Tulbagh Wine Estates

South Africa is abounding in little treasures, nestled amongst mountains ranges and in valleys that need to be explored to be appreciated fully. Tulbagh is one of these gems, as it lies secluded in the Tulbagh Basin, with mountains surrounding it at every turn. Due to this positioning, Tulbagh is susceptible to extreme weather conditions. Summers can reach upwards of 35 degrees Celsius, while winter snow on the mountain caps is common.

While these conditions may be a challenge for the locals, they are perfect for the hardy vines that grow throughout the Tulbagh Wine Route. There are cool summer winds, and a variety in the terroir and micro-climates, which makes for the ideal conditions for an array of wine types. The valley has plenty in the way of water supply, meaning that there is an ideal irrigation system in place. Therefore, there are also olive groves and fruit orchards to complement the vineyards for a palate sensation.

The wineries of Tulbagh range from intimate homely cellars that produce honest wines to boutique estates known for their award-winning labels. Twee Jongen Gezellen is known for being the first night harvesting estate in the country. Soon afterwards, a number of other local wine farms followed suit. With this profile of wine estates, Tulbagh remains a firm favourite among connoisseurs and the man-on-the-street alike.

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

16 Wine Estates in Tulbagh

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Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at The House of Krone

The Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate has been in the family since 1710 and happens to be one of those family legacies which gets passed on through time. Cellar Master, Nicky Krone produced his first bottle of fermented ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at Theuniskraal

In the early 1700’s, Theunis Bevernagie settled in a fertile valley guarded by the towering Witzenberg and Winterhoek mountains, and fed by the Klein Berg River. His name was to be enshrined in local wine lore. For ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Drostdy-Hof Wine Estate

Drostdy-Hof Wine Estate was named after Tulbagh’s magistrate’s building called, De Oude Drostdy, which is a national monument built in 1804. It was first established in 1964 at the foot slopes of the Winterhoek ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Lemberg Wine Estate

Cupped within the bowl of the Great Winterhoek and Witzenberg Mountains, is where you’ll find the Lemberg Wine Estate. Winemaker, Janey Muller, established Lemberg in 1978 and became known for their Sauvignon ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Manley Private Cellar

Tulbagh originated as a small white wine producing region. After the earthquake levelled the town and it was rebuilt, Dave Manley Jordan arrived in 1999 with other local producers and planted red wine grapes ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Montpellier Wine Estate

Montpellier was established in 1714 surrounded by the Montténére mountains also known as ‘the mountain of fear’. Huguenots Jean Imbert and Jacques Theron lived not far from the city of Montpellier before fleeing to ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Rijk Private Cellar

Neville Dorrington and his family began to search for a wine farm to purchase after living in the bustling city of Cape Town for twenty years. They stumbled upon the beauty of the Tulbagh valley only one hour away ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Saronsberg Cellar

Saronsberg can be found in the Upper Breede River Valley of the beautiful town of Tulbagh. Saronsberg is made up of two farms called Waveren and Welgegund. The farm formed part of the Twee Jonge Gezellen until it ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Tulbagh Winery

Dutch Settlers first began cultivating red and white wines, olive oils, peaches, grain, pears and plums in 1658. Tulbagh Winery was established in 1906 in Tulbagh valley called Het Land van Waveren. This estate’s ...

Wolseley Wine Tours & Tasting

Waverley Hills Organic Wine Estate

This estate is positioned opposite the original Waverley Wool dye-works where blankets were produced during the First World Wars and Anglo-Boer War. That’s where the name ‘Waverley Hill’s stems from and is owned by ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Blue Crane Vineyards

The Blue Crane vineyards are owned and run by the Crabbia Family. Fred and Manuela Crabbia purchased the farm in November 2008 named it after two blue cranes that were found nesting on the farm. It has a great ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Linde Vineyards

Not open to the public - This is for information purposes only. The farm where the Linde Vineyards lie was first established in 1715 by French inhabitants settling in the Cape. It was originally called La ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Morgansvlei Estate

When the first settlers arrived in the Cape, Tulbagh was called ‘The Land of Waveren’. It was only in 1806 that it was renamed Tulbagh. In 1710 Morgansvlei estate was originally named Straatskerk and was leased ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Schalkenbosch Wines

Once on Schalkenbosch Estate, you will find a lot more than just fine wines. This working farm of 2500 hectares produces grain, apricots, plums and 40 ha of grapes for wine production. There’s a race horse stud ...

Tulbagh Wine Tours & Tasting

Fable Wines

Not open for tastings - This is for information purposes only. When George and Vanessa Austin together with Jason and Jennifer Scott arrived for the first holiday in Cape Town in 1998, little did they know that ...

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