Swartland Wine Estates

The Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route is the official name of the route established in the Swartland in 1986, and describes the taste bud phenomenon of this scenic paradise. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the hills and mountains, gold-hued wheat fields, and the blue Berg River, this really is a romantic retreat and wine-enthusiast’s Mecca.

There are about 20 wine farms along the Swartland Wine Route, each very different in their approach to wine making and the flavours that result from their methods and passion. Some are commercial wine merchants who produce wines for the larger market, others are exclusive little cellars, while still others are known as garagistes for their robust, honest flavours.

Historical farms using a combination of traditional and modern technology make for especially fascinating viewing. The tasting rooms and cellars are, in general, open to the public to tour and to experience the wines that hail from this beautiful Western Cape region. Some of these wineries include Allesverloren, Org de Rac Organic Wines, Riebeek Cellars and Swartland Winery.

For the best results, the vineyards have been planted close to the banks of the Berg River and at the foot of the surrounding mountains. As such, they are being grown under dryland conditions, in which they are thriving and producing flavours that are not created anywhere else in the world. Although the area was once known only for its robust reds and full-bodied dessert wines, it is now producing respected quaffing wines and ports.

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

22 Wine Estates in the Swartland

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Wine Tours & Tasting

Allesverloren Wine Estate

Overnight? Stay in Riebeek West
Allesverloren dates back to the the 17th century and is one of the oldest estates in the Swartland. The Malan family have owned it since 1872 when Daniël Francois ...

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Kloovenburg Wine Estate

Overnight? Stay in Riebeek Kasteel
Energy and enthusiasm, purpose and vision. The Du Toits of Kloovenburg have these - by the barrelful. Enough to achieve the high standards they have set for their ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at Het Vlock Casteel

Overnight? Stay in Riebeek Kasteel
When in Riebeek Kasteel, visit the home of award winning wines and olives at Het Vlock Casteel and take part in wine tasting, olive oil tasting and fruit tours. ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Dragonridge Winery

Overnight? Stay in Malmesbury
Fynbos Estate produces about 200 tons of grapes each year, half of which are sent to Swartland Winery. The rest is used to craft small quantities of hand-crafted ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Winkelshoek Wynkelders

Overnight? Stay in Piketberg
When travelling along the N7, why not stop off the Winkelshoek Wine Cellar. You’ll recognise it by its thatch-roof and know that you’re in the Swartland. It’s at ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Org de Rac Domain

Overnight? Stay in Piketberg
Once you’ve crossed the Berg River in the direction of Piketberg along the N7, you will notice vineyards stretching up the hillside and know that you’ve arrived at ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Nieuwedrift Vineyards

Overnight? Stay in Piketberg
A family who have been in the wine grape farming business since 1965 is the Mostert family. Before you meet Johan and Karin Mostert, you will be greated by the wine ...

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Pulpit Rock Winery

Overnight? Stay in Riebeek West
In 1918 Grandpa Brink was offered a job as winemaker of Groot Constantia which he declined as wasn’t the right time and the family longed to make their own wine ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Riebeek Cellars

Overnight? Stay in Riebeek Kasteel
Up against the slopes of Kasteelberg in the arms of the Riebeek Valley is Riebeek Cellar. With a Mediterranean typical of the Western Coast and fertile soil of the ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Meerhof Wines

Overnight? Stay in Riebeek Kasteel
In 1751, Meerhof Winery and Cellar began. You’ll find it on the Wynkeldershoek Farm in the Swartland and its owner is Cobus Kotze. The Swartland gets its name from ...

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Swartland Wines

Overnight? Stay in Malmesbury
The Swartland Co-operative was founded by 15 members and the Swartland Winery was established. When Jan van Riebeeck first saw the land and all its indigenous black ...

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Roundstone Wine Estate

Overnight? Stay in Riebeek Kasteel
This quaint wine farm can be found deep within the Swartland. It rests on the slopes of the Kasteelberg with a glimpse of the iconic Table Mountain in the ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Mullineux Family Wines

Overnight? Stay in Riebeek Kasteel
In the heart of the wild and beautiful Swartland is a small family winery producing fine hand-crafted wines. In an area that is challenging to grow vines with an ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Abbotts Hill Wines

Overnight? Stay in Malmesbury
Abbotts Hill Wines are produced on Hillcrest Farm. It all began from the owner’s initial passion for red wine. He had the desire to produce wines that would be ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Annex Kloof Wines

Overnight? Stay in Malmesbury
The tale of Annex Kloof Wines began when Mattys Basson first planted vineyards in 1907 and began producing wine in 1910. Hugo Bassoon followed in his ...

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