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 10 Best Wine Estates in and Around Cape Town

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De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant
Location: Durbanville Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 13 miles
For breathtaking views of Table Mountain, venture north of Cape Town to De Grendel Wine Estate. From their glass-encased veranda, you can sip their renowned sauvignon blanc while gazing across the vineyards towards the mountain, city, and Atlantic Ocean. Don't miss the chance to explore their guided cellar tours, indulge in contemporary Cape cuisine at their fine-dining restaurant, or join a farm tour in a safari vehicle where you can learn about the farm's history and encounter local antelope species. The estate even features a helipad for those arriving in style.

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Groot Constantia Estate
Location: Constantia Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 13 miles
As South Africa's oldest wine-producing farm, Groot Constantia has been crafting exceptional wines since 1685. Situated on the eastern side of Table Mountain, the estate offers stunning views of False Bay alongside its top-quality wines. Easily accessible through the hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing red bus tours, you can spend hours exploring the historic manor house, wine cellars, and magnificent grounds. Enjoy a wine tasting with the option of a chocolate pairing, and indulge in the culinary delights offered at one of their two restaurants.

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Cape Point Vineyards
Location: Constantia Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 21 miles
Perched on the slopes of Chapman's Peak, Cape Point Vineyards provides picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean on the other side of Table Mountain. The cool ocean breezes contribute to the production of delicious sauvignon blanc at this estate. Take pleasure in a crisp white wine paired with sushi as you witness the sun setting over the water from their idyllic lakeside setting. The estate offers an à la carte restaurant with outdoor seating and breathtaking views, gourmet picnic baskets, a family-friendly courtyard bistro, and a popular community market on Thursday evenings.


Location: Stellenbosch Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 25 miles
Zevenwacht offers more than just a picturesque setting and historic Manor House. This estate provides a wide range of activities and experiences for visitors. Start with their well-known and beloved wines, which can be sampled in the Tasting Centre against the backdrop of the barrel cellar. Explore various tasting experiences and pairings, including a special children's tasting featuring grape juices and chocolates. Other activities on the farm include indulging in the Bakwena day spa, attending music concerts throughout the year, and exploring the walking, running, and cycling trails in the 200-acre conservancy lands.

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Muratie Wine Estate
Location: Stellenbosch Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 34 miles
Nestled at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountains, Muratie Wine Estate is one of South Africa's oldest estates, exuding charm and authenticity. The estate's cellar, adorned with tartaric encrusted walls and original artwork, provides a unique setting for wine tastings. As you sample their esteemed Bordeaux blend, shiraz, chardonnay, and pinot noir wines, you'll learn about the fascinating characters after whom the wines are named. Muratie's rich history and contribution to the region's winemaking make it a must-visit destination.

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JC Le Roux
Location: Stellenbosch Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 35 miles
If you're a fan of sparkling wines, JC Le Roux is the perfect destination. This estate specializes in a range of tastings and pairings, both sweet and dry, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Indulge in delightful selections of nougat, Turkish delight, cheesecakes, and unique pizza combinations. They even offer a special juice and pizza pairing for children. Take a tour of the production process for Méthod Cap Classique and other sparkling wines, and enjoy lunch, snacks, and gift shopping at the estate. JC Le Roux proudly claims to be "The Home of Celebration."

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Lanzerac Wine Estate
Location: Stellenbosch Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 36 miles
Lanzerac Wine Estate, also known as Lanzerac Wine Estate – Hotel, Spa, Restaurant, Wine & Deli, offers a complete experience for visitors. Nestled in the Jonkershoek Valley, this historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon exude old-world charm and Cape heritage. The idyllic scenery sets the stage for relaxation, and the estate features a health spa where you can further unwind. Complete with a boutique selling swimwear and homewares by local designers, Lanzerac offers a breathtaking sunset view over the surrounding mountains, creating a truly heavenly experience.

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Morgenster Estate
Location: Somerset West Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 35 miles
Located southeast of Cape Town in the Helderberg area, Morgenster Estate produces remarkable Bordeaux-style wines and top-quality extra virgin olive oils. The estate maintains the Italian traditions of its original owner and winemaker, now carried on by his daughter and granddaughter. Visit their contemporary tasting room, which overlooks a beautiful dam and offers views of mountains, wetlands, and vibrant birdlife. Spend an afternoon enjoying wine and olive oil tastings, accompanied by cheese and meat platters. Don't forget to relish a meal at their à-la-carte bistro.

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Vergelegen Wine Estate
Location: Somerset West Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 34 miles
Next to Morgenster, you'll find the expansive Vergelegen estate, renowned for its exceptional gardens as well as its wines. Check their website for the flowering seasons and guided tours, particularly to see the winter-blooming camellia trees. Vergelegen boasts South Africa's first and only International Camellia Garden of Excellence, one of only 39 such gardens worldwide and the sole representative in Africa. Indulge in an extensive range of wine tastings, dine at one of their three restaurants, and explore the various activities available for the entire family.

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Fairview Wine and Cheese
Location: Paarl Wine Region
Distance: Approximately 37 miles
Fairview Wine and Cheese farm is a delightful destination, especially for families, thanks to its charming resident goats. Join the dedicated goat tour, where you'll get to meet the farm's goat herd and learn about the daily operations. Take a guided walk on the Paarl Mountain, indulge in cheese tastings, and enjoy delicious meals at the Goatshed restaurant. The farm offers an extensive selection of cheeses, wines, and local delicacies at their deli. Additionally, Fairview presents interesting Mediterranean varietals like Viognier, Tempranillo, and Sangiovese, alongside classic local wines.

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