Autumnal Franschhoek lunching at Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s Terra del Capo

On a chilly autumn day this April that sang of the cold weather to come, we confirmed our appointment at the gate then drove through the country scenery of lavender and large trees, gladly accepting a complimentary flute of the pale pink bubbly L’Ormarins Brut Classique once safely out of the rain at Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s Terra del Capo.

Once seated at our table, we were topped up with water as well as a white and red wine for our lunch – the zesty ‘light white’ Pino Grigio 2018, as well as the ‘light red’ tomatoey Sangiovese 2016, which is especially good with pasta. 

Chandre explained that Anthonij Rupert brought these specific wines to South Africa as both are pleasingly soft drinking. 

We sipped on both while reading out bits from the ‘antipasto bites’ menu, as you are spoilt for choice with mouth-watering vegetarian, seafood and meat options, as well as platters and pairings to choose from.

Linger over a light L’Ormarins-style lunch

Luckily, the tapas-style small portions means it’s expected that you’ll try more than one. 

We were intrigued by the sound of warm polenta-goat’s cheese chips with olive tapenade and the beetroot carpaccio with rocket, raspberries, aged balsamic, tanglewood cheese and sesame crumble; as well as the porchetta tonnato with deep-fried capers and basil, but the cold conditions meant warm plates were a must. 

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