The Durbanville ward is officially considered one of the Cape's two coolest wine regions. This is thanks to the sea breezes that drift inland from False Bay and Table Bay and the late afternoon mists that bathe the surrounding slopes; giving our vineyards a unique blend of characteristics. In the cellar, using a combination of science and art, all the winemakers can do is shape and nurture the bounty brought in from the vineyards. During this process - as part of our Wine to Water…Read more
With our world-renowned Cathedral Cellar, amazing history, cutting-edge technology and superb wines
and brandies, we will provide you with a lasting memory of the friendly people, stories and wines that
make our Cape Winelands famous.
Spread over 22 hectares, the KWV cellar complex in Paarl is one of the largest in the World and offers a
broad portfolio of products, including sparkling wines, natural wines, fortified wines, liqueurs and brandies.
Since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set foot in the Cape Winelands in 1688, the Malan family of Simonsig, one of South Africa’s most reputable wine producers, has leaped to acclaimed heights in pioneering wine excellence. Endowed with quintessential terroir, progressive winemaking skills and a proud heritage, the three Malan brothers uphold a passionate commitment towards quality and innovation – the hallmark of the Simonsig portfolio.
A legendary landmark in its own right,…Read more
Welcome To Barrydale Cellar
Welcome to Barrydale Cellar, the home of excellence in distilling and winemaking. The cellar is located on the edge of Barrydale, between Oudtshoorn and Cape Town on the picturesque Route 62, which cuts through South Africa’s Klein Karoo. The Klein Karoo is the home of the legendary brandy-making empire of Joseph Barry, who also gave Barrydale its name. He was a maverick, a rebel, adventurer, visionary, non-conformist and pioneer whose entrepreneurial spirit…Read more
Vergelegen – no ordinary Estate.
Since 1700 and to this day, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been crafted by some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, who each in their own way have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.
With its world renowned handcrafted wines, 310 year old history and heritage, exquisite and refined cuisine, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a…Read more
Welcome to Zevenwacht, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route, with panoramic views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and False Bay. The name “Zevenwacht”, derived from the Dutch “Seven Expectations” is a modern wine farm with a 300 year history.
A family owned and managed Estate, the current owners, Harold and Denise Johnson purchased the farm in 1992, and have committed themselves to a programme of development to realise Zevenwacht’s rich potential beyond wine…Read more
It is often said that good wines begin in the vineyard and at Plaisir de Merle; our outstanding wines begin with the soil. Strict adherences to harmonious integration of vineyard practices with modern winemaking techniques have left renowned winemaker, Niel Bester free to naturally influence the process. A jewel of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek Winelands, Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate was established in 1693 and our legacy continues to unfold through renewal and loyalty to the land.Read more
Our picturesque Neethlingshof Wine Estate in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands is flanked by the Bottelary Hills and Papegaaisberg Mountains. Along with the awe-inspiring manor house, our estate is steeped in history which dates back to 1705 and distinguished by the beautiful avenue of stone pines.
It's a place where soil, climate and vines co-exist in perfect harmony. We're blessed with 13 distinguishable terroirs and by choosing the correct site; we've been able to enhance the…Read more
Far from the city and its bustling pace, in the long tall grass of Cape plains, is where Asara, the meeting point of African gods is found. Named to present the harmony between the spirits Astar, Asis and Asase – the Earth, the Sun and the Sky - Asara provides both the weary traveller and the curious pleasure-seeker an extraordinary place of peace.
True to its name and setting, the glorious Asara estate, first founded in 1691, uses Nature as its partner not only when producing…Read more