• Lourensford Wine Estate

    Nestled in the fertile bowl of the Helderberg Mountains in Somerset West, Lourensford Estate, founded in 1700, combines a proud history joins with a dynamic new vision. This magnificent property is steeped in history dating back to the time of Willem Adriaan van der Stel in the 1700’s. Today however it boasts one of the most technologically advanced cellars in the Southern Hemisphere, making use of gravity flow to further enhance the wine making process. The Estate is a 4500 ha agricultural farm and emphasis is placed on the conservation of the Estate’s unique biodiversity and rich flora heritage. Attractions include a visit to the Coffee Roasting Company, Wine Tasting Centre where you can do various wine pairings, including a kiddies pairing. The Lourensford market is open on Sundays and every other Friday during season and they offer a guided hike on the first Saturday of every month. There is also a variety of boutique cheese, olives and olive oil available. You might want to try their Merlot 2015, Shiraz 2015 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. Open daily. Closed Easter Friday and Dec 25 Tasting Room: Mon – Sun 09h00 to 17h00 Public Holidays: 09h00 – 17h00 Wine Sales: Mon – Read more [...]

  • Bartinney Private Cellar

    Bartinney is set on the dramatic slopes of Botmaskop alongside the Helshoogte Pass overlooking the picturesque Banhoek Valley. Michael and Rose Jordaan repurchased the 27ha family farm in 2006, with a vision to create excellent wines and reawaken the charm of the historic land. “Our belief is that every aspect must work in harmony: agriculture with nature, people with animals, sustainability with excellence.” Bartinney is Carbon Neutral. This means that a zero carbon footprint in both farming and wine making has been achieved. 50% of Bartinney’s power is generated through solar. The farm has had Champion status in the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) since September 2010. Rose is a founder member and Trustee of the Banhoek Conservancy, whose goal is for the social upliftment of the poorer communities in Banhoek and environmental improvement of the natural areas of the greater Banhoek Valley. You might want to try their Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Vintage Elevage 2010. Wine tasting at the Tasting shed are R30 per person for three Bartinney wines. Mon – Fri 10h00 to 16h00 Cellar tours by appointment only