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Wine Farms Along the Stanford Wine Route

The Stanford Wine Route is an up and coming area in the Overberg. Wine Estates here are producing award-winning, cool-climate wines.

There are a collection of wine estates in Stanford offering visitors a chance to do wine tasting in their beautiful cellars.

Be prepared to be blown away when wine tasting in Stanford!

Wine Tasting in Stanford…

Stanford HillsStanford Hills

Contact: +27 (0)28 341 0841

Operating hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11:00 till 17:00

Address: Weltevrede Farm, 2km from Stanford along R43 to Hermanus

Sir Robert StanfordShowMe recommends the Stanford Hills Pinotage. This beautiful red wine has hints of vanilla and cherry. A good leg of roasted lamb will do well accompanied by this great!

Sir Robert Stanford Estate

Contact: +27 (0)28 341 0647

Operating hours: Thursday till Sunday, 08:00 till 16:00

BruniaAddress: 2km from Stanford along the R43 to Hermanus

ShowMe recommends Sir Robert Sauvignon Blanc. This wine speaks of summer with flavours of litchi and ripe fig. This wine does have aging potential so it is perfect for those looking to add to their wine collection

Brunia Wines

Raka WinesContact: +27 (0)28 341 0432

Operating hours: In Season (School holidays) Tuesday till Sunday, 10:00 till 16:00, Off Season: By Appointment

Address: 20km from Stanford on the Elim/Papiesvlei Road

ShowMe recommends the Brunia Sauvignon Blanc. Enticing flavours of asparagus and green nettle with a long-lasting Springfontein Winesfinish. Salads and Thai inspired dishes like Thai fish cakes are well suited to this wine.

Raka Wines and Cellar

Contact:  +27 (0)28 341 0676

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00, December to January Saturday and Public Holidays 10:00 – Vines15:00, Closed on Sundays.

Address: 17km out of Stanford,  R326

ShowMe recommends the Raka Rose. The melon pink colour of the wine grabs a girl’s attention immediately. With characters of candy floss and berry jam, this wine is perfect to enjoy as a treat.

Birkenhead BrewerySpringfontein Wine Estate

Contact:  +27(0)28 341 0651

Operating hours: Monday till Friday, 09:00 till 16:00, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 till 16:00

Address: About 25km outside Hermanus (in the direction of Gansbaai R43). Turn right into Stanford. Drive along Queen Sauvignon BlancVictoria Street. Turn left onto Moore Road. Travel about 5km until Springfontein entrance on your left.

ShowMe recommends the Springfontein Chenin Blanc. A lightly wooded wine to be enjoyed with a piece of perfectly smoked trout.

Vaalvlei

ShirazContact: +27 (0)28 341 0170

Operating hours: By appointment only

Address: R326, Papiesvlei/Elim road (old Salmonsdam road)

ShowMe recommends the Vaalvlei Shiraz. A wonderful, beef fillet is definitely on the cards if you are planning on sipping on this smooth red!

Birkenhead Brewery GardenBirkenhead Brewery

Contact: +27 (0)28 341 0013

Operating hours: Available in the restaurant and bar, Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00.

Brewery Tours: Available Wednesday to Friday through advanced booking. Times: 11:00 or 15:00

Walker Bay WinesAddress: R326, Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa

ShowMe recommends the Birkenhead Honey Ale. A light, top-fermented, medium ale. Spicy food is a great accompaniment to this drink. Serve ice cold!

Misty Mountains

Contact: +27 (0) 82 973 5943

Cheese PlatterOperating hours: Mon – Fri:  09:00 – 17:00, Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday, 10:00 till 17:00 ( in season)

Address: R43 Between Stanford and Hermanus  (Not R23)

ShowMe recommends the Misty Mountains Sauvignon Blanc. Crack open some oysters and you are on your way!

Walker Bay Wines

Oysters and WineContact: +27 (0)28 341 0013

Operating hours: Available in the restaurant and bar, Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00

Address: R326, Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa

ShowMe recommends the Walker Bay Amesteca. A vintage blend, combining Caberet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. Lomond WinesFruitcake aromas, spice and oak top this well-crafted wine off.

Lomond

Contact: +27 (0)28 388 0095 or +27 (0)76 318 1328

Operating hours: Tastings by appointment

Address: Elim Road, Gansbaai

Cabernet Sauvignon GrapesShowMe recommends the Lomond Pincushion Sauvignon Blanc. A full-bodied white wine with a nose of gooseberry and green fig. Pair this wine with cheese, olives and cured meats, delicious!

Come wine taste along the Stanford Wine Route, you won’t be disappointed!

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