Parker Cottage Guesthouse- Kleine Zalze
Tel : (021) 880 0717
Kleine Zalze is what we at Parker like to call one of the ‘Dallas’ type wine estates. It boasts an enormous 80 hectares of vineyard, golf course, residential and holiday homes, a conference centre and its sensational restaurant, Terroir. Don’t let this list fool you into thinking that wine is an afterthought here. John Platter, whose wine guide is South Africa’s perennial Christmas present, rates no less than seven of KZ’s wines as four to five star, no mean feat.
The other thing that’s very unusual about Kleine Zalze is how much it has done for local people in terms of training and employment: ask about this when you get there.
Don’t miss: if you’ve a chance, try their 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – lovely stuff. If you started this tour late, do yourself a favour and stay for lunch at Terroir.
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