Wine tasting in Cape Town, Cape Town is the ideal holiday destination in South Africa. Not only does it have breathtaking mountains, including the iconic Table Mountain, and access to the Atlantic Ocean, but is becoming a world-renowned foodie destination. There is however a more historic draw to Cape Town, which is its access to the bounty of the surrounding Winelands.

The Cape Winelands has long been famous for some of the world’s best award-winning wines. While there are many wine routes in the surrounding area widely considered the most popular is the Route 62 wine route. This is also the world’s longest wine route stretching from Cape Town to Gqeberha, a total of 782 km. Additionally, this route runs close to Stellenbosch which is why many consider it better to stay in Stellenbosch than Franschhoek.

Fortunately, you don’t have to travel that far to sample some excellent wines. As there are numerous wine tastings in Cape Town. A wine tasting can be a wonderful experience no matter the season. As while the grapes are harvested in February-April the wines take a while to make. Meaning the wine you drink was harvested in previous years.

There are many available wine tastings in Cape Town which can make finding the right one for you challenging. That is why we decided to write this article to take a look at some of these tastings. To help you find the ideal wine tasting in Cape Town for you.

Steenberg Vineyards

Path at Steenberg vineyards, ideal for a stroll after a wine tasting in Cape Town

First on our list for a wine tasting in Cape Town is the historic Steenberg Vineyards. This is the oldest farm in Cape Town established in 1682. It even has the original manor house which has been lovingly restored and is now an official Provincial Heritage Site. Located just 20 minuter away from the heart of the Mother City in Constantia. This wonderful vineyard feels like its own secluded oasis amongst the mountains.

While the manor is a historical heritage site Steenberg’s tasting rooms have a wonderful contemporary aesthetic. They have three options for venues. The tasting lounge with a modern chic interior and couches to lounge around on with friends. The tasting bar is beautifully decorated with ornate glass beads hovering over the bar. Finally, they have an outdoor terrace allowing you to enjoy the natural surroundings alongside the beautiful water features. No matter your style Steenberg has a tasting venue for you. 

They offer various tasting options depending on how many wines you would like to sample. These range in price from R120 per person up to R200 per person. They do also offer private tastings for groups of 11-20 guests, that are hosted in the cellar. These cost R250 per person but provide a look into the inner workings of the vineyard.


If you are looking for a wine tasting in Cape Town with wide open spaces then the Buitenverwachting tasting is for you. This farm is located on the eastern slopes of the Constantiaberg just 12km from False Bay. This farm also boasts a long history as it was originally established in 1773, with the first vines on the farm planted in 1825.

The wine-tasting experience at Buitenverwachting is hosted in their historic wine cellar. This building still has its traditional thatched roof, white-washed walls and rare yellow wood ceiling. The lounge has a casual contemporary aesthetic and is well-furnished with leather couches. They also have a stone-tiled terrace that overlooks the extensive lawns and the ancient oaks surrounding them.

Buitenverwachting offers a 5 wine tasting for R70 per person. This is one of the most budget-friendly wine tastings available. Additionally, there is an extensive charcuterie menu for you to pair with the wines. This is a relaxing tasting with many visitors choosing to buy a bottle to enjoy while relaxing on the open lawns.

Cape Point Vineyard

If you are looking for wine tasting in Cape Town with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, then the Cape Point Vineyard tasting is the one for you. One of the only vineyards located in Noordhoek on the western side of Constantiaberg. This vineyard is perched on the slopes overlooking the town and the Atlantic Ocean making it the ideal venue to enjoy the sunset.

The newly renovated tasting room at Cape Point Vineyard overlooks the picnic lawns and small dam on the property. The covered veranda has a rustic aesthetic while also providing shelter from the coastal weather. This aesthetic is enhanced by the stone-faced walls of the building and the various hanging plants.

The tasting offers a unique pairing of their award-winning Sauvignon Blanc with some delicious sushi. Their tasting costs R50 for 3 wines and the sushi is sold separately. Additionally, it is worth noting that Cape Point Vineyard is one of the most family-friendly wine tastings available. As the property has numerous play areas for the kids to enjoy.

These are our picks for some of the best wine tastings Cape Town has to offer. So choose your best smart-casual outfit and ensure you wear comfortable walking shoes. To enjoy a winetasting in Cape Town that you will remember for years to come.

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