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

Devon Hill Winery

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

At Devon Hill, they believe in taking a very hands-on approach to their winemaking in order to ensure superb wines. Behind all the magic, ... 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

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

Remhoogte Wine Estate

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

Murray and Juliet Boustred purchased Remhoogte in 1994. They planted new vineyards, restored the buildings on the property and built a new ... 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

Thelema Mountain Vineyards

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

The fruit farm of Thelema was bought was the Mclean family in 1983. Gyles and Barbara Webb found the farm atop the Helshoogte Pass making ... 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

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

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

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

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

Vriesenhof Vineyards

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

Vriesenhof has a history dating back to the early eighteen century where its south facing slopes are perfectly positioned to produce wines ... 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

Mooiplaas Wine Estate

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

Mooiplaas means ‘beautiful farm’ and is located on the northern slopes of the Bottelary Hills. The court’s messenger, Christoffel ... more information

Zorgvliet Wine Estate

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

Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodge and Spa is an historic farm dating back to 1692 and was first owned by Casper Wilders. When Peter Rhymer took over ... more information

De Trafford Winery

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

De Trafford Winery can be found perched between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg slopes on the Mont Fleur farm. When the Trafford family ... more information

Kyburg Boutique Wine Estate

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

This boutique wine estate in the Devon Valley is owned by Fred and Rosmarie Reust who bought the farm in 1998. The decided to replant the ... 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

Wine Tasting at Stellenrust Wine Estate

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

Stellenrust is one of South Africa’s biggest family owned wine estates. It was founded in 1928 and culminates centuries of skills in wine ... more information

JC le Roux

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

The house of JC le Roux saw its beginnings when French Huguenot Jean le Roux first started planted vines in 1704. In total he planted 8000 ... more information

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