Homegrown wine, craft gin and delightful dishes await at this Stellenbosch gem.
The oak-tree lined roads and sweeping vineyards of the Knorhoek Valley set the scene for this quintessential Stellenbosch wine farm, whose diverse attractions and experiences greet you the moment you enter the property.
Tucked into the shoulders of the Simonsberg Mountains, Knorhoek Wine Farm’s unique position – among an amphitheatre of peaks – yields a selection of wonderful homegrown award-winning wines.
Spanning 200 hectares, Quoin Rock’s unassuming sibling dates back to 1783 and offers a dazzling array of tastings, including wine and craft gin, best enjoyed on the view-drenched farm where they were created.
The sunkissed deli patio is the ideal spot for scenic sipping on warm days, while the crackling fire and cosy couches inside allow visitors to enjoy tastings all year round.
There are three wines in the Knorhoek range (CC, chenin blanc and cabernet sauvignon), and four in the Namysto selection (sauvignon blanc, rosé, shiraz-cabernet sauvignon blend and sweet), all of which are on offer in the tasting.
Cost R140 per person
Taste all of the available white wines (chenin blanc and sauvignon blanc)
Cost R70 per person
Taste all of the available red wines (cabernet sauvignon and a shiraz-cabernet sauvignon blend)
Cost R80 per person
Taste a classic gin and a pink gin, topped with fresh tonic and garnish.
Cost R48 per person
Good to know There’s also a range of craft beers made on the estate: an India pale ale and a lager, both of which are available at the deli.
Although Knorhoek winemaker Schalk Opperman focuses on two varietals – namely cabernet sauvignon and chenin blanc – he certainly does so with aplomb! In collaboration with vineyard head Nico Walters, Scalk secured the Double Gold award at the annual Veritas Wine Awards, and 4.5 stars at the annual Platter awards respectively for both of these.
While you’re there
Feeling peckish? Platters as well as a selection of wood-fired pizzas can be ordered at the deli to be enjoyed with your tastings. And, don’t leave without bagging a bottle of some out-of-this-world homemade olive oil.
Prefer the outdoors? Enjoy a picnic on the lawns. Or stretch your legs on one of the many hiking, cycling and walking trails on the expansive estate.
Whether you’re here for the scenery or the sipping, Knorhoek Wine Farm won’t disappoint.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Contact 021 865 2114, email@example.com
Address Knorhoek Road, R44, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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