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Boschendal wine farm boasts some of the most picturesque views in the Cape Winelands, with dramatic mountain vistas visible from the lush lawns. So, it’s no surprise that the estate has become a popular picnic spot, as families and friends come together for a day out.

Our two picnic lunches offer guests distinctly different experiences. But there is one similarity – the food. Only naturally grown produce from the estate, as well as locally made artisanal goods, are used, ensuring guests receive a basket filled with delicious, healthy and wholesome food.

The seasonal picnic menus do change depending on what our food garden is producing.

The two picnic areas, are 1km apart, namely the Rhone Rose Garen Picnics and Werf Farm Picnics, so be sure to remember which one you booked for.

Please note that we welcome all our Werf Picnic guests to bring their own blankets, chairs and tables.

Picnic areas

Rhone Rose Garden Picnic

Our classic Boschendal picnic is located at the Rhone lawns - this is in the wine-making and wine-tasting hub of Boschendal. 

The picnic area has spectacular mountain views and is surrounded by the exhibition vineyards, the Rhone Homestead, the Cellar Door and our Winery. 

Picnic baskets can be enjoyed at carefully-laid out tables or on a picnic blanket under the shade of the oak trees. This is a full-service area.

In the basket

Rhone Rose Garden picnic baskets include food made from our natural farm produce including delicate pates, freshly baked bread, salads from our Werf Food Garden, coronation chicken, a selection of cold meats, homemade preserves and one of our celebrated desserts.

Download menus

The seasonal picnic menus do change depending on availability of fresh farm produce.

Rose Garden Picnic Menu

Rose Garden Picnic, Vegetarian Menu

Rose Garden Picnic, Kiddies Menu

Rhone Rose Garden Picnic
Wholesome food from farm to table
A picnic basket on a table
The Rhone homestead at Boschendal
A couple sitting on a grass lawn
Rhone Rose Garden picnic
View of Rhone Homestead Heritage Rose Garden
A waiter pouring Boschendal MCC
A picnic basket on a table

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL


Booking 24 hours in advance is essential.

Book your ROSE garden  Picnic

For groups more than 20 people kindly contact reservations@boschendal.co.za or  +27 021 870 4274 to make a booking.

OPENING HOURS

October 2018 - April 2019: Open 7 days a week.
May 2019: Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Please note we are open on 24 & 25 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

Basket collection from 12:00 - 14:00. Please note that your basket will only be ready for collection at your booking time.

PRICE

R520 basket for two, R275 basket for one and R105 for children between 3 - 10 years.

The price above is for a standard picnic and excludes special occasion menus and events.

A 10% gratuity will be added to the total bill for our friendly waitrons.

No banting or gluten-free options.

Kindly take note that we are not halaal, kosher or allergy friendly, all of our kitchens use ingredients that may contain milk, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish, shellfish and other allergens.

Werf Farm Picnic

Under the trees of the Pavilion lawn is where you’ll find this picnic spot, next to the main werf and our farm-to-table food hub.

It’s a more relaxed affair with the focus on lazing about and enjoying the wholesome farm produce and Boschendal wines on offer.  Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets, chairs and tables and enjoy a leisurely afternoon under the trees with family and friends. Bean bags are available for rent on the day. Kids can enjoy playing on the jungle gym and the extensive lawns. 

In the basket

In the basket you’ll find wholesome farm produce and artisanal goodies courtesy of Boschendal’s bakers, butchers and chefs. Expect fresh bread, a seasonal salad from our food garden, free-range whole rotisserie chicken, homemade preserves and homemade ice cream.

Download menus

The seasonal picnic menus do change depending on availability of fresh farm produce.

Werf Farm Picnic Menu

Werf Farm Picnic, Vegetarian Menu

Werf Farm Picnic, Kiddies Menu

Werf Farm Picnic
Scenery at Werf Picnics
A loaf of bread arranged with cheese, cold meats, and preserves
A person drinks a glass of wine while lying in a hammock
Look and feel of boxes being packed

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Booking 24 hours in advance is essential.

Book your Werf Garden Picnic

For groups more than 20 people kindly contact reservations@boschendal.co.za or +27 021 870 4274 to make a booking.

OPENING HOURS

October 2018 - April 2019: Wednesday to Sunday. Live music performances on Saturdays between 13:00 and 15:00. 
May 2019: Only open Saturday and Sundays.

Please note we are open on 24 & 25 December 2018 and 1 January 2019.

Basket collection from 12:00 - 14:00. Please note that your basket will only be ready for collection at your booking time.

PRICE

R460 basket for two, R245 vegetarian basket for one and R105 for children between 3 - 10 years.

Saturday music basket R510 for two, R270 vegetarian basket for one and R130 for children between 3 - 10 years.

The price above is for a standard picnic and excludes special occasion menus and events.

No banting or gluten-free options.
Kindly take note that we are not halaal, kosher or allergy friendly, all of our kitchens use ingredients that may contain milk, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish, shellfish and other allergens

Explore The Boschendal Estate

Accommodation

Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character.

The Farm

Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories.

Must Do's at Boschendal

Guests are invited to enjoy all this magnificent farm has to offer: an award winning wine and bio-friendly food experience; a rich heritage; a spectacular natural and soulful landscape; fun, informative and engaging activities whilst also taking the opportunity for some down time in tranquil surroundings.