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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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

Wine Tasting at Saxenburg Winery

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

Come and discover wines which been created by Nature and crafted by our Cellar Master, Nico Van der Merwe to produce that special quality ... more information

Camberley Wines

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

Camberley is a small winery along the Helshoogte pass beneath the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. It was a winery which came about from the ... 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

Vriesenhof Vineyards

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

Vriesenhof has a history dating back to the early eighteen century where its south facing slopes are perfectly positioned to produce wines ... more information

Mostertsdrift Noble Wines

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

Mostertsdrift is a 13ha farm that can be found in Stellenbosch. If you’re driving along the R304, turn into Koelenhof Road and this is ... more information

L'Olivier Wine and Olive Estate

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

Just 45 minutes away from the bustling city of Cape Town, will have you feeling as if you’ve been flung far in the countryside. You’ll see ... more information

Hazendal Wine Estate

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

Situated beside the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch is a farm where vines were first planted 312 years ago. 1994 saw Dr Mark Voloshin and ... more information

Topaz Wines

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

The Topaz Wine Company is about more than just great wines. They will take you on journey in learning to appreciate, taste, serve and ... 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

Meerlust

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

The original estate owner, Henning Huising, first settled here in 1693 upon realising just how beautiful this piece of land was. It was ... more information

Rainbow’s End Wine Estate

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

After driving off the beaten track and enjoying breathtaking views of Banghoek Valley and slopes of Jonkershoek Mountain, you will totally ... more information

Louisvale Wines

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

For all the Chardonnay lovers this is an estate for you. In the Devon Valley is where you’ll find Louisvale. When Hans Froehling and Leon ... more information

Laibach Vineyards

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

The motto of Laibach of, “Treat every vine, every bunch and every berry with absolute affection and you will get the best wine, most ... 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

Van Rhyn's Brandy Distellery

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

Van Ryn’s began in Cape Town in 1845 and the distillery where the brandy is made was established in 1905. The original building is still in ... more information

Neethlingshof Wine Estate

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

When making your way to Neethlingshof, you will have the pleasure of driving through an avenue of stone pines a kilometre long. Not only ... more information

Quoin Rock Winery

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

Quoin Rock got its name from Quoin Point in the Agulhas region which happens to be the second most southerly point of Africa after Cape ... 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

Longridge Winery

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

Perched against the Cape Helderberg’s slopes, is a wine estate with breathtaking views over False Bay and the Stellenbosch Valley. ... more information

Lanzerac Winery

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

Lanzerac is a wine estate that had been recognised for hundreds of years as a symbol of luxury, quality and prestige. It all begun in 1692 ... more information

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