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Review: Leopard's Leap Family Vineyard.

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Last week my little family and I were graciously hosted for lunch at the Rotisserie at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard.

Leopards Leap is situated in Franschhoek . The wine farm is known for its relaxed family atmosphere and of course their easy drinking wines. Enjoy a glass of wine while lazing on their lawns, while the children play on the jungle gyms in the kid's play area – what’s not to love?

The Rotisserie is a great dining option for families or large groups.

How the Rotisserie works:

Pick up a plate and load up your plate with the delicious salads and sides on offer.

Weigh your plate at the scale.

You will be given a slip to give to your waitron.

Then select your meat to accompany your meal.

Pick up your meat from the carvery station.


Hubby had the pork which had the best crackling we have had in a while. I had the beef which was perfectly prepared and cooked.

The Kiddies Menu has options for the littlies. Em had the Kiddies Fish and Chips, which was an incredibly generous portion. There is an extensive drinks menu including wines from the farm, cooldrinks and delicious freshly squeezed fruit juices.There is food to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

Leopard’s Leap is better known for its easy-drinking wines. I was surprised by the extensive range of wines on offer. Already planning a trip back so I can taste wines from their various ranges. When you are at a wine farm for lunch, it’s a great excuse to have some wine. We accompanied our meal with the Leopard's Leap Chenin Blanc from the Culinaria Collection. The wines at the Rotisserie are sold at cellar prices. Don’t forget to try one of their inventive wine cocktails.

Leopard’s Leap boasts sociable wine tasting facilities, a versatile food offering, culinary tutoring ( they have some cooking classes on offer) and the view of the mountains from their lawns has a special charm of its own.

It is refreshing to go to a wine farm that caters to families with small children. Emily was fascinated by the metal Leopard sculpture in the Garden. The big bean bags in the garden are so inviting. I can see many a lazy afternoon being spent there sipping wine. This is the perfect venue for a get-together with family and friends.

A bit about Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards:

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, a leading wine producer situated in South Africa’s famous Franschhoek Valley. Sourcing grapes from selected vineyards in the Western Cape Winelands, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards produces and markets quality wines under the Leopard’s Leap label, aimed at consumers with a preference for affordable, easy-drinking wines, fit for any occasion.

Leopard’s Leap is a proud sponsor of the Cape Leopard Trust, an NGO that aims at optimally facilitating the conservation of the Cape region’s predators, in particular, the endangered Cape Mountain Leopard.

Symbolic of its commitment to the conservation of the Cape Mountain Leopard, Leopard’s Leap “adopted” three leopards roaming the Cederberg mountains. During 2011 a further three leopards, with the Franschhoek/Wemmershoek mountain ranges as their habitat, were adopted under the same conservation initiative. They have been named Nala, Enzo and Sheeva.

The food offering is available from Wednesdays to Sundays from 11:30 to 15:30.

For reservations, please contact us at +27 (0)21 876 8002,


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