Mother’s Day Moments at Dunstone

South Africans are celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday 12th May and Dunstone would love to help you spoil your mom with a family day trip to The Stone Kitchen. We’re open for breakfast from 8am and close after lunch at 5pm, with lots of special dishes from the kitchen, over and above our much-loved a la carte menu. Take a look at some of our chef’s highlights below!

Starters

Curried butternut soup with mint yoghurt and coriander served with freshly baked bread R55

Goats cheese, sundried tomato and leek tart served with herb leaf salad, crispy pancetta and vinaigrette R65

Main Course

Roast sirloin of beef served with oven roasted root vegetables and a green pepper corn sauce R135

Roast chicken Supreme served on wild mushroom risotto, medley of vegetables and herb butter R125

Lamb curry pot served with steamed basmati rice and trio of sambals R145

Desserts

Traditional malva pudding served with ice cream and rooibos crème anglaise R55

Poached guava crumble served with Butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream R55

Brandy Snap basket filled with chocolate mousse served with a mixed berry compote R55

To book your table, email us at food@dunstone.co.za or book directly online using Dineplan here. 

The Dunstone Dog Walk – A Barking Success

On Saturday 30th March Dunstone Country Estate launched the inaugural Dunstone Dog Walk, a gentle, 4km circular public walk through the vineyards and farmlands of the Bovlei Valley on the outskirts of Wellington. The event was held in aid of Wellington SPCA and overall a total just shy of R8,000 was raised by the 90-strong group of dog owners and their families, many of whom brought donations of dog food and other miscellaneous items on the charity’s wish list.

“We are absolutely delighted with the success of the first Dunstone Dog Walk” said farm owner, Abbi Wallis, who has agreed with Wellington SPCA to turn the dog walk into a bi-annual event on the Wellington community calendar.  

“As a pet-friendly destination, we have welcomed many sociable dogs over the years to both our farm bistro, The Stone Kitchen, and Guava Cottage, our dog-friendly, self-catering accommodation on the estate. However, to host approximately 50 dogs of all shapes and sizes in one morning was a real treat; with the cherry on top being the significant amount raised for Wellington SPCA.”

Since their purchase of the Bovlei farm in 2002, the Wallis family’s affinity with animals has been evident, starting with the Dunstone logo and wine label that features the farm’s first dog, a wiemaraner named Shiraz. The Dunstone family now includes two dogs, Rosé and Merlot, two pigs, Hello Kitty and young rescue piglet Petal, and two horses.

“Considering our love for animals and commitment to the upliftment of the local Wellington community, it made sense for us to partner with Wellington SPCA to raise awareness and financial support for our four-legged friends, said Abbi. “We look forward to growing this relationship in the long term and we’d like to thank all of our guests for their ongoing support of The Dunstone Dog Walk and for contributing to such a warm community atmosphere last Saturday.

We’d also like to thank musician Deon Valor for entertaining us at The Stone Kitchen afterwards, while walkers feasted on gourmet breakfast rolls and coffee. Our congratulations extend to Marco Ventrella, who won a free night at Guava Cottage in the Wellington SPCA Raffle. Finally, a special thank to our neighbour Bosman Wines for allowing walkers to enjoy their vineyards and dam as part of the circular loop.”

To stay informed about upcoming events such as the Dunstone Dog Walk in Spring, you can subscribe to Dunstone’s monthly newsletter by visiting their website: www.dustone.co.za

The Dunstone Dog Walk – 30 March 2019 @ 9:30am

Walk your dog with us at Dunstone and raise funds for SPCA Wellington

You may have noticed that at Dunstone Country Estate, we have a bit of a thing for animals! From our estate logo and wine label that proudly display a portrait of our first pooch, Shiraz, to the many adopted farm animals that romp around the estate and delight guests daily with their antics.

For this reason, we’ve teamed up with Wellington SPCA to launch a regular Dunstone Dog Walk on the estate and neighbouring farms. Please join us on Saturday 30th March from 9h30 for our inaugural event, an easy 4km circular farm walk with your own dog, followed by a well-deserved egg and bacon roosterkoek breakfast roll, served with a hot cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

We’ll also be holding a raffle after the walk, where you could win our top prize of one night for up to 4 people and 2 dogs at our pet friendly 4* farm accommodation, The Guava Cottage, as well as wine cases and meal vouchers for our bistro, The Stone Kitchen.

Adding to the atmosphere will be solo artist Deon Valor on acoustic guitar, serenading our walkers at the finish line.

Ticket prices for the Dunstone Dog Walk, which include your breakfast roll and hot drink cost R100 for adults and R50 for children under 12, with proceeds going directly to SPCA Wellington. Walkers without dogs are most welcome to join and entry fee remains the same.

All participating dogs should wear a collar and be kept on a leash for the full duration of the walk.

Tickets can be bought on the day, but as spaces are limited, we recommend purchasing in advance via Zapper or EFT. Contact us on 021 864 1504 or email to reserve your spot.