La Petite Ferme to dazzle with Food & Wine Experiences

Eating good food while drinking good wine, all done in good company is one of life’s greatest pleasures

Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme, mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.

La Petite Ferme offers luxurious accommodation, unparalleled vistas, produces world-class hand-crafted wines from its own small and intimate boutique style cellar, managed by winemaker Wikus Pretorius, and is home to an award-winning restaurant which serves country cuisine with a fresh contemporary touch. Come to La Petite Ferme’s Chef's Table and Themed Food and Wine Pairing evenings and savour sublime dishes with local and international wines throughout the year and be prepared to be dazzled!

The Chef’s Table from May to September, the Themed Evenings from April to September on the last Friday of each month and two ‘Wine-Makers’ Tasting Dinners on the last Thursday of May and June.

The Chef’s Table – May to September – Five course dinner with wine pairing - R1 450 per head. This is an extraordinary dining experience - where the food and wine pairings, carefully curated by our head chef and winemaker to find the perfect balance of pairings, give you a flawless combination - is available for groups of six to 10 guests from Wednesdays to Saturdays for dinner only. Seating is between 18h15 and 18h30 and is only available when booking in advance.

The Themed Evenings - the last Friday of April, July, August and September - Five course dinner with wine pairing - R1 450 per head.

Dinners, inspired by a flavour where the chefs choose an ingredient which will be used across all five courses served and paired with an estate wine, include:

Themed evening 1: Cinnamon - Friday 21 April

Themed evening 2: Citrus - Friday 28 July

Themed evening 3: Mushroom - Friday 25 August

Themed evening 4: Chocolate – Friday 29 September

Winemakers’ Tasting Dinners - on the last Thursday of May and June - R1 450

Distinctly different from the other Themed Evening dinners, these will be hosted by La Petite Ferme’s talented winemaker Wikus Pretorius who draws on his experience of local and international wines. Prior to joining La Petite Ferme in 2015 Pretorius worked for some of South Africa’s top wineries and estates in the premier wine regions of France, California and Australia.

Winemakers Tasting Dinner 1 - Thursday 25 May - Viognier takes centre stage. Traditional to France’s northern Rhône valley, the cultivar is known for its delicate acidity, dryness and varied expressions, while the dinner is dedicated to what many consider the ‘king of reds’, Cabernet Sauvignon. Famous as a full-bodied wine, it is nonetheless capable of delicacy and elegance in skilled hands.

Winemakers Tasting Dinner 2 - Thursday 29 June - it’s the turn of Chardonnay, a bold grape that continues to surprise and delight in all its different guises.

Pretorius will begin each evening with a showcase tasting of four wines – one from La Petite Ferme, two from other local Cape winelands terroirs and one international. All the wines on the evening will be the same cultivar, providing a rare opportunity to compare different expressions and the effect of terroirs and techniques. The tastings will be followed by a three -course food-and-wine spectacular, with dishes inspired by Pretorius’ most sumptuous taste experiences which he gleaned from his world travels.

“These exquisite dishes are not on our restaurant’s à la carte lunch menu and will be paired with wines from La Petite Ferme’s renowned portfolio. Our wine-paired dinners will provide enthusiasts of our beloved restaurant the chance to return to their favourite, month after month…each time to experience a different sensory indulgence,” he explains.

Reservations are limited to ensure an intimate, personal and premium experience. Bookings are essential and early reservations recommended.

To reserve your table for a La Petite Wine & Food Experience send an e-mail to

La Petite Ferme - a leading wine estate situated on the slopes of the Oliphants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain Range, overlooking the Franschhoek Valley - is the perfect destination for local and international guests. Offering unparalleled vistas, luxurious accommodation, and award-winning cuisine and wines, its accommodation comprises five beautifully appointed Vineyard suites and five recently renovated Manor House suites - each with spectacular views and comfort. It is home to an award-winning restaurant which serves country cuisine with a fresh contemporary touch. In addition, La Petite Ferme’s small and intimate boutique style cellar, managed by winemaker Wikus Pretorius, offers a full range of wines which includes red, white, rosé and Method Cap Classique. The wines are available at selected retail outlets but can be bought online. La Petite Ferme also offers wine tastings, half/full day ‘Bike Adventures’ and a Mobile Beauty Spa that brings the Spa experience directly to you. With its romantic setting La Petite Ferme is ideal for weddings, special functions and events for the most discerning guest. La Petite Ferme, within easy reach of the winelands and tourist attractions, is conveniently located less than three minutes from the village of Franschhoek and is an hour’s drive from Cape Town and the Airport.