96 Winery Road Restaurant

  • Somerset West, Western Cape
  • Country, Grills, International
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Zandberg Farm
    Winery Road
    Somerset West
    South Africa

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The Wine Lands Restaurant

96 Winery Road Restaurant opened its doors in May 1996 with the intention of providing sumptuous cuisine set in the rolling hills of the Helderberg in Somerset West. Our inspiration comes from our own roots in South Africa coupled with international nuances. Most of our delectable dishes are prepared with freshly selected organic produce and updated daily. The standard menu is updated four times a year ensuring you of a decidedly current array of tastes.

96 Winery Road Restaurant was the master-mind of ex-Johannesburg restaurateur, Ken Forrester and Devon Valley wine maker, Martin Meinert.  Prior to the opening they debated the name “Butternut” but then after much discussion and a few wines, they decided to name the restaurant after the road it was situated on and the year they launched the restaurant.

The grapes are harvested from Ken’s nearby farm, Scholtzenhof and are then vinified by Martin in his winery, Devon Crest. The vineyards distinguish the Ken Forrester and Meinert ranges of premium wines. The wines are available for tasting and sale at the restaurant. Ken has shown his metal with his award winning wine list at Gatriles in Johannesburg and now offers a list of over 200 wines to complement your meal.

Ken’s brother, Allan teamed up with 96 Winery Road as manager and partner soon after the opening. When Kathy relocated to Plettenberg Bay, Natasha Wray became a worthy partner.
We recognize the importance of a well-trained team of staff and dedicate much of our time to this task. Most of our chefs started in the scullery and have worked their way up, even as far as Sous chef positions. Natasha’s part has been crucial in driving this initiative and we are proud to say we have maintained our track record of serving consistently delicious food combined with excellent service at 96 Winery Road.

Who's Cooking?


Natasha Wray – Passionate about colour and flavor, our Chef, Natasha has introduced an array of creative South African dishes to ensure that your dining experience at 96 Winery Road is at once sophisticated and relaxed in a beautiful country setting. 

Our Must Try Meals!

  • Nobu Style Sashimi

    Slices of fish topped with hot sesame oil, spring onions, ginger, soy reduction and wasabi mayonaisse

  • Crispy Pork Belly Strips

    Home made Chutney and fresh coriander

  • Dry Aged Prime Rib Of Beef

    Grilled to your liking and served with potato wedges roasted in duck fat and rich bordelaise sauce

  • Pasture Reared Chicken

    Marinated in yoghurt, citrus, garlic and fennel on bulgar, orange and Italian parsley bulgar

  • Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

    Our famous flourless chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream


Group Capacity : 100+ People Cost Per Head : R150+

  • Cuisine : Country, Grills, International
  • Ambience : Country, Family, Fireplace, Relaxed, Romantic, Traditional, Wine Farm
  • Entertainment : Internet or WiFi
  • Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
  • Reservations
  • Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Corkage
  • Cocktails
  • Cellar
  • Private Dining
    Private Dining
  • Weddings
  • Conferencing
  • Aircondition
  • Generator

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • VISA
  • Mastercard


Zandberg Farm
Winery Road
Somerset West
South Africa
Take the N2 from Cape Town towards Somerset West. Turn (left) off the N2 at Somerset West exit 43. Follow the R44 towards Stellenbosch. Turn left after 5.5km into Winery Rd. Continue along Winery Road until you pass Raithby Road. 96 Winery Road is about 200m down the road from the Raithby Road turnoff.View our map here