Klein Goederust Estate
When Paul Siguqa bought the Klein Goederust wine farm in 2019, he became the first black wine farm owner in Franschhoek and it's a family affair in every sense of the word. His dream was to rejuvenate the space but also preserve the historical essence of the buildings which have been in existence since 1905. And so began a winemaking journey, inspired by family matriarch, Paul's mother Nomaroma Siguqa – who spent her life working on Cape wine farms as a labourer. Paul Siguqa, also the son of a farmworker, named this farm's flagship Cap Classique MCC 'Nomaroma' after his mother. In December 2021, Paul enlisted the help of chef Linda Abrahams (affectionately called Aunty Linda) to further enhance the appeal of the farm. The estate now not only boasts a variety of good range of wines, but a charming restaurant and tasting room. The Klein Goederust Boutique Winery restaurant, with its modern and retro feel, is situated in what used to be the old farmhouse. Visitors are invited to sit inside the concrete-floored house, on the stoep or in the garden and you are bound to bump into Paul who is known for saying 'you are home.' A meal here comprises what Aunty Linda calls 'plaas-kos' [farm food] or simple South African cuisine. They offer a buffet which changes every second week and you can expect to taste lamb on the spit, chicken and roesterkoek on the braai – and of course curried fish.