Nothing says summer quite like a relaxing picnic. If you take your picnics seriously then you’ll no doubt want to try the famous Allée Bleue ‘CHICNIC’. Back by popular demand, the wine estate’s unique picnics add a touch of glamour to the traditional picnic.

Book your basket for two and enjoy a picnic under a giant oak tree at Allée Bleue while sipping on delicious wines from the estate. Perfect for unwinding on long, warm days, a picnic in the winelands is the ideal summer activity for the whole family. Each ‘CHICNIC’ basket is inspired by fresh produce grown on the estate with a special focus on signature fresh-cut herbs.

A fusion of local flavours with both vegetarian and meat options the baskets are booked for on-the-go to collect before you find your favourite spot on the luscious green lawns on the estate. The meat basket includes a roast beef wrap with fresh herbs, fresh tomato & spicy mayo, a selection of fine local cheeses and cold meats as well as freshly baked breads served with tapenade, marmalade and pesto, and creamy yoghurt balls. Snack on a fresh farm salad finished with Pecorin0 cheese and a wine reduction made from Allée Bleue’s famous wines. Finish up with a lemon posset and chocolate mint cookie crumble.

Allee BleueVegetarian? Try the delicious meat-free option featuring a smoked feta, chickpea and tomato wrap, a selection of fine local cheeses, olives and melba toast with olive tapenade, onion marmalade, and chilli tomato chutney and basil pesto. If your kids feel like taking a break from running around on the estate’s jungle gym or jumping castle, have them munch on their own picnic filled with delights like a chicken-mayo wrap with grilled pineapple, sweet potato crisps, cold meats and cheddar cheese, as well as a drinking yoghurt.

Even better news is that live music has just been added to the mix with local musician, Guy Feldman, performing top 60s hits on select dates until April next year. Don’t forget to book your CHICNIC basket before arriving.

To book your picnic now, visit the Allée Bleue website. The estate is open daily from 11:00 to 16:00 including public holidays. The Allée Bleue CHICNIC baskets are priced at R260 per person or R495 for two people, kiddies baskets are R105 each.

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