Some 302kms from Cape Town the R362 winds its way up the picturesque West Coast. Along this largely unspoiled coastline lies Doringbaai, home to a small but hardy fishing community and arguably the world’s only vineyard this close to the Atlantic Ocean. The vines of Fryer’s Cove dot the hillside 820 meters from where the cold ocean throws its breakers against a rocky shore. The locals are as robust and unfettered as the landscape and it is this terroir that imbues every bottle of Fryer’s Cove wine. Fryer’s Cove wines have a distinct maritime flavour, hence our slogan ‘forged of the earth, tempered by the sea’.
One can experience the Fryer’s Cove Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from the charming wine tasting venue at Doringbaai harbour that hold the delightful view over the bay and jetty while enjoying a cheese platter or picnic basket. Or enjoy some fresh local West Coast dishes next door at The Jetty Restaurant. As part of the Doringbay Development Trust, The Jetty restaurant is run separately from Fryer’s Cove Vineyards by members of the Doringbay community.
Both Fryer’s Cove and the Jetty Restaurant are perfect spots to relax after riding the Viswater Mountain Bike Route – a circular route of approximately 30km that starts at Doring Bay and meanders to Papendorp and back again.