Chef Matt Manning has searched the Cape high and low for a decent Sunday roast, to no avail…so has decided to make his own!

During the winter months, Matt is hosting ‘Sunday Lunch Club’ – a pop-up roast lunch at a local wine farm. The winemaker will give guests a tour of their cellar followed by a wine tasting, before seating everyone at large communal table (this ain’t no restaurant), where Matt will serve up some grub. Expect a hot, creamy soup to start, served with freshly baked bread slathered in butter, followed by a proper Sunday lunch. Slow-roasted meats, Yorkshire puds, an array of veggie sides, lashings of rich gravy, and of course – everyone’s favourite…golden roast potatoes! We finish off with something sweet and decadent before you head home for a Sunday snooze (also known as a food coma!)


Next up for our Sunday Lunch Club we visit the picturesque, Vondeling Wine Farm in the Paardeberg. Vondeling, meaning ‘foundling’, lies on the slopes of the unspoilt and undiscovered Paardeberg mountain, approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town. It was granted to Swedish immigrant Oloff Bergh in 1704, and a three-centuries-old winemaking tradition began. Today, an environmentally sensitive approach to farming and minimal intervention during the winemaking process ensure wine with a distinct fingerprint of origin.

Matthew Copeland, Senior Winemaker

Matthew likes to keep it real. This is a winemaker who cuts out the superfluous. “I use every honest technique and practice to express the origins of the fruit in the most authentic way,” he says touching on his winemaking philosophy. “No gimmicks, no sales pitches; just blood, sweat and tears.” Matthew’s focus is to consistently hone and improve his wines.

The Sunday Lunch Club Menu

Braised Short Rib Yorkshire Puds
{Vondeling Rosé 2017}
Roasted Pumpkin Veloute, Pumpkin Seed & Coconut Flatbreads
{Vondeling Chardonnay 2012}
Salt Baked Beetroot, Coddled Quali Egg, Fennel, Horseradish and Watercress
{Vondeling Chardonnay 2017}
Pan Fried Kob, Steamed Saffron Mussels, Sweetcorn and Braised Leeks
{Vondeling Babiana 2014}
6 Hour Roast Pork, Clementine Glazed Endive, Samphire and Smoked Parsnip
{On The Side – Honey Roasted Carrots and Roast Potatoes}
{Vondeling Baldrick 2013 & Vondeling Erica 2010}
Treacle Tart with Salt Caramel Chantilly
{Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2017}


Date: Sunday July 1st, 12pm – 5pm
Place: Vondeling Wine Farm
Cost: R750 per person (includes canapés, wine tasting, cellar tour & wines with five course lunch)
Bookings: – or complete the booking form below
**Only 26 spots available. Book early to avoid disappointment

{Payment is required in advance to secure your booking. Please advise any dietary restrictions. A booking confirmation will be sent upon payment of your booking.}