Old Road Wine Company
There is something about an old vine. Something mysterious, intangible but unmistakably distinctive ...
For a true sensory immersion and taste of everyday luxury, make the journey to Old Road Wine Co., and discover why all roads lead here…
The Old Road Wine Co. tells the stories of the legendary characters that shaped the greater Winelands community in the early years of its emergence, with distinctive, captivating wines made from some of the Winelands most prized vines.
Our cellar door and restaurant will gratify any wine aficionado and foodie and is located at the entrance Franschhoek, in a beautiful location between the Old Main Road and the historic railway line.
Choose your venue at the Old Road Wine Co.
Anemos Deck & Old Road Wine Co. Restaurant:
Sip sundowners on the deck with a view of the Franschhoek Mountains while enjoying delicious contemporary cuisine under the creative watch of Chef Reimond van der Walt. He has conceptualised a menu that fits in with the vibrant Old Road Wine Co. spirit, featuring dishes with bold, layered flavours and colours that celebrate local ingredients. Moreover, expect an exciting, innovative twist on every plate!
The Fat Man Restaurant:
Casual dining specialising in pizza made in our artistically decorated outdoor oven covered in 5 cent coins.
Keep an eye out for our Seasonal Menu additions
Sit back and relax on our outside lawn under the shade of our trees and indulge in our daily lunch specials.
Lunch Specials from 12:00 – 15:00
Anvil Tasting Room:
We offer visitors a variety of interesting wine tastings that give a glimpse into the valley’s most fascinating characters and stories. Every wine has a unique story to tell. Come and savour our Unique Blends Tasting consisting of The French Corner White Rhône Blend and French Corner Red Rhône Blend.
Or try the Elite Tasting featuring the ultra-premium Anemos Chenin Blanc and 12 Mile Syrah wines, and immerse yourself in the tale of two very rare and special vineyard sites.
The Quirky Ones, a range of wines as unusual and irreverent as their colourful namesakes: Juliette Sauvignon Blanc, Pardonnez-Moi Cinsaut, The Spotted Hound Mediterranean Blend and The Butcher and Cleaver Cape Blend.
The Storytellers Tasting brings some of these memorable figures to life in The Smous Sauvignon Blanc, Le Courier Chenin Blanc, The Fat Man Pinotage and The Anvil Shiraz.
For more information about wine tastings and bookings please visit our website.
12 Mile Wine Bar:
Enjoy sundowners on the deck with an awe-inspiring view of the Franschhoek Mountains while enjoying decadent artisanal pizzas and delicious contemporary cuisine under the creative watch of Chef Reimond van der Walt.
Chef Reimond Van Der Walt
Reimond van der Walt, head chef at the Old Road Wine Co. restaurant, is not the type to follow trends. Instead, he prefers to set the bar. And when it comes to creativity, this young culinary mastermind believes the possibilities are legion.
The road to becoming a top chef wasn’t always a straightforward one for Reimond. A King William’s Town native, the inspiration for a career in food was planted during childhood watching television chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver work wonders with everyday ingredients. He went on to study law, however, encouraged by his family to opt for a steadfast career. But the lure of the professional kitchen ultimately prevailed, and he sharpened his cooking skills in the fine dining restaurants of the Lowveld before seizing the opportunity to work in South Africa’s culinary capital, Franschhoek.
As far as his cooking philosophy is concerned, Reimond believes that every element on the plate has to be a dish in its own right and receive the same amount of attention to detail. He says that diners at the Old Road Wine Co. can expect fresh, seasonal fare with deep, bright flavours and complexity of tastes and textures. He describes the style as contemporary international cuisine, but with the unique local twist of exciting and often lesser-known ingredients. “Some might term it fusion food, but for me, the most important label is simply that of being delicious,” he says.
Reimond also finds inspiration for dishes from exploring the Old Road Wine Co. garden or hiking in the Franschhoek Mountains over weekends with his fiancée. He loves the concept of foraging – using food resources that are available in natural surroundings and are sustainable. This mindful approach is also evident when he contemplates the dining experience at Old Road Wine Co. “We want to give people the gourmet experience of a top restaurant, yet approachable and affordable, with bold flavours, textures and colours – much like the brand itself.”
- Cuisine : American, Asian, French, International, Light Meals, Mediterranean, Pizza, South African, Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian
- Ambience : Country, Relaxed
- Dress : Casual
Credit Cards Accepted
Tuesday - Sunday: 10h00 - 22h00
Kitchen open from 11h00 - 21h00
Closed on Mondays
Closed on New Year's Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day