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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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

Le Bonheur Wine Estate

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

They built the homestead, a classic example of the H-shaped Cape Dutch style architecture of the 1820s, complete with its original doors ... 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

Dornier Wine Estate

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

Dornier offers superb food wines which include mostly single variety wines such as Chenin blanc, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot and a ... 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

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

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

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

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

Die Bergkelder Wine Centre

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

Bergkelder means ‘cellar in the mountain’ and was built along the very steep Papegaaiberg mountain slopes. The mountain was named after the ... more information

Somerbosch Wines

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

When you are positioned exactly halfway between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, there’s only one name which would allude to this perfectly. ... 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

Hazendal Wine Estate

Where: Kuils River
How much (per person): Price on request

Situated beside the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch is a farm where vines were first planted 312 years ago. 1994 saw Dr Mark Voloshin and ... 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

Sylvanvale Vineyards

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

Grapes have been grown on this property since the 1960’s and to this day, harbours some of the best vineyards in the region. These ... more information

Backsberg Estate Cellars

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

Set in the garden on the sprawling grounds of the Backsberg Wine Estate, Backsberg restaurant is an alfresco experience during summer - ... more information

Asara Wine Estate

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

Asara originated in 1691 and was named Verdun when granted as a farm and in 1772. The Roux family bought it and retained it until 1995. The ... 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

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

Dormershire Wine Estate

Where: Kuils River
How much (per person): Price on request

This boutique wine estate is said to have been named after the previous owner’s wife and daughters. He shortened the names Doris, Merle and ... more information

Ernie Els Wines

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

When arriving at Ernie Els you’ll first encounter huge granite boulders, ponds beside the path all filled with Koi fish. You can continue ... more information

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