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 Overberg’s Cape Floral Kingdom. The route’s nine farms have vineyards which 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 Stanford

About Stanford

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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.

Things to do in-and-around Stanford

Stanford forms part of the Cape Whale Coast and also the Cape Floral Kingdom. The area has become a sought after tourist destination for those seeking a good dose of peace and tranquillity. Offering a treasure trove of activities and adventures, there is something to do for the whole family such as:

  • Historic tours of the village 
  • Wine, beer and gin tours
  • Restaurants and wedding venues
  • Accommodation
  • Cheese tasting
  • River cruises on the Kleinrivier
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking
  • Bird watching
  • Fly fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Wild cat sanctuary visits
  • Ocean safaris in Gansbaai (see the Marine Big 5)
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About the Stanford Wine Route

About the Stanford Wine Route

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Stanford is close to the southernmost tip of Africa which makes it one of South Africa’s coolest wine producing regions. 

The Stanford Wine Route winds its way along the region’s sandy dunes, rocky mountain slopes and fertile farmlands where top winemakers keep themselves busy by producing an ever growing list of award-winning wines.

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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 offerings, making it an ultimate viticultural experience. 

Please note that wine quaffing and connoisseuring is for children over the age of 18 only, and the journey of the grape should be embarked on in a responsible manner at all times. Click here for shuttle services in Stanford.

Stanford Wine Route Map

Stanford Wine Route Map

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

Boschrivier

Boschrivier 

Boschrivier Estate is located on two farms that lie at the foot of the scenic Klein River Mountain range alongside the R326, near Stanford. 

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

Find out more about Boschrivier Estate here.

Misty Mountains

Misty Mountains

Misty Mountains Estate is the first member of the Stanford Wine Route to greet you as you drive to Stanford from Hermanus and can be found alongside the R43.

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

Find out more about Misty Mountains Estate here.

Raka

Raka 

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

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

Find out more about Raka Estate here.

  

Sir Robert Stanford

Sir Robert Stanford

Sir Robert Stanford Estate is situated just off the R43 on the southern slopes of the Klein River Mountains overlooking the historic Stanford Village.

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

Find out more about Sir Robert Stanford Estate here

Stanford Hills

Stanford Hills

The historic Stanford Hills Estate can be found just off the R43 next door to Sir Robert Stanford Estate and a stone’s throw away from the village.

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 

Find out more about Stanford Hills Estate here.

Springfontein

Springfontein

Springfontein Estate is located off the beaten track on the Wortelgat Road just outside Stanford. 

Amenities
  • Tasting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Venue Hire
  • Accommodation
Wine List
  • Ulumbaza Red of Springfontein 
  • Ulumbaza White of Springfontein
  • Ulumbaza Pink of Springfontein
  • Jil’s Dune Chenin Blanc (Single Vineyard Wines)
  • Jonathan’s Ridge Pinotage (Single Vineyard Wines)
  • Dark Side of the Moon (Limestone Rocks)
  • Whole Lotta Love Red Cape Blend (Limestone Rocks)
  • Gadda da Vida Pinoge with Petit Verdot (Limestone Rocks)
  • Child in Time Petit Verdot (Limestone Rocks)
  • Bunches Broken Shiraz (Daredevils' Drum Wines)
  • Juices Untamed Chardonnay (Daredevils' Drum Wines)
  • Mashes Extreme Cabernet Sauvignon (Daredevils' Drum Wines)
  • Skins Agleam Sauvignon Blanc (Daredevils' Drum Wines)
  • Blushes Inverse Blanc de Pinotage (Daredevils' Drum Wines)
  • Pinotage (Terroir Selection Wines)
  • Chenin Blanc (Terroir Selection Wines)
Winemaker
  • Tariro Masayiti

Find out more about Springfontein Estate here.

Vaalvlei

Vaalvlei 

Vaalvlei Estate can be found 9 km north-east of Stanford on just off the R326 on the Papiesvlie to Elim road (old Salmonsdam road).

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

Find out more about Vaalvlei Estate here.

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.

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

Find out more about Walker Bay Estate here.

Welgesind

Welgesind

Welgesind Estate is the youngest member of the Stanford Wine Route and the farm can be found at 19 South East, Stanford.

Amenities
  • Wine Tasting
Wine List
  • Welgesind Romanse Blanc de Noir
  • Welgesind Mechanic Shiraz
Winemakers

Chris and Amanda de Wit

Find out more about Welgesind Estate here.

Wine Route Annual Diary

Wine Route Annual Diary

The Stanford Wine Route plays host to a jam-packed activity calendar that is regularly updated and includes:

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

Wine Sales 

The wine farms on the Stanford Wine Route offer their wines for sale to the public. 

These wines can be purchased at each individual farm’s wine cellar and online. For information about wine sales, check each wine farms link for more details or call the Stanford Wine Route Administrator directly for assistance. 

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