Our favourite wine estates on the R62
Our team prides itself in his extensive knowledge and keen eye for South African wines. Therefore we have listed here (some of) our favourite wine estates on the R62, the South African wine route.
Bonnievale Wines were named after the town in which it is located. Bonnievale was named by its founder, Christopher Forest Rigg. He saw the amazing potential in the then semi-arid valley on the banks of the Breede river. It is here where anyone can enjoy the best selection of grapes from a large expansive vineyard. For more than half a century Bonnievale Wines have been producing wine from the fertile lands in the valley. You can bring along your whole family even your pets. Bonnievale wines also offer free Wi-Fi and is wheelchair friendly. More info on their website.
Our favorite wine from this estate : Sauvignon blanc
De Wetshof Estate
De Wetshof Estate has been producing fine wines in the Robertson valley since the 1970s. De Wetshof has been known as internationally as South Africa’s eminent Chardonnay house due to its pioneering role bringing this noble Burgundian grape to these lands. The wines express the uniqueness of the soil in the region and are enhanced through superior expertise viticulture. The Estate has become a known landmark with its beautiful crisp white buildings, rose buses and Jacaranda trees. More info on their website.
Our favorite wine from this estate : Thibault (Merlot)
Springfield Estate is situated just outside Robertson. It is a family-run wine farm owned by 9th-generation descendants of French Huguenots, who came to South Africa from the Loire in 1688 with bundles of vines with them. The farm has been in the Bruwer family since 1898. Today, using a combination of sometimes innovative winemaking techniques, traditional methods and modern technology, handcrafted wines are produce true to Srpingfield’s motto: Made on Honour. More info on their website.
Our favorite wine from this estate : Life from stone (Sauvignon blanc)
Sumsare Wines is located in a valley in Robertson with lush vineyards cultivated by cool, rich lime soil which is in contrast to the desolate karoo and stunning surrounding mountains. This boutique cellar offers personalised involvement and attention to detail which goes into each bottle. The name Sumsare takes its name from Erasmus spelt backwards. The fist Erasmus ancestors settled on the land in the year 1810 and has been in production as a farm for two centuries. More info on their website.
Our favorite wine from this estate : Shiraz
De Krans cellar is regarded as one of the best Porto style wines in South Africa. Situated along the beautiful Gamka River Valley in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo. The farm can date its heritage back to 1890 when the land was purchased by the Nel family. By a twist of fate, the first Portuguese grape variety were planted in Calitzdorp. The intention was to plant Shiraz grapes but upon harvesting they were found to be Tinta Barocca. De Krans has recently received an award for the Most Innovative Wine Award for their De Krans espresso and their De Krans MCC (Méthode Cape Classique). More info on their website.
Our favorite wine from this estate : Cape Vintage (Porto-style)
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