If you enjoy a good wine, the Durbanville wine route is the perfect getaway for you. Located just North of Cape Town, about a 25 minute drive, you don’t have to go far to experience some of South Africa’s best wines.

With 13 wine farms in Durbanville, deciding which ones to visit can be difficult. That is why we have put together a list of the 7 best wine farms Durbanville has to offer.

1. Klein Roosboom

Wine Farms Durbanville: People enjoying wine on Klein Roosboom, one of the top wine farms in Durbanville.

Klein Roosboom is a 300 year old wine farm that offers a wonderful wine tasting experience. They have 7 different, uniquely furnished wine tasting nooks, made from old concrete fermentation tanks. While enjoying the wines they will teach you about the history of their farm and wines.

This wine farm also has its own restaurant, Jéan Restaurant and Deli nestled amongst the vineyards. Offering a daily blackboard menu and an assortment of freshly baked goods, and picnics. With walking trails, a play area and picnic areas there is no shortage of activities for the whole family on this wine farm. 

With so much on offer it is easy to see why it is top of our list. Also with 392 reviews on Tripadvisor, Klein Roosboom has an average rating of 5/5, and it won Tripadvisor’s “Travellers’ Choice” award in 2022.

Website: Kleinroosboom

2. Durbanville Hills

Of all the wine farms Durbanville has to offer, Durbanville Hills has the most beautiful views of the landscape, and Table Mountain. 

With its meadows and vineyards stretching towards Table bay, it is the perfect backdrop for a wine tasting experience to remember. They offer multiple tasting experiences, with a wide range of pairings, and some of them include a tour of their cellars.

Their award winning restaurant The Tangram, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner (on select evenings). The restaurant has glass-panel walls to allow the beautiful view in, while you enjoy your meal. There are also play areas to keep the little ones busy.

Durbanville Hills offers a modern chic experience, any wine lover will enjoy. With 649 reviews on Tripadvisor, Durbanville Hills has an average rating of 4.5/5, making it a must see wine farm in Durbanville.

Website: Durbanville Hills

3. Groot Phesantekraal

Groot Phesantekraal, a wine farm: Durbanville.

Groot Phesantekraal is another unique offering of the Durbanville wine route. This historic working farm strikes the perfect balance between rustic farm life and modern luxury.

Farming more than just wine, Groot Phesantekraal offers a glimpse into farm life, with geese and sheep roaming the grounds. This rustic backdrop is perfect for a wine tasting in their modernly furnished indoor tasting venue, or on their grassy terrace. Their tastings are paired with a wonderful selection of cheese and charcuterie.

Their restaurant, housed in the farm’s refurbished stable, offers a seasonal menu of contemporary country cooking. The aesthetic is modern, while still conveying the history of the farm.

This rustic setting is the perfect escape from the city. With 39 reviews on Tripadvisor, Groot Phesantekraal has an average rating of 4.5/5. This farm gives a great sense of the history of Durbanville wine farms.

Website: Groot Phesantekraal

4. Nitída

Nitida is a family owned and run wine cellar that, despite being one of the younger wine farms Durbanville has to offer, has many award winning wines. Perched on the side of a small dam, surrounded by meadows, it is an idyllic country setting.

They offer a variety of tastings, with a tasting room inside their cellar. Surrounded by barrels they offer a sensory tasting, where none of the items are labelled, to better immerse the taster in the experience. They also offer a tasting experience for children, with drinks and snacks to tantalize their taste buds.

There are two restaurants at Nitida. The more luxurious Cassia restaurant which offers full course meals to satisfy any hunger craving. While Tables at Nitida is a wonderful café which offers many light meals, and picnic parcels.

With 41 reviews on Tripadvisor, Nitida has an average rating of 4/5. With the platters for children, and being pet friendly, it is the perfect Durbanville wine farm experience for the whole family.

Website: Nitída

5. Meerendal

If you are looking to work up a sweat before your wine tasting, Meerendal wine estate in Durbanville may be for you. This 300 year old wine farm has many hiking and biking trails that wind their way through the vineyards.

They have 2 wine tasting options hosted in their tasting room. Their tasting room has a leisurely lounge area and bar indoors. Alternatively you can enjoy their wines outside under their leafy pergola, weather permitting.

The Bossa restaurant at Meerendal has a large menu with something for everyone. It has a rustic aesthetic, with a beautiful fireplace to keep warm in the winter. There is also an outdoor area, with a play area close by to keep the children busy.

Meerendal’s Cape dutch homestead has also been converted into a luxury hotel. Which is perfect for those wanting to spend more time in the Durbanville wine route.

With 77 reviews on Tripadvisor, Meerendal has an average rating of 3.5/5. Its beautiful historic architecture is not to be missed.

Bookings: Meerendal

6. Canto

If it is a beautiful day Canto is a great wine farm to visit. With wide open lawns all around, and mountains on the horizon. It offers a great sense of the freedom that can be found in the countryside..

Of all the wine farms Durbanville has to offer, Canto has the greatest variety of tastings available. With their signature sparkling wine (MCC) and macaron tasting, gin & tonic infused pairing, and even a non-alcoholic tasting on offer. All hosted in their beautiful rustic tasting room.

Canto doesn’t have a restaurant, but they do have a deli to the side of the tasting room. Which offers cheeses, cold meats, and more, with Pizza available Friday – Sunday. The deli also offers picnic hampers, so that you can take advantage of their sprawling lawns.

With 13 reviews on Tripadvisor, Canto has an average rating of 3.5/5. Canto is the ideal picnic spot, with their own cricket pitch if you fancy a game.

Website: Canto

7. Bloemendal

Last on our list but certainly not least is Bloemendal wine estate. This wine farm has a rich history, originally being a supply station for the Dutch East Indian Trading company.

They offer a bespoke selection of wine tastings, hosted in their historic tasting room which also has a lush terrace. They offer a wide variety of pairings, including ice-cream, snack platters, and even sushi.

Bloemendal’s restaurant Bon Amis is a beautiful rustic location that is quite casual. Offering wood fired pizza and sushi. They also have a large play area, with sand pits and jungle gyms for the kids. 

With 47 reviews on Tripadvisor, Bloemendal has an average rating of 3/5. For the more adventurous Bloemendal also has a bike track, with rentals available. This combined with the play area, makes it the most family friendly wine farm Durbanville has to offer.

Website: Bloemendal

These are our seven favourite wine farms Durbanville has to offer. So if you want to experience some of the best wines South Africa has to offer, in some beautiful locations. We suggest you lose yourself in the Durbanville wine route.

People also ask

How much is a wine farm in Cape Town?

Wine farm prices vary, depending on size and other factors. However they can easily cost 860 Million Rand for a 100 hectare farm.

Who owns Durbanville Hills wine estate?

Durbanville Hills wine estate is owned by Distell, a global business based in South Africa, that produces and markets a wide range of alcoholic beverages.

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