Wine Estates of the Paarl

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Western Cape Attractions

Paarl Wine Estates

Paarl is a delightfully historical town that lies just outside Cape Town in the Western Cape. It is part of the Cape Winelands, which have gained acclaim the world over for the fabulous wines that it produces as well as the natural beauty of the area. The name Paarl means “pearl” and reflects the iconic rounded shape of three granite outcrops forming the top of Pearl Mountain, visible for miles.

The historical aspect of Paarl continues to be one of its main tourist attractions. It is the third-oldest European settlement in the country and, with a population of around 200 000 people, the largest town in the Cape Winelands (which includes Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Somerset West, amongst others). The architecture, museums and galleries all transport visitors to a world of yesteryear, when the Cape was a newly discovered gem and its beauty was slowly being revealed to European explorers.

However, another very important tourist attraction to Paarl is its wine route. This route combines world-class wines with breath-taking scenery to create an idyllic destination for just about anybody. The sweltering, dry summers and chilly winters give Paarl the perfect climate for an array of wine varieties. Whether red white or rosé, sparkling or dessert, Paarl’s produce is consistently respected amongst wine connoisseurs the world over.

Some of the vineyards are small and intimate, while others are massive estates. To experience the Paarl Wine Route is to taste the Cape Winelands.

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

Paarl ACCOMMODATION Paarl Accommodation Simondium ACCOMMODATION Simondium Accommodation Anura Vineyards Anura Vineyards Arra Vineyards Arra Vineyards Avondale Wine Estate Avondale Wine Estate Freedom Hill Wine Estate Freedom Hill Wine Estate Babylonstoren Wine Estate Babylonstoren Wine Estate Backsberg Wine Estate Backsberg Wine Estate Boland Kelder Wine Estate Boland Kelder Wine Estate Crows Nest Wine Estate Crows Nest Wine Estate Domaine Brahms Wine Estate Drakensig Wine Farm Fair Valley Workers Association Vineyard Fair Valley Workers Association Vineyard Fairview Estate Drakensig Wine Farm Fairview Estate Glen Carlou Wine Estate Glen Carlou Wine Estate Klein Parys Wine Estate Klein Parys Wine Estate Klein Draken Wine Estate Klein Draken Wine Estate KWV Wine Emporium KWV Wine Emporium Laborie Wine Estate Laborie Wine Estate Landskroon Wine Estate Landskroon Wine Estate Nederburg Wine Estate Nederburg Wine Estate Noble Hill Wine Estate Noble Hill Wine Estate Lindhorst Winery Lindhorst Winery Simonsvlei Wine Estate Simonsvlein Wine Estate Under Oaks Wine Farm Under Oaks Wine Farm Vendome Wine Estate Vendome Wine Estate Welgelee Wine Estate Welgelee Wine Estate Welgemeend Wine Estate Welgemeend Wine Estate Wilderers Distillery Wilderers Distillery Windmeul Winery Windmuel Winery Zandwijk / Kleine Draken Zandwijk / Kleine Draken Rhenokskloof Wine Estate Rhebokskloof Wine Estate Ridgeback Winery Ridgeback Winery Nwanedi Wine Estate Nwanedi Wine Estate Kleinvallei / Calais Wine Estate Kleinvallei / Calais Wine Estate William Everson Wines William Everson Wines Retief Wines Retief Wines The Spice Route The Spice Route Temple Wines Temple Wines Bernheim Wines Bernheim Wines Veenwouden Private Cellar Veenwouden Private Cellar Mooi Bly Wine Estate Mooi Bly Wine Estates Calais Wine Estate Calais Wine Estate Black Pearl Wines Black Pearl Wine Mellasat Vineyards Mellasat Vineyards De Villiers Wine Estate De Villiers Wine Estate Masons Winery Masons Winery De Zoete Inval Estate De Zoete Inval Estate Val de Vie Wine Estate Val de Vie Wine Estate Niel Joubert Wines Niel Joubert Wines Rose Garden Vineyards Rose Garden Vineyards Groot Parys Estate Groot Parys Estate Chase Vinayards Chase Vineyards Ruitersvlei Wines Ruitersvlei Wines Wellington Wine Estates Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates Franschhoek Wine Estates
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 Paarl.
Western Cape Attractions

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

Paarl Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Ruitersvlei Wines

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

Johannes Albertus Faure made a wise choice in 1862 when he settled in this corner of Africa with his family. A place with rich soils, long ... more information

Val de Vie Wine Estate

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

Set in the picturesque Paarl – Franschhoek Valley and surrounded by majestic mountains and world heritage sites is Val de Vie wine estate – ... more information

Veenwouden Private Cellar

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

Standing tall with breathtaking views of the Klein Drakenstein Mountain Range and in some of the most sought after wine estate in South ... more information

Laborie Restaurant

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

Laborie Restaurant is situated on the majestic Laborie Wine Estate in the heart of Paarl. Surrounded by the glorious Drakenstein Mountains ... more information

David Frost Wine Farm

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

South African pro-golfer, David Frost, was first introduced to a wine farm, whilst harvesting grapes on his family’s farm in Stellenbosch ... more information

William Everson Wines

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

The handcrafted wines of William Everson are made using established and traditional method of garagistes. This means that they are made in ... more information

Noble Hill Wine Estate

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

Noble Hill Wine Estate is located on the slopes at the foot of the majestic Simonsberg Mountains, a mere 20km from Franschhoek and 45km ... more information

Boland Cellar Wine Estate

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

Named one of the top 100 wine producers in the world by the World Association of Wine and Spirits Writers and nominated as one of South ... more information

Groot Parys Estate

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

The origins of Groot Parys begin in 1699 when the Governor of the Dutch East India Company signed over farming land to French Hugenot, Jean ... more information

Carriage Ride around Rhebokskloof Estate

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

Wine Valley Horse Trails offer carriage drives for those that do not want to ride a horse. This offers the wonderful amiance of by gone ... more information

Calais Wine Estate

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

In the heart of the South African wine-making region renowned for its premium wines, is an estate with a history dating back to 1692 when ... more information

Perdeberg Winery

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

Jan Rossouw was the first farmer in the region to suggest growing their own wine and in 1942 Perdeberg Winery pressed their first grapes ... more information

Windmeul Winery

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

Windmeul was named after the windmill built by a Paarl Miller, Mr Blake between 1184 and 1890 and was said to the only windmill in Agter ... more information

Backsberg Estate Cellars

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

Set in the garden on the sprawling grounds of the Backsberg Wine Estate, Backsberg restaurant is an alfresco experience during summer - ... more information

Kleine Draken Wine Estate

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

Kleine Draken can be found on the South Eastern foothills of the Paarl Mountain is the only estate in South Africa dedicated to producing ... more information

De Villiers Wine Estate

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

“The Alchemist of nature’s creation of wine” This is the foundation upon which De Villiers wine estate has been built, and with more than ... more information

Black Pearl Wines

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

Springing forth out of Paarl, South Africa - a wine-making region laden in history and in excellence - comes Black Pearl, a wine estate ... more information

Temple Wines

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

In the heart of South Africa's premiere wine-farming region, mid-way between Paarl and Wellington and on the banks of the beautiful Berg ... more information

Visit Fairview Estate

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

Fairview has a view that is far fairer than fellow farms. Sitting pretty facing Table Mountain on the granite slopes of the Paarl Mountain ... more information

Kleinvallei / Calais Wine Estate

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

The Kleinvallei farm was bought by the Calais Wine Estate in 2006. Previously this farm was a privately owned boutique winery in the Cape ... more information

Ridgeback Winery

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

Located in Noord Agter Paarl, amongst the Paarl Limietberg Mountains, is the home of Ridgeback Wines. With a boutique farm of 62 hectares ... more information

Drakensig Wine Farm

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

With a name meaning “View of Dragons”, you’ve got to wonder what kind of a view that is given that Drakensig is perched with the scenic ... more information

Visit the KWV Wine Emporium

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

The perfect place to experience perfect South African wine. Situated in the Paarl Valley, the Emporium is a multi-sensory experience that's ... more information

Niel Joubert Wines

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

A family owned and run vineyard since 1898, now in its third generation and situated on the picturesque slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains ... more information

Retief Wines

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

Situated alongside the stunning slopes of the Paarl mountain you can find the lush Retief vineyards. Originally the home of a blacksmith, ... more information

Wine Tasting at Mooi Bly Wine Estate in Paarl

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

Situated on the slopes of the, ruggedly beautiful, Du ToitKloof Mountains in Paarl, South Africa is Mooi Bly Winery. Mooi Bly, which means, ... more information

Crow’s Nest / De Reuck Wine Estate

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

One the Western slopes of the Paarl mountain, you’ll find the boutique cellar, De Reuck Wine Estate, which is situated on Crow’s Nest farm ... more information

Vendôme Wine Estate

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

Vendôme wine farm in the Paarl valley is well worth a visit. Grapes grown for wine have been produced since 1692 and the owners of the farm ... more information

Self Drive Cape Town to Taal Monument

Where: Paarl
How much (per person): Free

Route: Cape Town, Stellenbosch (Muratie, Spier, Boschendal and other wine estates), Helshoogte Pass, Taal Monument Description: Explore ... more information

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

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

Petrus van der Merwe first settled on Rhebokskloof farm in 1797, when visiting the farm you can still see his initials on the distinctive ... 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

Landskroon Wine Estate

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

Paul and Hugo de Villiers are the owners of this beautiful estate located on the south-western slopes of the Paarl Mountain which is well ... more information

De Zoete Inval Estate

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

Perfectly situated in the south of South Africa’s Paarl wine district, is De Zoete Inval Estate, which translates appropriately to “a sweet ... more information

The Masons Winery

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

From the terraced vineyards on the slopes of the Paarl Mountain, a truly glorious wine region, come the patiently produced grapes which are ... more information

Freedom Hill Boutique Weddings & Winery

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

This estate dating back to 1699 once formed part of La Paris farm and concentrates on red wines which thrive in the oakleaf soils. Shiraz, ... more information

Babylonstoren Wine Estate

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

This traditional Cape Dutch working wine and fruit farm is surrounded by the mountains of the Drakenstein valley, where nomadic Khoisan ... more information

Klein Parys Wine Estate

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

Klein Parys is the oldest estate in the Paarl (meaning Pearl of the Cape) region and was first granted to the Le Roux Family by Willem ... more information

Glen Carlou Wine Estate

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

Glen Carlou is a well-respected winery in the northern foothills of the Simonsberg mountain and forms part of the Hess group. Chairman and ... more information

Avondale Wine Estate

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

Below the Klein Drakenstein Mountains is an estate which uses a holistic approach to wine-farming known the BioLOGIC® approach which ... more information

Lindhorst Winery

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

Mark and Belinda Lindhorst bought the winery in 1996, replanted red grape varietals and restored the old wine cellar. Their maiden Shiraz ... more information

Saam Mountain Vineyards

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

Saam Mountain Vineyards is a collective of forty South African growers with low producing vineyards all within the Paarl region until the ... more information

Under Oaks Wine Farm

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

If you are looking for a wine farm with a warm, personal approach to wine tasting along with a peaceful ambience created by the family who ... more information

Simonsvlei Winery

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

Named after 17th century Cape Governor, Simon van der Stel, Simonsvlei Winerycan be found in the Paarl Valley and Groot Drakenstein area. ... more information

Mellasat Vineyards

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

From the Paarl wine-making region of South Africa’s Western Cape comes Mellasat Vineyards, a family-run vineyard owned by an English ... more information

Bernheim Wines

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

Bernheim Wines (also known as the House of J.H. Pacas) is a producer of red wines from two farms in the Paarl region. They are known for ... more information

Nederburg Wine Estate

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

It was in 1791 when Philippus Wolvaart acquired Klein Drakenstein farm from the Dutch East India Company and renamed it Nederburg. The ... more information

Rose Garden Vineyards

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

What a spectacular place to experience the winemaking process from grapes to bottling. This farm is positioned on the lower slopes of the ... more information

Chase Vineyards

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

Once upon a time the Chase Estate formed part of the original Wildenpaardejacht outside the beautiful Paarl region in the Western Cape. For ... more information

Domaine Brahms Wine Estate

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

Winemaker Gesie Van Deventer has always dreamed of producing fine wines and transformed from an advocate to an oenologists to make her ... more information

Nelson’s Creek Wine Estate

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

The Nelson’s bought their first wine farm in Stellenbosch and after saving, bought Nelson’s creek in 1987. Originally named Wittenberg, the ... more information

Laborie Wine Estate

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

The Laborie Wine Estate is part of a small group of Estate brandy producers. Méthode Cap Classique Sparkling wines, white, red and ... more information

Fairvalley Worker’s Association Vineyard

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

Charles Back, the owner of Fairview, was one of South Africa’s first producers to plant Viognier vineyards and bottled our country’s first ... more information

Nwanedi Wine and Country Manor

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

The Nwanedi Wine and Country Manor is set in the beautiful Berg River valley with stunning views of the Drakenstein mountains and was ... more information

Spice Route Winery

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

For a number of years Spice Route Wines tasting room has been based at Fairview. However the new tasting room is situated on the old ... more information

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Did you know?
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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