Northern Route

Vine Hopper Northern Route

The Northern Route wine tour in Stellenbosch has spectacular views of the Winelands where you can see all the way to Table Mountain in the distance and enjoy the splendour of the Western Cape.

This Vine Hopper Route also offers some great Restaurants at Beyerskloof, Simonsig, Warwick and Delheim. The wines are some of the best to be enjoyed in the Stellenbosch winelands! We visit the following 6 farms on this Northern Route wine tour in Stellenbosch. Remember, you can decide which farms on the route you would like to visit and make your own pace. If you start early you will see 5 of the 6 wine farms. This tour of Stellenbosch wine farms will make your holiday!

Please click on the wine farm website link for more info on the farms.

Operates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Departure times from Stellenbosch Town as follows:
9:45, 10:50; 12:10; 13:20; 14:30; 15:40

Bergkelder

Cut deep into the slopes of the Papegaaiberg, Die Bergkelder opened officially in 1968 as the first bottle maturation cellar of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Today, this Cellar is home to the award winning Fleur du Cap wines and offers visitors an intimate experience with the wines and their origins. Continue your walk down memory lane by visiting the Wine Museum located next to the Fine Wine Shop.

For more info about the Bergkelder go to: www.bergkelder.co.za

Beyerskloof

Welcome to the home of Pinotage! At Beyerskloof everything we do is a reflection of the climate, terroir and community of this special piece of earth. We have a lust for life, friendship and quality. Distinguished winemaker, cellar master and “Pinotage King” Beyers Truter, together with his team, continuously strive to produce wines of exceptional character. Beyerskloof is South Africa’s top selling, most popular and loved producer of bottled Pinotage and renowned for producing excellent, multi-award winning wines. Drop by to enjoy a superb wine selection, scrumptious food and a relaxed atmosphere – all uniquely South African.

For more info about Beyerskloof go to: www.beyerskloof.co.za

Simonsig

Voted top South African winery in three prestigious competitions and bearer of numerous accolades, including South Africa’s top Shiraz and 2005 Woman Winemaker of the year, Simonsig signifies the ultimate wine excellence. A visit to this unique working cellar enhanced by daily wine tastings, a ceremonial sabrage and true Cape hospitality, make for an authentic wine experience in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Here you can also buy a cheese platter to compliment your wine tasting in a beautiful setting.

For more info about Simonsig go to: www.simonsig.co.za

Warwick

Set on the Simonsberg Mountain slopes, this highly regarded winery has become synonymous with the great winelands picnics tradition. Join Warwick for their delicious Gourmet Picnics, Big 5 Vineyard Safaris and historic Wines, the perfect ingredients for a memorable, lazy-day-out in wine country. (Please book your picnics in advance for around 14:00 in the busy summer months to avoid disappointment)

For more info about Warwick go to: www.warwickwine.com

Delheim

Seeing Sperling family members flanked by at least one Jack Russell each; watching the geese line up for lunch; marvelling at the vineyards in the foreground of the great Simonsberg mountain; lazing in the garden; sharing the privilege of being in such a beautiful place; sampling delicious wines and receiving a warm and friendly family welcome; these are the things that a visitor to Delheim remembers and this is what makes it “worth the journey”.

For more info about Delheim go to: www.delheim.co.za

Marianne

 

Marianne – A young boutique estate on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain with fantastic views over the estate and beyond which complement the elegant wines of this estate. Enjoy a biltong and wine pairing or get a cheese platter to enjoy with your wine on the beautiful Panoramic deck terrace.

For more info about Marianne go to: www.mariannewines.com

We are sure you will love this wine tour in Stellenbosch and hope to see you join us on a day in the Winelands.

Please Note:

  • Please be advised that farms close at 17:00, so the later you start the less farms you will be able to see during the day.
  • We collect at the Tourism Information Office or at any Guesthouses in Stellenbosch Central, but please be ready for collection 15 minutes before above departure times for collection at your Guesthouse.
  • Cape Town collections can be done at an additional fee.