- Taste wine from one of South Africa’s leading wine producers
- Enjoy a meal at the Bus Diner overlooking the water
- Fascinating insights into wine making by experienced sommeliers
Good food and wine are always a winning combination, and it’s exactly what you can expect at Stellenbosch Vineyards on the historic Welmoed Wine Farm just outside of the picturesque town of Stellenbosch.
Boasting a modern tasting room and a unique food and wine experience called Swirl, Stellenbosch Vineyards is a great spot for those that appreciate good food and wine. Swirl specialises in a unique taste adventure of perfectly paired culinary creations like Cape Malay bobotie spring rolls or herb crusted lamb rack.
The tasting room offers the full wine range, laid out perfectly for visits all year round. It also has a toasty fireplace for winter, and has a patio and grass area for enjoying balmy summer afternoons.
Established in 2004 with the merging of Stellenbosch Vineyards and Vinfruco, Welmoed Estate is one of the oldest proclaimed farms in the Stellenbosch district. Originally granted to Governor Simon van der Stel in 1690, the farm was subsequently owned by Jacobus van der Heyden, who rebelled against the cruel Dutch governor’s rule. Over the years the farm has produced many great wines and continues to maintain its proud wine making tradition today.
Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Advice for visitors
This is a fantastic venue for parents with small kids. The young ones can tire themselves out in the enclosed, covered, play area while adults enjoy peace of mind at lunch in the gardens or wine tasting in the tasting room. The kitchen opens from 11:00, so come hungry and couple your wine tasting with wholesome food and delicious treats. Try the burger topped with tomato chilli jam – it is highly recommended! If wine is not your thing, then there is always the Brampton Bar and Beer Garden. Situated within The Platform, beer enthusiasts can enjoy artisanal beer while their partners sip on award-winning wines. The estate has an premium lounge for larger groups or events, and offers an exclusive wine and food pairing. The estate is perfectly suited for either a glorious South African summer day or a cosy, winter afternoon.
Did you know
The Franschhoek Cellar hosts live music events featuring local talent from bands like Freshly Ground and Prime Circle, to emerging solo artists like Matthew Mole and The Voice SA 2016 winner, Richard Stirton. Whatever the entertainment, guests are guaranteed to enjoy a buzzing atmosphere.