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Two bikers in the Helderberg Mountains [FNB Wines2Whales]

FNB Wines2Whales Wine Route – Idiom

By FNB Wines2Whales, 08/06/21, 5:00PM HST


Two bikers in the Helderberg Mountains

Situated high on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains Idiom Wines boasts an absolutely spectacular view. From its restaurant and tasting room visitors look out across the Helderberg Basin, over False Bay and back at the sweeping curve of the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range.

A dinner set in the Idiom Wines

A traditional final stop before taking on the Gantouw Pass portage Idiom Wines is without a doubt the estate with the most breath-taking view on the FNB Wines2Whales route.

Outside of FNB Wines2Whales the trails on the property are off limits to mountain bikers, but outdoors enthusiasts can visit for an immersive sensory walk in Idiom’s Varietal Sensory and Fynbos Gardens. The real reason for visiting though is clearly their spectacular wines and gourmet restaurant.

The estate on the Idiom Wines trail

Though there is an a la carté and pizza menu available the best way to experience Idiom in all its glory is to book a 3-course dinning experience. Each dish is paired with a wine from the Idiom Collection. Thanks to the pandemic you can even order take-aways from the restaurant too.

Wine wise, Idiom specialises in Italian varietals. The estate’s first vineyards were planted in 1999 and features 19 varietals. Winemaker, Reino Thiart favours lesser seen single varietals and iconic classic blends. Along with the Idiom Collection range they also produce a limited edition 900 Series, the Heritage collection which reflects the owners’ Italian roots, and the Imperium range. Idiom wines are open for tastings, breakfast and lunches, Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 16:30.