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The Best Wineries to Visit in Stellenbosch

19 Sep, 2018 | by Josie Eveleigh. | 2 min read
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South Africa is particularly well known for its incredible hospitality when it comes to wine and food and Stellenbosh is top of the list for incredible touristic eperiences. Our South African correspondent Josie Eveleigh gives us her pick of the top wineries to visit while you're there. 

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Le Pommier

Le Pommier has a family-friendly country style restaurant and award winning wines. Don’t miss out on their Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

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Stellenbosch Vineyards

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Stellenbosch Vineyards is one of the valley’s leading wine producers. The farm enjoys beautiful views of the Helderberg Mountains and is very actively involved in community development. Food platters prepared by the restaurant are also available for pairings with all wines available at cellar door prices. 

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Waterford Estate

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Waterford Estate is well known for their wine and chocolate pairing which can be enjoyed in the courtyard surrounded by the Stellenbosch Mountains. The tranquil atmosphere and award winning wines make a visit to Waterford incomparable.

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Grangehurt Winery

Grangehurst is a boutique red wine cellar on the slopes of the Helderburg Mountain, producing around 60 000 bottles per vintage. Their winemaker Jeremy Walker has crafted his wines from Grangehurst since 1992 from the finest grapes in the Stellenbosch region.

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Dornier Wines 

Dornier Wine Estate is unlike most other wine estates in the region, constantly experimenting with new blends to give its customers a second-to-none experience. Dornier is a wonderful example of 18th, 19thand 21stcentury architecture in the Stellenbosch Valley. 

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Spier 1692

Spier has been growing grapes since the early 1700s and their wines win awards annually both locally and abroad. Sample Spier’s acclaimed wine paired with delicious food at the airy, art-filled Tasting Room on the banks of the Spier dam.

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Ernie Els Wines

With the help of award-winning winemaker Louis Strydom, legendary South African golfer Ernie Els has created a winery that has won many awards since its launch. His winemaker is said to make some of the finest reds in the country. Tastings are especially cosy in the wet winter months. 

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Delaire Graff 

Delaire Graff is a working winery producing some of South Africa’s finest wines. The estate’s wine lounge offers beautiful views and hand-crafted wines can be enjoyed over exquisite cuisine.

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Thelema Winery

Thelema is an owner run and managed wine estate and a relative newcomer in terms of wine farms in Stellenbosch. They won 2017’s Cape Bordeaux Red Blend (previously the Red Hot Wine Awards).

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Peter Falk Wines 

Dating back to the 18thcentury, the boutique winery is juxtaposed against the traditional Cape Dutch buildings. Enjoy tastings in the contemporary wine tasting room. 

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Asara

Asara has a long history dating back to the late 17thcentury. Today it is a modern, working estate with elegant outdoor seating and magnificent wines.

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Lanzerac

Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac is synonymous with old world charm and Cape heritage. The tasting room is open 7 days a week and offers a selection of informative tastings.

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