Until recently, spending the day exploring wine country was seen to be a costly affair – the oaked estates, sweeping vistas and manor houses exhibiting obvious affluence. While the touring of vineyards may still eat into the most generous of weekend allowances, there are a handful of farms offering the full experience of food and wine to those seeking value for money.
Read the full article, featuring four wine farms that won’t break the bank, here.
As 2017 draws to a close, most businesses have begun planning for 2018 and find themselves reflecting on the year gone by. A year-end function might be seen by some as a waste of hard-earned cash, however there are many reasons why year-end functions should hold prime position in a company’s calendar of events. Here are our top three:
Reward and recognition A year-end function poses the perfect opportunity to celebrate and share a business’ achievements from the year, such as positive sales figures and any special projects that have been completed. It is also a chance to reward those who have outperformed during the year, to say thank you to all employees for overcoming the business challenges they have faced and achieving their annual targets.
Personal rapport A year-end function is a good place for employees from all levels of a business to connect with each other in an informal setting and often helps to nurture stronger working relationships for the year ahead.
Honest feedback A year-end function also gives employees a more relaxed and ‘open’ platform upon which to offer new ideas and recommendations to senior management and provide honest feedback from the year gone by.
If you’re looking for the best place to host your company’s Year-End function, our newly refurbished bistro, The Stone Kitchen, at Dunstone Country Estate offers a stylish yet rustic venue that can accommodate group bookings up to a maximum of X people, seven days a week.
Guests can choose between indoor or outdoor dining, with a range of menu options that cater to all budgets, from a more formal a la carte menu to luxury picnic hampers enjoyed on blankets and bean bags in our shaded bistro garden.
To discuss menu options or make a booking, please email restaurant manager, Carmen, at or call +27(0)21 873 6770.
Dunstone Country Estate is what kids’ dreams are made of: open spaces to run wild and free and inside spaces to climb, colour and create! At The Stone Kitchen we have built the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor activity for our young patrons, offering parents a relaxed, secure environment in which to host a birthday party or similar event, big or small, seven days of the week, come rain or shine. Here is what you can expect:
The Stone Kitchen provides a broad selection of both child and adult platters to suit your budget, ranging from R55 to R105 per person, including cold meat and cheese platters, finger food, fresh fruit and veggies and candied treats for the sweet tooth.
Our play facilities are far from ordinary and offer loads of challenging physical activities:
Putt Putt Course
Large Wooden Jungle Gym
Swings, slide and seesaw
Sandpit and Mud Kitchen
Farm Enclosure housing pot-bellied pigs and a duck pond
Small Soccer Pitch
Soft Play Jungle Gym
Board Games, Puzzles and Books
The Stone Kitchen can accommodate parties of up to 25 children and accompanying adults, with kids’ seating in the Indoor Playroom and adult tables in the adjoining restaurant. Party durations are set at 2 hours and can be held in mornings and afternoons throughout the week.
To book your child’s next birthday party at The Stone Kitchen, Dunstone Country Estate, please contact restaurant manager, Carmen, at . Please make sure you have a date in mind and a rough idea of numbers so that we can confirm availability.
To download a Kids’ Party brochure that includes full kids’ party pricing options and menus, click here: