Wine Estates & Winelands of the Greater Simonsberg

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Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg is a wine region within Stellenbosch, which remains one of the world’s top wine producing destinations. Being situated within the idyllic beauty of the Western Cape and its Winelands, Greater Simonsberg is ultimately beautiful, and the views never fail to impress locals and tourists alike.

The climate in this area is typical of mountainous terrain. Winters are very chilly and wet, while summers are hot and dry. The temperatures and conditions are more extreme than the coastal city of Cape Town, which is only a short drive away, because it does not have the moisture or breezes coming off the ocean.

Greater Simonsberg is one of three sub-routes of Stellenbosch. The other two are the Stellenbosch-Simonsberg pocket and the Helshoogte pocket. Each of these pockets has something distinctly unique about it and the wines that it produces. Greater Simonsberg is only five kilometres from the heart of the historical university town of Stellenbosch, to the north-east. Because of the beautiful countryside and the many different habitat types in the Greater Simonsberg area, it is home to a variety of faunal and floral species.

The vegetation varies from endemic fynbos, which, while pretty, is rather hardy; to lush green forests. This makes for perfect conditions for a number of bird species and other animals. Hiking, walking, cycling and picnicking in these surrounds is the perfect way to wind down after a day of exploring the vineyards and indulging in world-class wines.

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

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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 Greater Simonsberg.
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Greater Simonsberg Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Koelenhof Winery

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

Koelenhof Winery started as a family run estate in 1941 in north Stellenbosch and first begun bottling wine in 1974. They were the first ... more information

Anura Vineyards

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

At the base of the Simonsberg Mountains, you’ll find the Anura Estate which has been owned and run by the Bouma family since 1989. What ... more information

Le Riche Wines

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

You will find Le Riche Wines nestled in the breathtaking Jonkershoek valley near to the Hottentots Holland mountain range and the ... more information

Wine & Biltong Tasting

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

'Bil' means buttocks and 'tong' means strip in Dutch, together they term strips of lean buttocks meat which is salted, air-dried/sun-dried ... more information

Topaz Wines

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

The Topaz Wine Company is about more than just great wines. They will take you on journey in learning to appreciate, taste, serve and ... more information

Nietvoorbij Wines

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

Amidst the lush oaks, you’ll see a small sign letting you know that the experimental cellar of Agricultural Research Council (ARC) ... more information

Devon Rocks Wine Farm

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

Devon Rocks has established itself has a creator of fine Pinotage wines and began this journey in 2003. These wines have been produced to ... more information

Alto Wine Estate

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

Alto’s beginnings start in 1693, where it was part of a farm named Groenrivier (Green River). In 1919 owner, Hennie Malan, divided the ... more information

Neethlingshof Wine Estate

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

When making your way to Neethlingshof, you will have the pleasure of driving through an avenue of stone pines a kilometre long. Not only ... more information

Bilton Wines

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

As with most wine estates in the Stellenbosch region, Bilton’s origins go back centuries. The first vines were planting in 1726. The old ... more information

Audacia Wines

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

The 32 hectare from of Audacia can be found within the thriving wine region of Stellenbosch. You know that when a wine estate is located ... more information

Meerlust

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

The original estate owner, Henning Huising, first settled here in 1693 upon realising just how beautiful this piece of land was. It was ... more information

Middelvlei Wine Estate

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

On the outskirts of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's most picturesque towns and hub of the Cape's wine industry, a winding cobblestone ... more information

Eikendal Wine Estate

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

The Saager family hailing from Zurich Switzerland have owned Eikendal since 1981. Once they saw the farm within the ‘Golden Triangle’ of ... more information

Morgenhof Wine Estate

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

Amongst the families with winemaking experience arriving from La Rochelle, an export harbour for famous Cognac brandies, was the ... more information

Overgaauw Wine Estate

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

Overgaauw wine estate was formed part of a larger piece of land owned by Abraham van Velden’s ancestors since 1783. When his grandfather ... more information

Uitkyk Wine Estate

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

In 1712, Uitkyk was granted as a grazing farm to Jan Oberholzer and later in 1929, Hans Von Carlowitz acquired it. His sons assisted him in ... more information

Louisvale Wines

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

For all the Chardonnay lovers this is an estate for you. In the Devon Valley is where you’ll find Louisvale. When Hans Froehling and Leon ... more information

Lanzerac Winery

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

Lanzerac is a wine estate that had been recognised for hundreds of years as a symbol of luxury, quality and prestige. It all begun in 1692 ... more information

Bonfoi Estate

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

Bonfoi estate’s original name was Aan den Weg which was the road joining the regions of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Ann den Weg was given ... more information

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