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

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

Malanot Wines

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

From a young age, owner Marius Malan was exposing to wine making practices. He grew up on a farm named Staart van Paardeberg where his Dad ... 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

Laibach Vineyards

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

The motto of Laibach of, “Treat every vine, every bunch and every berry with absolute affection and you will get the best wine, most ... 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

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 and Chocolate at Waterford Estates

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

A day in the country side can soothe most symptoms of stress. A glass of wine can dissolve most moments of misfortune. A mouthful of ... 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

Ken Forrester Vineyards

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

The Forrester family bought the Scholtzenhof farm in 1993, restored the 17th century homestead and replanted vines. A year later the Ken ... more information

Graceland Vineyards

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

In 1990, Paul and Susan McNaughton bought the rather small 18 hectare farm. Susan is the winemaker and viticulturalist, whilst Paul handles ... more information

Simonsig Wine Estate

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

In 1688 French Huguenot Jacques Malan arrived in the winelands and signalled the beginning of a journey for the Malan family. The late ... more information

Knorhoek Estate

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

The fabulous Fertile Foothills of Simonsberg Mountain hold the original farm previously known as Kleygat (Clay-hole), now known as ... more information

Wine Tasting at Muratie Wine Estate

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

Calling all wine lovers! Muratie Wine Estate is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa with the farm dating back to 1685. The ... more information

Vrede Wines

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

You will find Vrede Wine Farm located in the heart of the Stellenbosch against the eastern slopes of the Bottelary wine region beneath the ... more information

Mostertsdrift Noble Wines

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

Mostertsdrift is a 13ha farm that can be found in Stellenbosch. If you’re driving along the R304, turn into Koelenhof Road and this is ... more information

Delvera Wine Estate

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

Delvera is way more than a wine estate, but an entire village in the vineyards. You will find so much more than just wine to sample. There ... 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

Vredenheim Wines

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

This farm is home to the Bezuidenhout family; a truly Afrikaans-speaking family who take hospitality very seriously and delight in making ... 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

Kleine Zalze

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

‘Kleine Zalze wines are marked by classical structure and complexity matched by a vibrant flavour intensity.’ The key factors in creating ... more information

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