Stellenbosch The Perfect Winter Warmer Getaway Filled with Winederful Experiences

When winter sets in, Stellenbosch emerges as a haven for those seeking a perfect getaway to relax and unwind. With an abundance of activities, this enchanting region offers a myriad of experiences that will warm your heart and tantalise your taste buds. From indulgent dinners and wine tastings to interactive wine blending sessions, wine and soup pairings and delightful wine and chocolate pairings, Stellenbosch is a treasure trove of delights for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

Stellenbosch truly offers the perfect winter getaway for wine enthusiasts and those in search of an unforgettable culinary experience. As you immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of flavors and aromas, let Stellenbosch ignite your passion for wine and ignite your senses.

Explore and indulge in the winter wonderland of Stellenbosch, where every sip and every bite takes you on a delightful journey of taste and pleasure.

Yonder Hill Wines

Yonder Hill Wines is situated amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Stellenbosch Wine region, against the backdrop of the majestic Helderberg mountains, you’ll discover an enchanting destination that beckons as the ideal winter retreat. Here, you can immerse yourself in the delights of a delightful Soup and Wine Pairing experience, designed to embrace the cosy charm of the season. The ambiance of the place, adorned with a crackling fireplace, sets the stage for a truly captivating atmosphere that beautifully complements the culinary adventure. Every carefully crafted soup is thoughtfully paired with a complementary wine, elevating the flavours to new heights and embarking you on an unforgettable tasting journey.

Opening Times Monday – Closed, Tuesday – Friday 09H00 – 16H00, Saturday 10H00 – 14H00, Sunday – Closed
Contact +27 21 855 1008,
Where Yonder Hill, Somerset West, R44, Raithby

Klein Welmoed Guesthouse and Foothills Vineyards & Olive Groves

Escape for a winter warmer at Klein Welmoed Guesthouse, situated at the breathtaking foothills of Stellenbosch. This enchanting accommodation not only offers a haven of relaxation and serenity but is also home to the renowned Foothills Vineyards and Olive Groves. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the vineyards and olive groves as you wander through the lush landscapes, soaking in the peaceful ambiance. To enhance your getaway, indulge in the exquisite wines produced by Foothills Vineyards. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or simply seeking a rejuvenating escape, Klein Welmoed Guesthouse and Foothills Vineyards create a truly unforgettable experience.

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

Longridge Wine Estate

As winter casts its chilly embrace, there’s nothing quite like a cosy dinner by a crackling fireplace to warm the soul. Longridge Wine Estate, nestled in the heart of a picturesque landscape, offers precisely this idyllic setting for an unforgettable winter dining experience at their Longridge Restaurant. Situated in the scenic Stellenbosch Wine Region, Longridge Wine Estate combines breathtaking views, exceptional wines and a restaurant with a roaring fireplace to create the perfect ambiance for a winter dinner treat.

Restaurant Opening Times Monday & Tuesday – 10h00 – 17h00, Wednesday – Saturday – 10h00 – 17h00 (Winter), Wednesday – Saturday – 10h00 – 18h00 (Summer), Sunday – 10h00 – 15h30
Tasting Room Opening Times Monday – Saturday (10:00 – 16:30), Sunday (10:00 – 14:00)
Contact Restaurant & Bookings 021 855 4082,
Contact Wine Lounge & Sales 021 855 2005,
Where Off the R44, Helderberg Pad, Stellenbosch

Middelvlei’s Wine Blending and Boerebraai Experience

Embrace the warmth of winter with Middelvlei’s Wine Blending and Boerebraai Experience. This delightful offering invites you to enjoy a unique culinary adventure that combines the art of wine blending with the rich flavours of a traditional South African braai. Take part in the interactive wine blending session, where you can craft your own signature blend. Afterward, enjoy a delicious Boerebraai featuring a variety of succulent meats and traditional sides. With the comforting ambiance of a crackling fire and the expertly crafted wines, Middelvlei’s Wine Blending and Boerebraai Experience promises to be a memorable celebration of winter warmth and South African hospitality.

Opening Times Tasting hours are 10:00am-16:30pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)
Restaurant, Blending and Experiences hours 12:00pm –15:00pm (Wednesday to Sundays)
Contact, +27 21 8832565
Where Flamingo Street, Stellenbosch

Clos Malverne

Visit Clos Malverne and treat yourself to a wine tasting experience accompanied by a breathtaking view. This esteemed winery, situated amidst the stunning landscapes of Stellenbosch, offers not only exceptional wines but also a picturesque setting. The combination of the meticulously crafted wines and the awe-inspiring backdrop creates a sensory journey that transcends the palate. Clos Malverne’s wine tasting with a view promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you captivated by the beauty of the surroundings and the allure of their wines.

Opening Times Tue – Sat 10:30 – 16:30, Sun 10:30-15:00
Contact, 076 610 9779
Where Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch

Avontuur Estate Restaurant

Indulge in an extraordinary dining experience at Avontuur Estate Restaurant in Stellenbosch. Nestled within the scenic beauty of the estate, this restaurant offers a feast for both the eyes and the palate. The menu showcases a fusion of innovative flavours and locally sourced ingredients. From delectable starters to mouthwatering mains and decadent desserts, each plate is a work of culinary art. Pair your meal with a selection of Avontuur Estate’s renowned wines, carefully chosen to complement the flavours of each meal. With impeccable service and stunning views of the estate, a dinner at Avontuur Estate Restaurant is a gastronomic experience that will leave a lasting impression on your senses.

Tasting Room Opening Times Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am – 4pm
Tasting Room Contact +27 (0) 21 855 3450,
Restaurant Opening Times Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Wednesday through to Saturday. 9am – 9pm, Breakfast and lunch only on Sundays & Tuesdays. 9am – 5pm
Restaurant Contact +27 (0) 21 855-4296,
Where R44, Somerset West, Stellenbosch

Hidden Valley Wines

Uncover the enchantment of Hidden Valley Wines and immerse yourself in a luxurious Chocolate and Wine Experience. As you settle in next to the inviting fireplace, prepare to explore your taste buds with a delectable assortment of handcrafted Belgian chocolates, each artfully paired with Hidden Valley’s exceptional wines. This unique experience combines the pleasures of fine wine and decadent chocolate, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you in awe. Hidden Valley Wines and their Chocolate and Wine Experience offer a truly magical and unforgettable winter getaway.

Opening Times 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm in Summer & 9am to 5pm in Winter
Contact +27 (0) 21 007 3477,
Where Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch

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