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
WELCOME TO STEENBERG VINEYARDS
“At the dawning of the Cape, the swans rejoined, feeding in paradise at the foot of the Steenberg Mountains.”
Steenberg holds the distinction of being the oldest farm in the picturesque Constantia Valley, which is generally considered to be South Africa’s premier wine growing region. With its cool, sea-facing slopes and majestic granite ridges, this vineyard has developed a worldwide reputation for producing excellent Cape wines. The estate boasts a…
Morgenster Estate in Somerset West is situated in the heart of the Western Cape winegrowing region. It is a thriving olive and wine farm, producing Bordeaux-style wines and award-winning extra virgin olive oil and olive products.Read more
Solms-Delta is much more than a wine estate. Located 15km outside the village of Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the magnificent wine estate produces classical wines with a difference… In fact everything about Solms-Delta is different.
In addition to its highly acclaimed wines, Solms-Delta offers a variety of highlights throughout the seasons. Experience picnics all year round in its magical forest, modern Cape cuisine at its renowned Fyndraai restaurant, and an annual…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
The House of J.C. Le Roux, South Africa's first and leading cellar dedicated entirely to the art of making sparkling wine, is acclaimed for its passion, craftsmanship and expertise to make the finest vintage Méthode Cap Classiques in the time-honoured French style, and fun loving sparkling wines to suit every palate.Read more
Our history dates back to 1693, when it formed part of the larger Groenrivier farm granted by Simon van der Stel. Today, our wines are crafted by celebrated winemaker, Schalk van der Westhuizen whose devotion to his craft is ever present.
“Winemaking is my life. It’s in my blood and my hands. It is what I know.”Read more
Uitkyk is one of the onl three extant double-storeyed flat-roofed 18th Century town houses at the Cape.
The manor house, a classical masterpiece in the Georgian Style was completed in 1788, during the tenure of Johan David Beyers, son-in-law of the well known Martin Melck. The timeless appeal of ots design bears a strong similarity to the well - known Melck House in Strand Street, Cape Town, designed by JC herzendosch. However, the design of Uitkyk is often attributed to the famous…Read more
The history of Stellenzicht dates to 1692, when it was part of a much bigger property granted to its first owner, Barendt Hendrikse, by Governor Simon van der Stel in an area that would later become known as the Stellenbosch district. He named the property Rustenburg although there was already a farm with the same name, but spelled Rustenberg.
One can well imagine the confusion the similarity in the names created. According to local legend, two subsequent owners met one evening in a pub…Read more