Wine Estates of the Walker Bay

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Walker Bay Wine Estates

Walker Bay is situated in the Cape Overberg Region, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Although once known as a sleepy seaside retreat with a small population (a reputation to which it still holds, to a large extent), this area is now gaining popularity amongst local visitors and international tourists for a number of reasons.

One of the most significant of these is the fairly recent establishment of a number of wine farms. Walker Bay is situated between Cape Agulhas and False Bay and is home to the well-known holiday hotspot of Hermanus.

The Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley is one of the most productive regions in terms of the production of wines. It has the ideal climate, as the icy wind from the Atlantic Ocean cools it down. In addition, the mountains, which surround the valley, lock in clouds and the resultant moisture, so that the vines get plenty of water.

The Onrust River is another aspect of this valley’s geography, and is an integral part of its irrigation. Some of the best known wine farms in the Walker Bay Wine Route include Bouchard Finlayson, Cape Bay and Whalehaven Wines. These, as well as many of their contemporaries, are open for public visits and tastings. The most popular wines produced in Walker Bay are currently Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but the variety is virtually unlimited.

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

Fisherhave Attractions Hawston Attractions Hermanus ACCOMMODATION Hermanus Accommodation Stanford Accommodation Stanford ACCOMMODATION Birkenhead Brewery Birkenhead Brewery La Vierge Estate La Vierge Estate Hamilton Russel Vineyards Hamilton Russel Vineyards Creation Wines Creation Wines Ataraxia Mountain Wines Ataraxia Mountain Wines Sumaridge Estate Wines Sumaridge Estate Wines Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Bourchard Finlayson Vineyard Bouchard Finlayson Vineyards Southern Right Wine Estate Southern Right Wine Estate Whalehaven Wines Whalehaven Wines Brunia Wines Brunia Wines Hermanuspietersfontein Wines Hermanuspietersfontein Wines Benguela Cove Wine Estate Benguela Cove Wine Estate Stanford Hills Estate Stanford Hills Estate Paardenkloof Estate Paardenkloof Estate Elgin to Bot Rivier 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 Walker Bay.
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Where to Stay in Cape Overberg

The Cape Overberg region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Arabella Estate, Baardskeerdersbos, Barrydale, Bettys Bay, Botrivier, Buffeljagsrivier, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, De Hoop, De Kelders, Elgin, Gansbaai, Genadendal, Grabouw, Greyton, Hawston, Heidelberg, Hermanus, Kleinbaai, Kleinmond, Onrus, Pearly Beach, Pringle Bay, Riviersonderend, Rooi Els, Sandbaai, Stanford, Suurbraak, Swellendam, Tesselaarsdal, Vermaaklikheid, Vermont, Villiersdorp and Witsand, 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

Walker Bay Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Picnic at Hamilton Russel Vineyards

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

Visitors to the Hamilton Russell Vineyards Tasting Room are able to book picnics the day before a visit from Peter and Gillian of Under the ... more information

Ataraxia Mountain Wines

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

Ataraxia is positioned in Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge just west of Africa’s southernmost tip. This Walker Bay region has a mild climate due to its ... more information

Boschrivier Wine Estate

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

17km from Stanford and 35km from Caledon you'll find the Boschrivier Wine Estate. Vineyards have been planted nestled in the shades of the ... more information

Taste and buy Wine at the Wine Village

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

Voted one of the Best Wine Shops in South Africa - Representing 600 producers of fine South African wine, with 1,600 labels of quality ... more information

Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard

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

This boutique winery located an hour and a half outside of Cape Town in Walker Bay, focuses all their wine making finesse on producing ... more information

Brunia Wines

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

After Willie & Annetia du Preez moved from the Eastern Cape to Stellenbosch in 2003, they moved on from stock farming to winemaking. ... more information

The Restaurant at Newton Johnson

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

Appropriately named ‘Heaven’ is situated in an idyllic vineyard setting in the verdant Hemel & Aarde valley, just before Hermanus. With ... more information

Sumaridge Estate Wines

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

When visiting Sumaridge, you will realise exactly why the region is named ‘Hemel-en-Aarde’ meaning Heaven and Earth. With scenic views as ... more information

Benguela Cove Wine Estate

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

The Benguela Cove Wine Estate is 200 hectares of magnificence. Not only are there plenty of vineyards but also olive groves and lavender ... more information

Stanford Hills Estate

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

You will find the Stanford Hill Estate situated on the historic Weltevrede Farm which is just outside the town of Stanford. The farm is ... more information

Hermanus Wine Hoppers

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

There are few things that could go wrong on a wine tour in the Cape. However, one of the challenges that wine-lovers face is choosing a ... more information

Birkenhead Brewery

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

As the first brewing estate in the Southern Hemisphere, we run a small but growing micro brewery situated in the Western Cape of South ... more information

Hermanuspietersfontein Wines

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

Within the Sondagskloof wine ward is where you’ll Hermanuspietersfontein Wines owned by Johan and Mariëtte Pretorius. The farm falls within ... more information

Southern Right Wine Estate

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

Tim Hamilton Russell first found the Hamilton Russell estate in 1975 after he left his position as a chairman of a top advertising company. ... more information

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards

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

During the 70’s when winemakers were creating tradition of premium wine making in South Africa, Dave and Felicity (née Newton) Johnson ... more information

Whalehaven Winery

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

Whalehaven, the recently revitalised boutique winery situated in Hemel-en-Aarde Village at the gateway to the Hermanus R320 Wine Route, ... more information

Creation Wines

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

The vineyards of Creation wines are planted in Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge in the Walker Bay region. The wine cellar was fine tuned into a modern ... more information

Raka Wines

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

A visit to Raka Wines farm 17 kilometres from Stanford nestled in the Kleinrivier Mountains with the Klein River flowing through is a must. ... more information

La Vierge

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

La Vierge is an upmarket Champagne winery, situated on the rolling slopes of the verdant Hemel & Aarde valley. Poised gracefully on a hill, ... 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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