• Gabriëlskloof

    2016 Judges Best Red Gabrielskloof The Blend 2014 Gabriëlskloof is a family owned and run wine estate with sweeping views of the Babilonstoren Mountains and the surrounding wheat fields. The farm and vineyards were established in 2000, with their first vintage in 2009. It has 70 hectares under vine and 50 hectares set aside for conservation, mostly consisting of Overberg Sandstone Fynbos and some critically endangered Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld. They have rehabilitated the fynbos in the area below the winemaker’s house by collecting fynbos seeds over a period of time and then scattering them across the slope. A variety of birdlife has returned to the farm to delight birdwatchers young and old. Taste their wines and olive oil, accompanied perhaps by a hearty meat and cheese platter, or as part of their food and wine pairing. Restaurant, @Gabriëlskloof, entices with mouth-watering, sincere cuisine and a deli filled to the rafters with all things handmade, homemade, delicious and fresh.

  • Waterford Estate

    Nestled in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley this 120ha property was styled in the terracotta design of the classic Bordeaux chateaus of France, and boasts ancient citrus groves, vineyards, rolling lawns, water features and fragrant lavender beds.  Safari type Game Viewing Land Rover 2 hour trip through the 120ha Estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg. Be expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes this area so biodiverse and viticulturally unique. You can take a tour of the cellar or even indulge in their Wine & Chocolate Experience.

  • Spier Wine Farm

    Spier Wine Farm outside of Stellenbosch, on the banks of the Eerste River, offers a host of activities on one farm. There’s a hotel and conference centre, wine tasting, multiple restaurants, from formal to on the go deli and coffee shop, where local grown, organic food choices are available. Amble through the Spier farmstead and view the historic buildings including the 1822 Manor House and South Africa’s oldest dated freestanding wine cellar (1767). Spier has one of the most extensive contemporary South African art collections in the country, and a small selection is displayed in the public spaces at the Manor House, Conference Centre, Hotel and wine tasting room. Eight restaurant is a farm to table eating experience, using produce that is either grown on Spier or sourced from nearby farmers to create nourishing, healthy, and delicious food.

  • Hidden Valley Wine

    The gardens on the Hidden Valley Farm have been created with care and sensitivity for the environment, including indigenous wild olive forests in the valley alongside the inspired creation of an indigenous and environmentally sensitive landscape.  Their tasting centre offers stunning views, award winning wines and olive oil tastings. Overture Restaurant has been rated by Eat Out as one of top 10 South African Restaurants for six years in a row and has acquired three stars in the Rossouw’s Restaurant guide for four years running.

  • Wedderwill

    Biodynamic vineyards, olive groves and a separate game camp are encompassed within the larger 237ha area under conservation.  Conservation areas set aside on the estate include threatened Boland granite fynbos, and special habitats such as the riverine and tributaries of the Sir Lowry’s Pass River and fynbos wetlands. A herbarium was started in October 2005 due to an initiative to record plants and species of two sites on the farm that are of botanical value.  Wine tasting can be arranged by appointment. Minimum group of 6 people