The varying terroir, moderate climate, and talented winemakers are certainly putting Stanford’s wines on the map. From vineyards set on sandy dunes, limestone soils, rocky mountain slopes and fertile river bank flood plains, wine makers are producing top quality award winning wines. The Stanford Wine Route was officially launched in October 2015 to the delight of the media and world of wine, and locals and visitors alike, can't get enough of the honesty and quality of the wines of Stanford. The Stanford Wine Route, comprising of 9 uniquie wine estates, strives to offer a unique and full experience to all, and each farm prides itself not only in its wine, but in keeping up to date with current trends. From a dry rosé and MCC, to full bodied reds, Stanford's Wine Route offers huge variety. A few of the estates have diversified to add crafted beers, infused gins and grappa-based liqueurs to their repertoires. The Stanford Wine Route meanders through breath taking open countryside and a warm welcome awaits you at the beautiful tasting rooms and cellars. Many of the farms offer delicious lunches and picnics in tranquil settings. You will love to linger longer, so make sure you allow lots of time to enjoy the best that each wine farm has to offer.
Lomond Wine Estate is situated on the Agulhas Plain at the Southern most Tip of Africa, 8km away from the village of Gansbaai on the tarred road to Elim. This forms part of the Cape Agulhas Appellation of Origin.
The Giant Periwinkle Wines is a boutique winery a few kilometres outside Baardskeerdersbos. A selection of John Platter four and four and a half star wines – The Bard, Wind Scorpion, Blanc Fumé, Coenraad de Buys – and more recent releases – South Cape White, Kelp Forest Syrah, Sun Spider Pinotage – are available for tasting and sales on the farm by appointment.