Maastricht Wines | Durban Wine Valley

Capetonians are incredibly fortunate to have several nearby wine regions to explore, some just a stone’s throw away and others a few hours’ drive. It’s no surprise that locals have a deep appreciation for South African wines, each vineyard offering something distinct and every wine carrying its own unique charm.

Situated in the picturesque Durbanville Wine Valley, with panoramic views stretching towards Cape Town and the Atlantic seaboard, lies Maastricht Wines, a charming family-owned wine estate. The bustling tasting room quickly fills up with groups of friends and families, drawn by the inviting ambiance. Live music adds to the atmosphere, complementing a delightful array of wines to enjoy with delectable bite-sized treats. Maastricht is a haven for relaxation and enjoyment, and its popularity among locals is easily understood.


On February 9, 1702, Hendrick Seeger, a Dutch settler who came to South Africa with the Dutch East India Shipping Company, was granted the farm Maastricht. The farm’s name stems from the early settlers’ quest for fertile land near the Cape Colony to support the Dutch East India Company on their voyages. When they saw the clay-rich soils, it reminded them of their homeland, Maastricht, hence the name of the farm.


They offer two tasting options: R70 for 5 wines or R90 for 5 wines and MCC. From the refreshing delight of MCC Brut Rosé to the zesty Sauvignon Blanc, the oak-kissed Contour Sauvignon Blanc and the charming Pinotage Rosé, their tasting options offer a delightful array. On the red side, there are also the elegant notes of Pinotage, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, each with its unique character. Being a Pinot Noir fan, the Pinot Noir 2021 was unfortunately sold out, so we will be eagerly waiting for the new vintage to become available to taste.

MCC Brut Rosé

This Cap Classique is made in a brut rosé style from Grenache grapes. It has beautiful aromas of strawberries and cream. On the palate, it delivers a refreshing burst of fruity flavours complemented by a hint of citrus zest. This MCC is perfect for celebrations, offering a lively and crisp character that pairs well with a variety of dishes or simply enjoyed on its own for a lovely sundowner.

Maastricht Sauvignon Blanc 2024

This Sauvignon Blanc is like a burst of sunshine in a glass, offering lively aromas of tropical fruits and zesty citrus. The wind that blows from the close proximity of the ocean cool down the vines to help retain the natural acidity of the fruit and with each taste, you experience a wave of passion fruit and fresh herbs. Its vibrant acidity and crisp finish make it the perfect companion for picnics, beach days or simply unwinding with friends.

Maastricht Contour Sauvignon Blanc 2023

A unique wooded Sauvignon Blanc that has been aged for approximately 6 months in French oak barrels. This ageing process imparts a delightful softness and buttery richness to the wine, elevating its texture and complexity. This is a limited release wine with only 1800 bottles produced annually. It’s sourced from just 1 hectare of Sauvignon Blanc vines, ensuring exceptional quality and attention to detail.

On the palate you get a fusion of tropical fruit flavours, intertwined with subtle oak-inspired notes of vanilla and toast. Its smooth and velvety mouthfeel leads to a lingering finish, making it a wonderful choice for those seeking a refined and elegant white wine experience.

Maastricht Pinotage Rosé 2023

A delightful blanc de noir style wine made from 100% Pinotage grapes. This exceptional rosé has earned its place as a top contender, ranking in the top 5 at the prestigious Pinotage Rosé awards for 2023.

Aromas of ripe strawberries, fresh raspberries and delicate floral notes greet the nose, inviting you to indulge in its sensory delights. On the palate it delivers a symphony of fruit flavours, with juicy red berries taking center stage alongside hints of citrus zest. Its crisp acidity and well-balanced structure provide a refreshing and lively experience.

Maastricht Pinotage 2022

This is a beautiful Pinotage that exudes the sweet allure of red and dark fruits, accented by floral notes on the nose. Its smooth character, embraced by soft tannins, creates a luscious and juicy mouthfeel that is simply irresistible.

Maastricht Merlot 2021

The nose shows hints of the spicy characteristics, but is complemented by dark berry fruit flavours. The influence of French oak plays a supporting role and does not overpower the wine, allowing the fruit to shine through. These flavours follow through on the palate, finishing with a juicy and elegant mouthfeel.

Maastricht Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

It presents a deep and vibrant colour, indicative of its full-bodied nature. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, including a blend of first, second and third fills. The nose is greeted by intense aromas of dark fruits, prominently blackcurrant, which continue to entice on the palate. A subtle hint of spice adds complexity, resulting in a wine that is both rich and intricate. Juicy tannins complement the velvety finish, creating a truly satisfying drinking experience.

Snack Menu

While Maastricht Wine Estate doesn’t have its own restaurant, they offer a tempting small selection of snacks to accompany your wine. Treat yourself to a Cheese and Meat Platter or crunchy Rootstock Crisps, perfect for nibbling alongside your favourite glass of Maastricht wine. For something a bit more substantial, try their delicious Chicken or Vegetable Springrolls.

If you are craving something truly indulgent, don’t miss their Potato and Cheese Balls. Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside. These are little pockets of deliciousness! A favourite is their Traditional Dutch Bitterballen, which is slow-braised beef in a creamy sauce, coated in golden breadcrumbs and fried to perfection, served with tangy Dijon mustard mayo.

Durbanville Wine Valley Sauvignon Blanc

We had a delightful afternoon indulging in delicious bites together with a bottle of Durbanville Wine Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2023. The 2024 vintage was recently released and it’s a beautiful collaborative Sauvignon Blanc of ten winemakers from the Durbanville region. The striking blue and white label with a touch of gold beautifully captures the essence of Durbanville, showcasing its vineyards and grapes in all their splendor.

Picture aromas of tropical aromas, including granadilla, guava, and papaya, with subtle undertones of pear and litchi. Blackcurrant notes deepen the bouquet. On the palate you get Crisp apple, pear, and guava flavours take centre stage, harmonising with the wine’s full and balanced mouthfeel.

Imagine vibrant aromas of tropical fruits like granadilla, guava, and papaya, intertwined with subtle hints of pear and litchi. A touch of blackcurrant adds depth to the bouquet. On the palate, crisp apple, pear, and guava flavors take the spotlight, complemented by the wine’s full-bodied and well-balanced mouthfeel.

It’s the perfect wine farm for unwinding and spending quality time with friends or family, soaking in the serene atmosphere over a glass of wine. While bookings aren’t necessary, it’s best to get there early to secure a spot as it tends to get busy and fills up quickly. A farm I definitely will visit again more often for a lazy afternoon and of course to try their new vintage Pinot Noir.

Contact Details

Tel: 021 976 1995
Maastricht Farm, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, 7550

Mon to Sat: 10.00 – 17.00
Sundays: 10:00 to 15:00

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