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 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 (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.