The new Four Cousins Tasting room welcomes you as you turn the bend into the popular wine area of Robertson. A scenic two hour drive out of Cape Town immediately transports you to wine country. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city life behind you and enjoy the fresh country air and delicious wines from the region.
Four Cousins is your one stop wine destination when it comes to a huge selection of wine to suit anyone palate, even the non-alcoholic tasters as well as activities, beer tastings and amazing food.
The self explanatory Four Cousins, refers to a family business that doesn’t only run through their veins but a family name shared on the value of creating a brand that believes in community upliftment, the local soils and catering to a very diverse market without compromising the product.
As you enter through the doors, the wine shop is situated on your left. You can purchase any bottle under the label and provides amazing gifts, wines to travel with (because some of them are in plastic bottles as well as memorabilia.) If blind buying is not for you, you can head over to the tasting room that is directly opposite it to enjoy the selection of tastings on offer.
The Tasting room is warm and welcoming with smiling faces from the residents and locals alike. The wooden textures and steel surfaces bring a sophisticated touch that brings in the materials associated with wine making in a clean, modern and stylist way.
Double volume ceilings and huge windows that let in flooding sunshine give the room a calming and relaxing feeling while you sit away.
Along the walls of the tasting room you can go on a historical journey with the family who were the first to established the original estate and see how far they have grown since the humble beginnings in 1937. There is a photo booth that allows you to capture every tasting memory.
The original blue prints and spade that was to commemorate the opening of the new tasting room in early October 2016 hangs proudly on the wall waiting for the new big event to follow.
Four Cousins offers a wide selection of tastings for you to enjoy. Whether you enjoy the sweeter wines, the whisky tasting, the non-alcoholic tastings or if you are like me the MCC tasting. Each tasting is offered at a very affordable R55 and comes with a tasting platter that is sure to excite even the complete wine novelist.
With almost ten tasting pairings to choose from you are spoilt for choice…Good Luck!
Four Cousins have embarked on a very exciting product that they had added to their massive cabinet, Whisky. Not just one but three!! A 5 year old, an 8 year old and the 12 year old makes up the three children under this range and has you complexed as to choose you favourite child of the bunch. At 43% alcohol in each bottle, it is definitely a quality product that is sure to have the South African market happy about the new addition.
After a fun and interactive wine/whisky/MCC/non-alcholic tasting you can make your way over to the one thing you thought they have forgotten about…beer. Bout Beer is a selection of four craft beers that are easy drinking but complex. Enjoy a bilateral beer tasting before embarking on your next activity at the Four Cousins building.
Be sure to ask for a tour of the brewery, it was interesting and we were lucky enough to have the beer master on the premises. So before we could aimlessly admire our reflections in the gorgeous copper vats we got an educational explanation through the process of beer making.
After a day of activity we made our way to the insanely gorgeous restaurant. It was as if we were sitting in an up market studio in the centre of Cape Town CBD but when looking out the window you felt calm instead of panicked that you had parked on a yellow line or that you were late for your next meeting.
Copper, aluminium, glass, wooden tables, interesting art…need I say more?
After wine tasting, a tour through the expansive premises as well as a beer tasting it was definitely time for lunch.
The menu offers local classics with a mix of popular favourites and is sure to have you more confused what to order than stuck with nothing you fancy. The menu caters for vegetarians, kids and the hungriest tourists alike.
You can view the extensive menu by clicking the following link: http://www.fourcousins.co.za/Content/nomifusion_menu.pdf
Looks like lunch has arrived…
Looks like its dessert time…
With the important decision of which dessert to have looming over our heads, we did the only thing you can do when the menu looks this good, we ordered one of each and shared!
Mon-Fri: 08h30 – 17h00
Sat: 09h30 – 15h30
Sun: 11h00 – 15h00
Public Holidays: 09h30 – 16h30
CLOSED: Good Friday,
Christmas day & 1 January
With Wacky Wine weekend coming up on the 1st-4th June 2017…you need to make this you first stop on the way into Robertson…I will probably see you there!