Stanford Wine Route

Award-Winning Cool Climate Wines

Stanford Wine Route includes large well-known wine estates and boutique-style micro-establishments set in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The route’s nine farms have vineyards that thrive on sandy dunes, rocky mountain slopes and fertile stretches of land that share space with endemic fields of Fynbos. Top winemakers produce wines, many of which are winning awards and receiving accolades. Boschrivier, Misty Mountain, Raka, Sir Robert Stanford, Stanford Hills, Springfontein, Vaalvlei, Walker Bay and Welgesind invite you to a viticultural experience not to be missed. The Stanford Wine Route includes wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, as well as restaurants, venue hire facilities and the availability of outdoor activities. Furthermore, the Stanford Wine Route has a choice of accommodation options.

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About

About

Stanford is a small historic village in the Overberg that was founded in 1857 and named after its founder, Sir Robert Stanford.

Located at the foot of the Kleinrivier Mountains and embraced by the magnificent Klein River lagoon estuary, Stanford is a charming jewel just waiting to be discovered. Less than two hours away from Cape Town International Airport and only 16km from Hermanus, the village is also the heart of the Stanford Wine Route.

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Stanford Wine Route

The Stanford Wine Route winds its way along the region’s sandy dunes, rocky mountain slopes and fertile farmlands where top winemakers produce an ever-growing list of award-winning wines. Close to the southernmost tip of Africa, this is one of South Africa’s coolest wine-producing regions. 

The members of Stanford Wine Route strive to offer a unique experience to all those who visit, and each farm on the route prides itself not only in its wine production but in keeping up-to-date with current industry trends. A few of the farms have added crafted beers, infused gins and cheese production to their repertoires. The Stanford Wine Route includes tasting rooms, restaurants, venue hire facilities and accommodation, making it an ultimate viticultural experience. 

Things to do in-and-around Stanford

  • Wine, Beer and Gin Tours
  • Cheese Tasting
  • Restaurants
  • Wedding Venues
  • Accommodation
  • Historic Village Tours 
  • Klein River Cruises
  • Bird Watching
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Wild Cat Sanctuary Visits
  • Ocean Safaris in Gansbaai (Marine Big 5)
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Stanford Wine Route Map

Stanford Wine Route Map

Take a look at the Stanford Wine Route Map and plan your outing to the Overberg. 

Remember, the journey of the grape should be embarked on responsibly at all times. Looking for a safe ride? Contact shuttle services in Stanford so you can enjoy wine tasting to the fullest.

Boschrivier

Boschrivier 

Boschrivier Estate forms part of the Stanford Wine Route and is located on two farms that lie at the foot of the scenic Klein River Mountain range, alongside the R326. 

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Tasting Room
  • Coffee Shop
  • Venue Hire
  • Accommodation
Wine List
  • Boschrivier Shiraz
  • Boschrivier Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Boschrivier Rosé
  • Boschrivier Sauvignon Blanc 
Winemaker
  • Mike Dobrofic

Connect with Boschriver Estate.

Misty Mountains

Misty Mountains

Misty Mountains Estate is the first member of the Stanford Wine Route to greet you as you approach Stanford from Hermanus on the R43.

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Tasting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Venue Hire
  • Distillery
  • Cheese Factory
  • Accommodation
Wine List
  • Misty Mountains Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Misty Mountains Rosé 
  • Misty Mountains Shiraz
  • Handcrafted Gin
  • Craft Beers and Ciders
  • Spring Water

Winemaker

  • Philip Costandius

Connect with Misty Mountains Estate.

Raka

Raka 

Raka Estate is nestled in the Kleinrivier Valley, just 17 km outside of Stanford on the R326 on the way to Caledon and forms part of the Stanford Wine Route.

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Tasting Room
Wine List
  • Raka Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Raka Rosé  Raka Spliced 
  • Raka Sangiovese
  • Raka Pinotage
  • Raka Quinary
  • Raka Biography Shiraz
  • Raka Barrel Select Merlot
  • Raka Malbec
  • Raka Cabernet Franc
  • Raka Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Raka Petit Verdot
  • Raka Five Maidens
Winemaker
  • Josef Dreyer

Connect with Raka Estate.

  

Sir Robert Stanford

Sir Robert Stanford

Sir Robert Stanford Estate is situated on the southern slopes of the Klein River Mountains overlooking the historic Stanford Village and is a member of the Stanford Wine Route.

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Tasting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Venue Hire
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Accommodation
Wine List
  • Cutters Cove Chenin Blanc
  • Sir Robert Stanford Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cutters Cove Rosé
  • Cutters Cove Pinot Noir
  • Sir Robert Stanford Pinot Noir
  • Cutters Cove Shiraz Viognier
Winemaker
  • Jan Malan

Connect with Sir Robert Estate

Stanford Hills

Stanford Hills

The historic Stanford Hills Estate forms part of the Stanford Wine Route and can be found just off the R43.

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Tasting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Venue Hire
  • Live Entertainment
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Accommodation
Wine List
  • Jacksons Pinotage
  • Veldfire Pinotage
  • Veldfire Cape Blend
  • Veldfire Rosé
  • Stanford Hills Shiraz
  • Stanford Hills Sauvignon Blanc
  • Stanford Hills Rosé
Winemaker
  • Peter Kastner 

Connect with Stanford Hills Estate.

Springfontein

Springfontein

Springfontein Estate is located off the beaten track on the Wortelgat Road and is a member of the Stanford Wine Route. 

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Tasting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Venue Hire
  • Accommodation
Wine List

Pinotage Blends

  • Ulumbaza White of Springfontein
  • Ulumbaza Pink of Springfontein
  • Ulumbaza Red of Springfontein 

Single Varietal Chenin Blanc

  • Terroir Selection Chenin Blanc
  • Jil’s Dune Chenin Blanc (Single Vineyard Wines)

Single Varietal Pinotage

  • Terroir Selection Pinotage
  • Jonathan’s Ridge Pinotage (Single Vineyard Wines)

Daredevils Drums Range

  • Bunches Broken Shiraz
  • Juices Untamed Chardonnay
  • Mashes Extreme Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Skins Agleam Sauvignon Blanc
  • Blushes Inverse Blanc de Pinotage

Limestone Rocks Range

  • Dark Side of the Moon
  • Whole Lotta Love Cape Red Blend
  • Gadda da Vida Pinotage
  • Child in Time Petit Verdot
Winemaker:
  • Tariro Masayiti 

Connect with Springfontein Estate.

Vaalvlei

Vaalvlei 

Vaalvlei Estate forms part of the Stanford Wine Route and can be found 9 km northeast of Stanford on just off the R326 on the Papiesvlie to Elim road (old Salmonsdam road).

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Tasting Room
  • Outdoor activities
  • Accommodation
Wine List
  • Vaalvlei Cape Vintage
  • Vaalvlei Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vaalvlei Shiraz
Winemaker
  • Josef Dreyer

Connect with Vaalvlei Estate.

Walker Bay

Walker Bay

Walker Bay Estate is the first estate in the Southern Hemisphere to produce both wine and beer. The estate is located on the R326, a few sips outside Stanford and forms part of the Stanford Wine Route.

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Winery
  • Tasting Room
  • Craft Brewery 
  • Restaurant
  • Venue Hire 
Wine List
  • Walker Bay Merlot
  • Walker Bay Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Walker Bay Petit Verdot 
  • Walker Bay Pinot Noir
  • Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • Walker Bay Chardonnay
  • Walker Bay Shiraz Rosé
  • Walker Bay Pinot Noir Rosé
  • Walker Bay Limestone Sauvignon Blanc
  • Walker Bay Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc
  • Birkenhead Craft Beer
  • Birkenhead Cider
Winemaker
  • David Smit

Connect with Walker Bay Estate.

Welgesind

Welgesind

Welgesind Estate is the youngest member of the Stanford Wine Route.

Wine Sales:

  • On-Site
  • Online
Amenities
  • Wine Tasting
Wine List
  • Welgesind Romanse Blanc de Noir
  • Welgesind Mechanic Shiraz
Winemakers

Chris and Amanda de Wit

Connect with Welgesind Estate.

Events

Events

The Stanford Wine Route plays host to events that include:

  • Food and Wine Festivals
  • Live Music Events
  • Sporting Events
     
Wine Sales

Wine Sales 

The estates on the Stanford Wine Route offer their wines for sale directly to the public at their tasting rooms as well as online. 

For more information about wine sales, check the link to each wine farm, alternatively call Stanford Wine Route’s administrator for assistance. 

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