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Vergenoegd's Pomegranate Restaurant

August 29, 2013 By: Robbie Pansengrauw
Vergenoegd's Pomegranate Restaurant Vergenoegd

Situated just off the N2 on the Baden Powell Road, is the Vergenoegd Wine Estate, which we discovered when looking for Indian Runner Ducks for our garden. There are about 650-800 of these Runner Ducks on the farm that play an important role, patrolling the vineyards daily, assisting in snail and pest control. 
Vergenoegd has been in the Faure family for six generations and when you step inside the Cape Dutch manor house, it is as though you have been taken back in time to the 1800's. The rooms are filled with beautiful antique furniture and fittings. They also produce many award winning wines as well as the Runner Duck range of red, white and rose blends.
We ate lunch at the Pomegranate Restaurant. As the sun had decided to come out and it was warming up nicely, we sat outside on the lawn overlooking the lake with views of the mountains. The food was stunning, starters like tomato tart, carpaccio, mushrooms, duck livers, seafood salad, along with main courses including game, fish, meat, poultry and vegetarian - all of which the chef, Michael, described in mouthwatering detail, making each dish sound more delicious than the last.
They all sounded so fantastic that we each ordered a different starter and main course, in order to taste each other's food. We rounded this off with a bottle or two of Runner Duck Red and enjoyed the afternoon. It is well worth a visit. 


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