Family-owned Allée Bleue Estate is primarily a working farm with nearly 80 hectares planted to fruit and olive trees adding to the tranquillity of the setting. The estate wines are justly famous, having won scores of awards over the years and the Allée Bleue fresh herb range is available from most large retailers in the Western Cape.
The farm produces peaches, nectarines, a variety of different plums, pears and most of the persimmons grown in South Africa. Much of the produce is exported, but locals can enjoy the fruit at selected retailers country-wide as well.
In 2019 Allée Bleue is inviting visitors to experience the seasons with them and share in the farm’s bounty as it is harvested. Try out specially created dishes in the Bistro, buy fresh fruit at their public outlets and collect the monthly free recipe cards as they are released.
Chef Gordon Dovey is working closely with the farm team to create original recipes highlighting the red plums, which will be served in the Bistro from January. The dishes and recipe cards are available at the Bistro every month, so you have a chance to test each one before making them at home. Pair it with the recommended wine and let the farm know what you think.
Purchase a bag of fresh fruit from the tasting room, the farm stall/marché at the entrance to Allée Bleue and at the picnic courtyard to enjoy on the farm or at home.
The farm’s website and social media platforms will keep you informed of the monthly fruit celebration coming up; or just arrive, have a look at the blackboard at the Bistro, and enjoy!