Worcester Wine Estates

Worcester is part of the magnificent Cape Winelands and falls under the municipality of the Breede River Valley. It is the largest town of the area and is situated only an hourís drive from Cape Town, which makes it fairly central as a holiday destination.

The area of Worcester has been producing wines for generations, and is nationally acclaimed for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, as well as the lesser known Columbar. In fact, the Worcester Wine Route contributes about one-fifth of the national vineyards and more than a quarter of the countryís total wine and spirits production, making it a major player in this industry.

Worcester is surrounded by impressive mountains (including Elandskloof, Du Toitskloof, Slanghoek and Little Drakenstein). These towering rocky peaks not only give the entire area an unmistakable beauty that remains a little mysterious, but also plays an important role in the climate and, therefore, the crops and wines that result.

The climate here is more extreme, as the mountains prevent many of the equalising factors from taking effect. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are cold, wet and can sometimes bring snow on the mountain peaks. Spring and autumn are temperate and pleasant (perfect for wine tastings and outdoor lunches).

Well-known Wine Estates along the Worcester Wine Route include Slanghoek, De Wet, KWV Brandy, Brandvlei, Du ToitsKloof, and Opstal.

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

15 Wine Estates in Worcester

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Botha Wine Cellar

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1949 was the year when the Botha Cellar first registered as a co-operation with 14 members. A year later saw the first harvest without the cellarís construction ...

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Olifantsberg Family Vineyards

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Above the Breede River on Northwest facing slopes of the Brandwacht Mountains is the Olifantsberg Family Vineyards. You will find out right outside Worcester on ...

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Hex River Crossing

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Over 200 hundred years ago, the farm was reknowned for its livestock auctions and was once known as Vendutie Kraal. Vendutie is the Dutch word for Auction. When ...

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De Doorns Cellar

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In the midst of the scenic Hex River valley and majestic mountains is De Doorns Wine Cellar. Itís main focus is supplying wine and spirit companies in bulk, but ...

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De Wet Cellar

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The oldest cellar in Worcester, De Wet Cellar, was established in 1946. Since 1990 red and white wine grapes have been planted in large amounts. With their modern ...

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Nuy Winery

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Built with the utmost quality in mind, Nuy Winery began in 1963. Each bottle is intensely focused on, so precision is key and quantities are kept low as a result ...

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Conradie Family Cellar

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In keeping with family tradition, fifth generation viticulturist Werda CP Conradie restarted the winemaking which had been forsaken on the farm for 40 years. His ...

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Aan De Doorns

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Johan Morkel is the man behind this successful wine as he plays the role of cellar master and winemaker at Aan de Doorns. With wine making tradition that all ...

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Overhex Winery

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Overhex Winery is influenced by the international trends. The winery selects only the best grapes from vineyards throughout the Cape Winelands. This means that the ...

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Brandvlei Cellar

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The Brandvlei Cellar was established in 1955 and was originally called Brandende Vlei and got its name due to it being the area around hot water springs. The cellar ...

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Eagles Cliff

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Situated between Worcester and Villiersdorp in the breathtakingly beautiful Breede River Valley is the home of Eagleís Cliff wines. Itís a perfect place to enjoy ...

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Stettyn Cellar

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North of Villiersdorp, below the eastern side of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains, is a place where Black Eagles soar and where the heart of this country side ...

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Alvi's Drift Wines

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Between the mountainous and ruggedly beautiful towns of Worcester and Villiersdorp, in the Breede River Valley is Alvi's Drift Private Cellar, a family owned and ...

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Tanzanite Wines

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Growing up on Uitkyk farm in De Doorns, Melanie van der Merwe grew up with her parents who farmed export grapes. She learn to appreciate good wine and every Sunday ...

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Rico Suter Wines

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Situated along the Breedekloof wine route is the Rico Suter wine estate. This is another estate which tells the tale of a family, in the case the Suters, who ...

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