Walker Bay Wine Estates

Walker Bay is situated in the Cape Overberg Region, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Although once known as a sleepy seaside retreat with a small population (a reputation to which it still holds, to a large extent), this area is now gaining popularity amongst local visitors and international tourists for a number of reasons.

One of the most significant of these is the fairly recent establishment of a number of wine farms. Walker Bay is situated between Cape Agulhas and False Bay and is home to the well-known holiday hotspot of Hermanus.

The Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley is one of the most productive regions in terms of the production of wines. It has the ideal climate, as the icy wind from the Atlantic Ocean cools it down. In addition, the mountains, which surround the valley, lock in clouds and the resultant moisture, so that the vines get plenty of water.

The Onrust River is another aspect of this valley’s geography, and is an integral part of its irrigation. Some of the best known wine farms in the Walker Bay Wine Route include Bouchard Finlayson, Cape Bay and Whalehaven Wines. These, as well as many of their contemporaries, are open for public visits and tastings. The most popular wines produced in Walker Bay are currently Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but the variety is virtually unlimited.

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

15 Wine Estates in Walker Bay

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Picnic at Hamilton Russel Vineyards

Visitors to the Hamilton Russell Vineyards Tasting Room are able to book picnics the day before a visit from Peter and Gillian of Under the Willows Picnic Baskets. The estate has added a few tables, chairs and ...

Stanford Wine Tours & Tasting

Raka Wines

A visit to Raka Wines farm 17 kilometres from Stanford nestled in the Kleinrivier Mountains with the Klein River flowing through is a must. Its slopes provide a variety of aspects and soil types to produce the wide ...

Stanford Wine Tours & Tasting

Boschrivier Wine Estate

17km from Stanford and 35km from Caledon you'll find the Boschrivier Wine Estate. Vineyards have been planted nestled in the shades of the Klein River Mountain range close to the beautiful Akkedisberg ...

Stanford Wine Tours & Tasting

Stanford Hills Estate

You will find the Stanford Hill Estate situated on the historic Weltevrede Farm which is just outside the town of Stanford. The farm is owner managed by Peter and Jami Kastner. The winery has the Jackson ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Creation Wines

The vineyards of Creation wines are planted in Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge in the Walker Bay region. The wine cellar was fine tuned into a modern space in 2007 complete with the latest equipment from France, Germany and ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Ataraxia Mountain Wines

Ataraxia is positioned in Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge just west of Africa’s southernmost tip. This Walker Bay region has a mild climate due to its location near to the Atlantic Ocean. The soil is comprised from ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Sumaridge Estate Wines

When visiting Sumaridge, you will realise exactly why the region is named ‘Hemel-en-Aarde’ meaning Heaven and Earth. With scenic views as far was the eye can see over the Atlantic Ocean and vineyards, there is no ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards

During the 70’s when winemakers were creating tradition of premium wine making in South Africa, Dave and Felicity (née Newton) Johnson joined the industry. Dave became one of SA’s first Cape Wine masters and played ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard

This boutique winery located an hour and a half outside of Cape Town in Walker Bay, focuses all their wine making finesse on producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines. It all began in 1989 and ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Southern Right Wine Estate

Tim Hamilton Russell first found the Hamilton Russell estate in 1975 after he left his position as a chairman of a top advertising company. He played a an active role in fighting for the rights and minimum wages ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Whalehaven Winery

Whalehaven, the recently revitalised boutique winery situated in Hemel-en-Aarde Village at the gateway to the Hermanus R320 Wine Route, extends a warm welcome to visitors this season with various new offerings ...

Stanford Wine Tours & Tasting

Brunia Wines

After Willie & Annetia du Preez moved from the Eastern Cape to Stellenbosch in 2003, they moved on from stock farming to winemaking. Beside the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve and Cold Mountain ( Koue Berge) along ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Hermanuspietersfontein Wines

Within the Sondagskloof wine ward is where you’ll Hermanuspietersfontein Wines owned by Johan and Mariëtte Pretorius. The farm falls within a winter rainfall region and south-easterly summer wines. The annual ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

Benguela Cove Wine Estate

The Benguela Cove Wine Estate is 200 hectares of magnificence. Not only are there plenty of vineyards but also olive groves and lavender fields making this a very beautiful estate to visit. It is also located on ...

Hermanus Wine Tours & Tasting

La Vierge

La Vierge is an upmarket Champagne winery, situated on the rolling slopes of the verdant Hemel & Aarde valley. Poised gracefully on a hill, between acres of vineyards, the restaurant at La Vierge boasts some of the ...

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