Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery

Food & Spirit Pairing That Will Make You Fluff Out Your Tail Feathers

Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery distillery in Stanford offers food and spirit pairing, a Portuguese-themed menu, and the sale of award-winning distilled products. Whether you soak up the sun on the welcoming patio or get cosy inside, get ready to fluff out your tail feathers and have fun! Award-winning products distilled by the Jolly Rooster include gin, rum, tequila, grappa, witblits, mampoer, liqueurs and cream liqueurs. For your enjoyment, with prior arrangement, the master distiller will take you on a visual and audio interactive tour through Stanford that winds its way from past to present without you having to leave your seat. Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery is available for functions and events, with seating arrangements for 40 people inside and 20 outside. Pensioners receive a 10% discount every Thursday. Children and well-behaved pets are most welcome!

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About

GiGi, the owner of Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery, invites you to share her passion.

I am in love with the Overberg. One of the most majestic estates in Stanford, situated on the southern slopes of the Klein River Mountain, is a farm by the name of Sir Robert Stanford Estate. Whenever my husband Mike and I visited Franskraal, where my beloved holiday home is, we would make our way over to the estate for Sunday lunch. One weekend we went for a walk on the farm and followed the pathway that made its way past the wine shop and ended up in the tasting room of a small distillery. I loved the idea of distilling. Back in my erotic dancing days at the Titty Twister in Rivonia, Johannesburg, the owner once said to me, “GiGi, there’s only money in two things in life, women and liquor!”

One Sunday, we made our way to the small distillery only to find it closed. We tracked down the owner of the farm, who explained that his distillers had walked away and he knew nothing about the business. The distillery was situated on a hill overlooking a dreamy pond. It had a peach pip floor, a 70-year-old copper still, and a patio with a Mexican cantina feel. I loved the tiny distillery. Mike and I went into partnership with the owner of the estate. It felt like a hugely exciting venture.

We invited Loffie, a knowledgeable professor, to train our staff while Mike and I enrolled on Master Distillers courses. While the venture succeeded initially, the old copper pot still started giving in, followed by break-ins on the farm. The old copper still was stolen, along with the fixed copper pipes. We had no choice but to look for a new location.

Mike’s daughter Dani, who was working for us as a distiller, located a perfect venue. It was a small factory situated on the R43 in the Industrial Area of Stanford. Before we bought the building, Mike and I flew to Panama to investigate whether the grass was greener on the other side of the world. It rains for 10 months of the year in Panama. We landed in David, a small town, in heavy rain. It was warm and wet. Our clothes were musky, and the water in our hotel smelled. After four days in Panama, we decided to stay in the Overberg. We bought the small factory in Stanford and called our tasting room the Jolly Rooster after the beautiful roosters we saw in Panama and our decision to stay in beautiful South Africa. The roosters were red, yellow, white, and black, with long legs and athletic bodies. We were in awe at how much the Panamanian people loved their birds.

Fynbos Distillery @ The Jolly Rooster produces award-winning spirits, Limoncello, Witblits liqueurs, White Cream liqueurs, Grappa, Rum, Mampoer, Gin and Tequila. Our brand is bright and colourful, fresh, and funky. We opened the Jolly Rooster on the 10th  of December, 2018. We have gone from strength to strength, and our products have consistently won awards from 2018 to date. We specialise in small-scale batches of hand-crafted spirits. Our passionate distillers and the mouth-watering Mediterranean pairing menu will visit the Jolly Rooster, an experience that will linger. Rock your wattle while you taste our Arabian Rose Gin! Tickle your pickle while sipping our Cranberry Witblits!

See you at the Jolly Rooster!

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Food Pairing

Food Pairing 

Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery offers a choice between a set food pairing menu with eight combinations and an à la carte menu that includes a complimentary product pairing with each dish ordered.

Set Food Pairing Menu (eight combinations)
  1. Beef Trinchado on Crostini - Purple Haze Gin
  2. Fried Calamari - Arabian Rose Gin
  3. Cheese, Tomato & Chorizo Skewer - Citrus Bomb Gin
  4. Mediterranean Pizza - Grappa
  5. Shrimp Rissole - Limoncello Liqueur
  6. Sticky Chicken Wings - Oaked Apple Mampoer
  7. Smoked Paprika Meatballs with Marinara Sauce - Strawberry Liqueur
  8. Chocolate Brownie with Cream & Pear Puree with Ice Cream - Apple Crumble Cream Liqueur
À la Carte Menu (includes a complimentary product pairing with each dish ordered)
  • Soup of the Day (Witblits)
  • Greek Salad (Strawberry Liqueur)
  • Chicken Salad (Strawberry Liqueur)
  • Portuguese Salad (Strawberry Liqueur)
  • Vegetarian Mezze Plate (Grappa)
  • Creamy Peri-Peri Chicken Livers (Oaked Apple Mampoer)
  • Starter Calamari & Salad (Citrus Bomb Gin)
  • Grilled Chicken Wings & Salad (Citrus Bomb Gin)
  • Chicken Prego (Tequila)
  • Beef Prego (Rum)
  • Grilled Chicken (Arabian Rose Gin)
  • Mozambican Prawns (Limoncello)
  • Mediterranean Kob (Just Juniper Gin)
  • Trinchado (Purple Haze Gin)
  • Vegetarian / Vegan Wrap (Purple Haze Gin)
  • Portuguese Steak (Oaked Rum)
  • Dessert (Mocha / Salted Toffee / Apple Crumble / Chilli Chocolate)

FULL À LA CARTE MENU HERE.

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Distilled Products & Price-List

Distilled Products & Price-List

Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery presents an award-winning range of distilled products.

Gin

Purple Haze Gin 

Price: 375ml - R225 / 750ml - R420

  • Infused with Lavender, Wild Dagga, Hibiscus, Citrus and Almonds

Arabian Rose Gin 

Price: 375ml - R210 / 750ml - R380

  • Infused with Coconut, Rose, Cardamom, Saffron, Buchu, Pistachio and Citrus

Citrus Bomb Gin 

Price: 375ml - R210 / R750ml - R380

  • Infused with Citrus Fruits, Cardamom and Coleonema

Just Juniper Gin

Price: 375ml - R190 / 750ml - R320

  • Infused with Juniper Berries and Coriander
Rum

White Rum

Price: 375ml - R220 / R750ml - R380

  • Un-Aged
  • 100% Pure South African Sugar Cane Fermented Spirit

Golden Rum (Aged Rum)

Price: 375ml - R230 / R750ml - R390

  • 100% pure South African Sugar Cane Fermented Spirit
  • Aged in a French Oak Barrel for Six Months
Husk Spirit (Grappa)

Husk Spirit (Grappa)

Price: 375ml - R230 

  • Italian Digestive
  • Made from Husks (after winemaking)

Oaked Husk Spirit (Aged Grappa)

Price: 375ml - R230

  • Aged in a French Oak Barrel
Mampoer & Witblitz

Oaked Apple Mampoer (Calvados Apple Brandy)

Price: 375ml - R235 

  • Aged in French Oak for One Year

Plain Witblits - Grape Spirit

Price: 375ml - R230 

  • Produced from Rebate Wine
Agave Spirit (Tequila)

Blanco Agave Spirit (Silver Tequila)

Price: 375ml - R240 / R750ml - R450

  • 100% Blue Agave Spirit Tequila

Reposado Agave Spirit (Gold Tequila)

Price: 375ml - R255 / R750ml - R480

  • 100% Blue Agave Spirit Tequila 
  • Aged in a French Oak Barrel

Coffee Agave Spirit (Coffee Tequila)

Price: 375ml - R255 / R750ml - R480

  • 100% Blue Agave Spirit Tequila 
  • Aged and Infused with Flavours of Coffee and Caramel
Liqueur

Limoncello Liqueur

Price: 375ml - R205 

  • Made with a Grape Spirit Base
  • Infused with Lemon Skins (contains citrus)

Apple Crumble Cream Liqueur

Price: 375ml - R198

  • Made with a Grape Spirit Base
  • Infused with Apple, Pear, Cinnamon and Cloves

Salted Toffee Apple Cream Liqueur 

Price: 375ml - R200 

  • Made with an Oaked Apple Mampoer Base
  • Infused with Salt and Caramel

Mocha Liqueur

Price: 375ml - R165

  • Made with a Grape Spirit Base
  • Infused with Mocha Flavouring

Caramel Liqueur

Price: 375ml - R165

  • Made with a Grape Spirit Base
  • Infused with Caramel Flavouring

Bubblegum Liqueur

Price: 375ml - R165

  • Made with a Grape Spirit Base
  • Infused with Bubblegum Flavouring

Strawberry Liqueur

Price: 375ml - R165

  • Made with a Grape Spirit Base
  • Infused with Strawberry Flavouring
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Gift Packs / Corporate Branding

Gift Packs / Corporate Branding

Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery has the perfect gift solution with a range of gift packs.

Gin Gift Pack

Price: R155 (3 x 50ml award-winning gins)

Includes Variations: Purple Haze / Citrus Bomb / Arabian Rose / Just Juniper

Trio of Spirits

Price: R145 (3 x 50ml award-winning base spirits)

Includes: Husk Spirit / Plain Witblits / Oaked Apple Mampoer

Liqueur Gift Pack

Price: R135 (3 x 50ml liqueurs)

Includes Variations: Limoncello / Strawberry / Caramel / Mocha

Corporate Branding
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Price: on request

Case lots of Witblitz and Mampoer can be personalised with your brand label. Ideal for corporate gifting, bars, restaurants, guesthouses and weddings.

There is a minimum order of 24 bottles per order.

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Sir Robert Stanford’s Heritage Show

Sir Robert Stanford’s Heritage Show

Sir Robert Stanford’s Heritage Show is presented by the Fynbos Distillery’s master distiller with prior arrangement. 

Embark on a visual and audio interactive tour through Stanford that winds its way from past to present without you having to leave your seat.

Cost:

  • R220 per person

Includes:

  • Pairing Experience with Eight Tapas-Sized Bites

Please Note:

Booking is Essential

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Functions / Events

Functions / Events

Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery is available for functions and events with seating arrangements for 40 people inside and 20 outside.

Hosting your gathering at Jolly Rooster will set the scene for an unforgettable experience and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

  • Cost: on request (tailored to suit your unique function and catering needs)
Function / Event Ideas
  • Birthday Parties
  • Kitchen Teas
  • Bachelor Parties
  • Engagement Parties
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Club Gatherings
  • Corporate Functions
  • Team Building Events
  • Charity Events
  • Live Music Events
  • Small Theatre-style Productions
  • Mini Expos
  • Celebrations of Life
Amenities
  • Catered Packages (menu options)
  • Pairing Options
  • Bar (fully-licensed)
  • Sound System (fully integrated)
  • Secure Parking

Please note: Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery reserves the right to be the sole supplier of food,  alcohol, and other beverages.

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Awards

Awards

Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery is proud to hold the following awards:

Platters 3-Stars 2022
  • Husk Spirit 
Platters 3.5-Stars 2022
  • Witblitz
  • Oaked Husk Spirit (Aged Grappa)
SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2022
  • Lemoncello
SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2021
  • Husk Spirit - Grappa (Gold)
Merit Awards 2021
  • Husk Spirit (Value)
Vitis Vinifera Awards
  • Arabian Rose Gin (Gold)
SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020
  • Husk Spirit - Pinotage Petit Verdot blend 2020 (Gold)
  • Lemoncello (Gold)
  • Purple Haze Gin (Gold)
  • Arabian Rose Gin (Gold)
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The Merit Wine & Spirit Challenge 2020
  • Arabian Rose Gin (Gold)
  • Just Juniper Gin (Double Gold)
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Vitis Vinifera Awards 2020
  • Purple Haze Gin (Gold)
  • Husk Spirit - Pinotage Petit Verdot blend 2020 (Gold)
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Platters 3-Stars 2020
  • Husk Spirit - Grappa (Gold)
Platters 3.5-Stars 2020
  • Husk Spirit - Grappa
  • Witblits
  • Oaked Husk Spirit (Aged Grappa)
SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2019
  • Husk Spirit - Grappa (Gold)
  • Purple Haze Gin (Gold)
  • Citrus Bomb Gin (Gold)
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019
  • Witblits (Double Gold)
Merit Awards 2019
  • Oaked Apple Mampoer (Gold)
  • Purple Haze Gin (Gold)
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019
  • Husk Spirit - Grappa (Gold)
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2018
  • Husk Spirit - Grappa (Gold)
Pensioners Thursday

Pensioners Thursday

The Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery gives pensioners a 10% discount on food and drink every Thursday.

This offer is valid from 09:00 - 17:00 and requires an ID document to qualify.

Reviews

Reviews

“Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery is a small establishment. It needs some support, and man, do they deserve it. Excellent service and the food is delicious. I will say go and support this local gem of a place, and you won't regret it if you are a gin lover.”  Carlo Legolie
“Our waitress at the Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery was helpful and knowledgeable about the different gins and liqueurs we tasted. Great atmosphere!”  Jenna Venter
“We just had the best experience at the Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery. We went for the tasting (gin, grappa, mampoer, limoncello and liqueurs) with food pairing.” Corné van der Merwe  
“Great staff and even better gin at the Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery!”  Jethro Sanders
“The Jolly Rooster @ Fynbos Distillery is a hidden gem, a must-try if you're in the Gansbaai, Stanford and Hermanus area. They make craft gin and other liquors. A simple must!”  Lawrence Bake

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