I stumbled across Highlands Road estate for the first time when I was previously in Elgin for a wedding. We were looking for somewhere near the wedding venue to do some wine tasting and we found Highlands Road. I remembered that the owners were very welcoming, the place was pretty and the wines were enjoyable. So when we needed a place to go wine tasting and have some lunch on our most recent visit to Elgin, I suggested this place, and everyone loved it.
We were introduced to the wines by Mary, who manages and part owns the estate together with her husband, Justin, who makes the wine. In addition to the tasting room, Mary runs the restaurant. We tried about 5 wines. They have two vintages of their sauvignon blanc available, a white blend, and a lovely rose made from merlot grapes. There is also a straight merlot. After the tasting we selected a choice table next to the dam and under the shade of a tree. We ordered some wines, which are sold at cellar prices, so about R30 for the merlot rose and not much more for the others. Very reasonably indeed and the food was equally well priced at about R45 for a main. Several of us ordered the chicken pie, one person ordered the pork and apple sausage roll and one person was clever enough to order the platter which had a small taste of all the various meals. The food was honest, tasty, home cooked fare. Each dish was served with a nice selection of fresh salad type sides (see the pics below).
I can recommend Highlands Road Estate for a friendly, down to earth experience that still offers good quality wine and food at extremely reasonable prices… in a lovely setting.
Highlands Road Estate
Tel: 021 849 8699