96 Winery Road Restaurant
The Wine Lands Restaurant
96 Winery Road Restaurant opened its doors in May 1996 with the intention of providing sumptuous cuisine set in the rolling hills of the Helderberg in Somerset West. Our inspiration comes from our own roots in South Africa coupled with international nuances. Most of our delectable dishes are prepared with freshly selected organic produce and updated daily. The standard menu is updated four times a year ensuring you of a decidedly current array of tastes.
96 Winery Road Restaurant was the master-mind of ex-Johannesburg restaurateur, Ken Forrester and Devon Valley wine maker, Martin Meinert. Prior to the opening they debated the name “Butternut” but then after much discussion and a few wines, they decided to name the restaurant after the road it was situated on and the year they launched the restaurant.
The grapes are harvested from Ken’s nearby farm, Scholtzenhof and are then vinified by Martin in his winery, Devon Crest. The vineyards distinguish the Ken Forrester and Meinert ranges of premium wines. The wines are available for tasting and sale at the restaurant. Ken has shown his metal with his award winning wine list at Gatriles in Johannesburg and now offers a list of over 200 wines to complement your meal.
Ken’s brother, Allan teamed up with 96 Winery Road as manager and partner soon after the opening. When Kathy relocated to Plettenberg Bay, Natasha Wray became a worthy partner.
We recognize the importance of a well-trained team of staff and dedicate much of our time to this task. Most of our chefs started in the scullery and have worked their way up, even as far as Sous chef positions. Natasha’s part has been crucial in driving this initiative and we are proud to say we have maintained our track record of serving consistently delicious food combined with excellent service at 96 Winery Road.
Natasha Wray – Passionate about colour and flavor, our Chef, Natasha has introduced an array of creative South African dishes to ensure that your dining experience at 96 Winery Road is at once sophisticated and relaxed in a beautiful country setting.
Group Capacity : 100+ People Cost Per Head : R200+
- Cuisine : Country, Grills, International
- Ambience : Country, Family, Fireplace, Relaxed, Romantic, Traditional, Wine Farm
- Entertainment : Internet or WiFi
- Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
Credit Cards Accepted
96 Winery Road Restaurant are Finalists in the Kfm Best of the Cape Awards!
26 July 2023 - We are thrilled to announce that 96 Winery Road is a finalist for the Best Date Night Restaurant in the upcoming Kfm Best of the Cape Awards! Thank you to everyone who nominated us. The journey...
Wine Industry Legend Ken Forrester “Mr Chenin” recognized for Visionary Leadership
08 February 2023 - Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc pioneer, Ken Forrester, was the recipient of the 1659 Visionary Leadership Award, for his profound contribution towards the South African wine industry. This prestigious a...
96 Winery Road Celebrates 25 Years!
05 May 2021 - IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY MONTH! We're celebrating 25 years of 96 Winery Road with a brand new edition of our #MayBabies special. If you're a fellow May baby, you get to pop a balloon every tim...
96 Winery Road introduces Drive Thru Menu!
08 January 2021 - While 96 Winery Road remains open for sit-down dining with the strictest and safest protocols in place, we know that some of our customers are keeping to their micro-bubbles and prefer to dine at h...
96 Winery Road Restaurant has a New Summer Menu!
04 November 2020 - The famous saying is that change is as good as a holiday, and here at 96 we couldn’t agree more! Just in time for the summer sun, end of year holidays and the festive season, you may notice a...
Spring Charity Drive 2020 with 96 Winery Road and Ken Forrester Vineyards
19 September 2020 - As a part of our charity initiatives, we have started a spring charity drive together with the team at Ken Forrester Vineyards. We are specifically looking for retired clothes, blankets and bag...
Breakfast: Daily from 08h30 - 11h00
Lunch : Mon - Sun
Dinner : Mon - Sat