Wine Estates of the Worcester

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Worcester Wine Estates

Worcester is part of the magnificent Cape Winelands and falls under the municipality of the Breede River Valley. It is the largest town of the area and is situated only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, which makes it fairly central as a holiday destination.

The area of Worcester has been producing wines for generations, and is nationally acclaimed for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, as well as the lesser known Columbar. In fact, the Worcester Wine Route contributes about one-fifth of the national vineyards and more than a quarter of the country’s total wine and spirits production, making it a major player in this industry.

Worcester is surrounded by impressive mountains (including Elandskloof, Du Toitskloof, Slanghoek and Little Drakenstein). These towering rocky peaks not only give the entire area an unmistakable beauty that remains a little mysterious, but also plays an important role in the climate and, therefore, the crops and wines that result.

The climate here is more extreme, as the mountains prevent many of the equalising factors from taking effect. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are cold, wet and can sometimes bring snow on the mountain peaks. Spring and autumn are temperate and pleasant (perfect for wine tastings and outdoor lunches).

Well-known Wine Estates along the Worcester Wine Route include Slanghoek, De Wet, KWV Brandy, Brandvlei, Du ToitsKloof, and Opstal.

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

De Doorns ACCOMMODATION De Doorns Accommodation Worcester ACCOMMODATION Worcester ACCOMMODATION Rawsonville ACCOMMODATION Rawsonville Accommodation Villiersdorp Cellar Villiersdorp Cellar Mountain Ridge Winery Hex River Crossing Hex River Crossing De Doorns Cellar De Doorns Cellar De Wet Cellar De Wet Cellar Nuy Cellar Nuy Cellar KWV House of Brandy KWV House of Brandy Conradie Family Cellar Conradi Family Cellar Aan de Doorns Aan de Doorns Overhex Winery Overhex Winery Brandvlei Cellar Brandvlei Cellar Eagles Cliff Eagles Cliff Stettyn Cellar Stettyn Cellar Tanzanite Wines Tanzanite Wines Alvis Drift Wines Alvis Drift Wines Breedekloof 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 Worcester.
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Where to Stay in Breede River Valley

The Breede River Valley region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Ashton, Bainskloof, Bonnievale, Breeriver, Ceres, McGregor, Montagu, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Rawsonville, Robertson, Wolseley and Worcester, 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

Worcester Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

KWV House Of Brandy

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

You'll find the KWV House of Brandy in Worcester in the Breeder River Valley. This is the biggest brandy distillery in the Southern ... more information

Conradie Family Cellar

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

In keeping with family tradition, fifth generation viticulturist Werda CP Conradie restarted the winemaking which had been forsaken on the ... more information

Brandvlei Cellar

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

The Brandvlei Cellar was established in 1955 and was originally called Brandende Vlei and got its name due to it being the area around hot ... more information

Olifantsberg Family Vineyards

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

Above the Breede River on Northwest facing slopes of the Brandwacht Mountains is the Olifantsberg Family Vineyards. You will find out ... more information

Overhex Winery

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

Overhex Winery is influenced by the international trends. The winery selects only the best grapes from vineyards throughout the Cape ... more information

De Doorns Cellar

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

In the midst of the scenic Hex River valley and majestic mountains is De Doorns Wine Cellar. It’s main focus is supplying wine and spirit ... more information

Tanzanite Wines

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

Growing up on Uitkyk farm in De Doorns, Melanie van der Merwe grew up with her parents who farmed export grapes. She learn to appreciate ... more information

Stettyn Cellar

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

North of Villiersdorp, below the eastern side of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains, is a place where Black Eagles soar and where the heart of ... more information

Nuy Cellar

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

Built with the utmost quality in mind, Nuy Winery began in 1963. Each bottle is intensely focused on, so precision is key and quantities ... more information

Aan De Doorns

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

Johan Morkel is the man behind this successful wine as he plays the role of cellar master and winemaker at Aan de Doorns. With wine ... more information

Eagles Cliff

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

In the middle of the Breede River Valley between Worcester and Villiersdorp is the Eagle’s Cliff Cellar. It’s a perfect place to enjoy the ... more information

De Wet Cellar

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

The oldest cellar in Worcester, De Wet Cellar, was established in 1946. Since 1990 red and white wine grapes have been planted in large ... more information

Hex River Crossing

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

Over 200 hundred years ago, the farm was reknowned for its livestock auctions and was once known as Vendutie Kraal. Vendutie is the Dutch ... more information

Nuy Valley Restaurant

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

A family owned wine farm with a boutique wine cellar, Nuy Valley is situated in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Cape Winelands, ... more information

Alvi's Drift Wines

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

Between the mountainous and ruggedly beautiful towns of Worcester and Villiersdorp, in the Breede River Valley is Alvi's Drift Private ... more information

Botha Wine Cellar

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

1949 was the year when the Botha Cellar first registered as a co-operation with 14 members. A year later saw the first harvest without ... more information

Rico Suter Wines

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

Situated along the Breedekloof wine route is the Rico Suter wine estate. This is another estate which tells the tale of a family, in the ... 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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