Wine Estates of the Tulbagh

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Tulbagh Wine Estates

South Africa is abounding in little treasures, nestled amongst mountains ranges and in valleys that need to be explored to be appreciated fully. Tulbagh is one of these gems, as it lies secluded in the Tulbagh Basin, with mountains surrounding it at every turn. Due to this positioning, Tulbagh is susceptible to extreme weather conditions. Summers can reach upwards of 35 degrees Celsius, while winter snow on the mountain caps is common.

While these conditions may be a challenge for the locals, they are perfect for the hardy vines that grow throughout the Tulbagh Wine Route. There are cool summer winds, and a variety in the terroir and micro-climates, which makes for the ideal conditions for an array of wine types. The valley has plenty in the way of water supply, meaning that there is an ideal irrigation system in place. Therefore, there are also olive groves and fruit orchards to complement the vineyards for a palate sensation.

The wineries of Tulbagh range from intimate homely cellars that produce honest wines to boutique estates known for their award-winning labels. Twee Jongen Gezellen is known for being the first night harvesting estate in the country. Soon afterwards, a number of other local wine farms followed suit. With this profile of wine estates, Tulbagh remains a firm favourite among connoisseurs and the man-on-the-street alike.

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

Tulbagh ACCOMMODATION Tulbagh Accommodation Wolseley Attractions Wolseley Attractions De Heuwel Estate De Heuwel Wine Estate Manley Private Cellar Manley Private Cellar Montpellier Wine Farm Mont Pellier Wine Farm Rijks Private Cellar Rijks Private Cellar Saronsberg Cellar Saronsberg Cellar Tulbagh Winery Tulbagh Winery House of Krone House of Krone Waverley Hills Organic Waverley Hills Organic Drostdy Hof Wine Estate Drostdy Hof Wine Estate Lemberg Wine Estate Lemberg Wine Estate Theuniskraal Wine Estate Theuniskraal Wine Estate Mountain Ridge Winery Mountain Ridge Winery Paddagang Paddagang Blue Crane Vineyards Blue Crane Vineyards Linde Vineyards Linde Vineyards Morgansvlei Morgansvlei Estate Schalkenbosch Wines Schalkenbosch Wines Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards Koelfontein Estate Koelfontein Estate Swartland 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 Tulbagh.
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Tulbagh Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Manley Private Cellar

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

Tulbagh originated as a small white wine producing region. After the earthquake levelled the town and it was rebuilt, Dave Manley Jordan ... more information

Morgansvlei Estate

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

When the first settlers arrived in the Cape, Tulbagh was called ‘The Land of Waveren’. It was only in 1806 that it was renamed Tulbagh. ... more information

Linde Vineyards

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

Not open to the public - This is for information purposes only. The farm where the Linde Vineyards lie was first established in 1715 by ... more information

Wine Tasting at Theuniskraal

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

In the early 1700’s, Theunis Bevernagie settled in a fertile valley guarded by the towering Witzenberg and Winterhoek mountains, and fed by ... more information

Drostdy-Hof Wine Estate

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

Drostdy-Hof Wine Estate was named after Tulbagh’s magistrate’s building called, De Oude Drostdy, which is a national monument built in ... more information

Wine Tasting at The House of Krone

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

The Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate has been in the family since 1710 and happens to be one of those family legacies which gets passed on ... more information

Tulbagh Winery

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

Dutch Settlers first began cultivating red and white wines, olive oils, peaches, grain, pears and plums in 1658. Tulbagh Winery was ... more information

Saronsberg Cellar

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

Saronsberg can be found in the Upper Breede River Valley of the beautiful town of Tulbagh. Saronsberg is made up of two farms called ... more information

Fable Wines

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

Not open for tastings - This is for information purposes only. When George and Vanessa Austin together with Jason and Jennifer Scott ... more information

Mont Du Toit

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

Not open to public - This is for information purposes only. Just 65km to the North-East of Cape Town, bordering the celebrated epicentre ... more information

Things I Love

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

Located in the tranquil village of Tulbagh, with access from both the historical Church Street and van der Stel Street, you will find a ... more information

Lemberg Wine Estate

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

Cupped within the bowl of the Great Winterhoek and Witzenberg Mountains, is where you’ll find the Lemberg Wine Estate. Winemaker, Janey ... more information

Montpellier Wine Estate

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

Montpellier was established in 1714 surrounded by the Montténére mountains also known as ‘the mountain of fear’. Huguenots Jean Imbert and ... more information

Waverley Hills Organic Wine Estate

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

This estate is positioned opposite the original Waverley Wool dye-works where blankets were produced during the First World Wars and ... more information

Blue Crane Vineyards

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

The Blue Crane vineyards are owned and run by the Crabbia Family. Fred and Manuela Crabbia purchased the farm in November 2008 named it ... more information

Schalkenbosch Wines

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

Once on Schalkenbosch Estate, you will find a lot more than just fine wines. This working farm of 2500 hectares produces grain, apricots, ... more information

Rijk Private Cellar

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

Neville Dorrington and his family began to search for a wine farm to purchase after living in the bustling city of Cape Town for twenty ... 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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