We visited Rust en Vrede on a Saturday and enjoyed the 5 wine tasting option seated at the cafe tables out on the patio. The vines overhead were turning to red and views of the mountains beyond were framed by the ancient oak trees on the lawns. The wines we tasted were excellent and the venue was very pleasant. We succumbed to the tempting menu offer of the Winemaker's Lunch - thick juicy char grilled steak with a heap of wonderful crunchy matchstick fries and a dressed salad accompanied by a glass of the estate shiraz. If the steak is anything to go by, the chef is seriously good, so we are planning a return visit to the restaurant itself.