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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Where to Stay in Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Du Toitskloof, Franschhoek, Gouda, Groot Drakenstein, Klapmuts, Paarl, Pniel, Simondium, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh and Wellington, so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find an establishment to suit your requirements.

Western Cape Attractions

Greater Simonsberg Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Thelema Mountain Vineyards

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

The fruit farm of Thelema was bought was the Mclean family in 1983. Gyles and Barbara Webb found the farm atop the Helshoogte Pass making ... more information

Usana Wines

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

Usana wines can be found on Klein Welmoed farm outside of Stellenbosch. It is owned by brothers J. P and Pierre Winshaw. Usana is a Xhosa ... more information

Do a Tour of the Cape Winelands

Where: Cape Winelands
How much (per person): Price on request

Join Gary Flynn of Cape Discovery Tours for a full day of Wine tasting and touring the beatiful Cape Winelands. Cape Town Discovery is an ... more information

Bilton Wines

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

As with most wine estates in the Stellenbosch region, Bilton’s origins go back centuries. The first vines were planting in 1726. The old ... more information

De Morgenzon Wine Estate

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

De Morgenzon means 'the morning sun,' and got its name from bring the first portion of the Stellenboschkloof valley to see the sun. De ... 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

Ernie Els Wines

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

When arriving at Ernie Els you’ll first encounter huge granite boulders, ponds beside the path all filled with Koi fish. You can continue ... more information

Jordan Wine Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Free to browse

The dynamic duo, Gary and Kathy Jordan, took over a farm with a 300 year history from his parents Ted and Sheelagh. His parents purchased ... more information

Villiera Wines

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

This family-owned estate was started in 1983 by cousins Simon and Jeff Grier who immediately set about replanting varietals of a classic ... more information

Dewaal Wines

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

The Cape Dutch homestead on Uiterwyk farm which was the last outpost (the literal meaning of its name) on the road between Stellenbosch and ... more information

Wine Tasting by Bicycle

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R501 to R1000

South Africa's only carbon negative tour of the Winelands with Bikes ' n Wines. These tours are targeted at young-hearted and ... 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

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

Guardian Peak Winery

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

Guardian Peak wines were produced to be enjoyed at anytime and wherever you so wish. It is made with the intention to compliment people ... more information

Wine Tasting at Devonvale Estate

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

If you’re a lover of golf and wine, I can’t imagine why you’d venture any further than Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate in Bottelary Valley. ... more information

Audacia Wines

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

The 32 hectare from of Audacia can be found within the thriving wine region of Stellenbosch. You know that when a wine estate is located ... 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

Nietvoorbij Wines

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

Amidst the lush oaks, you’ll see a small sign letting you know that the experimental cellar of Agricultural Research Council (ARC) ... more information

Clovelly Wines

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

Clovelly Wines can be found in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, an area renowned for its superb wines. This area boasts a winemaking ... more information

Peter Falke Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person):

The Falke family has been doing business in South Africa since 1969. German born, Franz-Peter Falke’s dream to own a farm came true when he ... more information

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