Picnic basket Warwick

Review: Picnic at Warwick Wine Estate

Our third picnic as part of the Cape Town Food Challenge with InstaEats and ILoveFoodies was situated at Warwick Wine Estate, one of the highest voted picnics at our polls with our audiences. You can imagine we were quite excited when Warwick offered us a ‘Wine Safari’ ahead of our meal.

Since Warwick is 120 hectares big, we needed a safari truck to get a tour of the estate and learn about the science behind their vineyard. Complemented with a great view, we had our tasting of the unoaked Chardonnay overlooking the valley.


The picnic area is quite quaint, as they’ve developed a variety of picnic pods, to enjoy a little outdoor privacy with a group (or date, wink wink). Alternatively, there are little blankets and pillows on the grass to enjoy a feasty meal, and when public display of affection (for the food, of course) is not a problem.

Our picnic basket consisted of two types of breads, homemade spreads with smoked salmon, biltong (or aubergine, for the veggies), cold meats, cheeses, onion compote, mason jar salads, chocolate, and fruits. What seems to be a standard array of picnic food, this particular basket deserves a little bit of an elaboration.

Warwick Picnic

The quality of the produce can only be described as gorgeous, in this case. What a picnic! Warwick really put an emphasis in delivering a stunning basket full of flavour, as the food is undeniably fantastic.Every detail has been carefully attended to, from the herbed butter, the mason jar couscous salads to the mature cheddar. It’s such a delight.

Warwick really came out with a bang delivering such beauty on our pallets, and as soon as I find a Dinegirl, I’ll know exactly where to go.

Rose Warwick Wine


A big thank you to Rikki’s Taxis for providing us with our transport! You can visit them, here

What will be the last picnic we’ll try next week? Follow the #CTFoodChallenge on Social Media here:

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ILoveFoodies Website

DineGuy on Twitter (and Instagram)

Mademoiselle Nomad Website

Pictures: Mark Wijsman ©

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