Fryer’s Cove Vineyard: The Darling of Doringbaai

Fryer’s Cove Vineyard: The Darling of Doringbaai @cederberg_tours

A fish-factory-turned-winery-gem.

Being the only vineyard within the Bamboes Bay ward, Fryer’s Cove offers something pretty special. Not only is Bamboes Bay the smallest ward in South Africa, we doubt there’s a vineyard in the world closer to the Atlantic Ocean!

Fryer’s Cove West Coast
Jacques Marais

Originally a crayfish-packing factory dating back to 1925, the farm is now home to a charming windswept winery in the West Coast town of Doringbaai where lazy seafood lunches and wine-tasting by the sea are the order of the day!

West Coast wines

Fryer’s Cove Vineyards Wine

Sit inside the old fish factory, now the wine-tasting venue, or soak up the sun next to the jetty and taste your way through the six cool-climate wines, namely sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and shiraz, produced under the helm of winemaker Liza Goodwin under the Doringbay and Bamboes Bay ranges.

The sea breeze and crashing waves undoubtedly enhance the experience – not to mention their hand in the unique terroir of the wines produced here.

Sip by the sea

Fryer’s Cove Winery Restaurant

The in-house Jetty Restaurant is part of Fryer’s Cove’s upliftment project and is run by members of the community. And while the winery helped finance the eatery, its focus is wine, leaving the glorious West Coast cuisine to the locals.

The cool-climate wines and seaside views pair beautifully with oysters, snoek koekies (fish cakes), pickled fish and roosterkoek. Or tuck into freshly caught linefish, tender calamari or even abalone. On summer days, you may even be treated to a proper fish braai on the jetty as the waves crash around you.

Opening times Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 6pm
Contact details 027 215 1092, (wine orders), (restaurant)
Address Portion #1 of the Old Fish Factory, Hawe Road, Doringbaai

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