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 wine@opstal.co.za .

A Sunday well spent, brings a week of content!

Join us on Sunday the 15th and 29th of November and the 6th and 13th of December for Live Music!

El Keen, a well-known artist from Stellenbosch and local artist Alan Baadjies, will provide all the flavour one needs for summer. Lunch visitors will be welcomed with complementary homemade cheese bread, topped with sundried tomato pesto and paired with a glass of Mill Iron, our perfect, award winning, ‘food wine’. The Mill Iron combines the ripe flavours and structure of the Viognier, the fresh, floral Muscat notes and the perfume and acidity of the Colombar.

Opstal Estate and Restaurant offers the perfect escape to relax and socialize with family and friends. Our popular platter for two, with a selection of Cheese, Parma Ham and green figs, to name but a few, are also available to order as well as our traditional Sunday menu.

Wine tasting is open Monday to Friday, normal wine tasting hours, from 9am to 5pm. Weekends and public holidays from 11am to 3pm. The Restaurant is open from Wednesdays to Sundays, 9am till 5pm.

Sixpence going for double gold at Ultra Value Wines!

We are excited to announce that both blends in our Sixpence range won at the Ultra Value Wines 2015. According to their website, the goal of this competition is to offer consumers a list of pocket-friendly and tasty wines that they would want to share with their friends! The prizes were allocated to the following wines at our Estate:

  1. Sixpence Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot – Double Gold with a score of 93/100!
  2. Sixpence Sauvignon/Sémilon – Silver

Congratulations to the entire wine making team at Opstal, we are proud.

Cape Wine 2015

Cape Wine is the flagship business showcase of the South African wine industry. Presented at the Cape Town International Convention Centre every three years by Wines of South Africa (WOSA), it is the most successful international wine trade show in the southern hemisphere.

Opstal will be there, from 15-17 September and we’re looking forward to making great new international contacts as well as to strengthen existing ties, all in an effort to grow our Opstal brand internationally.

Soetes & Soup Festival 2015 - a huge success!

This year’s Breedekloof Soetes & Soup Festival was again a huge success. The visitors to Opstal thoroughly enjoyed themselves and was able to attend a Food & Wine Dinner, stroll through our family market, taste our wines, warm-up with our sundried tomato soup and just enjoy the magical views of the Slanghoek mountains. We thank all who attended and hope to see those that missed out this year next time.

Food & Wine Evening during Soetes & Soup Festival

During our Breedekloof Wine Valley’s annual Soetes & Soup Festival we will be hosting a special Food & Wine Dinner at our Estate Restaurant. Our winemaker, Attie Louw will guide you through the evening, pairing our estate’s great wines with gourmet dishes prepared by our kitchen.

It is essential to make a reservation as we will only accommodate a limited amount of guests. Bookings can be made via email at restautant@opstal.co.za or by calling us on 023 344 3001.

This is the menu for the evening…! Yumm Yumm

Father’s Day @ Opstal

Man is man and man must eat…

Spoil dad this Sunday (21 June) with a delicious 3 course meal and with cheeses and coffee on top of that as well. We’re normally very busy so contact us soon to avoid disappointment.

Chenin Celebration

Join us for the Chenin Celebration at Opstal Estate and Restaurant on 28 May 2015!

The evening includes a carefully selected 4 Course Meal and 10 Chenin Blancs, both local and French, presented by Winemakers’ Attie Louw (Opstal Estate), WS Visagie (Uniwines Vineyards) and De Wet Lategan (Bergsig Estate).

R300 per person. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as there are limited seats available!

Contact us on wine@opstal.co.za or 023 344 3001

Mother’s Day - 10 May 2015

It’s that time of year again to especially spoil mom and what better way than a scrumptious meal and lunch celebration at Opstal Restaurant!

Be sure to book in advance as our tables get filled very quickly for the day.

Valentine’s Day 2015

Braai Day at Opstal Restaurant

Our beautiful heritage is there for me and you
In celebrations and good times wine is the glue

Join us on the 24th of September for a crackling lekker Braai
We’ll have lots of vleis, roosterkoeke and slaai

So make your booking and don’t miss out
We’ve got the meat, everything but trout

BOOK HERE

5 Course Food & Wine Dinner @ Opstal

During our Breedekloof Wine Valley’s annual Soetes & Soup Festival we will be hosting a special Food & Wine Dinner at our Estate Restaurant. Our winemaker, Attie Louw will guide you through the evening, pairing our estate’s great wines with gourmet dishes prepared by our kitchen.

It is essential to make a reservation as we will only accommodate a limited amount of guests. Bookings can be made via email at restautant@opstal.co.za or by calling us on 023 344 3001.

Our ever popular farmers market, Opstal Vars will take place on Saturday the 19th from 09:00 - 15:00. Opstal Vars is a place where fresh produce, fresh ideas & people meet. Stalls include gourmet roosterkoeke, pizzacones, biltong, pesto’s, cupcakes and the best coffee in the valley. This all with a free cup of our Roasted Tomato soup and wine tasting promises for a great day out with the whole family.

More info and a full program of the weekend here

See you then

Father’s Day 2014

What a weekend we’ve got lined-up for all dads out there. It’s the start of the Soccer World Cup, the Boks take on the Welsh and it’s the Gholf US Open. But, man is man and man must eat… So bring dad for a delicious meal on Sunday at our restaurant.

Call us to make a booking - 023 344 3001

Yummy Tummy = Happy Daddy

Valentine’s under the stars @ Opstal

With Valentine’s Day around the corner why not treat your loved one to an evening to remember. Celebrate this age old tradition at Opstal Estate, with our ‘Valentine under the stars’ on Friday, 14 February (6pm)

Booking is essential and costs R180 per person.
Contact 023 344 3001 or restaurant@optal.co.za for more information or to secure your table.

Restaurant open on Wednesday evenings

As a result of growing demand, our restaurant will now be open on Wednesday evenings. So if you’re looking for a romantic 2-seater table by the fireplace for date night or even just a night out with the kids - come dine with us…

We’ve put together a special menu for these evenings and, on opening night, Wednesday September 4th, we will be pouring welcome drinks to all diners.

Contact us to make a booking

2012 Outdoor & Wine Festival @ Opstal

On 13 October 2012 it’s time again for the Breedekloof Wine Route’s annual Outdoor & Wine Festival.

Our popular farmers market, Opstal Vars will be running with loads of stalls showing/selling tasty fresh produce, funky designer accessories and plenty of fun for the kids. Enjoy our well known Blush wine which will be paired with the freshest SUSHI, prepared by sushi chef Lam Malakhan.

Great music will be supplied by the very trendy Bottomless Coffee Band. And with a jumping castle, face-paint and kids stalls it all ads up to a fun day out for the whole family…

Buy your festival pass for R60 at any winery in our area.

A COMMUNITY UNITES AS SLANGHOEK PRIMARY CELEBRATES 2012 MANDELA DAY

Slanghoek Primary is a rural school in our valley that serves the community of Slanghoek, with many learners coming from impoverished homes in the area.

Established more than 50 years ago by the local Nederlands Gereformeerde Kerk, the school has grown from strength to strength and currently boasts 10 teachers and 268 learners.

The school continues to excel with the assistance of the local farming community and the involvement of not only their beneficiaries, but also programmes such as the Khanya Project which established the school’s computer laboratory. This enabled students to gain access to computers in the hope to develop skills in technology that will allow them to gain skilled employment and so not only send computer literate learners into the future, but assist in breaking the cycle of poverty.

The Slanghoek Wheelie Wagon initiative is a further addition to the school. This project enhances the exposure to the world of books, not only to learners but also adults from nearby farms.

Farmers are often criticized in the media for all the wrong reasons; however, in Slanghoek this is not the case as is evident of their active support at Slanghoek Primary. This small community school is the catalyst towards farmers and farm workers combining capital and manpower to improve the community.

Now the school and the community once again come together to celebrate Mandela Day on 18 July 2012 – a day traditionally viewed as an opportunity to plough back into the community.

Celebrations will be opened by Minister O’ Kennedy at 09h00, which will be followed by various speeches by community leaders. At 12h00 the school has the privilege of hosting the elderly for lunch and a spot of tea.

The rest of the day will be spent on the maintenance of the school buildings and grounds where town locals, farmers and scholars will all come together in unity and harmony, cementing relationships and forging new friendships.

We will be there and will be taking photos to report back the work done!

For further information on the day’s programme, please contact Katy Vass (Headmistress) on 023 355 1789

Valentine’s… jou lekke ding

OK, so this year in February there’s 2 important dates at Opstal - the 14th and 29th. For the 14th we’ve organised a great evening with the best wine & food on offer for you and your lovie. And on the 29th the Opstal staff will be having cake celebrating the 8th birthday of our Finance officer who’ve been working with us for 10 years…

The 29th will be a private party, but the 14th is open for all lovebirds out there. So make Opstal your romantic venue of choice. Our winemaker will present a wine tasting at sunset with the majestic Slanghoek mountains as a backdrop. Thereafter you can sit down and enjoy a fantastic 2 course A la Carte meal. All of this for R150 per person.

Sunset wine tasting with canapès + 2 course meal (for 2) = R300

Bottle of our Sparkling Wine = R50

Not disappointing your partner on Valentine’s = PRICELESS

Check out the delicious menu for the evening…

Krismis Party

This week we (Opstal Management Team) held our annual Christmas Party. As usual mom/restaurant manager/wedding coordinator, Ria, WOW’d us with delicious food - including Salmon & cream cheese rolls, cheese truffles, carpaccio salad and chicken kiev. On a joyful night we also celebrated our Platter (2012 edition) 4 star rating for our 2010 Hanepoot, which went extremely nice with the assortment of chocolate yummies for dessert.

So, at the end of a year in which we still find the wine industry struggling, we at Opstal have lots to be thankful for. With good health, wine and food on the table and the privilege to work in the most picturesque office in the world… it’s not all doom and gloom!

Merry Krismis and festive season to all.

Opstal Vars @ Outdoor & Wine Festival

After the successful launch of Opstal Vars in July we didn’t think twice about getting all the exhibitors back for round 2 at this year’s Breedekloof Outdoor & Wine Festival from 7 – 9 October.

Opstal Vars - a meeting place for fresh produce, fresh ideas and of course fresh people – will have an extra twist in October – sushi chef Lam Malakhan and her team will prepare freshly made sushi throughout the day, paired with our very popular Blush. Jo Martin will perform lekker tunes for the festival atmosphere and with a jumping castle the kids are sorted as well.

So join us for a family friendly day of fun, because oh yes… Opstal is home to everyone!

Toys 4 Boys

A first at this year’s Breedekloof Outdoor & Wine Festival at Opstal will be an exhibition by Quenet’s Hunting & Fishing of their bow hunting, paintball and air gun equipment. They will also set-up a cool target shooting course where you can aim and try your luck in an attempt to win great prizes.

Remember… Aim small, Miss small!

This course/exhibition will be set-up next to our winery and restaurant where Opstal Vars (our fresh farmers market) will also happen on the same day. Sounds like fun…? Come join us on 8 Oct 2011.

Opstal Vars @ the Soetes & Soup Festival

On the 23rd of July 2011 Opstal will host its 1st farmers market as part of this years’ Soetes & Soup festival in the Breedekloof valley.
This will however not be any farmer’s/fresh market – we call it Opstal Vars (Opstal Fresh).

Opstal Vars is a destination – a meeting place for fresh produce, fresh ideas and of course fresh people…
There will be exclusive products, everyday products, products with a story and in general out of the ordinary…

So join us for a family friendly day of fun, because oh yes… Opstal is home to everyone!

Steve Hofmeyr @ Eikesaal

21 Oktober @ die Eikesaal

R180 (tot 20 Sept), daarna - R200 (ete ingesluit)
Besprekings by 023 344 3001 of wine@opstal.co.za

…is besig om vere reg te skud en partytjie skoene af te stof vir Superstar Steve Hofmeyr wat Donderdag Opstal Live tot die next level vat…!!!

Blush & Sushi - what a day…

At the 2010 Breedekloof Outdoor & Wine Festival we brought the sushi and Blush and thankfully all our guests brought the gees! It was a perfect Spring day in the Slanghoek valley and with the mellow tunes from Jo Martin and his band the food and wine went down smoothly. Kids had fun in the playgym and on the jumping castle and the family day atmosphere was felt and enjoyed by all.

See you all again next year in October at the 2011 Outdoor & Wine festival where Opstal will most certainly again be the place to be for good food, good wines and great times…!