TOURING THE WINE ESTATES OF SOMERSET WEST
Three different wine routes take you through the Somerset West Winelands. Each wine route has its own charm and characteristics, but the three Somerset West wine routes have one thing in common: gorgeous wine estates on the foot of the Helderberg and Schapenberg mountains, serving mouth watering wines unique to the variety of terroirs in Somerset West and Surrounds.
The wine region is often referred to as South Africa’s premium red wine area. Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are popular wine blends in the Somerset West area due to the warm ocean influence, moderate rainfall and sheltered grounds in the shadow of the Hottentots Holland mountain range.
Lourensford Wine Estate
Lourensford estate is like a little wine village: forests, fruit plantations (apples, pears, plums), vineyards, bee hives, fly fishing, art, a coffee roastery, cheesery, a wine cellar and a restaurant. While it‘s stylish and upmarket, Lourensford also makes for an easy going family outing or a leisurely food and wine escape
COST FOR FULL DAY TOUR:
1 Person: R2300 p/p
2 People: R1600 p/p
3 People: R1000 p/p
4 People: R900 p/p
5+ People: R700 p/p
See cost for combination MTB and Wine-tasting experiences here
Vergelegen Wine Farm
Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been under the ownership of some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.
With its world renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine.
Stellenrust Wine Estate
Stellenrust was established in 1928 and has ever since produced some of the most superb quality wines that the Stellenbosch region from South Africa can offer. It consists of about 400ha (200ha planted) of which half is stretched over the Golden Triangle area of Stellenbosch, internationally recognised for some of the best red wine soil in South Africa. The other half is situated high up in the Bottelary Hills, renowned for its cool climate and late afternoon sea breezes swooping in from Cape Town to nurture both excellent white and red wines.