Perhaps better known as Die Plaaskombuis, Lötter Family Wines is one of the Hemel en Aarde Valley’s best kept secrets. Perfectly located for a mid-ride meal the farm is also well-worth a visit without your bike so you can indulge in a wine tasting too.

A place of refuge and healing, Vrede Farm has been owned by the Lötter Family since 1978. Along with 4-kilometres of singletrack, all of which is used during FNB Wines2Whales, every grape used in the production of the Lötter Family Wines is grown on the 30-hactare farm. The shale derived clay soils and cool climate provide the terroir for winemaker, Hannes Storm’s passionate productions.

Despite the farm being a valley institution for decades the first bottle of Lötter Family Wines was produced as recently as 2015. The estate’s style is driven by a philosophy of simplicity and minimal interference, with a focus of showcasing the terroir and varietal.  Storm believes the wines will develop beautifully with age, but is eager to point out that they are elegant enough to be enjoyed upon release too.

No trip through the Hemel en Aarde Valley would be complete without a stop at Die Plaaskombuis. Famed for its farm hospitality and authentic traditional Overberg cuisine its Curried Tripe, Cape Style Bobotie, Oxtail and Lamb Curry, served with samp or rice, attract hungry visitors year-round. For lighter meals the kitchen produces delicious homemade pies and also sells organic vegetables, fresh farm eggs, local cheeses and home baked breads.

A safe and spacious play area for children means visitors can bring their kids to Die Plaaskombuis too. While you relax over a glass of Lötter Grenache Rosé or Lötter Syrah the younger family members can keep themselves entertained. At least until lunch is served at least…

 

Die Plaaskombuis & Lötter Family Wines
Location: Vrede Farm, Hemel en Aarde Road, near Hermanus
Website: www.dieplaaskombuishermanus.co.za
Opening Hours: 7 days a week from 10h00 to 17h00