Taste of Italy in Franschhoek at The Antipasto Bar

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Antipasti and wine at Terra Del Capo Antipasto Bar

One of the Cape’s best kept secrets, the Antipasto Bar at Terra del Capo should be top of your ‘Must Visit’ list. Not sure where Terra del Capo Antipasto Bar is? It can be found near the entrance of Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate, inside the vast building that houses the cellar, tasting room and gift shop. You can’t miss it: look out for the two leopard statues at the door. (Terra del Capo is also the name of a superb range of wines from the Rupert stable.)

This tiny little restaurant serves some of the tastiest, value-for-money small plates around. Paired with the noble wines from the upstairs Tasting Room, Chef HW Pieterse’s fresh, bold and seasonal food will knock your socks off. He cooks with flair and passion and his intuitive understanding of flavour and texture makes for exciting eating! Expect authentic Italian dishes inspired by regional produce from the Cape Winelands. Start off with a platter of HW’s superb freshly-baked breads, before ordering from the hot and cold antipasti menu. Cheese platters and cured meat platters are also available.

Hot antipasti include:

  • Crunchy Zucchini Fries with Garlic Aïoli
  • Home-made smoked Sausages with Eggplant Caponata
  • Fontina and Forest Mushroom-stuffed Risotto Balls aka Arancini with truffle aïoli
  • Deep-fried crispy Calamari with Lemon Garlic Mayo
  • Lamb Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Cold Antipasti:

  • Burrata with Grilled Asparagus & Gremolata Butter
  • Peach and Plum Caprese Salad
  • Free-range Angus beef carpaccio
  • Smoked Franschhoek Salmon Trout

Guests can choose to sit inside, with a view of the modern bottling line and kitchen counters, or outside underneath the olive trees for a relaxed, alfresco experience.

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Alfresco antipasti experience at Terra del Capo, Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate
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The Protea range of superb, easy-drinking wines includes this lovely rosé, Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate

Set aside time for  tutored wine tasting upstairs, or browse the gift shop for the covetable homeware and decor items on sale. The perfect place to buy gifts for your loved ones or yourself!

Don’t forget to join the Wine Club so that you qualify for discounts on all your wine and bubbly purchases. As a member of the Wine Club you’ll also receive the newsletter with special offers and exclusive event invitations on the estate. The full collection of Rupert wines are sold in The Tasting Room, as well as gorgeous L’Ormarins MCC Brut, Classique and Rosé. How could you resist?

The Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasto Bar are open from Tuesday – Sunday 10h00 – 16h30. For more information contact the farm on 021 874 9041

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Italian Cheese and Wine Tasting at Terra del Capo Tasting Room, Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate


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