Review : Cuvee at Simonsig Estate

Cuvee is one of the most beautiful spots in the Winelands, in my opinion. We had a #ZomatoMeetup there a few weeks ago, and everything about it was just about as close to perfection as it could get. We started off with a glass of their Kaapse Vonkel Brut (the oldest MCC in the country) and by far one of my favourite MCCs to date. Like proper foodies, we took our MCC to go as we were taken on a tour of their cellars.

Image Courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

Wine Barrels – Image Courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

Jackie, our lovely tour guide was completely hospitable and patient while we all strolled around and took in all the beauty of the estate and tossed around ideas like “imagine swimming in that tank of wine”.

Giggles - Image Courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

Giggles – Image Courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

Following the wine tour, it was time to taste some of the wines we had heard so much about. We tried a wide range of their wines, and I learnt that I actually really like Chardonnay. After some delicious wine, and a couple of giggles it was time for the main attraction – the food (see what I did there?).

I take my wine very seriously. Clearly. Image courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

I take my wine very seriously. Clearly. Image courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

I’m generous with most things on Social Media – I dish out likes and lols like it’s Christmas… every day. I am unusually protective of rating a place 5 out of 5 on Zomato though. If I could give Cuvee a higher rating than a 5, I would.

From the minute I saw my starter, the camembert creme brûlée, I knew it would be love at first bite (last food pun, I promise). Yes, dear reader, Camembert Creme Brûlée is a real thing and it changed my life.

Camembert Creme Brulee at Cuvee, SImonsig Estate

Camembert Creme Brulee at Cuvee, SImonsig Estate

I ordered the line fish and it was cooked perfectly. The portion was generous to say the least. I have a raging appetite at the best of times, and even me being me, I struggled to finish it.

Fish at Cuvee, Simonsig Estate

Fish at Cuvee, Simonsig Estate

For dessert I had the citrus burst, which was just that, a burst of citrusy heaven on a plate. It’s really hard to pick out the stand-out highlight of the day, because the entire experience was just that good.

Citrus Burst at Cuvee, Simonsig Estate

Citrus Burst at Cuvee, Simonsig Estate

The food is almost too beautiful to eat, and it honestly tastes better than it looks. Absolutely worth every cent, I can’t wait to go back and I can’t recommend Cuvee enough if you are looking for a treat of a spot in the Stellenbosch.

Jenny - Image courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

Jenny – Image courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

Image Courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

Simonsig Estate – Image Courtesy of Herman Agenbag Photography

Special thanks to Herman Agenbag for always taking the most beautiful photographs.

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