Dining: Housed in an old cow shed, Babel is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try tasty yet often unconventional combinations. The restaurant has a farm-to-fork philosophy, which means food that is seasonal and that reflects a “pick, clean and serve” approach. Helpings are generous and depending on the weather you can take your meal in the glass-enclosed restaurant or under the trees in the courtyard.
Activities: Daily Cellar Tours: 10h00, 13h00 or 16h00 (2 hrs) The walking tour starts with some interesting facts about our farm’s history and wine heritage. Examples of different vines (table grapes as well as wine grapes) are shown. In the production cellar, the winemaking process is explained. The tour also includes a visit to our new wine tunnel, offering guests a journey through centuries of making and storing wine. After visiting the barrel cellar, it’s time to taste our range of wines. Guests gather around the large wooden table in the wine tunnel for the tasting. Accompaniments are served to compliment each wine to perfection.
Booking is essential – or enquire about availability on arrival.
Daily Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tour: 11h00, 13h00 or 15h00 The walking tour starts with a visit to our balsamic vinegar cellar, where guests will gain insight into the traditional methods and production processes used to create our DOP-style vinegar, and taste both our three-year-old and twelve-year-old balsamic vinegars. This is followed by a behind-the-scenes look at how Babylonstoren’s table olives are made in our olive production plant and sample the varieties on offer. After the tasting, the process of transforming olives into golden olive oil in our cold press process is explained in the olive press. Finally, it’s time to taste our olive oils. Guests can create their own 100ml blend of the different oils to take home as a small keepsake.
Booking is essential – or enquire about availability on arrival
Other Activities include: Garden, Farmshop, Deli, Lekker Kamer, Bakkery
Please note that this Wine Estate charges entrance fee for all visitors
ADULTS – R20
KIDS – R10
Depart From: Groot Drakenstein Terminal