is a time for eating outdoors and picnics are a great way to meet up with
family and friends and until
the end of April 2014 one can do it in an eco-friendly style when spreading the cotton blankets under the towering oaks at this historic family wine farm – a picnic perfect setting.
chance to enjoy good food and get back to nature…what’s there not to love about
a picnic. What’s more to love about ourpicnics,
is the fact that we do it in a sustainable, low-waste manner by swapping the usual
plastic wear in your basket which significantly adds to our carbon footprint
with natural goodies wrapped in eco-friendly bamboo packaging,” shares resident
chef Christine Claasen.
hand woven basket, brimming with homemade goodness ranging from pickled
pumpkin, cream cheese salmon rolls and ostrich steak salad, to pork rillettes
and farm fresh bread, will greet you in a serene spot on the lush lawns, to be
leisurely enjoyed to the sounds of the flowing Klip River and abundant bird
Delheim we believe that everything should proceed in harmony with nature. And
we try to echo this in the way we produce our time-honoured wines, right
through from the vineyards to the cellar. As a strong follower of sustainable
farming, we are passionately committed to the conservation and the
rehabilitation of our natural habitat and indigenous flora. With these Green
Picnics we invite people to re-connect with Delheim and nature, the natural way,” shares
co-owner Victor Sperling.
was one of the first wine farms to become a Biodiversity and Wine Initiative
(BWI) member, and has since achieved BWI Championship status. The estate shined
as the only wine farm amongst the top five nominees in the biodiversity
category for the 2013 Eco-Logic Awards in association with SABC3.
recently the estate excelled at the 2013 Nedbank Green Wine Awards as overall
winner of the Best Farming Practices category which favours a holistic,
conservation-minded approach to farming and identifies excellence in community
and tourism development. In addition, Delheim also scooped two of the
four sub-categories in the Best Farming Practices division: Best Contribution
to Community Development and Best Contribution to Conservation.
The Delheim Green Picnic costs R149 per person and includes a bottle of Delheim Heerenwijn or Delheim Pinotage Rosé per couple. Vegetarian options are available on request and a special kiddies menu can be arranged at R70 per child.
picnics are on offer seven days a week and pre-bookings are essential – or
order on the day before 10am. To order your delicious basket contact Delheim
Restaurant at Tel: 021 888 4607 or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
more information regarding Delheim’s commitment to conservation visit www.delheim.com.