Since my first visit to Clos Malverne when I met Seymour and Sophia Pritchard, I fell I love with the place and its wines.
My grandfather built a house up in Devon Valley and from childhood, I had a special feeling when I entered into the valley from the Western end, the same way that the cooling breezes come off False Bay to cool the vineyards down in the summer heat.
Going back there yesterday to lunch at the invitation of Nadia Louw-Smith, the founding chef of the restaurant, was another lovely experience in the valley.
Sitting in the restaurant you have what I think is one of the finest views of the Simonsberg from a restaurant stoep. Views across vineyards and orchards ringed with tall dark green cypresses standing like as many soldiers.
We started with a glass of Winemaker Suzanne Coetzee’s Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Brut, zippy and fresh and just the juice to get our palates started.
Here are some images of our delicious dishes, served to us so capably by Brendon, our lovely waiter.
These we enjoyed with the Clos Malverne Sauvignon Blanc 2013.
Nadia has just returned from a holiday in Turkey, so I had to try this dish.
The Clos Malverne Auret 2011, their flagship Cape Blend was a fabulous accompaniment.
We left, replete with a promise to return for dessert another time.
As they say in the Michelin Guide – well worth the detour.
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Ranked #1 of 106 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Tuesday – Sunday
12:00 – 15:00
Closed in the evenings.Weddings & Functions
The venue is available for weddings and functions.