WINES & CRAFT BEVERAGES

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 riverbank 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 unique wine estates, strives to offer a 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 rosĂ© and MCC, to full bodied reds, Stanford’s Wine Route offers huge variety. A few of the estates have diversified to add crafted beers (Birkenhead Brewery, Misty Mountains Estate) infused gins (Misty Mountains Estate) and grappa-based liqueurs (Fynbos Distillery at the Jolly Rooster) 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.

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Boschrivier Wine Estate

There are lots of activities on the farms like biking, swimming and enjoying the fauna and flora; the farms speak of peace and tranquility.
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Lomond Wine Estate

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.
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Misty Mountains Estate

From rich and full reds to crisp whites, Misty Mountains makes their wines on the estate along with craft beer, cider and infused gins.
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Raka Wine

With the rich blessing of earth and elements, the help of a dedicated workforce, the enthusiasm of winemaker Josef Dreyer and the advantages of a modern gravity flow cellar, Piet Dreyer produces his award-winning Raka wines.
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Self Drive Wine Route

Honest-to-goodness or elegant, you’ll find wines that please every palate. From rich shiraz to crisp sauvignon blanc, from cap classique to traditional blends, the Stanford Wine Route bursts with flavour and surprises.
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Sir Robert Stanford Estate

Wine has been produced here since the 1890s. All 10 000 vines had been removed in 1935 by the son of the original Huguenot farmer, Isak du Toit, to end the decadent wine and witblits sprees.
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Springfontein Wine Estate

Set amidst 500 hectares on a developing wine farm. Experience true peace and tranquility. Wander through magnificent fynbos, abundant birdlife attracted to the vlei and spring. Miles of nearby unspoilt beaches.
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Stanford Hills Estate

Wines, Tasting Room Restaurant, Accommodation, Weddings and Functions
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Stanford Sunset Market

Come to this local food and wine market on the historic Market Square on the last Friday evening of each month (September – May).
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The Giant Periwinkle Wines

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
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The Harvest Basket

Country Pantry: Home made meals, pantry staples, fresh produce, honey, mead, wine & beer.
Picnics: Build your own picnic basket from our deli selection (WED-SUN)
Restaurant: Light lunches & Take-aways (WED-SAT)
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The Harvest Saloon

Open Friday evenings from 5 till 10pm.
Farm based, child and pet friendly, fully licensed, pub grub, live music, good company and good cheer.
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The Jolly Rooster Fynbos Distillery

The Jolly Rooster Fynbos Distillery offers Portuguese/Mediterranean Cuisine & Food Pairing with our Award Winning Hand-crafted Spirits, distilled in the restored old copper kettle, originally from the Sir Robert Stanford Estate.
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Vaalvlei Wine Tasting & Trout Fishing

Situated close to the picturesque town of Stanford lies a little bit of trout fishing paradise in a mountain and farmland setting. Experience excellent trout and bass fishing in two spring fed lakes. Extras: wine tasting, bird watching + MTB
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Walker Bay Estate 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.
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Welgesind

The grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine on the farm, and tastings are  fun and intimate as Chris and Amanda taste and chat to visitors.