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Welcome to Stellenbosch – South Africa’s second oldest town and most inspiring wine, food, art and cultural destination.

The days are getting shorter and colder, but that does not mean that your list of places to visit has to be put on ice. We can’t think of anything better than enjoying a world class wine next to a roaring fire.

Here’s our round up of tasting rooms with a fireplace to set the mood in Stellenbosch.

 

Delheim

Stellenbosch wine and fireplace

With the cold season approaching, the Delheim Family is welcoming guests with a superb “Gemütliche” winter offering.

Enjoy a wine pairing in either of their Downstairs Cellars, next to a crackling fireplace. And as an added bonus, they’re offering their famous wine & fynbos cupcake pairings available on Mondays to Sundays.

But if that’s not enough, their iconic Delheim Heritage Platter, delicious homemade soup, and wholewheat farm bread is sure to win you over (Available to order now). Delicious cheese fondues are also available with prior booking.

Expect to be greeted with a heartwarming glass of Glühwein, as you meet these passionate wine custodians who are celebrating their 80-year heritage and award-winning wines. You might even meet residents Ouma Vera and the Jack Russells…

Website: www.delheim.com

Tel: +27 21 888 4600

 

Lanzerac

Stellenbosch fireplace Lanzerac

A sophisticated wine experience awaits at Lanzerac.

The Lanzerac Tasting Room is open seven days a week and offers its patrons the opportunity to explore the estate’s range of acclaimed wines in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by the breath-taking views of the Stellenbosch Valley.

Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of tailor-made tastings for individuals or groups in the comfort of the well-appointed Tasting Room, or on the veranda overlooking the scenic vineyards.

The daily cellar tours, guided by one of the Estate’s expert Wine Advisors, offer visitors the opportunity to tour the working wine cellar and explore the rich heritage of the estate.

Wine Experiences on offer:

PREMIUM TASTING – Select 5 wines from their premium range to explore: Pinotage Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon.

WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTING – A unique tasting of 5 Premium wines paired perfectly with a selection of artisanal chocolates.

HERITAGE TASTING – Taste Lanzerac’s Heritage Range, a collection of 4 flagship wines including the Lanzerac MCC Blanc de Blancs Brut.

Website: www.lanzerac.co.za

Tel: +27 (0)21 887 1132

 

Stark Conde

Stark-Condé Wines is located in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Their unique tasting room is small, intimate and built on its own little gorgeous island, where visitors are treated to a spectacular view, surrounded by mountains and vineyards.

Guests can choose between 2 tastings:

  • High Altitude Wine Tasting: Includes 3 premium reds for R140.
  • Best of Estate Tasting: Includes 2 classic whites, and 3 premium reds for R175

Website: www.stark-conde.co.za

Tel: +27 (0) 21 861 7700

 

Hidden Valley

Hidden valley fireplace

Visit Hidden Valley and enjoy a wine tasting journey through their amazing wines in their Wine Tasting Centre. Sit back, relax and enjoy their stunning views while sipping on some of their finest award-winning wines.

Winter Platter for Two:

Cosy up next to the fireplace in their Wine Tasting Centre, alongside a hearty Winter Platter for Two, available until the end of September. It includes two generous portions of homemade soup, two mini pasties, freshly baked bread, two cheeses, relish and olives.

Cost: R285 (wine sold separately)

Bookings essential: winetasting@hiddenvalleywines.co.za or 021 880 2646

Website: https://www.hiddenvalleywines.co.za/

 

Kunjani 

Kunjani fireplace

Kunjani wine tastings are conducted seven days a week, offering patrons the opportunity to explore 6 wines in the Kunjani portfolio in a tranquil atmosphere. The range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Rosé, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tastings cost R80 per person and are offered between 10h00 and 16h00 daily.

Website: www.kunjaniwines.co.za

Tel: +27 87 630 0409

 

Thelema

The Thelema Mountain Vineyards is a family owned and managed wine estate, part of the spectacular Simonsberg Mountain range in Stellenbosch. It is home to Thelema and Sutherland wines.

Join them for a tasting of Thelema and Sutherland wines for just R100. Bookings are advisable.

Website: www.thelema.co.za

Contact: +27 21 885 1924 or tastingroom@thelema.co.za

 

Hartenberg

Hartenberg is another family-owned wine estate offering beautifully crafted wines, delicious lunches and picnics featuring local seasonal produce. Tours of their underground cellar and pristine walking trails take you on an adventure through 60 hectares of conserved wetlands.

Wine Tasting options:

Premium Tasting – choose 5 of our Premium range wines – R75pp – tasting fee waived on purchase

Super Premium – a set tasting of 5 wines including older estate wines and our flagship Gravel Hill Shiraz – R250pp, tasting fee not waived on purchase.

As a bonus, they regularly include an older vintage or ‘surprise’ amongst the current vintages.

Website: www.hartenbergestate.com

Tel: +27 21 865 2541

 

Ernie Els

Make yourself at home at Ernie Els. They’ve a warm and welcoming Tasting Room – perfect to relax in whilst enjoying an informative wine tasting presentation. The expansive area extends out onto their wide terrace, featuring majestic Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountain views.

They offer two wine tastings:

Player’s Tasting – R60 per person

Ernie Els Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2020, Ernie Els Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2018, Ernie Els Proprietor’s Syrah 2015

Major Tasting – R100 per person

Ernie Els Major Series Merlot 2017, Ernie Els Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend 2016, Ernie Els Signature 2014

Website: www.ernieelswines.com

Tel: +27 21 881 3588.

 

Kleine Zalze 

The Kleine Zalze Cellardoor, situated right next to the winery, welcomes you for a relaxed yet very informative wine tasting.

Their knowledgeable wine advisors will take you through a tasting of their delicious wines in a tranquil setting. Compliment your tasting with a delicious cheese and charcuterie board.

Call +27 21 880 8167 for more info or to book.

Website: www.kleinezalze.co.za 

 

For more information on things to do in and around Stellenbosch, do not hesitate to call us on 021 886 4310.

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