Vondeling lies on the slopes of the un-spoilt and undiscovered Paardeberg Mountain, approximately forty five minutes (60 km) from Cape Town between Paarl & Wellington. In 2012, one of the old buildings on the farm was upgraded to accommodate the Vondeling wine tasting center, function venue and thatched roof chapel.
Complete with thatch roof, high steeple, stained glass windows and church bell, St Clement will make a wedding in the winelands unforgettable. The chapel is conveniently situated alongside the venue and surrounded by rolling lawns, a charming garden, vineyards and spectacular views of the Paardeberg and surrounding countryside.
Wedding receptions can be hosted in the tasting room, which doubles up as a function venue. Inside, high timber ceilings create an elegant space. The modern décor is simplicity itself, with influences of old Cape heritage as a common thread tying it all together. During the colder months, there’s a roaring fireplace to keep your guests warm.
In summer and spring, receptions can be hosted on the shaded veranda or on the rolling lawns under a marquis or a billowing white linen shade cloth.
Apart from being the official tasting room of Vondeling Wines, the venue is also available for the hosting of private events and weddings. We can accommodate up to 100 people – depending on the function type.
The immaculately restored Farm House was originally built in 1740. This historic example of Cape Dutch architecture offers seven luxurious en-suite bedrooms with mountain and garden views.
Surrounding the house are peaceful gardens with shaded terraces and a 20-metre swimming pool, there’s also BBQ area as well as a spot lit tennis court.
The house offers a fully equipped kitchen as well as a dining and sitting room; complete with a cosy fireplace. Add to that, a recreation area with snooker and table tennis as well as satellite TV with all the necessary plug-ins.
There are two efficient housekeepers who service the house daily as well as a wonderful chef who will do as much – or as little – as one requires. The fridge is always well stocked and the wine fridge is continually replenished with the estate’s wines.
When not relaxing in the house, there are wonderful walks through the vineyards and mountains.
To book the farmhouse for a holiday, please contact Mariaan Harris on 021 869 8595 or visit their website at www.vondelingwines.co.za