

And then on Sunday, before heading back to reality, pop in for a breakfast or lunch at our restaurant.

We look forward welcoming back many Opstal friends to this ever popular festival!

For more information, please contact us on 023 344 3001 or send us an email at

Events at Opstal to look forward to!

Dust off your calendar and start filling it with these great events we have lined up at Opstal! Please see the image below for events to look forward to:

Situated in the heart of the Slanghoek Valley, we are a short 1-hour’s drive from Cape Town. Known for our hospitality, family style lunches and award-winning wines, we welcome you to share the Opstal experience with us along with your friends and family.

Our wine list comprises the easy-drinking Sixpence range, our Opstal range and our flagship Heritage range. Our Heritage range includes our famous Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2015 that received a 5* rating in the Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide.

Do you need more convincing? Have a look at our TripAdvisor reviews here!

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us on 023 344 3001 or send us an email .

Breedekloof wine valley featured online

If you every wondered why you should visit our wonderful valley, All4Women wrote an intresting article on “10 Reasons why wine lovers should visit The Breedekloof Wine Valley.”

Read the article here.

Valentine’s Day at Opstal 2017

Come and woo your loved one this Valentine’s Day at Opstal!

• Introducing Opstal-Uber, a suttle service to and from Worcester at no additional cost.
• Dress code: Semi-formal.
• Live music: Wear your dancing shoes!

Treat yourself and your partner, family member or friend to a glass of Opstal Sparkling with a pear and blue cheese onion tart as a canapé. As a starter our chef, PJ Lombard, is serving Malaysian curry fish with a pineapple and butternut salad followed by beef fillet as the main deal. To complete your dinner look forward to passionfruit and mango Panna Cotta as dessert.

For enquiries and to book your spot at our event in the beautiful Slanghoek event, e-mail or contact us at 023 344 3001.

Opening Hours

3rd of January 2018: Restaurant Open

Summer cheese & wine pairing

Inspired by our lovely summer weather, our chef and restaurant manager has carefully selected cheese that complement and unlock nuanced flavors in our wines. Our new cheese and wine pairing, pairs three of our wines from the Sixpence and Opstal range with an array of interesting cheeses.

Cost: R45 per person

Remember: you can buy our wine at cellar door prices. Visit our Online shop for an overview of all our wines.

Opstal Hanepoot Cocktail recipe

This summer guests visiting the tasting room can take part in the Hanepoot Cocktail Experience, complete with the use of our old school ice crusher, free of charge.

(serves 1)


• Crushed ice
• 2 Shots of Opstal Hanepoot
• 3-5 Mint leaves
• 200 ml soda water
• Squeeze of lime or lemon juice


• Add ice, Opstal Hanepoot & mint leaves to a tall glass
• Fill with soda water
• Add a squeeze of lime or lemon juice & enjoy!

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