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“Olive oil tasting: a new experience”

Morgenster Wine Farm
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Wine tasting is a favourite past-time. To that add olive oil tasting. A selection of 5 olive oils, followed by a wine tasting, all produced on the farm, and introduced by the informative assistant, who shared his enthusiasm for food and wine.
Set in exquisite surroundings with spectacular views, the terrace overlooking the dam was an ideal venue.

Thank Jaqueline J
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I tasted some of the Morgenster wines at an Italian restaurant in Wilderness on a recent visit. I was very impressed and decided to visit the farm. We visited Morgenster on Saturday 4 February. We booked a table at the restaurant and wanted to do a wine tasting beforehand. When we arrived there was a tour group leaving and it seemed that all the staff was busy wrapping the few bottles of wine purchased by die group. After standing around for a few minutes, we helped ourselves to a list of the wines. After another couple of minutes, we asked if we could do a tasting and took a seat inside. We were given water, gave our selection and was told that someone will help us shortly. Probably 5 minutes after that, another group of 4 entered. I think the one gentleman was a tour guide and known to the staff. The lady who we were waiting on to do our tasting, went to greet him and immediately started to organise their tasting. That I have to say was the last straw. We got up to leave to go the restaurant, when we indicated to her that we were waiting for almost 20 minutes, she just stated she was short 2 staff members. I believe that indicates that she was the manager. Overall we experienced no hospitality and zero service at the winetasting center. Quite irritated we went over to the restaurant - and I have to say, they made our day. The lady who welcomed us was very friendly and professional, the service was faultless, the food great and the wines amazing. I can really recommend the Tosca. We bought some wine afterwards - I think by saying "so you did not get around to your tasting" was meant as a halfhearted excuse. Morgenster is a wonderful farm with lots to offer - it just seems that the winetasting centre and staff is not up to the standard a farm like that should be.

Thank Inge_Stanbridge
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited the other wine farms up the road from Morgenster on various occasions and somehow managed to overlook this gem The wine and olive oil tasting was delicious , as well as very informative and enjoyable . The olives and other olive products are excellent and well worth the visit and its own . The wine has a distinct Italian flavour to it , making this wine tasting a lot different that most other wine farms in the Western Cape

Thank 124christov
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had been turned away from here before so we did our homework and saw that they stop serving anything at 4:30 as they close promptly at 5:00. No problem. We rush to get there and walk through the door at 4:25 high-diving each other because we made it before the cut off.
The seeming manager decided that they were too busy that day due to the holidays (shocker for December 28th I know) and turned us away. We live in Stellenbosch, we understand December in this area of the world.
The hostess does not understand South African hospitality. I will not return here nor recommend it to anyone.

3  Thank Brandon P
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Olive oil tasting reasonably priced. Very informative. Well presented. Wine tasting paired with Olive oil tasting. Good choice.

Food at the restaurant very disappointing. Had the lamb chops. Tasteless and no use of spices at all. Pricing testing the upper limits of reasonableness.

Thank Marc R
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