Helderberg Wine Estates

Helderberg means “clear mountain” in Afrikaans and, when visiting the little town of the same name in the Western Cape, there is little confusion as to why this name was chosen. The jagged peaks of the surrounding mountains are humbling in their stature, looming protectively over this picturesque little settlement.

The Helderberg Region is part of the wine-producing hub of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape. It comprises the Strand, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay, along with a few of the other small surrounding towns. Therefore, this area is the first seen as visitors travel over Sir Lowry’s Pass and look down at the magnificent views below.

The natural beauty of the area is not limited to vineyards and mountains. These are also home to a range of animal and plant species. Travellers and locals that love nature will, no doubt, enjoy the serenity of exploring the reserves and trails in and around the Helderberg. Some of the best known wine labels that have their origin along the Helderberg Wine Route include Lourensford, Vergelegen, Yonder Hill, Ernie Else, Bilton, Ken Forrester, Eikendal and Alto.

Visiting these farms, as well as the many others that make up his fabulously varied route, will allow visitors the opportunity to learn more about the wine-making process, and then to sample some of the delicious flavours produced. Purchasing wines directly from the farm is a cost-effective way of enjoying world-class labels.

For more information about this wine route see Helderberg Wine Route or view the individual wine estates of this region below.

30 Wine Estates in the Helderberg

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Vergelegen Wine Estate

The name Vergelegen translates to 'lying far away' and the wine farm justly captures the fairytale qualities it's 'once upon a time ' title suggests. Modern day travel has brought a land once far far away, closer ...

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Ingwe Wines

The name Ingwe means ‘leopard’ in Xhosa French winemaker Alain Moueix embarked on a partnership with local wine entrepreneur Graham Knox in 1995 and produced labels such as Naledi (a single-variety Cabernet ...

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JP Bredell Wines

From the moment you reach the dirt road and make your way up to the cellar and tasting room, you’ll feel like you are truly on a farm. It has such a laid back feel and whilst the tasting is relaxed, all the energy ...

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Lourensford Wine Estate

Make your way past the rose bushes on the edge of the vineyards and there you’ll find fruit orchards, forest, a wine cellar, restaurant, fly fishing, bee hives, cheesery and a coffee roastery. It’s a perfect place ...

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Morgenster Wine Estate

Morgenster is a 300 year old estate which once formed part of Vergelegen. It was first purchased by French Huguenot, Jacques Malan in 1711. He named the farm and 14 years later passed it down to his only surviving ...

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Yonder Hill Wine Estate

Yonder Hill is one of those wine farms where you can easily become a regular. Upon arrival you will be mostly we were welcomed by their marketing manager Susan or their winemaker Bennie. It’s positioned between ...

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Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

Blaauwklippen was established by Gerrit Jansz Visser in 1682. The first vineyards were planted in 1688, the first Zinfandel grapes in 1977 followed by the first Zinfandel wines three years later. Graham Boonzaaier ...

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Onderkloof Vines and Wines

Onerkloof’s owner, Danie Truter, has been making wine for over 30 years. He studied Cellar Technology at Stellenbosch University’s Elsenburg Agricultural College and worked at Simonsig and Hartenberg wine estates ...

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Post House Wines

In 1981, Hermann Gebers bought the farm which is now known as Post House. He planted vineyards in place of the tobacco and bush vines throughout this beautiful property with views of False Bay, Cape Point and the ...

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Ridgemor Wines

If you’re dying to escape the bustle of the city and to picnic with spectacular views, pop into Ridgemor wines. One of the oldest farms in the area, Ridgemor was established in 1670. The first people to own it ...

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Webersburg Wine Estate

This is a wine estate which is worth a visit in the heart of the Cape’ warm summers and cold, wet winters. Here you will find yourself looking over serene vineyards from the tasting room and when the sun is ...

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Vergenoegd Estate

Vergenoegd is a Dutch word meaning ‘satisfaction has been achieved’. The Faure family have owned this farm for six generations. The farm was granted land rights in 1696 and the Faures took ownership in the 1820’s ...

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Waterkloof Wines

The terroir of Waterkloof can be likened to that of Provence where they also use natural farming practices and organic and biodynamic vineyard processes. Vines can increase their immunity and guard themselves ...

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The Company Of Wine People

Situated on Welmoed Estate ‘The Company of Wine People’ is one of South Africa’s top wine producers, with the wine farm dating back to 1690. Our people are the key resource here and are all wine drinkers who are ...

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Waterhof Vineyards

'Set against a majestic backdrop of mountains, overlooking a plentiful tapestry of vineyard, lies Waterhof Vineyards.’ Originally a working farm planted full with lemon and clementine trees, it is now rich with ...

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