Helderberg Wine Route

An insight into the Helderberg's wine estates

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The Helderberg has over 30 wine estates that form part of the Wine Route. These estates vary in what they have to offer, but each will be a wonderful and unique experience.


Founded in 1700, Lourensford is one the of the oldest estates in the Helderberg area. This estate offers a range of excellent wines including the premium Lourensford Estate Range, Five Heirs, Eden Crest and Lanzerac. Experience fine dining at The Restaurant at Lourensford, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
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Voted Best Winery and New World Winery of the Year, Vergelegen is a must see. Visit this traditional winery where the old meets the new and experience their award winning wines. Dine at the Lady Philips Restaurant or picnic in the camphor forest.
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Morgenster Estate is a thriving farm that produces Bordeaux-style red wine and award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil and olive products including olive paste and table olives. Treat yourself to the Morgenster experience.
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Dellrust offers a truly unique experience. Not only can you taste the delicious variety of red, white and rose wines, but you can have a bit of adventure on a quad bike in the vineyards. The estate also offers a gourmet food experience at the Three Vines restaurant - where you can taste the flavours of the Meditteranean.
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Avontuur not only a produces quality wines, but is a thoroughbred farm and one of South Africa's top breeders of race horses. Enjoy this beauty of this estate and don't forget to grab a bite to eat in the deli-style restaurant.
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Ken Forrester

This estate, produces a variety of quality wines including the Grenache / Syrah which is unique in South Africa. The restaurant on the estate, 96 Winery Rd, is a favourite among all in the area. Inspired by South African favourites and flavours from around the world, the relaxing setting and superb dining experience is not to be missed.
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Ernie Els

Ernie Els, one of SA's sporting hero's, has added to his list of achievements with award winning wines from his cellar in the heart of the Helderberg.
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Mount Rozier

Situated on the foothills on the Hottentots Holland Mountains, Mount Rozier estate is currently planted with 4 premium grape varieties - Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. Taste these award winning wines in a spectacular setting with magnificent views.
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Alto is red wine country and their outstanding quality has won the Estate more than 70 gold medals in open competition with the best wines in the world. One of South Africa's most celebrated labels, the Alto Estate, has been a Cape institution for over 50 years and has become known as this country's own red blend.
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Eikendal offers an entire Winelands experience. Taste the award winning wines, dine at Harold's restaurant and stay overnight at the fabulous Eikendal Lodge.
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We are fortunate to have so many award winning wine farms in the area. Here are more of the wineries that form part of the Helderberg Wine Route and offer excellence to those who visit.

Full list of wine farms in the Helderberg Wine Route

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