Simply let us know what your particular taste and desires are and we’ll put together the perfect day for you in one of the surrounding wine regions. Of course we are biased to promote those closest to us but we have some fantastic recommendations for farms further afield.
If you prefer not to drive, which will make the day a lot more rewarding, we will arrange a private tour for you.
Cape Point Vineyards
Cape Point Vineyards just 7 minutes by car from WATERLINE is an award winning winery with the most breathtaking views across Long Beach. With close proximity to the cool Atlantic breezes it is no wonder that the sauvignon blanc is world class. The tasting room is open every day from 11am to 6pm and cellar tours can be arranged. We recommend the picnic basket sitting on the estate’s manicured lawns with elevated ocean and mountain views.
The Constantia Wine Valley is the most spectacular wine experience in the world offering a unique blend of centuries-old established wine homesteads and new, stylish boutique wineries in a setting of unsurpassed beauty and heritage.
Welcome to the Constantia Wine Route
Perched high on the upper reaches of the Constantiaberg in the oldest wine producing region of South Africa, lies the magnificent boutique wine estate, Constantia Glen. Acclaimed for bespoke wines and sweeping panoramic views, Constantia Glen is one of the gems of the Constantia Valley, the home of South African wine with a proud history of winemaking dating back to 1685.
Beau Constantia is a boutique wine farm situated at the top of Constantia Nek overlooking False Bay. Vines are planted to an elevation of 350 metres above sea-level on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in the Cape.
Buitenverwachting meaning “Beyond Expectations” forms part of the original Constantia Estate, which was founded by Governor Simon van der Stel. First sold as a 200 morgen sub – division Buitenverwachting changed hands all too often and was finally purchased by the Mueller family in 1980.
Constantia Uitsig, known until 1940 as Constantia View, was the home of the Lategan family for five generations. Constantia Uitsig had been a portion of Simon van der Stel’s original grant of Groot Constantia. In 1894 Willem Lategan married Antoinette Bredell of Schoemanshoek, and with her inheritance he built the present homestead of Constantia Uitsig.
Quality and consistency is paramount at Eagles’ Nest. The unique terroir, combined with a passionate attention to detail in the vineyards, yields fruit that is crafted into wines which are the epitome elegance, finesse and complexity.
The Groot Constantia heritage attributes a unique status to the Estate. Its early history and international recognition made Groot Constantia the first intellectual property of the South African wine industry and of the county at large.
Dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with views across False Bay.
Steenberg holds the distinction of being the oldest farm in the picturesque Constantia Valley, which is generally considered to be South Africa’s premier wine growing region. With its cool, sea-facing slopes and majestic granite ridges, this vineyard has developed a worldwide reputation for producing excellent Cape wines.
Stellenbosch and the surrounding wine regions have long been recognised as places worth celebrating. From beautiful vineyards to the avenues of oak trees that line the historic streets of the town of Stellenbosch, the route boasts almost 200 wine and grape producers. Stellenbosch is not to be missed and set off from this beautiful town into one of the sub regions.
This valley will have your jaw drop given the spectacular beauty and towering surrounding mountains. With many of the wine farms sharing a French Huguenot heritage with the first settlement in 1688, expect to find enormous French influence here and not surprisingly a Champagne-inspired sparkling win sub-route, the “Cap Classique Route”. The gorgeously quaint village of Franschhoek abounds with art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and boutique hotels.
In the Tygerberg Hills, only 20 minutes drive from Cape Town, lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. The Durbanville Wine Valley consists of twelve wineries, each offering the finest in wines, and complemented with some of the best fine dining restaurants and country kitchens in the region.
The name Paarl means “pearl” and reflects the iconic rounded shape of three granite outcrops forming the top of Pearl Mountain, visible for miles and 45 mins from Cape Town. This route combines world-class wines with breath-taking scenery to create an idyllic destination for just about anybody. The hot, dry summers and chilly winters give Paarl the perfect climate for an array of wine varieties.
Only 90 minutes drive from Cape Town on the popular Route 62, lies the Robertson Wine Valley. Nestled between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain ranges, this stunning wine route offers a landscape of flower fringed roads, majestic mountains, a river running through the valley and world class wines. Wineries from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson, works closely together to bring you the most memorable wine tourism experiences.
Tulbagh enjoys some of the most diverse and attractive conditions for viticulture in the Cape, and the differences in terroir available to wine makers allow for a wide diversity of distinctive wines of excellence. Tulbagh is situated in a bowl surrounded by imposing mountain ranges, with the Obiqua Mountains to the west, the Winterhoek Mountains in the north and the Witzenberg Mountains to the east. The southern side of the valley is open to cooling south-east winds during the hot summer months. Accordingly Tulbagh enjoys some of the most diverse and attractive conditions for viticulture in the Cape.
Hemel-en-Aarde is a wine-producing area of Walker Bay, about 80 kilometers southeast of Cape Town and close to the whale-watching town of Hermanus. An area with 15 wineries and with close proximity to the coast means that it enjoys a distinctly maritime climate. Wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are a particular specialty of the region with smaller amounts of Syrah, Pinotage and red Bordeaux blends also made here. Our local expert recommends Restless River and no trip to this region is complete without tasting the Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir.
“It’s the views from the upstairs living room that really give this place drama: straight ahead are the dunes and then the crashing Atlantic waves; behind are the lush, mountainous peaks of Chapman’s Bay.”