After the initial novelty wears off sometimes wine farms just seem hard to tell apart. There are only so many tree-lined driveways, Cape Dutch buildings and tasting rooms with scenic views you can see before they all blur into each other. Happily Allée Bleue has several reasons to stand out. One of the most important is that aside from award-winning wines they also grow olives and produce a range of olive oil. In addition they grow enough herbs to supply most of the supermarket chains locally.
The point of the May Day Meander is to switch it up and show visitors another side to the working wine farm. The tour starts as all good things do with a glass of bubbly and a short introduction to the farm and the route. It is a very easy walk, more of a stroll really so even if you gave up your fitness resolutions it is very doable and family friendly. It takes about an hour.
Chef Gordon Dovey has prepared a delicious section of nibbles to be paired with wine at each stop. After the meander there is a choice of three lunch options ranging from a meat platter to picnic options. Children are also catered for with a kiddies picnic.
The dress code is red and there will be spot prizes for those who made an effort.