Thursday, July 25, 2019

A Weekend in Stellenbosch. 4. Jordan Bakery

The final stop on our Stellenbosch Wine Routes "Experience Winter in Stellenbosch" last weekend was Jordan,
for lunch at the Bakery. The sun was shining and we were well wrapped up and so were very happy to sit out on the terrace
The tasting room is open, should you want a wine tasting
#StellenboschisCool in Winter
Inside the bakery, where they make very good bread and cakes as well as breakfast and lunch
A nice long table had been prepared for our group
A view from the deck, toward the Bakery on the left and the tasting room on the right
and one of the best views in the Winelands We heard that there had been snow on these mountains
after the very cold, wet Friday night, but it had all melted by Sunday lunchtime
Looking down the Stellenboschkloof
Each couple could order a bottle of Jordan wine with lunch and we had no hesitation in ordering
the Outlier Sauvignon Blanc 2017, a great favourite of ours which goes so well with food
You, too, can go and do their winter special for two, a curry and accompaniments, a bottle or red or white wine
and a coffee all for R375 per couple. It is a large helping of good chicken curry, topped with shaved coconut,
yellow cous cous with dried apricots and some yogurt and cucumber raita
It also comes with some black bean salad and two buttered Naan breads
This is one generous portion. As we'd had a rather large hotel breakfast and a soup tasting at Spier before we got to Jordan,
we found that this was too much food;
we asked for a doggie bag to take home for lunch the next day. So enjoyable, we do recommend this
Cape Buffalo in the field on a farm below Jordan. The one standing did rise quickly, menacing John
as he approached with his long camera lens - we think he thought it was a gun!
We are happy he didn't charge the fence
John got back into the car quite quickly
It was a really enjoyable winter experience and we encourage you to contact Stellenbosch Wine Routes who can organise something similar for you and your family and friends. The Stellenbosch Wine Routes office and Visitor Information Centre is located at 47 Church Street, Stellenbosch
For queries, visitors are encouraged to contact Stellenbosch Wine Routes on +27 21 886 4310 Or via email on 
For more information on Stellenbosch and for inspiration on visits to the region, visit

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