Klein Welmoed Luxury Guesthouse is a serene retreat amidst Foothills Vineyards and Olive Groves.

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of a breathtaking landscape, Klein Welmoed Guesthouse and Home to Foothills Vineyards & Olive Groves offers a tranquil escape for travelers seeking solace in nature’s embrace. Located amidst lush vineyards and flourishing olive groves, this enchanting retreat is a haven for those longing to indulge in the beauty of the Stellenbosch Wine Region. A region that is renowned for its stunning wineries, picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage. During the winter months, the region experiences milder temperatures, making it an ideal destination for a cosy retreat. Thus making Klein Welmoed Luxury Guesthouse the perfect destination for conferences, functions and weddings.

It is blessed with a captivating setting, where rolling hills and verdant valleys stretch as far as the eye can see. The surrounding vineyards, teeming with carefully nurtured grapevines, paint a picture of abundant growth and promise. The sight of neatly aligned olive trees, with their silver-green leaves shimmering under the African sun, further enhances the natural beauty of the property. Guests are invited to explore these serene landscapes, stroll through the vineyards, or simply find a peaceful spot to immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance.

At Klein Welmoed Luxury Guest House you can expect to find comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality and breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains. Whether you prefer to relax by the fireplace with a glass of local wine, explore the nearby wine estates, or indulge in delicious cuisine, Klein Welmoed offers a tranquil setting for a memorable winter escape.

The beautifully restored Manor House exemplifies the timeless elegance of Cape Dutch architecture. It features four double rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, there are also four contemporary self-catering cottages, each equipped with fitted kitchens and spacious living areas. The cottages offer a self-catering cottage experience, boast two bedrooms and two bathrooms, accommodating up to four people comfortably, making them ideal for families or couples seeking privacy and ample space.

For cosy winter getaways, most cottages are equipped with under-floor heating and fireplaces. Combining modern comforts with a hint of rustic charm. All the rooms and cottages offer king-size beds, air-conditioning, heated towel rails, flat screen TVs with DSTV and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

It provides a comfortable and private retreat, with amenities that include an outdoor braai patio where you can enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful surroundings. The cottages feature an open plan living and dining area, creating a spacious and inviting atmosphere for relaxation next to a cosy fireplace. The fitted kitchen allows you to prepare your own meals at your convenience.

With its self-catering setup, it offers flexibility and independence, allowing you to create your own schedule and enjoy a home-away-from-home and the perfect winter getaway experience during your stay in Stellenbosch.

The guesthouse features well-appointed rooms, tastefully decorated to provide a harmonious blend of comfort and style. Each room offers panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards, olive groves or the distant mountains, allowing guests to feel connected to nature at every turn. In addition to its natural splendor and exceptional hospitality, Klein Welmoed Guesthouse offers a delightful breakfast experience to start your day on a high note.

Foothills Vineyards Wine

A stay at Klein Welmoed is incomplete without savouring the region’s acclaimed wines. The guesthouse is home to Foothills Vineyards Wine, where exceptional wines are produced that reflect the unique terroir. Guests can embark on a wine tasting journey with a sensory exploration of their carefully crafted wines. From crisp Sauvignon Blancs to a bold Shiraz, Foothills Vineyards offers an impressive range of varietals to delight every palate.

Foothills Vineyards Wine is situated on a long-standing farm, with its vineyards being around 12 to 13 years old. The acquisition of the farm by Glenn Hesse, an experienced developer, marked the beginning of his vision to transform it into a remarkable guest farm. The conference room, which was once an old barn, holds significant historical value.

To ensure a personalised experience, tastings at Foothills Vineyards Wine are available by appointment. The estate boasts hectares of serene landscapes, featuring distinct blocks of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and notably, Shiraz—their renowned varietal.

They are passionate and their aim is about making wines that reflect the terroir and its unique characteristics. Small in production with around 30,000 bottles each year, they also export to a select market of wine enthusiasts.

Although only open by appointment, it is highly recommended where insights are shared into the winemaking process and stories behind each bottle. From the first sip to the last, you are enveloped in the rich flavours and nuanced expressions of Foothills Vineyards’ remarkable wines.

Foothills Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Wine 2020

This is the maiden vintage. On the nose, this bubbly invigorating aromas of tropical fruits with subtle hints of citrus, like zesty lemon and grapefruit. These lively fruit notes are complemented by delicate floral undertones, contributing to its overall freshness.

As the bubbles dance on the palate, crisp flavours take center stage, delivering a lively and refreshing sensation. The well-balanced acidity enhances the bubbly’s vibrancy and adds a delightful tanginess to the taste profile. The persistent bubbles elegantly carry the flavours, culminating in a satisfying summer in a bottle.

Foothills Monogram Collection Cap Classique 2019

The Foothills Monogram Cap Classique 2019 is meticulously crafted from a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, sourced exclusively from their single block vineyards. This exceptional composition results in a wine of outstanding quality. In the glass, this Cap Classique displays a bright and pale gold hue, accompanied by an enchanting display of very fine bubbles, signifying its elegance.

On the palate, a refreshing citrus freshness prevails, exemplifying the wine’s purity. This vibrant character persists, creating a truly invigorating experience. To further enhance its complexity, it spent an impressive 18 months aging in oak barrels. This maturation process contributes depth and intricacy to the final product, showcasing the winemaker’s commitment to crafting a truly remarkable Cap Classique.

Foothills The Partners White 2021

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. The nose is greeted with a delightful bouquet of fresh aromas. Notes of tropical fruits mingle with hints of citrus zest, offering a tantalising and refreshing scent. On the palate, this white blend continues to impress. A burst of lively flavours emerges, with the tropical fruits taking center stage.

The richness of peach and luscious melon further enhances the wine’s complexity. A balanced acidity provides a refreshing lift and contributes to the wine’s overall vibrancy. The well-integrated flavours lead to a satisfying and lingering finish, leaving a lasting impression.

Foothills Dry Rosé 2022

A beautiful blend of Shiraz, Semillon and Viognier. What a delightful expression of a refreshing and vibrant rosé wine. In the glass, this rosé displays a beautiful copper pink colour, exuding an inviting allure. The aromas immediately captivate the senses with notes of fresh strawberries, ripe raspberries and hints of citrus zest dance gracefully, creating an enticing bouquet.

On the palate, the wine delivers a delightful experience. The vibrant flavours of red berries take center stage, showcasing the essence of summer fruits. The wine’s dry character adds a touch of elegance, while maintaining a bright and crisp profile. The acidity is well-balanced, contributing to its refreshing nature and ensuring a pleasant mouthfeel. With its clean and satisfying finish, this roséleaves a lasting impression and invites you to savour each sip.

Foothills Chardonnay 2020

The aromas immediately captivate the senses, offering a harmonious blend of ripe orchard fruits, such as apple and pear, alongside delicate notes of tropical pineapple and a subtle hint of toasted oak.

On the palate, the wine delivers a luxurious and well-balanced experience. The flavours of ripe apple and pear together with hints of citrus zest, creating a vibrant and multi-layered taste profile. The well-integrated acidity adds freshness, while the wine’s richness fills the mouth with a satisfying depth of flavour.

Foothills Monogram Collection Semillon 2020

Aromas of citrus blossoms, freshly cut grass and hints of tropical fruits like passionfruit and pineapple creating an inviting and vibrant aromatic profile. On the palate he vibrant citrus notes take center stage, with lively lemon and lime zest dancing across the tongue. Subtle hints of tropical fruit and a touch of herbal freshness further enhance the wine’s complexity, providing an intriguing and layered taste experience.

It matured for 6 months in oak and offers a medium body, with a crisp and refreshing acidity that adds a lively vibrancy to the wine. The texture is smooth and inviting, leading to a satisfying and persistent finish.

From immersing oneself in the stunning landscapes to indulging in fine wines, every aspect of Klein Welmoed ensures an unforgettable experience. For those seeking solace, adventure and the epitome of luxury in a breathtaking setting, a visit to Klein Welmoed Guesthouse promises an escape like no other.

Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll through the vineyards or an intimate tasting session, Klein Welmoed Guesthouse ensures that every moment is crafted with care, making your stay an unforgettable experience. From breakfast delights that awaken the senses to the exquisite wines waiting to be savoured, Klein Welmoed offers a haven for discerning travelers seeking the perfect blend of relaxation, indulgence and immersion in nature’s beauty.

Opening Times Office hours 8:30 – 16:00
Accommodation Contact info@kleinwelmoed.co.za, +27 (0)21 842 0045, +27 (0)82 046 9999
Foothills Vineyards & Olive Oil Contact info@foothillsvineyards.co.za +27 (0) 82 600 3049 (By Appointment)
Where Raithby Road, Off Winery Road, Stellenbosch

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