Cape Town has so much to offer: beautiful beaches, breath-taking nature and some of the most beautiful wine estates in the world. My friends Maxi & Moritz fell in love with the latter and decided to turn their hobby into a business. After visiting Cape Town in 2016 they started their online shop www.the-winestore.com for which they import South African wines to Germany. Of course, they are also specialists when it comes to wine farms. In this post they are going to share their 6 favourite wine farms around Cape Town:
Delaire Graff is one of the most modern wine farms, which impresses with its incredible architecture. Bought by the famous jeweller Laurence Graff in 2003, it was turned into a wine producing palace. Golden spittoons are only one of the many details that create a magical feel at this farm. This estate also has a luxurious five-starve star accommodation and a delicious restaurant that offers breathtaking views.
Môreson is not only known by its fantastic and award-winning wines, but also by the Bread & Wine vineyard restaurant, where Neil Jewell prepares his dishes in a way that he himself describes as “mountains of patience and bucket loads of love”. The restaurant is situated on the wine farm surrounded by beautiful nature and the wine cellar. Moreson is known for its incredible Pinotage and Chardonnay, which you should definitely try when you are there.
Surrounded by the purple Jacaranda trees that look like their leaves fell into a paint bucket, the smallest wine estate in South Africa offers an unforgettable experience. At Jacaranda, you can truly escape all your worries. Birgit and Rene go beyond their possibilities in order to make your stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible. The beautiful cottages on the estate invite you to stay overnight and wake up being surrounded by vines.
Buitenverwachting’s highlight is the magnificent Norfolk pine in the heart of the estate. Surrounding it is the tasting room and the cute little coffee place, that makes delicious juices and coffees. It is located conveniently close to the Cape Town making it the ideal estate for a quick visit.
“You only truly fall in love with a place when you can’t stop taking pictures of it every single day”, this quote from Thys Lombard, brand consultant at Oldenburg Vineyards, perfectly describes this place. Entering the tasting room you are welcomed by the beautiful vineyards with the soaring mountains in the background. This once in a lifetime view was rounded off with the tasting of their delicate wines.
The name already depicts the wonderful scenery as well as the relaxing atmosphere on this wine estate. Situated just outside of Paarl, this beauteous place looks like a picture in a travel magazine. This paired with lovely wines made by Bertus Fourie, who created the first ever Coffee Pinotage, creates the perfect atmosphere.
If you are currently not in Cape Town you can still bring the experience to your living room with South African wines from www.the-winestore.com. They also have wines of the vineyards mentioned above in their portfolio.
Check out their South African wines and use the 10% discount code “Janine-10”.
Also click here to find my favourite wines as a package.
In their blog “The WineStory” they talk about everything that I didn’t know about wine. From winemaking and wine routes over to wine farms that are still open after 5pm- if you want to know more about wine make sure to check out their blog.
Visiting a wine farm is a must when in Cape Town, so make sure to visit some of these beautiful estates if you ever find yourself in Sout Africa.
*In collaboration with The Winestore