Journey’s End Boutique Winery (www.journeysend.co.za) from South Africa is delighted to have acquired additional land from the neighbouring Mount Rozier Estate to include prime south facing vineyards, a stunning Equestrian Centre and charming guest cottages. Situated just 25 minutes from Cape Town airport, guests are now able to spend an idyllic stay, tasting award winning wines, trekking amongst some of the most stunning unspoiled surroundings in this Stellenbosch region and then retiring to one of three beautifully restored cottages.
Accompanied by attentive but informal personalised service, Journey’s End is a very sought after and authentic South African retreat, popular with locals and visitors alike. What better way to take a break from the summer football fiasco ahead, where nothing more than the television, if requested, will keep you updated with the scores.
The Equestrian Centre is also open to the public, offering riding lessons for all levels, with wonderful treks through the surrounding vineyards, taking in a number of different wine estates including Highberry, Wedderwill, Waterkloof and Journey’s End itself. Journey’s End will happily provide delicious picnics so that trekkers, wine enthusiasts and riders can make the most of the many peaceful and outstanding scenic picnic spots.
For those wishing to extend their stay, three carefully and authentically restored cottages complete with an open-plan kitchen/dining room will be available to guests by late Spring. In addition, each cottage will have a plunge pool, outside terrace, fire pit/BBQ and stunning gardens, with maid service included in the £150 per night per cottage. Each cottage will have its own character and appeal, such as the ‘Peacock Cottage, which as the name implies attracts friendly roaming peacocks as well as other beautiful indigenous bird life.
Wine-tasting and tours of the winery will be taken by winemaker Leon Esterhuizen. Journey’s End wines are available nationwide in the UK, as well as in highly regarded restaurants such as Hibiscus, Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, Quo Vadis and L’Atelier de Robuchon.
Says Journey’s End Sales and Marketing Director Rollo Gabb, “We believe Mount Rozier has some of the very finest soils in the Western Cape, we have here the best elements of the famed ‘Schaffenberg Terroir’. Combined with their coastal position and the south-facing alignment, these vineyards are a fantastic addition to our working farm and can ensure that we will continue to produce premium hand-crafted wines of the best quality for our expanding markets across the world.”