Wonderfully rustic

Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West has just launched its newest dining experience, Cabernet & Carne. Located in a restored, rustic cottage, this destination pop-up promises to delight your senses and lift your spirits on chilly winter days just as all their other culinary gems have.

Set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, on the boundary of an extensive arboretum, the restaurant offers a thoughtfully crafted set menu that celebrates the best of seasonal and heritage cuisine. Priced at R495 per person, the menu features delicious, traditional South African dishes.


Delicious bean soup with marrow bone


Homestyle beginning: Ouma’s traditional bean soup with farm bread and Cabernet butter, alternatively a vegetarian bean soup with a mignonette sauce.

Entrecôte steak served with Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon.


Main chapter: Entrecôte steak, or baby spatchcock chicken, or aubergine schnitzel, served with unlimited fries and a green salad.




Delightful end: Old-fashioned souskluitjies – cinnamon dumplings – topped with a crème brûlée custard.

Lekker last sip: Moerkoffie with a splash of condensed milk.


Sommelier Christo Deyzel

A selection of Vergelegen red and white wines, liqueurs and beverages is available (not included in the set menu price).


“We’re excited to welcome guests to this magical place,” says Vergelegen managing director Wayne Coetzer. “Cabernet & Carne offers far more than a meal; it’s an experience that combines the country charm of our estate with the culinary excellence that Vergelegen is renowned for.

“Whether you’re a foodie, wine enthusiast, or simply searching for an enjoyable winter outing, this pop-up restaurant is the perfect destination.”

Culinary team: Matthew Meintjies, executive chef Michelle Barry and Heinrich Strydom.

Opening times: Lunch Wednesday-Sunday, 12h00-17h00 (kitchen closes 15h30). Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Find out more, including menu, at Cabernet & Carne.

Reservations essential: 021 847 2111 | info@vergelegen.co.za | Dineplan.


Doesn’t get more rustic than this!

About Vergelegen Estate: Vergelegen is renowned for its rich history, exceptional wines, warm service and sustainability. Find out more at Vergelegen Wine Estate.