Wine Estates & Winelands of the Greater Simonsberg

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Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg is a wine region within Stellenbosch, which remains one of the world’s top wine producing destinations. Being situated within the idyllic beauty of the Western Cape and its Winelands, Greater Simonsberg is ultimately beautiful, and the views never fail to impress locals and tourists alike.

The climate in this area is typical of mountainous terrain. Winters are very chilly and wet, while summers are hot and dry. The temperatures and conditions are more extreme than the coastal city of Cape Town, which is only a short drive away, because it does not have the moisture or breezes coming off the ocean.

Greater Simonsberg is one of three sub-routes of Stellenbosch. The other two are the Stellenbosch-Simonsberg pocket and the Helshoogte pocket. Each of these pockets has something distinctly unique about it and the wines that it produces. Greater Simonsberg is only five kilometres from the heart of the historical university town of Stellenbosch, to the north-east. Because of the beautiful countryside and the many different habitat types in the Greater Simonsberg area, it is home to a variety of faunal and floral species.

The vegetation varies from endemic fynbos, which, while pretty, is rather hardy; to lush green forests. This makes for perfect conditions for a number of bird species and other animals. Hiking, walking, cycling and picnicking in these surrounds is the perfect way to wind down after a day of exploring the vineyards and indulging in world-class wines.

For more information about this wine route see Stellenbosch Wine Routes or view the individual wine estates of this region below.

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Click on the wine glass on the map above to view details about the wine estate, or view the comprehensive list below of all wine-related things to do in the Greater Simonsberg.
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Western Cape Attractions

Greater Simonsberg Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Cape Station Winery

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Within the golden triangle of Stellenbosch is where you’ll find the Cape Station Winery. It was first opened in 2007. This wine estate pays ... more information

Stark-Condé Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Within the Jonkershoek Valley is where you will find the Stark Conde Wines. The elevation of the vineyards alters from 150 to 600 metres ... more information

Grangehurst Winery

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

The Walker family has owned Grangehurst since 1973 after Eddie and Betty Walker emigrated from England to Cape Town. They named the farm ... more information

Uva Mira Vineyards

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

The view from these unique high altitude vineyards is something to behold. Situated between 420 and 620 meters above sea level on the ... more information

Ken Forrester Vineyards

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

The Forrester family bought the Scholtzenhof farm in 1993, restored the 17th century homestead and replanted vines. A year later the Ken ... more information

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

The Joubert family have owned Skilpadvlei since 1917. The farm name originates from a colony of turtles that was roamed the land. ... more information

Meinert Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

When winemaker Martin Meinert first bought the farm in1987 it was just as Remainder of Farm 78 in Stellenbosch. It was planted to Cabernet ... more information

JC le Roux

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

The house of JC le Roux saw its beginnings when French Huguenot Jean le Roux first started planted vines in 1704. In total he planted 8000 ... more information

Delaire Graff Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Situated on Botmaskop Peak along the Helshoogte Pass and once served as a lookout point for ships sailing into Table Bay Harbour. Farmers ... more information

Lovane Boutique Wine Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Beside the estate of Neethlingshof, you’ll find Lovane, a boutique wine estate. Their name originates from a Xhosa word U’Lovane which ... more information

Wine Tasting at Hidden Valley Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

For those who love to go slightly off the beaten track in search of the lesser-known gems, then Hidden Valley is a place you have to visit. ... more information

Spier Wine Centre & Shop

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

The Wine Centre is housed in an original Dutch gabled barn dating back to 1750 and it’s where wines from over 175 local wine estates, ... more information

Brampton Wine Studio

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

After Wellington producer-wholesaler DGB (Douglas Green Bellingham) purchased Brampton wines from Barlow, the home and a trendy one at that ... more information

Remhoogte Wine Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Murray and Juliet Boustred purchased Remhoogte in 1994. They planted new vineyards, restored the buildings on the property and built a new ... more information

Fort Simon Wine Estate

Where: Kuils River
How much (per person): Price on request

This estate in the slopes of the Bottelary Hills has 61 hectares under vineyards, experiences much-needed sea breezes and is quite ... more information

Do a Private Wine Tour

Where: Somerset West
How much (per person): Price on request

You will be personally escorted on your exclusive wine tour by Richard Hilton, a Cape wine producer (Pax ‘Verbatim’ Vineyards) and lover of ... more information

Sterhuis Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

When the farm was purchased in 1980, the aim was to upgrade the infrastructure and replant noble cultivars on various slopes to suit each ... more information

Louiesenhof Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Stefan Smit’s great grandfather bought Louisenhof which formed part of Koopmanskloof in 1896. Wheat, cattle and grapes were farmed and ... more information

Knorhoek Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The fabulous Fertile Foothills of Simonsberg Mountain hold the original farm previously known as Kleygat (Clay-hole), now known as ... more information

Thandi Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Thandi began in Elgin in 1995 and its name is the Xhosa word for ‘nurturing love’. It is the first wine brand to receive Fairtrade ... more information

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