The search for good art and wine in the Cape has begun
This month we embark upon a journey in search of good art and wine touring destinations in The Western Cape. Our first destination is Stellenbosch.
Stellenbosch is the second oldest, as well as the biggest wine route in South Africa. It is set amongst majestic mountains and well-manicured wine estates. It has become a renowned contemporary art destinations, displaying the most desirable art collections in and around respective wine tasting farms.
With this in mind, we undertook a wine and art scene in Stellenbosch for a day.
Cavalli Stud and Wine Farm
Cavalli Stud & Wine Estate is a 40-minute drive from Cape Town and is set in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The estate was born out of the owner’s passion and admiration for horses.
The name “i Cavalli” in Italian means “the horses”, and so it is only fitting that upon entering the estate, one is greeted by a bronze bold Black Beauty styled Stallion sculpture as one drives through the concrete clad gates.
Wine Tasting and Art at Cavalli
Wine tasting is downstairs next to the contemporary art gallery, built much like a “Master Cellar”, with one whole room dedicated to a private wine and whiskey collection.
Once you venture into the Equus gallery, a real hidden gem below ground, you are treated to
- rotating exhibitions of visiting curators
- permanent exhibitions of other notable works from the Cavalli Estate Private Collection.
For lovers of the good art and wine, this is definitely the top notch place to be.