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

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

Groenland Wine Estate

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

Groenland meaning ‘green land’ can be found near Stellenbosch in the red wine part of Bottelary. The Steenkamp family are renowned for ... 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

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

Summerhill Boutique Wine Farm

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

The origin of Summerhill lies with JG Snyman who was granted the farm in 1837. He had discovered the fertile soil on the slopes of ... more information

Jordan Wine Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Free to browse

The dynamic duo, Gary and Kathy Jordan, took over a farm with a 300 year history from his parents Ted and Sheelagh. His parents purchased ... 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

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm

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

The Joubert family have owned Skilpadvlei since 1917. The farm name originates from a colony of turtles that was roamed the land. ... 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

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

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

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

Klein Gustrow Estate

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

110 years ago, a father divided his farmland between his two sons. He drew the link from the Jonkershoek valley road, through the Cape ... more information

Stark-Condé Wines

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

Within the Jonkershoek Valley is where you will find the Stark Conde Wines. The elevation of the vineyards alters from 150 to 600 metres ... more information

L’Avenir Wine Estate

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

Describing itself as “proudly South African with a touch of French flair”, French-owned L’Avenir Estate, situated in an area of the ... 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

Glenelly Wine Estate

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

Led by a French Madame who brings years of Bordeaux winemaking experience and French finesse to the wines, Glenelly Estate is elegant and ... 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

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

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