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50 Fun, Exciting Wine Pairings in the Western Cape!

The Best Wine Pairings the Western Cape Wine Routes Have to Offer

In terms of interesting wine pairings, in the Western Cape we are extremely spoiled for choice, with each wine farm trying to come up with the most unique offering.

All across the board including: Stellenbosch, Helderberg, Franschhoek, Paarl, Elgin, Mossel Bay, Vredendal, Klawer, Durbanville, Citrusdal, Hermanus, Ashton and Robertson

Eikendal Wine Estate | Cheesecake

Eikendal Wines, with its distinctive barrel-vaulted cellar and towering fountain, is a landmark on the R44 road between Somerset West and Stellenbosch.

  • Unique pairing: Cheesecake and wine pairing. The three cheesecakes are: lemon, berry and salted caramel cheesecakes.
  • What else they offer: They have their standard summer (September to May) and winter  (June to August) wine tastings. They also offer kiddies tastings, vineyard walks and tractor rides. They also made some land available to the Cheetah Outreach. Their restaurant, Giovanni’s offers lunch and dinner. And for the kiddies there is a playground with a jungle gym.
  • Address: R44, Raithby, Stellenbosch, 7601
  • Trading hours: Tue-Sat: 12:00-2100; Sun: 12:00-16:00
  • Contact: 021 855 1422

Eikendal

Blaauwklippen Wine Estate | Bunny Chow

Blaauwklippen, nestled on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain, is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa dating back to 1682. The name Blaauwklippen comes from the Dutch word meaning “blue rocks”.

  • Unique pairing: Bunny chow and wine pairing. The three bunny chows are: buttered chicken & asparagus herb, Springbok curry and choc-chip Bunny Chow
  • What else they offer: They have a standard wine tasting, macaron pairing, chocolate pairing and cellar tour. Their bistro offers farm style dishes. Ever Sunday their Family Market offers a wide range of mouth-watering foods and creative crafts, as well as fantastic entertainment. For the kids there are wide open spaces, friendly goats, alpacas and a fun-filled jungle gym.
  • Address: R44, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 880 0133

Blaauwklippen

Elgin Vintners | Quiche

Surrounded by an amphitheater of the Koggelberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges, Elgin Vintners is a beautiful piece of land in ‘cool’ Elgin Valley.

  • Unique pairing: Quiche and wine pairing. Wine & four different variations of  quiche perfectly paired. These include: Green pepper quiche, feta with green fig quiche, rocket and peppadew quiche, biltong and blue cheese quiche.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting.
  • Address: Appletiser Rd, Elgin, 7180
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00-16:00
  • Contact: 021 848 9587

Elgin

Uitkyk Wine Estate | Pancakes

Uitkyk, a renowned and historical South African winery in the Stellenbosch appellation was founded in 1712 and has a rich history of producing some of South Africa’s greatest wines and brandies.

  • Unique pairing: Pancake and wine pairing. Wine paired with five different pancakes, including: Thai green curry, roasted butternut and chocolate ganache-and-berry pancakes
  • What else they offer: You can have a picnic on the lawn in front of the Georgian Manor House during the summer season. They also home to a number of owls.
  • Address: R44, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat-Sun: 10:00-16:00
  • Contact: 021 884 4416

Uitkyk

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate | Oysters

Grande Provence Estate wears her 325-year history with dignity. Her lush vines spread across 47-acres with gentle vistas over the valley floor, with the rugged mountains beyond. This is heartland South African wine country at its very finest.

  • Unique pairing: Oysters and wine pairing. Trio of their vibrant Méthode Cap Classique paired with three different fresh West Coast oysters.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting and a gourmet food and wine pairing. They also form part of the Franschhoek Wine Tram
  • Address: Main Rd, Franschhoek, 7690
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00-20:30
  • Contact: 021 876 8600

Grand-Provence

Fleur du Cap | Salt

The Best Wine Experience in the Cape awaits you at the famous “Cellar in the Mountain”, home of Fleur du Cap in the slopes of the Papegaaiberg in Stellenbosch.

  • Unique pairing: Salt and wine pairing. Wine paired with five handmade salted morsels. These include: Seasoned butter popcorn, green olive tapenade, carpaccio of beef, duck rillette and homemade red alaea fudge.
  • What else they offer: They have tranquil vaulted spaces with thousands of bottles maturing in the cellar. The Laszlo Room takes pride of place for private tastings, while carved oak barrels in the Fleur du Cap Room depict the history of South African wine. You can also take a trip down memory lane in the Wine Museum located next to the Wine Shop.
  • Address: George Blake St, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat: 9:00-14:00
  • Contact: 021 809 8025

Fleur-du-Cap

Perdeberg Winery | Marshmallows

Located in Paarl in the heart of the Boland, Perdeberg Winery enjoys one of the finest wine-growing regions of the Cape. The winery lies at the foot of the magnificent Paardeberg Mountain, named after the scores of Cape Mountain Zebra that once roamed this beautiful mountainside.

  • Unique pairing: Marshmallow and wine pairing. It involves five wines which are paired with five exceptional bite-sized marshmallows. These include: a rosewater, raspberry, lime, cherry and marmalade & honeycomb marshmallow
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting, kiddies pairing, cheese platters and braai picnics.
  • Address: Vryguns Farm Windmeul, Paarl, 7624
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00-17:00; Sat-Sun: 9:30-17:00
  • Contact: 021 869 8244

Perdeberg

Mulderbosch Vineyards | Pizza

Mulderbosch is widely considered one of South Africa’s iconic wineries and has established a reputation for excellence since 1989. They are tireless in their pursuit of making wines of the highest quality that honour the proud heritage of Stellenbosch and can be enjoyed by all.

  • Unique pairing: Pizza and wine pairing. You are presented with five different wines with a paired mini-pizza each
  • What else they offer: Their relaxed, family-friendly tasting room with comfy cushioned seating and landscaped areas is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view or play a friendly game of boules
  • Address: Polkadraai Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Tue-Sun: 10:00-18:00
  • Contact: 021 881 8140

Mulderbosch

KWV Wine Emporium | Pies

When visiting the KWV Emporium and House of Fire in Paarl for unique wine and brandy pairing experiences in the luxury tasting hall and beautiful Cathedral Cellar, wine lovers are in for a treat!

  • Unique pairing: Artisan pies and wine pairing. A pairing of four award-winning KWV The Mentors Wines with four specially selected artisan pies
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine and brandy tasting. On top of that, ther’s also a biltong, nut and wine pairing, chocolate and wine pairing, liqueur and cake pairing and a leaf tea and chocolate pairing for something non-alcoholic
  • Address: Kohler St, Paarl, 7646
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00-16:30; Sun: 10:00-15:00
  • Contact: 021 807 3007

KWV

Bartinney Wine Estate | Fynbos

Bartinney is set on the dramatic slopes of Botmaskop alongside the Helshoogte Pass overlooking the picturesque Banhoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Established in 1912, Bartinney has been in the Jordaan family since 1953.

  • Unique pairing: Fynbos and wine pairing. An innovative tasting of the three estate wines, alongside native fynbos grown on the farm.
  • What else they offer: They also have a standard wine tasting of three wines. To accompany the wine we have a selection of locally sourced snacks, including cheese and charcuterie platters and delicious biltong, which you can enjoy on the terrace overlooking the Banhoek Valley. The two dogs will also make you feel right at home.
  • Address: Helshoogte Way, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Thu: 12:00-17:00; Fri: 12:00-20:00; Sat: 10:00-15:00
  • Contact: 021 885 1013

Bartinney Wine Estate

Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar | Prawns

Jakkalsvlei, directly translated as Jackal’s Marsh, is a family owned winery nestled in the beautiful, world famous Garden Route. The Jonker family has been proud owners of Jakkalsvlei since 1972, and today it is farmed by the 3rd generation Jonkers on the farm.

  • Unique pairing: Prawn and wine pairing. A pairing of five of their wines with five specially selected prawns. These include: Prawn coated white bread crumbs with lemon, tempura prawn with 1000 island sauce, beetroot crusted prawn with plum sauce, bamboo ash crusted prawn with soy, chili and ginger sauce and finally chinese crumbed prawn with sweet and sour sauce
  • What else they offer: They also do various other pairings where they pair wine with cheese, chocolate, ice cream, snails, dry meat, charcuterie and candy floss
  • Address: Herbertsdale, Mossel Bay, 6505
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00-16:00
  • Contact: 044 333 0222

Jakkalsvlei

Black Elephant Vintners | Music

They call themselves the ‘rebels of the vine’ with one sole purpose, to bring truth to the wine industry. They strive to continually be the misfits of the wine industry and create experiences that turn convention on its head.

  • Unique pairing: Music and wine pairing. 15 of their wines are paired with a 15 song playlist that they update regularly. The playlist portrays a wide variety, with everything from metal to classical numbers
  • What else they offer: They also have a Rebel of the Vine Club that you can sign up for. Depending on your annual spending, you climb through the three ranks: Rebel, Outlaw and Badass. And if they really fancy you can be invited to the rank of Jack Sparrow.
  • Address: 40A Uitkyk St, Franschhoek, 7690
  • Trading hours: By appointment only, closed on Sundays.
  • Contact: 021 876 2903

Black-Elephant

Klawer Wine Cellars | Rooibos

Klawer Wine Cellar is the gateway to the Olifants River Valley and offers a warm and friendly welcome to visitors. Just outside the town and a stones throw from the N7 route, the impressive facade of the Klawer Cellar dominates.

  • Unique pairing: Rooibos and wine pairing. A pairing of six of their wines with six specially selected rooibos treats. These include: skuinskoek with rooibos jam, rooibos fudge, rooibos drizzle and local olive oil, rooibos biscotti, rooibos soya sauce and cheddar and African Ruby Rooibos infused wine, enjoyed on its own!
  • What else they offer: They also offer a white, red and rosè wine pairings with various treats
  • Address: Birdfield Farm, N7, Klawer, 8145
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00-17:00; Sat: 9:00-13:00
  • Contact: 027 216 1530

Klawer Wine Cellars

Middelvlei Wine Estate | Boerebraai Tapas

The urban sprawl of Stellenbosch comes to an abrupt halt, in its south-western suburb of Onderpapegaai, when you enter the gates of Middelvlei. Suddenly, before you lies a beautiful vineyard-strewn amphitheatre overlooking the Bottelary Hills and the upper reaches of Devon Valley. This is the home of the Momberg family, who have been wine farmers since 1919.

  • Unique pairing: Boerebraai tapas and wine pairing. A series of three boerebraai tapas are paired with their wines. Tapas include: Mini potbrood and snoek pâté , biltong and mozzarella braaibroodjie and a cocktail boerewors sosatie.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a Gourmet Braaibroodjie and Wine Pairing for a truly unique South African flavour experience, which includes: a snoek and cottage cheese braaibroodjie, a boerewors and mozzarella braaibroodjie and a fig and brie braaibroodjie.
  • Address: Flamingo St, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00-16:30
  • Contact: 021 883 2565

Middelvlei

Canto Wines | Macarons

Canto wines came about when local owner Marinus Neethling had the opportunity to attain a piece of land in the picturesque Durbanville wine valley. Being an avid wine enthusiast, the quality of vineyards inspired what we have today as Canto boutique winery.

  • Unique pairing: Macarons and MCC pairing. A pairing of four of their MCC’s with four specially selected macarons. These include: Hazelnut, red velvet, Turkish delight and salted caramel macarons.
  • What else they offer: They also offer standard wine and MCC tastings
  • Address: Vissershok Rd, Durbanville, 7490
  • Trading hours: Tue-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat: 10:00-15:00
  • Contact: 021 492 2821

Canto

Neethlingshof Wine Estate | Flash Food

The Neethlingshof estate lies just outside of Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape Winelands. It is flanked by the Bottelary Hills on the one side and Papegaaisberg Mountain on the other. The Estate’s comprises of 273 hectares – 165 of which boast picture perfect vineyards.

  • Unique pairing: Flash food and wine pairing. Their winemaker spends months crafting and nurturing superb wines, and they match his efforts with five bite-sized portions of fast food with a twist. These include: sun-dried tomato soup, vegetable samoosa with mango atchar, mini beef kebab, mini prego roll with chilli basted rump steak and malva pudding and liquorice.
  • What else they offer: They also have their standard wine tastings. You can also enjoy a Tase & Texture Pairing where the focus is on the texture of the food bites alongside the wine, including Bacon Popcorn, a Rosemary & Mature Cheddar Cheese Biscuit and a Biltong Pretzel. And for those with a sweet tooth they offer a Chocolate Truffle and Wine Pairing. And even the kiddies get their own tasting.
  • Address: Polkadraai Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat-Sun: 10:00-16:00
  • Contact: 021 883 8988

Neethlingshof

Creation Wines | Vegan Dishes

The story of Creation Wines is as old as the hills – dating back to when Mother Nature created South Africa’s beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde and bestowed upon it exceptional wine-growing conditions. At the same time, their story is as young as the vibrant team who since 2002 has been investing their talents to create a wine range of great distinction.

  • Unique pairing: Vegan dishes and wine pairing. A pairing of three premium Creation wines with three unique vegan dishes made with fresh local ingredients. These include: homemade falafel, shiitake and king oyster mushrooms and chia seeds
  • What else they offer: They also offer various pairings where they pair their wine with small-plate dishes, brunch, gelato, chocolate, non-alcoholic, cheese and charcuterie
  • Address: Hemel & Aarde Rd R320, Hermanus, 7200
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00-17:00
  • Contact: 028 212 1107

Creation

Avontuur Estate | Fudge & Nougat

Avontuur Estate, home of Fine Wines and Fast Horses, nestles against the Helderberg between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. You can visit them on the Stellenbosch Wine Route for wine tasting, wine sales and a bite to eat in their restaurant. They even boas with the estate’s own pot-stilled brandy.

  • Unique pairing: Fudge & nougat and wine pairing. This consists of two nougats and three fudges paired with five different wines
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting and a biltong and wine pairing.
  • Address: R44, Somerset West, 7135
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat-Sun: 9:00-16:00
  • Contact: 021 855 3450

Avontuur

Spier Wine Farm | Soup

Spier is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa with a recorded history dating back to 1692. While rooted in this heritage, Spier has a vibrant and conscious energy. Award-winning wine can be paired with fabulous food, grown either on the farm or by nearby farmers. The winery is one of the most awarded in the country and the Spier Hotel and meeting facilities offer inspiring winelands getaways in the tranquillity of nature.

  • Unique pairing: Soup and wine pairing. Four wines are paired with five unique soups. These include: cauliflower and smoked cheese soup, carrot soup topped with goats cheese and cashew dukkah, spicy roast tomato and basil soup and lastly, a vegan brownie
  • What else they offer: There is the standard Spier tasting, winemaker selection and the chocolate and wine pairing, And for the kids there is a Grape Juice Tasting
  • Address: R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch, 7603
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00-16:30; Sun: 11:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 809 1100

Spier

Zandvliet Wine Estate | Citrus

Zandvliet Wine Estate is situated near the quaint town of Ashton, at the eastern end of the picturesque Robertson Valley – one of the Cape’s premier wine-producing regions, increasingly renowned for its modern, rich and fruit-driven reds.

  • Unique pairing: Citrus and wine pairing. A pairing of four Zandvliet wines with four unique spicy panforte, biscotti and smooth dark chocolate – all with elements of zesty citrus – and ClemenGold (a special type of mandarin) marmalade
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting.
  • Address: Zandvliet Rd, Ashton, 6715
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat: 10:00-17:00
  • Contact: 023 615 1146

Zandvliet

J.C. Le Roux | Olive

J.C. Le Roux, South Africa’s leading name in sparkling wine, has revitalised its entire range in celebration of individuality and releasing your unique vibrancy.

  • Unique pairing: Olive and wine pairing. Four Methode Cap Classique pre-selected by their Cellar Master – paired with Chrisna’s Olives.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a nougat experience, sparkling wine tasting and MCC tasting
  • Address: Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat: 10:00-15:00; Sun: 10:00-14:00
  • Contact: 021 809 1100

JC-le-Roux

Neil Ellis Wines | Pesto

Mindful that no single vineyard can satisfy the needs of all grape varieties, Neil Ellis set out to identify distinct sites in which individual varieties will excel. These distinctive sites are reflected in our wines: the acclaimed Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon, Piekenierskloof Grenache, Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay from a vineyard in Elgin.

  • Unique pairing: Pesto and wine pairing. Four pestos are to be cross-paired with four single vineyard wines. It’s not a set pairing and visitors are invited to experiment with the respective pestos and wines and discover their own choice combos. The four pestos lined up and served with delicious pita bread are: chickpea curry pesto, beetroot & almond pesto, mint & pecan nuts pesto and kale & cashew nuts pesto
  • What else they offer: They also offer an exclusive tasting, single vineyard tasting and regional tasting.
  • Address: R310 Helshoogte Rd, Idasvallei, Stellenbosch, 7609
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat: 10:00-16:30
  • Contact: 021 887 0649

Neil Ellis

Idiom Wine Estate | Canapés

Idiom is a celebration of wine and words. The award-winning range of premium wines stem from the Bottega family’s Da Capo Vineyards, which are located in the southernmost part of the Stellenbosch wine region, near Sir Lowry’s Pass, overlooking False Bay.

  • Unique pairing: Canapés and wine pairing. They recently introduced a new wine tasting experience featuring four wines and four complimenting canapés. These include: White anchovy, goats cheese truffle, BBQ pork and crispy lamb panzerotti
  • What else they offer: They also offer three other wine tasting options. You can also grab a bite at the restaurant on the farm
  • Address: Sir Lowrys Pass, Knorhoek Estate entrance, Somerset West, 7130
  • Trading hours: Tue-Sun: 10:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 858 1088

Idiom

Seven Sisters Vineyards | Seafood

The Seven Sisters wine brand evolved from its association with the seven Brutus sisters of Paternoster. The Brutus family lived in a small fishing village on the western coast. The Brutus sisters and their baby brother left the tranquility of their sleepy town at a very early age when the family was evicted from their home. They yearned to return but were not able to do so give the unfavourable circumstances of the time.

  • Unique pairing: Seafood and wine pairing. They offer a seven course seafood pairing with their seven Seven Sisters wine brand.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting of five wines and a reserved food pairing.
  • Address: Welmoed Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00-16:00
  • Contact: 071 049 4109

Seven-Sisters

Koelenhof Winery | Sorbet

Koelenhof Wine Cellar is situated among the vineyard-covered slopes 14 km outside Stellenbosch which attract wine lovers from all over the world.

  • Unique pairing: Sorbet & gelato and wine pairing. Six wines are paired with four sorbets and two gelatos. These include: granadilla sorbet, lemon sorbet, berries of the forest sorbet, blueberry sorbet, chocolate gelato and milk tart pop gelato
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard tasting, chocolate pairing, kid’s grape juice tasting and cellar tour
  • Address: Klipheuwel Rd, Stellenbosch, 7605
  • Trading hours: Mon-Thu: 9:00-17:00; Fri: 9:00-16:00; Sat: 10:00-14:00
  • Contact: 021 865 2020

Koelenhof

Yonder Hill Wines | Soup

Yonder Hill covers some 13 hectares of rich Oakleaf and Clovelly soil. Vineyards are planted, predominantly, on the northern slopes of the farm and comprise two main cultivars: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot feature as well.

  • Unique pairing: Soup and wine pairing. Enjoy a pairing of three different homemade soups with three premium red wines in front of their glowing fireplace.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting of five wines and delicious Yonder Hill cheese platter
  • Address: R44, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30-16:00; Sat: 10:00-14:00
  • Contact: 021 855 1008

Yonder-Hill

Waterford Wine Estate | Chocolate

Waterford Estate is situated in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, in the world-renowned Stellenbosch region. At Waterford Estate, they have chosen to use only half of the total 120 hectares of land for the planting of vines, in order to preserve and maintain the natural fauna and flora on the Estate.

  • Unique pairing: Chocolate and wine pairing. A series of three dark and milk chocolates are paired with their wines. Kevin Arnold together and Chocolatier, Richard von Geusau have joined forces to create this flavour sensation
  • What else they offer: They have their standard Portfolio Tasting, the Waterford Estate Experience, the JEM Tasting, the Wine Drive Safari, the Porcupine Trail Wine Walk and the Library Collection Tasting
  • Address: Upper Blaauwklippen Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat: 10:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 880 5300

Waterford

Delheim Wine Estate | Cupcakes

High on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain lies the family-owned Delheim estate. Visitors to the beautiful farm will be greeted by breathtaking views and welcomed by a true sense of family hospitality!

  • Unique pairing: Fynbos cupcake and wine pairing. The four cupcakes are: the honeybush, buchu, fynbos honey and rooibos cupcakes.
  • What else they offer: They have a standard wine tasting and other wine and food pairings. Their “downstairs” cellardoor, with its famous cobwebbed window, offers the Delheim Platter (3 local cheeses, Chrisna’s olives, green fig & mascarpone cheese, seasonal fruit, dolmades and pickled pumpkin served with a bread & cracker basket). In the winter they also have Jazz and Cheese Fondues, and picnics in summer.
  • Address: Knorhoek Rd, Stellenbosch, 7599
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 888 4600

Delheim

Kyburg Boutique Wines | Biltong, Nuts & Olives

Kyburg Boutique Wines are passionate about their wine. They are dedicated to attention to detail, from pruning to bottling, which finds its expression in the quality and fruitiness of the full bodied wines.

  • Unique pairing: Biltong, nuts & olives and wine pairing. Pairing of five Kyburg wines with biltong, nuts and olives from the region.
  • What else they offer: The Barn venue is perfect for a birthday, anniversary, baby shower or kitchen tea somewhere special
  • Address: Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Only on appointment
  • Contact: 021 865 2876

Kyburg Wines

Bellevue Wine Estate | Pizza

Bellevue is traditional and full bodied like its wine and known to be one of the best farms for Pinotage in South Africa. Situated outside Stellenbosch, Bellevue welcomes you to a modern quality-driven cellar with great wines.

  • Unique pairing: Pizza and wine pairing. Four of their lovely Bellevue wines are deliciously paired with four of their very distinctive pizza toppings. Everything from coronation chicken, green olives, litchi, hazelnuts and parmesan to prosciutto, butternut, feta, pumpkin seeds, avo puree and crème fraiche and everything in between…
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting. There’s live music events on the farm from time to time
  • Address: Bottelary Rd, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch, 7605
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 865 2054

Bellevue

Morgenster Estate | Chocolate

The 300-year-old Morgenster Estate is situated near the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West and is renowned for its award-winning Bordeaux-style red wines and extra virgin olive oil.

  • Unique pairing: Chocolate and wine pairing. A series of three chocolates are paired with their wines.
  • What else they offer: They also have olive oil and other olive-based products
  • Address: Vergelegen Avenue, Off Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, 7130
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 852 1738

Morgenster

Somerbosch Wines | Ice Cream

Somerbosch Wines & Bistro will be a delightful surprise on your next journey to the winelands of Stellenbosch. Open during the day & with views overlooking the beautiful mountains & vineyards, it makes for the ideal setting to relax with the whole family.

  • Unique pairing: Ice cream and wine pairing. They recently introduced a new wine tasting experience featuring 3 red wines and their own home made red wine ice cream.
  • What else they offer: They also offer their standard wine tasting.
  • Address: Die Fonteine Farm, R44, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 855 3615

Somerbosch Wines

Die Keldery Restaurant | Biltong

Die Keldery, the tourism center of Namaqua Wines, is more than just a restaurant. Along with traditional dishes and the finest quality wines, there is a beautiful veranda overlooking the Maskam Mountain.

  • Unique pairing: Biltong and wine pairing. A pairing of five of their wines with five specially selected dried meats
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting and a chocolate and wine paring
  • Address: R363, Vredendal, 8160
  • Trading hours: Mon-Wed;Fri-Sat: 9:00-17:00; Thu: 9:00-22:00
  • Contact: 027 213 3699

Die Keldery

Knorhoek Wine Estate | Fudge

Situated in the foothills of the Simonsberg mountain, Knorhoek boasts a beautiful Tasting Room, Guest House and Towerbosch Restaurant & Funtion venue.

  • Unique pairing: Fudge and wine pairing. Enjoy a pairing of five wines with five unique flavoursome fudges
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting of five wines and delicious snack and cheese platter
  • Address: R44, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun:10:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 865 2114

Knorhoek

Fairview Wine Estate | Cheese

Situated in the beautiful Paarl area, Fairview offers fantastic wines, artisanal cheeses and a wonderful restaurant.

  • Unique pairing: Cow and goat’s milk cheese and wine pairing. A pairing of six Fairview cow and goat’s milk cheeses with six specially selected Fairview wines
  • What else they offer: They also offer a Beryl Back Tasting, Cheese Tasting and Farmer’s Tasting. You can grab a bite at their Goatshed Restaurant. Also be sure to visit the bakery and Goat Tower, a Cape Winelands icon.
  • Address: Suid-Agter-Paarl Rd, Suider-Paarl, 7646
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 863 2450

Fairview Wine Estate

La Motte Wine Estate | Food

Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape winelands, La Motte is home to some of South Africa’s finest wines, recognized internationally for their exceptional quality.

  • Unique pairing: Food and wine pairing. A well-informed Wine Ambassador guides guests through an educational and entertaining food and wine pairing. Food is presented as a modern interpretation of heritage cuisine and the restaurant team works closely with Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche in creating cuisine to beautifully complement the estate’s wines.
  • What else they offer: They also offer vintage and vinoteque tastngs
  • Address: R45, Franschhoek, 7691
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 876 8000

La-Motte

Clos Malverne Wine Estate | Ice Cream

Clos Malverne offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their basket-pressed; hand made wines in the luxurious setting of their increasingly popular Restaurant.

  • Unique pairing: Ice cream and wine pairing. Wine is paired with four ice creams, including: Wasabi and pea, green peppercorn and passion fruit, expresso and a honeydew and smoke vanilla ice cream
  • What else they offer: Their restaurant offers great food and gourmet evenings prepared by executive Chef Michele. They also offer signature pairings with 3- and 4-course food and wine pairings. The spa also has two treatment rooms which offer facials, manicures, pedicures, waxes, massages and even spray tanning.
  • Address: Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Tue-Sun: 12:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 865 2022

Clos-Malverne

Môreson Wine Farm | Charcuterie

Môreson is a little slice of magic. A place where every minute of every day is spent either making, working-on or dreaming about wine.

  • Unique pairing: Charcuterie and wine pairing. Stretch out at the Farm Grocer bar counter while you sample a range of Môreson Wines, each individually paired with Neil Jewell’s mouth-wateringly yummy Charcuterie
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting.
  • Address: Happy Valley Rd, Franschhoek, 7690
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:30-17:00
  • Contact: 021 876 3055

Moreson

Marianne Wine Estate | Biltong

Marianne Estate produces small batches of very high quality wines, with strictly manual harvesting and sorting, the very latest winemaking equipment and new French oak barrels. Christian regularly brings in specialists from France to oversee the winemaking, including world-renowned winemaker Michel Rolland.

  • Unique pairing: Biltong and wine pairing. Five carefully selected wines, paired with three premium cuts of biltong.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a Boutique Wine Experience, Madiba’s Tasting, Blending Experience, Barrel Tasting, Cellar Tour and a Vineyard Tour.
  • Address: Valley Rd – Off R44, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00-18:00
  • Contact: 021 875 5040

Marianne

Laborie Wine Estate | Cheesecake

At Laborie Wines, optimal cultivar, clone and rootstock selection suited to the farms weathered granite soils ensures expression of the unique terroir.

  • Unique pairing: Cheesecake and bubbly pairing. A pairing of three MCC’s with delicious cheesecake
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting. They also have a restaurant on the farm, where Chef Mynhardt Joubert dishes up delicious feasts.
  • Address: Taillefer & Main Rd, Paarl, 7646
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00-17:00; Sun: 11:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 807 3095

Laborie

Lanzerac Wine Estate | Chocolate

Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon. The grande dame is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historical town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of gardens shaded by giant Oak trees.

  • Unique pairing: Chocolate and wine pairing. A unique tasting of five Premium wines paired perfectly with a selection of artisanal chocolates
  • What else they offer: They also have their premium and heritage wine tastings. The estate also boasts with its own hotel and spa.
  • Address: 1 Lanzerac Rd, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sat: 8:00-17:30; Sun: 8:00-16:30
  • Contact: 021 887 1132

Lanzerac

Villiera Wines | Nougat

Villiera is a family run winery in Stellenbosch. They are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative.

  • Unique pairing: Nougat and bubbly pairing. They’ve paired four of their MCC Sparkling Wines with nougat. The four nougats include: honey nougat and almonds/cranberries, honey nougat and macadamias, honey nougat and almonds and Goji Berry, almond and rooibos tea nougat
  • What else they offer: They also have their standard wine tasting. They’ve also teamed up with  MySugar Chocolatiers to pair four of their MCC’s with their handcrafted chocolates for the MCC and Chocolate Tasting
  • Address: Cnr R304 & R101, Stellenbosch, 7605
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat: 9:00-15:00
  • Contact: 021 865 2002

Villiera

Alto Wine Estate | Biltong

Alto is the oldest Red Wine estate in South Africa and is world renowned for its handcrafted bold red wines.Their world-class red wines can be ascribed, in part, to its excellent terrain. It is no coincidence that the area is known, locally, as the Golden Triangle.

  • Unique pairing: Biltong and wine pairing. Five wines are paired with five unique biltong flavours.
  • What else they offer: They also have their standard and premium wine tastings. You may also relax on their deck while enjoying a glass of fine wine, an Alto Cheese Platter (Includes 3 cheeses, biltong, fresh fruit and a preserve) and the picturesque view
  • Address: Annandale Rd, Off the R44, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat-Sun: 10:00-16:00
  • Contact: 021 881 3884

Alto

Hebron Guesthouse | Rooibos Tea

Mountain top flower farm on the Piekenierskloof Pass at the “Gateway to the Cederberg”, Hebron offers offers unrivaled accommodation, food and hospitality.

  • Unique pairing: Rooibos tea and wine pairing. A pairing of four of their wines with four local  rooibos teas.
  • What else they offer: They also offer food pairings after your tea tasting.
  • Address: N7 Piekenierskloof Pass, Citrusdal, 7340
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00-17:00
  • Contact: 022 921 2595

Hebron Guesthouse

Hidden Valley Wine Farm | Chocolate

Hidden Valley Wines, nestled against the Stellenbosch Mountains, boasts a magnificent cellar amongst its pristine vineyards. In keeping with a holistic approach to the environment, the farm was developed to its current glory. Offering spectacular wines, breathtaking views, olives & olive oil, Overture restaurant, delicious platters, picnics, nature trail and art.

  • Unique pairing: Chocolate and wine pairing. Five their wines are paired with five unique chocolates.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting and a olive pairing which includes premium Extra Virgin olive oil, as well as Calamata and Noccelera de Belice table olives.
  • Address: Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, 7613
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 880 2646

Hidden Valley

Esona Boutique Wine Estate | Confectionery, Music & Art

Esona – Xhosa for ‘The Very One’ – is a husband and wife owned boutique winery in Robertson. Chosen, hand-picked grapes from single vineyards hand crafted into wines that articulate expressions of the vineyards, emphasizing individuality and celebrating its complexity.

  • Unique pairing: Confectionery, music & art and wine pairing. Each of the three wines are paired with a different confectionery, including Lindt chocolates and local fruit preserves. But that’s not all. Esona also incorporates your senses of hearing and sight, by playing music to suit each varietal and showcasing an art piece with each tasting.
  • What else they offer: They also offer a standard wine tasting of two wines in Riedel glasses
  • Address: R317, Robertson, 6705
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat: 9:00-16:00
  • Contact: 076 343 5833

Esona

Van Loveren Family Vineyards | Cheese

Van Loveren Vineyards have been in the family since 1937 when Hennie Retief Sr. bought some land in the Robertson area. Previously the property was part of a larger farm known as Goudmyn, the Afrikaans term meaning “Gold Mine” and a name that reflected the perceptions around the large sum paid for the original farm.

  • Unique pairing: Cheese and wine pairing. Each of the five wines are paired with a different cheese, including: Royal Ashton, matured cheddar, wineland brie, maasdam and Huguenot cheeses
  • What else they offer: They also offer various pairings where they pair there wine with: dried meats, olives, sweet treats and chocolate. They even offer a Papillon Kids Tasting
  • Address: R317, Robertson, 6707
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00-17:00; Sat: 9:30-16:00; Sun: 11:00-15:00
  • Contact: 023 615 1505

Van Loveren

Lourensford Wine Estate | Belgian Chocolate

As one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Lourensford offers a visual feast across 4 000 hectares of forest, fynbos, fruit orchards and vineyards, which rise up the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, caressed by breezes off the Atlantic Ocean. The scenic splendour, winery, restaurant, coffee roastery, art galleries, lifestyle stores, movement studio, spa, clay pigeon shooting and ever-popular market ensure that they are a popular tourist destination.

  • Unique pairing: Belgian chocolate and wine pairing. They’ve paired four of their wines with complimenting chocolates. The chocolates include: Orange dark chocolate, dark cherry chocolate, dark chili chocolate and dark mint chocolate
  • What else they offer: They also have their standard and premium wine tastings. A recent addition to their tasting room is a blind wine tasting challenge. Their vibrant market, housed in a permanent structure, boasts with 70 permanent stalls and a number of Pop-Ups.
  • Address: Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, 7130
  • Trading hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 847 2300

Lourensford

Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate| Pizza

Situated in the secluded beauty of the Devon Valley at the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate exudes beauty & serenity. The Estate offers visitors & guests a truly unique destination; everything from premium wines, opulent venues, modern farm accommodation, delicious food, to even a sighting of their distinctive cows.

  • Unique pairing: Pizza and wine pairing. Wine paired with four different pizzas. These include: Biltong, Cajun chicken, parma ham and caramelized onion with various other toppings.
  • What else they offer: Their Café Blanc De Noir offers a rustic, comfortable, cozy & happy space where you can enjoy great food, their award-winning wine and Stellenbrau craft beer. You can also sight the unique Boran studs.
  • Address: Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • Trading hours: Wed-Thu: 11:00-21:00; Fri-Sat: 11:00-22:00; Sun: 11:00-17:00
  • Contact: 021 200 2537

Brenaissance

Stellenbosch Hills | Biltong

Stellenbosch Hills is an award winning wine cooperative located in the farming district of Vlottenburg, just outside Stellenbosch, South Africa’s viniferous capital. They are renowned for producing a wide selection of quality wines at extremely competitive prices.

  • Unique pairing: Biltong & droëwors and wine pairing. Wine paired with six specially selected cured and dried meats
  • What else they offer: They have a standard wine tasting as well. Also be sure to contact their tasting room for frequent wine specials!
  • Address: Cnr R310 & Vlottenburg Rd, Stellenbosch, 7604
  • Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-17:00; Sat: 10:00-15:00
  • Contact: 021 881 3828

Stellenbosch Hills


By Brand, Z.