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“Fantastic wine and olive tasting.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Morgenster Wine Farm

Morgenster Wine Farm
Vergelegen Avenue, Somerset West, South Africa
+27 21 852 1738
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“Fantastic wine and olive tasting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The olive oil tasting did not sound "my cup of tea", but I really enjoyed sampling the minute amounts they pour into the little glasses. We tasted a peppery new olive oil, a sublime lemon olive oil and the balsamic vinegar that they import from Modena. The vinegar and oils are accompanied by bowls of black and green olives and of the black and green olive pastes, along with crackers and bread. We certainly went away with olive oils, the vinegar and the olive pastes.

The hostesses are informative and helpful, but are not intrusive and one is left to enjoy the wines in peace.

The wine tasting was interesting. The old adage "you get what you pay for" rings very true here, and the more expensive wines certainly were much more delicious and velvety than the Nu range with its single cultivars - both of which were rather rough. It is so refreshing tasting wines from grapes that we don't see so often is South Africa, such as the Sangiovese and the Nebbiolo.

This attraction is well worth visiting as you come away having learnt something new as well as having really enjoyed the experience.

Visited April 2013
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“Wine and Olive Tasting at Morgenster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This farm is a must to visit when you visit Cape Town. Only 45 min drive from town, Morgenster Estate is situated on the outskirts of Smerset West. One of the oldest farms in the country, with the traditional Cape Dutch building lovingly restored to it's former glory. On this Estate, the owner, Giullio Bertrand, has established one of the best wine and olive producing farms in the region. Their wines and olive oil are international award winners, and you should not miss the opportunity of tasting these superb products at their lovely tasting centre. You will have the most wonderful view across the Helderberg mountain range from the tasting room.
From 9 - 13 April 2013, they will also be having their Olive Harvest festival, when you can visit the see how the olives are processed, and taste the freshly harvested olive oil.

Visited January 2013
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“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We went especially for the olive oil and olive tasting and were not disappointed. Their products are top quality and I can't come to this area without popping into Morgenster for a tasting and a bag of goodies

Visited December 2012
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“Something a little different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The wine tasting at Morgenster was inspired. The tasting room is beautiful and there are giant antique olive vats at either end of the room. We began the tasting with 5 different olive oils with a board of olives, olive paste and breads. We sampled 3 of the red wines but the oil tasting was out of this world. Morgenster's restaurant, Sofia, is not to be missed. It is small and intimate with great food and passionate service.

Visited September 2012
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“Forget the wine, Olive & Oil tasting were the best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Here we learned how to taste oils. They served us 5 oils with there own olives, an olive spread, bread and some balsamic vinegar. Our guide walked us through the process. This was amazing. Our favorite was the truffle oil, and the lemon oil. We also loved the chopped olive spread.eat experience!

Visited September 2012
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