Cavalli a wine and food destination

Cavalli is impressive to say the least, the gardens are fondly manicured and the restaurant boasts panoramic views overlooking the Helderberg region. Cavalli co-owner Lauren Smith is a trained architect and nature lover; she is also the managing director at the estate. The buildings are contemporary and deceptively simple allowing natural light into the restaurant area.

An open plan gives one a free-flowing feel as you are naturally led out onto the terrace. Cavalli is also a stud breeding and training facility and the strong horse theme carries through onto their various wine labels. Craig Barnard, winemaker at Cavalli, manages and oversees the development of the vineyards in such a way that only the best quality fruit is produced. Our favourite wines were from the Flagship Range namely the Warlord 2016 and Nightmare 2015.