Walker Bay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery

Birkenhead Estate, 500m along R326 road, Stanford, Overberg, South Africa

Home of Walker Bay Wines and Birkenhead Brewery


Walker Bay Estate is the first estate in the Southern Hemisphere to produce beer and wine on the same estate. Premium craft beers, cider and boutique wines are made to exacting standards by our diligent brew master and passionate winemaker.

The estate is named after the famous British troopship H.M. Birkenhead that floundered on the coast close to the estate in 1852 on the 26th of February. Founded in 1997, the brewery currently produces six craft beers. Walker Bay is known as one of the coolest wine wards with an average summer day temperature of 28 °C. The moderating effect of our close proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean and the cool SE and SW sea breezes allows for the formation of high fruit flavours and acidity in the grapes as well as leading to optimum phenolic ripeness and lower alcohols in the wines. Our first wine was produced under the Walker Bay Vineyards label in 2007 and 2012 was a landmark year as we produced our first estate wine in our newly built state-of-the-art winery.
The Stanford Wine Route offers individualistic yet down to earth tasting experiences and good hospitality. Gumboots to Gucci – all are welcome!
And at the Birkenhead Brewery, besides doing boutique Walker Bay wine tasting , we also offer craft beer and cider. 
Brewery and cellar tours are available by appointment.


Join us in our restaurant for a meal or tasting with spectacular views of the Klein River and surrounding mountains. Our new menu is in operation. We are a child-friendly venue.
Come and enjoy the sunset at our new ViewBar. Open till sunset, enjoy a Bratwurst and Birkenhead Beer or Cider.

Trading Hours :
7 days a week from 10:00 -17:00

Ask us about hiring out the venue for functions and weddings.