Picnic Under the Pergolas in Style at Quoin Rock

Picnics at wine farms and wine tasting picnics provide yet another way to enjoy what the winelands have to offer. Already known for the extraordinary cuisine at Gåte restaurant, Quoin Rock Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is now treating guests to exceptional wine estate picnics.

Gåte’s outdoor wine estate picnic experience marries together a gourmet meal of the highest standard with private settings located away from the restaurant area. Quoin Rock’s custom-made picnic pergolas feature comfortable seating and are spaced more than 10 metres apart for privacy. 

Only eight pergolas are available, making this casual, fresh-air wine farm picnic option an excellent choice during the cautionary period of COVID-19.

A special touch of service

What also makes Quoin Rock’s picnic experience different from other picnics at wine farms is the service. Rather than being handed a basket and left to your own devices, a waiter services your picnic table. You’ll enjoy fresh ice, more wine, and even a portion of oysters or an espresso after your lunch. This unique touch means that you’ll receive a walkie-talkie on arrival, enabling you to communicate with your waiter to tend to your needs, servicing your picnic pergola with additional Gåte treats and Quoin Rock wines.

This is how picnics at wine farms should be

Every little detail at Quoin Rock is characterised by high-end luxury. This translates to our wine estate picnics, where glassware and crockery have been sourced to fit the location and offering—no plastic forks or plates. Picnickers can relax in the garden after lunch, either on a picnic blanket or fat sac. You can also enjoy the various lawn games provided, making this a truly leisurely excursion. Add a spot of wine tasting for a fantastic day out.


Wine farm picnic basket includes: 

  • Freshly Baked French Baguette
  • Roast Tomato Butter
  • Duck Liver Pâté
  • Smoked Snoek Pâté
  • Coriander & Almond Pesto
  • Dalewood Camembert
  • Dalewood Huguenot
  • Jewels Walter Ham
  • Jewels Squashed Italian Salami
  • Smoked & Confit Salmon, Mustard Mayonnaise & Salsa Verde
  • Quoin Rock Garden Salad
  • Quinoa, Beetroot & Feta Salad
  • Gemsbok Loin, Homemade Mustard & Pea Shoots
  • Passion Fruit Curd, Almond crumb & Macerated blueberries

Unlimited Still and Sparkling Wate

Wine to Order 


Children’s picnic basket includes: 

  • Rootstock Crisps
  • Ham & Cheese Baguette or Cheese Baguette
  • Chocolate Milkshake
  • Handmade Cookie
  • Seasonal Berries & Sun-Dried Fruit


A vegetarian version of the menu is available, with prior notice.

Picnics are priced at R400 per person, and R180 per children’s basket.