Klein Karoo Wine Estates

The name Klein Karoo (meaning “Little Karoo” in Afrikaans) comes from this being the smaller of its contemporary, the Great Karoo. The Klein Karoo is a long valley that is flanked by the magnificent Swartberg on one side and the impressive Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountain Range on the other.

Its beauty is a little unconventional, but no less breath-taking and impressive. It is a fairly arid area, littered with fleshy succulents and dwarf baobab trees. Every now and then, a lone sapling sways gently in the dry breeze.

The dry, harsh conditions of the Klein Karoo are actually ideal for the production of excellent wines. The summers are very hot and dry, while winters can hit major lows. The range of wines produced here is extremely varied as a result of this unique climate, and includes many wonderful dessert and fortified wines. Add pot-stilled brandies to this mix for even more diversity; just right for the discerning palate.

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

21 Wine Estates in the Klein Karoo

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Calitzdorp Wine Tours & Tasting

Boplaas Family Vineyards

Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape province in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family is part of a rich legacy that reaches back to more than 150 years. Boplaas ...

Prince Albert Wine Tours & Tasting

SoetKaroo Wine Estate

The SoetKaroo Wine Estate consists of just one hectare of land, a 'village farm' in the heart of Prince Albert. And this is where husband and wife team, Herman and Susan Perold, live and make their dessert wine ...

Barrydale Wine Tours & Tasting

Barrydale Cellar

Barrydale Cellar began to distil its well known brandy in 1941 and ever since, their product range has increased dramatically. Their two pot still brandies include Joseph Barry Traditional Cape Pot Still Brandy and ...

Calitzdorp Wine Tours & Tasting

Axe Hill

Tony Mossop and his wife Lyn started Axe Hill on the outer regions of Calitzdrop in 1993. The name comes from stone hand tools which were found on the farm and said to be used by Pre-historic humans. This farm ...

De Rust Wine Tours & Tasting

Domein Doornkraal

Domaein Doornkraal is situated in the shadow of the Swartberg mountains in the Karoo. The Le Roux family has been in the farming business for generations. The estates basic philosophy is that wine is a gift from ...

De Rust Wine Tours & Tasting

Mons Ruber Winery

How about coming and tasting wine at a farm that has been producing wine since the mid-19th century? Well the Mons Ruber Winery on the way to Oudtshoorn has been doing just that. Not only will you find Port, ...

Herold Wine Tours & Tasting

Herold Wines

Herold Wines is bounded on three sides by a nature reserve, making the estate remote and magnificent. The vines are at a higher altiude than many other South African vineyards. Come and taste wines in a completely ...

Prince Albert Wine Tours & Tasting

Bergwater Wines

The Bergwater Winery is only 20km outside the town of Prince Albert. The estate is made up of 3 farms totaling 1500 hectares, of which 70 are vineyards. If you're wondering what the rest of the land is you might be ...

Oudtshoorn Breweries / Wine Tours & Tasting

Karusa Premium Winery & Craft Beer

At the Karusa Vineyards there is so much more to do than just taste wine. While you're visiting ostriches in Oudtshoorn stop in at this is estate for a little break. The tasting room is both intimate and rustic ...

Oudtshoorn Wine Tours & Tasting

Grundheim Wines

Grunheim Wines is set on 25 hectares and produces 350 tons of grapes annually. The estate produces Cape Ruby Port, potstill brady, Witblits, a variety of liquers, red and white Muscadel and a Red ...

Calitzdorp Wine Tours & Tasting

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

The Calitzdorp Wine Cellar is found on the ever popular Route 62 in the small town of Calitzdorp. Here you'll taste award winning wine from a cellar that has been in production from 1928. Calitzdorp has a long ...

Calitzdorp Wine Tours & Tasting

De Krans Wine Cellar

The De Krans Wine Cellar is one of the favourites in the area not only because of their fabulous wine but also it is a popular destination from late November to early December as you can go Apricot Picking. The ...

Calitzdorp Wine Tours & Tasting

Withoek Wine Farm

The Withoek Wine Farm consists of 50 hectares of land and just over half of that (27 hectares) is vineyards. The vines are mainly Hanepoort and Sultana, however there are also a few hectares of table grapes planted ...

Ladismith Wine Tours & Tasting

Ladismith Cellar

You'll find the Ladismith Cellar between the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp in the town of Ladismith. Here you'll find fantastic brandy and wine. The Ladismith potstill brandy has been distilled since 1939 ...

Barrydale Wine Tours & Tasting

Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar

In 1982 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Chardonnay cultivars were planted at the Joubert-Tradauw farm. However, it was only in the late 1990's that the old farm building was restored ...

Where to Stay in Karoo

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