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Swartland Winery, Malmesbury, Swartland Wine Route

Swartland Winery, Swartland wine Route, Malmesbury, Western CapeSwartland Winery was founded in 1948 in the Swartland town of Malmesbury by 15 member farmers. By 1950 the members had grown to 48 farmers. Initially known as the Swartland Co-operative the company became a public company in 2006 and changed its name to Swartland Winery.

About an hour out of Cape Town, the Swartland is the bread basket of the Western Cape with wheat fields as far as the eye can see. But because of the cold, rainy winters and dry warm summers and the unique soil conditions, the area is ideal for bush vines. The area lends itself to deep flavoured fruity wines and numerous awards have been won nationally and internationally by the Swartland Cellars.

The town of Malmesbury, just 3km from the Winery, developed around a thermal spring in 1744 and thus the region has a long rich history. The town name heralds from its sister city, Malmesbury, in England, and it was here that the fifth Dutch Reformed congregation in Cape Town was established. Initially the town was referred to as Zwartlands-kerk, but in 1829, the then Governor of the Cape, Sir Lowry Cole renamed it ‘Malmesbury’, in honour of his father-in-law, Sir James Harris, the first Earl of Malmesbury, England.

Wine Tastings & Cellar Tours take place at the following times:

Monday – Friday:

08h00 – 17h00

Saturdays:

09h00 – 14h00

Closed on religious holidays

Tel: +27 22 482 1134   Email

For more information visit: Swartland Winery

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