Things To Do in Riebeek KasteelRoundstone Wine Estate
Where? Riebeeksrivier Road, Riebeek-Kasteel, Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa.
When? By appointment only!
How? Call +27 (0)22 482-3245
How much? Price on request
This quaint wine farm can be found deep within the Swartland. It rests on the slopes of the Kasteelberg with a glimpse of the iconic Table Mountain in the distance.
This farm can only be found off the beaten track and because it only has nine hectares under vines, it is the Riebeeck Valley’s smallest wine estate. If you get to taste one of the 8000 bottles produced every year, then count yourself lucky.
You have the shale and clay soils found on these north-easterly slopes to thank for the fine wines found here. Shiraz and Merlot are the two red grape cultivars produced on the estate. Before the wine is left to mature in oak barrels for eighteen months, they are hand-picked, refrigerated, de-stalked and left to ferment naturally.
Due to its advantageous position of bordering a nature reserve, you can enjoy direct access to the mountain and spend the day hiking or bird watching. A drive out to this estate will be well worth the journey as Riebeeck-Kasteel and Riebeeck West are also fairly close by. These two villages offer great opportunities view art galleries, lunch at one of their many restaurants and shop.