With so many wine estates in South Africa is always difficult to choose which one to go to. I often find that instead of doing some extra research and going to lesser know one we do end up in the usual, well know places.
There is so many hidden wine farms in South Africa and they are not necessary located in the famous Winelands region.
Thanks to an amazing Twitter community here is a list of lesser known wine estates worth your visit:
Oldenburg Vineyards / Stellenbosch (Suggested by @miss_dhanusha )
Oldenburg Vineyards is a premium boutique winery, producing small quantities of red and white wine. Situated just outside Stellenbosch, in South Africa.
Picture by www.oldenburgvineyards.com
Linton Park Wines / Wellington (Suggested by @Throughthewine )
Linton Park’s legacy started in 1699 as the farm De Slange Rivier. Our original farm was named for the winding stream, Snake River or Slange Rivier which still flows down the mountain. The majestic Groenberg Mountain presides over Linton Park Wine Estate, which is minutes away from the charming and rustic town of Wellington in South Africa’s Western Cape province.
Several diverse micro climates are offered by the valley folds and mountain slopes and our vineyards are sited and prepared to optimise these.
The Estate’s three centuries of winemaking tradition is honored by our grape growing and winemaking teams.*** (***Source Linton Park Wines Website)
Glenelly Estate, Stellenbosch (suggested by @GreatGrampops )
Close to the center of Stellenbosch and just a short drive from Cape Town, our tasting room offers visitors an elegant yet friendly welcome to Glenelly, where our tasting room team will guide you through our Glenelly Estate wines.
Overlooking our vineyards visitors can enjoy cheese platters and taste our award-winning wines.*** (***Source Glenelly Website)
Andreas Wine / Wellington (Suggested by @StephanieMarthi )
Boutique wine estate and luxury accommodation in Wellington South Africa producing a premium, award winning Shiraz.
Kay & Monty Vineyards / Plettenberg Bay (Suggested by @adisasterpiece)
Kay and Monty Vineyards is situated in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay. A spectacular boutique wine farm producing award winning wines.
Painted Wolf Wines / Paarl (Suggested by @c_a_r_i_k_e )
Painted Wolf Wines – wines, wanderings and wild dogs. Eclectic wine adventures supporting the conservation of highly endangered African Painted Wolves.
Mont Blois Wine Estate / Robertson (Suggested by @WittyWineWoman )
The history of Mont Blois Wine Estate and the Bruwer Family begins in 1869 when the first farm was bought. Six generations later, Ernst Bruwer now manages our 3 farms in Robertson namely Mont Blois, La Fontaine and Sunshine. The Mont Blois Wynlandgoed cellar was built in 1884.
The farm is named after the picturesque town of Blois in the Loire where the Bruwer’s came from. Owner Ernst Bruwer took over from his Grandfather Ernst Bruwer Snr. He believed in sustainable farming and that older vineyards should be cared for.*** (***Source Mont Blois Website)
Kleinood, Tamboerskloof Wines / Stellenbosch (Suggested by @ElizeBekker5)
Kleinood is situated in the Helderberg area near Stellenbosch. This area is renowned for its warm days and cool nights, making it ideal for wine grape production.
Lovane Wine Farm / Stellenbosch (suggested by @feetmeanttoroam )
Lovane Boutique Wine Estate and Guesthouse is the smallest working wine farm in the Western Cape, situated on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. It is an intimate family-run estate with main focus to produce elegantly styled wines and to provide their guests with the ultimate country estate experience.
Stark-Conde Wines / Stellenbosch (Suggested by @shino_x13)
The Award Winning Wine Estate Nestled in the Jonkershoek Valley. Well renowned for their Boutique Wines as well as stunningly located The Postacard Cafe. Have you done Wine Tasting on the Water yet?
Ayama Wines / Paarl (Suggested by @juan_abrahams )
AYAMA – meaning “someone to lean on” – as the owners believe their Slent adventure leans on friendship & love. Ayama Wines – home to SA’s 1st Vermentino, is owned by Italian couple Attilio & Michela.
Paserene Wines / Franschhoek (Suggested by @cmpoulter )
Hand crafted artisanal wines created for lovers of all things good.
Kunjani Wines / Stellenbosch (Suggested by @livingitupct )
A cross-continental wine. Combining German perfection with South African soulfulness. Say “Kunjani” to a new way of enjoying wine and great food in the winelands.