JD Bistro and Wines

The Bistro - The Wine - The Experience

Welcome to JD Bistro and Wines, a family-run, artisanal cuisine restaurant and award-winning wine farm in the historic town of Napier. The bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a trendy and sophisticated setting. Embark on a taste sensation of innovative dishes prepared by a chef who is inspired by seasonal produce that he sources locally. Added to the ever-changing selection of menu items is a collection of award-winning red and white wines that perfectly pair with the flavours. Jan Daneel Wines are available for tastings by appointment, and the bistro recommends reservations to avoid disappointment. JD Bistro and Wines is the perfect venue for exclusive private functions for up to 50 guests.

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JD Bistro and Wines is a family-owned and run business that was established in 2004 by Jean and Renee Daneel.

Jean is involved in the wine farm with their son, Jean-Pierre, who is a winemaker, while Renee’s passion for hospitality is clearly reflected in JD Bistro which she and her son, chef Marchand, run.

JD Bistro

JD Bistro

The menu at JD Bistro is inspired by the fresh ingredients that chef Marchand sources locally, wherever possible.


Innovative dishes are served according to availability so be prepared for an exciting deviation from the standard à la carte menu. 

Chef Marchand focuses on South African dishes that include only the finest ingredients such as locally sourced Grade-A lamb, freshwater salmon, ocean-fresh seafood and organically grown vegetables sourced from the JD Bistro veggie-patch.

Wine List 

Other than a superb selection of Jean Daneel wines, JD Bistro’s wine list has been carefully put together to include wines from some of South Africa’s top wine estates. 

Deli / Bakery

 A small selection of freshly baked bread, aromatic coffee, hot chocolate and condiments are on sale so that you can take the JD Bistro experience home.

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Private Functions

Private Functions

JD Bistro and Wines is available for private functions and the elegant venue is perfect for:

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Corporate Events
  • Festivals
  • Wine Tastings

For more information about venue hire and other related services, contact JD Bistro directly.


Jean Daneel Wines

Jean Daneel Wines

Jean Daneel Wines is a well-established boutique winery based in the Cape Agulhas region that produces unique vintages. 

Enjoy a food and wine pairing experience with the award-winning Jean Daneel Wines at JD Bistro, or alternatively, arrange for a private wine tasting with the winemaker.  

The winemakers can also be found at selected festivals and events throughout South Africa. 

The Jean Daneel Wine List includes:

Red Wines (Napier Wine of Origin)

Jean Daneel Directors Red -  4.5 John Platter rating

  • A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Franc (French oak matured for 24-months) 

Jean Daneel Signature Red 2015 

  • A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz 

Jean Daneel House Red Blend 2014 

  • A blend of Merlot and Shiraz that has typical Shiraz pepper and spice flavours 

White Wines (Napier Wine of Origin)

Jean Daneel Directors Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - 4.5 John Platter rating

  • Strong tropical and citrus flavours with undertones of lime (French oak matured)

Jean Daneel Chenin Blanc 2016 - Winner of the Chenin Blanc Standard Bank Top 10 Challenge

  • Rich creamy palate with a complex fruity aftertaste and subtle oak flavours (French Oak matured for 12-months)

Jean Daneel White Blend House Wine 

  • Chenin Blanc, crispy and fruity. Perfect for relaxed drinking. 


“A well-deserved 5-stars! I rarely give five stars, but this breakfast ticked all the boxes. The corn fritters were light and filled with cheese. The freshly baked bread from the brick oven was to die for. We will definitely have to go again to try the main menu which looks interesting.” Christo K, GoogleReviews
“An amazing setting with amazing staff and a great owner! I loved the food and decor. Definitely an upmarket experience.” The Barn, GoogleReviews
“A fine dining experience at affordable Bistro prices. Try the tasting menu for the full experience. Be sure to pick up an artisanal bread on your way out.” Deborah Florentino, GoogleReviews



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