Welcome to Bertus Basson at Spice Route. Our menu is made up of traditional South African meals with a modernized twist. Patrons can look forward to dishes made from Bertus and Allistaire’s family recipes such as ‘Ouma Jossie’s baked tongue with slaphakskeentjies and organic beetroot’ and ‘Tannie Hetta’s apple pie, Mom’s recipe custard and vanilla ice cream’.
Visitors can look forward to enjoying their meals not just inside the restaurant but also on the stoep and manicured lawns, where they will be able to fully embrace the beautiful natural surroundings of the Paarl Winelands.
Since 2009, Richard Bosman’s Quality Cured Meats has been producing exceptional Italian and Spanish style charcuterie using traditional methods of salting and drying. Special partnerships with selected farmers allow the small factory to source the very best pasture-reared animals, delivering superior quality and flavour to the meat. With a philosophy of interfering as little as possible with the meat, Bosman and his team rely on quality and time to make the magic happen. The meat is hand-salted, hung and cured for 2 – 12 months, resulting in delicious, artisanal fare that’s well worth the wait.
Opened in December 2013, The Barn Artists Studio & Gallery functions as a work and exhibition space for resident painters Diane Back and Jake Watson, who regularly invite local artists to create and display their work alongside them. Pop in to the gallery to see the artists at work or to marvel at their prolific output, which is all for sale at the venue.
Creative and inspiring woman involved in the daily goings-on at Spice Route is owner Charles Back’s wife Diane, who paints and exhibits her unique and masterful creations in The Barn Artists Gallery where you will find striking original artworks fresh off the easel.
Barn Artist Jake Watson, has a lifelong love for the sea, this passion is captured through his inspiring seascapes. Jake also displays expressive landscapes & intriguing portraits. Amongst Jake’s works you will find his encaustic paintings displaying rich jewel-like qualities of oil & beeswax. A feast for the eyes.
ART4KIDS for fun art classes bookings in the week; weekends & holidays.
The Barn Artists Gallery Studio has started a series of Workshops for adults every month by the renowned artist, Andre Knoesen.
The workshops will run from 9am to 1pm.
Cost per workshop: R750 per person
You will receive a canvas on which to do your own oil painting.
Dates: 26, 27 and 28 July
Subject: A Still Life
To avoid disappointment please book as soon as possible, as places are limited.
ART4KIDS where you can bring your children to explore their creativity on canvas while you explore & experience Spice Route.
Leisurely relax, unwind and soak up the tranquil surroundings not to mention a breath taking view.
At Spice Route destination it is not hard to feel creative with something for everyone to do including canvas painting for the little ones.
ART 4 KIDS at Spice Route, Under the oaks,
Canvas Painting for Kids:
Kids can stay for an hour @ R140/A4 all inclusive
or for 2 hours @ R200/A3 all inclusive
for a smaller painting – R125/A5
Suitable for ages: 7 and up
Spin Art at R15/piece
Weekends & School Holidays 11:00-16:30
By Appointment for week days & kids paint parties.
Fern 082 313 0712
Foodie extraordinaire Brenda de Jager has always been inspired by food. Travels to gastronomic meccas like Morocco, Spain and Argentina further fuelled her love for all things edible, and in 2007 she finally turned her passion into a business. Starting out making jams, Brenda soon found that every new season brought on a quest for seasonal produce. Slowly but surely she increased her range of preservative- and additive-free products, and today her much-loved preserves come in a variety of flavours and forms. Fresh products, natural ingredients and unique combinations make the treats at Brenda’s Deli as distinct as they are delicious.
Enjoy a selection of wood-fired, thin base Pizza, Flammkuchen and Tapas with a glass of Wine on Tap at La Grapperia situated right next-door to the distillery. Relax in a casual atmosphere, under the oak trees or cosy inside at the fireplace and take in some of the most spectacular views, the Spice Route Destination has to offer!
Visit Wilderer Distillery and witness Master Distiller, Helmut Wilderer and his team, craft some of the world’s finest grappa & eaux de vie. Having won numerous gold and double gold medals at the world’s most prestigious competitions, Helmut is regarded internationally, as one of the best in his trade. A true pioneer and father of craft distilling in South Africa, having opened the first private distillery in 1994.
Come and experience, how only the best raw material and latest German distilling equipment is used, to create the product which has made Wilderer the brand of choice for connoisseurs around the world.
Each piece is unique, from exquisite hand-blown perfume bottles to elegant vases and wonderful abstract statues. Red Hot Glass graces some of the top hotels and galleries in the world.
The Cape Brewery Company, also known as CBC, produces and offers a wide range of beers using only the finest ingredients, state of the art equipment and is made by the highly skilled Brewmaster, Wolfgang Koedel.
Beer lovers can view the facilities where they can follow the entire beer production process and thereafter taste it either on tap or at the tasting stations.
Our resident chocolate maker, DV Artisan Chocolate is crafted by the De Villiers family and is one of few ‘Bean to Bar’ micro batch chocolate makers in the world. All DV Artisan Chocolates are hand-crafted and available for tasting on the farm.
Renowned for its hand-crafted wines from the Swartland region, with exotic names such as Chakalaka and Malabar, Spice Route Wines can now be enjoyed at its new home in the Paarl Winelands.
Enjoy our award winning wines in a rustic underground tasting room, or outside under the pergola or laze on the rolling lawn, whilst enjoying the panoramic views of Table Mountain and the Simonsberg Mountain range. The relaxed and informal atmosphere, as well as the tranquil surroundings, creates the perfect setting for a memorable tasting experience.
Boasting with one of the best views of Table Mountain and the Paarl Winelands, Barley & Biltong is a beer garden with a local twist. Craft beer and biltong lovers can look forward to enjoying an ice cold pint of their favourite CBC beer together with our carefully selected range of Beef, Kudu, Eland and Springbok biltong. We also offer satisfying gourmet burgers and hand cut double-fried chips.
*Please note – we do not offer biltong tasting
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From Cape Town on the N1
Take exit 47 for R44 toward Stellenbosch/R101/Klapmuts/Wellington
Turn left onto R44 (6.2km)
Turn right (3.3km), Suider Agter Paarl Road
Centuries ago, anyone with a desire to explore exotic flavours and experiences would have needed to wait for the seasonal return of the traders travelling the Spice Route.
Fortunately, these days a journey of discovery is right on your doorstep, with the modern-day Spice Route in Paarl – a sensory feast for today’s connoisseurs of craftsmanship and authenticity.
The Spice Route experience is a com- pletely unique concept for the wine and hospitality industry. A carefully curated selection of artisans showcase their produce and share their knowledge with both the public and each other. The collaborative environment allows for endless discoveries and a truly delectable journey.
“The vision for Spice Route is to offer local and international tourists a selection of hand-picked artisanal producers who put as much thought, skill and passion into their products as Spice Route Winemaker, Charl du Plessis, puts into his wines,” says Spice Route Wines Owner, Charles Back.
Only 40 minutes’ drive from the city and 800m from Fairview Wine and Cheese, Spice Route is the ultimate day-trip destination for the whole family.
Winter Brrrrew Event held at Barley & Biltong will be hosted by Chef Philip & Cape Brewing Co’s Brewmaster Wolfgang. The event will start off with a CBC Brewery Tour, followed by a four course meal paired with 4 CBC beers! You can expect quality craft beer, delicious food and live music by Richard Brokensha!Download PDF
To celebrate the festive and summer seasons, the Spice Route Destination in Paarl, Western Cape is fusing the beauty of fresh florals with the Destination’s exciting experiences. Here is an exclusive sneak preview to the #MEETNATURE campaign to introduce a refreshing take on the family-oriented activities and taste experiences all travellers, explorers, food and drinks […]Download PDF
Experience everything thats NEW & HOT at the destination. At Spice Route you can park your car for the day and walk around to visit the different offerings on the farm, without having to pay an entrance fee or drive in between the experiences. Its your one stop eat/drink/play/enjoy shop!Download PDF
We are thrilled to officially welcome the latest addition to our Spice Route Destination family of highly skilled artisanal producers, renowned celebrity chef, Bertus Basson. Bertus along with his business partner Alistaire Lawrence will be taking over the Spice Route Restaurant from Sunday the 1st of February 2015. The restaurant will be called Bertus Basson […]Download PDF
Cape Town – Leading South African craft beer producer, the Cape Brewing Company (CBC), is once again challenging traditional perceptions of craft beer by introducing their newest creation not in a bottle, but in the latest generation of aluminium can. CBC, which has not used a can previously for any of its beers, felt that […]Download PDF