Wine Estates & Winelands of the Greater Simonsberg

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Western Cape Attractions

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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Where to Stay in Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Du Toitskloof, Franschhoek, Gouda, Groot Drakenstein, Klapmuts, Paarl, Pniel, Simondium, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh and Wellington, 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

Greater Simonsberg Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Tokara Winery

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

In 1994 GT Ferreira purchased the Tokara farm for residential purposes. But that was until the wine-making potential of this land was ... more information

Quoin Rock Winery

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

Quoin Rock got its name from Quoin Point in the Agulhas region which happens to be the second most southerly point of Africa after Cape ... more information

Stellenbosch Wine Bus

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R501 to R1000

A half day tour on the Stellenbosch Wine Bus leaves from Beau Joubert Winery which is a 350 year old winery and moves onto De Morgenzon. ... more information

Rozendal Winery

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

This Family Farm in Stellenbosch has been producing wines since 1983 using the old world French methods. Not only do Rozendal produce ... more information

Delheim Cellar

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

Delheim is situated in the Simonsberg region and is owned by ‘Spatz’ Sperling and his family. Its origins go back to the 1930s when Hans ... more information

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

Marianne Wine Estate

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

On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain outside of Stellenbosch, you’ll find rolling hills, grape vines, hospitality and superb wines at ... more information

Villiera Wines

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

This family-owned estate was started in 1983 by cousins Simon and Jeff Grier who immediately set about replanting varietals of a classic ... more information

Clovelly Wines

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

Clovelly Wines can be found in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, an area renowned for its superb wines. This area boasts a winemaking ... more information

Kanonkop Wine Estate

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

JW Sauer originally bought Kanonkop. At the time, he was a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa. His ... more information

Spier Wine Centre & Shop

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

The Wine Centre is housed in an original Dutch gabled barn dating back to 1750 and it’s where wines from over 175 local wine estates, ... more information

Devonair Wine Estate

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

Devonair is owned by Leon and Rina de Wit who purchased it in 2003 with the aim of transforming it into a fine boutique wine estate ... more information

Clos Malverne Wine Estate

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

Colonel JW Billingham originally named the farm Malvern Heights after the surrounding hills of Malvern in England. When Seymour Pritchard ... more information

M’Hudi Wines

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

M’hudi comes from the Setswana word, ‘Mohudi’ which means ‘harvester’. A great African story tells the tale of a heroine, M’hudi who ran ... more information

Taste Reserve Wines at Waterford Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R101 to R200

Vintage wines are rare in availability and even more rarely available by glass. The rarest opportunity of tasting a selection of vintage ... more information

Kleinood Farm

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

The French Huguenot Jacob de Villiers came to the Cape in 1688 and bought the Boschendal wine farm between Franschoek and Stellenbosch. A ... more information

Wine Tasting at Devonvale Estate

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

If you’re a lover of golf and wine, I can’t imagine why you’d venture any further than Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate in Bottelary Valley. ... more information

Rainbow’s End Wine Estate

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

After driving off the beaten track and enjoying breathtaking views of Banghoek Valley and slopes of Jonkershoek Mountain, you will totally ... more information

Grangehurst Winery

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

The Walker family has owned Grangehurst since 1973 after Eddie and Betty Walker emigrated from England to Cape Town. They named the farm ... more information

The Vilafonte Winery

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

The Vilafonté winery is positioned in Stellenbosch at Bosman’s crossing, at the slopes of the mountain.Michael Ratcliffe is the co-founder ... more information

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