As you arrive at Waterkloof wine estate you are greeted by none other than Mother Nature in her truest form. You cannot help but want to stop the car as you make your approach up the long driveway to Waterkloof. There, as your eyes stretch across the vineyard your gaze moves from the green and fertile land to the oceanic seaviews. On the other side you have the ever spectacular Helderberg mountain range standing tall and gentle holding the area, cradling it.
After walking through the doors of Waterkloof you are just as pleased by what this place has to offer. Friendly and gracious staff are there to meet you with an eagerness to make your visit a memorable occasion. Seating various to suit their clients mood. There are tables and chairs carefully situated to take full advantage of the wonderful views. There are elegant couches and sophisticated single chair couches for the people not accompanied by a crowd. Even so, for a person out alone or the groups of people out for the day, the establishment truly makes everyone feel like they are there to stay.
The décor is well thought out, not cluttered but just enough to appreciate what is there for showcase. Steal artworks match the earthy, metallic and rustic taste of the wine being served. A hearty fireplace to cosy up too in the chill wind brushing over the ocean.
The Natural architecture compliments the surroundings yet it has also been adorned with modern-day finishes. Panoramic windows encompass the views as if you are there to look upon it contemplating life’s greatest philosophies. The wine cellars are also visible but very well kept and clean, it has a sort of contemporary industrial look to it that is very fashionable and shows a more simpler side to life.
The bronze plated light fixtures facilitate the burning flames. Each colour, each piece of furniture carefully placed to either contrast or compliment something else in the room, even if it is you. With the crackling of the fire and the voices of the other customers you would expect to not even be able to hear your own thoughts yet something about staring into the flames with a lovely glass of the flagship wine, the world just seems to get kind of quiet.
The restaurant has an open plane kitchen to watch all of the chefs carefully create each dish and plate their perfect meals of artwork. An open plan kitchen is a very tricky thing which Waterkloof seems to get just right. The chefs are there to do more than just grill, they are there to supply inspiration, a journey and a taste of another world. The idea is to allow food to be an experience, something more than just eating, a sublime and wonderful feeling to ponder over your meeting.
Overall Waterkloof is built on serene and masculine foundations with feminine finishes. Spacious and bold yet gentle and detailed. It is the perfect combination to appeal to every sense. Whether in seek of strength or a softer touch, each need can be meet if you just allow yourself to open up.
Waterlook is a place to watch, reflect and participate in the Circle of Life.
For more information: Waterkloof Estate at Tel: 021 858 1292; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.waterkloofwines.co.za.
Waterkloof Estate is located outside Somerset West on the M9 Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road.