Wine Estates of the Helderberg

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Western Cape Attractions

Helderberg Wine Estates

Helderberg means “clear mountain” in Afrikaans and, when visiting the little town of the same name in the Western Cape, there is little confusion as to why this name was chosen. The jagged peaks of the surrounding mountains are humbling in their stature, looming protectively over this picturesque little settlement.

The Helderberg Region is part of the wine-producing hub of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape. It comprises the Strand, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay, along with a few of the other small surrounding towns. Therefore, this area is the first seen as visitors travel over Sir Lowry’s Pass and look down at the magnificent views below.

The natural beauty of the area is not limited to vineyards and mountains. These are also home to a range of animal and plant species. Travellers and locals that love nature will, no doubt, enjoy the serenity of exploring the reserves and trails in and around the Helderberg. Some of the best known wine labels that have their origin along the Helderberg Wine Route include Lourensford, Vergelegen, Yonder Hill, Ernie Else, Bilton, Ken Forrester, Eikendal and Alto.

Visiting these farms, as well as the many others that make up his fabulously varied route, will allow visitors the opportunity to learn more about the wine-making process, and then to sample some of the delicious flavours produced. Purchasing wines directly from the farm is a cost-effective way of enjoying world-class labels.

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

Strand Accommodation Strand ACCOMMODATION Sir Lowrys Pass ACCOMMODATION Sir Lowrys Pass Accommodation Somerset West ACCOMMODATION Somerset West Accommodation Akkerdraai / Malanot Wines Akkerdraai / Malanot Wines Alto Wine Estate Alto Wine Estate Annandale Wine Estate Annandale Wine Estate Avontuur Wine Estate Avontuur Wine Estate Bilton Wines Bilton Wines Dombeya Wines Dombeya Wines Eikendal Wine Estate Eikendal Wine Estate Ernie Els Wines Ernie Els Wines Graceland Vineyards Graceland Vineyards Grangehurst Winery Grangehurst Winery Guardian Peak Winery Haskell Vineyards Hidden Valley Wines Hidden Valley Wines Ingwe Wines Ingwe Wines JP Bredell Wines JP Bredell Wines Keermont Vineyards Keermont Vineyards Ken Forrester Vineyards Ken Forrester Vineyards Longridge Winery Longridge Winery Lourensford Wine Estate Lourensford Wine Estate Morgenster Wine Estate Guardian Peak Winery Morgenster Wine Estate Onderkloof Vines and Wines Onderkloof Vine and Wines Post House Wines Post House Wines Peter Falke Wine Estate Peter Falke Wine Estate Rust en Vrede Wine Estate Rust en Vrede Wine Estate Somerbosch Wines Somerbosch Wines Uva Mira Vineyards Uva Mira Vineyards Vergelegen Wine Estate Vergelegen Wine Estate Vergenoegn Estate Vergenoegd Estate Waterkloof Wines Waterkloof Wines Webersburg Wine Estate Webersburg Wine Estate Yonder Hill Wine Estate Yonder Hill Wine Estate Ridgemor Wines Ridgemor Wines Helderberg - The Company of Wine People Helderberg - The Company of Wine People Waterhot Vineyards Waterhof Vineyards Stellenbosch Valley Wine Estates Stellenbosch Berg Wine Estates Dellrust Estate Dellrust Estate Miravel Wine Estate Miravel Wine Estate The Winery of Good Hope The Winery of Good Hope Audacia Wines Audacia Wines Lyngrove Wine Estate Lyngrove Wine Estate Stonewall Cellar Stonewall Cellar Waterstone Wines Waterstone Wines Romond Vineyards Romond Vineyards Heron Ridge Wine Farm Heron Ridge Wine Farm Topaz Wines Topaz Wines Elberti Wines Elberti Wines Aeternitas Wines Aeternitas Wines Wedderwill Wine Estate Wedderwill Wine Estate Journeys End Winery Journeys End Winery
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 Helderberg.
Western Cape Attractions

Where to Stay in Cape Helderberg

The Cape Helderberg region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Gordons Bay, Lwandle, Macassar, Sir Lowrys Pass, Somerset West and Strand, 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

Helderberg Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Waterstone Wines

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

The name Waterstone stems from the bonding of two natural elements; one a symbol of foundational strength and the other a necessity for ... more information

Ingwe Wines

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

The name Ingwe means ‘leopard’ in Xhosa French winemaker Alain Moueix embarked on a partnership with local wine entrepreneur Graham Knox in ... more information

Ridgemor Wines

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

If you’re dying to escape the bustle of the city and to picnic with spectacular views, pop into Ridgemor wines. One of the oldest farms in ... 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

Heron Ridge Wine Farm

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

Peter “Orps” and Jane Orpen have always shared a love of wine and after joining a wine club, started their own one. With very little ... more information

Lourensford Wine Estate

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

Make your way past the rose bushes on the edge of the vineyards and there you’ll find fruit orchards, forest, a wine cellar, restaurant, ... more information

Flagstone / Fish Hoek / Kumala Winery

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

1995 saw Kumala was first launched in the UK which was a big part of South Africa’s emergence onto the wine stage of the world. 12 ... more information

Romond Vineyards

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

The origin of Romond Vineyards dates back to 1720. It was then that Michiel Romond became the first person to successfully farm the slopes ... more information

Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

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

Blaauwklippen was established by Gerrit Jansz Visser in 1682. The first vineyards were planted in 1688, the first Zinfandel grapes in 1977 ... more information

Onderkloof Vines and Wines

Where: Sir Lowry's Pass
How much (per person): Price on request

Onerkloof’s owner, Danie Truter, has been making wine for over 30 years. He studied Cellar Technology at Stellenbosch University’s ... more information

Vergelegen Wine Estate

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

The name Vergelegen translates to 'lying far away' and the wine farm justly captures the fairytale qualities it's 'once upon a time ' title ... more information

Stonewall Cellar

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

Tucked amongst the lower slopes of the Helderberg Moutain, stonewall cellar has a long history of great wine making. Many believe that it ... more information

Webersburg Wine Estate

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

This is a wine estate which is worth a visit in the heart of the Cape’ warm summers and cold, wet winters. Here you will find yourself ... more information

Journeys End Winery

Where: Sir Lowrys Pass
How much (per person): Price on request

Journey’s End produces both red and white wines. With Leon Esterhuizen as General Manager and winemaking, they are in good hands. The ... more information

Elberti Wines

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

Elberti Wines is a family-run business with Eppie, Pieter and Hubre Steyn behind the wheel. Agriculture is said to run in their veins as ... more information

The Company Of Wine People

Where: Somerset West
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Situated on Welmoed Estate ‘The Company of Wine People’ is one of South Africa’s top wine producers, with the wine farm dating back to ... more information

Lyngrove Wine Estate

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

Lyngrove is a wine estate that prides itself on Cape hospitality. Nestled between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, you’re bound to receive a ... more information

Aeternitas Wines

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

The name ’Aeternitas’ comes from the Roman goddess who symbolized eternity. As a Phoenix, she burst into flame every 500-100 years and ... more information

Vergenoegd Estate

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

Vergenoegd is a Dutch word meaning ‘satisfaction has been achieved’. The Faure family have owned this farm for six generations. The farm ... more information

Wedderwill Wine Estate

Where: Sir Lowrys Pass
How much (per person): Price on request

This estate gets its name from the old German for ‘the will of the weather’. The winemaker of Wedderwill, Nico Vermeulen, states, “We do ... more information

Miravel Wine Estate

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

Once upon a time the owner of Miravel used to be a farmer in Zimbabwe farming everything from fruit to cattle, pigs and ostriches. Together ... more information

Morgenster Wine Estate

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

Morgenster is a 300 year old estate which once formed part of Vergelegen. It was first purchased by French Huguenot, Jacques Malan. He ... more information

Waterhof Vineyards

Where: Somerset West
How much (per person): R1 to R100

'Set against a majestic backdrop of mountains, overlooking a plentiful tapestry of vineyard, lies Waterhof Vineyards.’ Originally a ... 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

Yonder Hill Wine Estate

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

Yonder Hill is one of those wine farms where you can easily become a regular. Upon arrival you will be mostly we were welcomed by their ... more information

Waterkloof Wines

Where: Sir Lowry's Pass
How much (per person): Price on request

The terroir of Waterkloof can be likened to that of Provence where they also use natural farming practices and organic and biodynamic ... more information

Dellrust Wine Estate

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

The Stellenbosch Helderberg region is well-known as a superb wine region. This is precisely where you can find the Dellrust estates. ... more information

Post House Wines

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

In 1981, Hermann Gebers bought the farm which is now known as Post House. He planted vineyards in place of the tobacco and bush vines ... more information

JP Bredell Wines

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

From the moment you reach the dirt road and make your way up to the cellar and tasting room, you’ll feel like you are truly on a farm. It ... more information

The Winery Of Good Hope

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

Located in Somerset West, this wine estate originated in 1998 and produces four wine ranges at their cellar on the slopes of the ... more information

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There are over 560 wineries in the Cape, divided into 4 main regions: The Breede River Valley, The Little Karoo, Coastal and Olifants River.

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