For wine lovers

There’s no better place from which to explore the Cape’s best wines than the Banhoek Valley. Situated between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, the Winelands’ finest vineyards are just a short drive away.

Needless to say, the Cape Winelands is a veritable Shangri-La for wine lovers, with some 900 wine estates and producers in the region. From South Africa’s own Pinotage grape to exceptional Chenin Blanc and MCC (Method Cap Classique), as winemakers ourselves we would be happy to be your guide to the best wines the Cape has to offer (many of them right next door...!).

De Zeven is home to its own private wine label, Limoenkloof, featuring 3 exceptional wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon) and a Brut Sauvignon Blanc MCC – available here at De Zeven and nowhere else.

Should you wish to explore further, please view a few of our suggested wine experiences in the region below.

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A few of our favourite wine stops

Love Wine Studio in Stellenbosch

Located in the heart of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Love Wine South Africa offers you the opportunity to taste and compare 30 hand-selected wine farms from all over South Africa.  They use their wine expertise to match the client to the farm and style that will make their heart beat just that little bit faster.

Website: www.lovewinesouthafrica.com

Image: www.winetourismza.blogspot.co.za

Bartinney Wine Bar in Stellenbosch

Sip on sustainably produced, small-lot wines at this buzzing bar in central Stellenbosch. Enjoy wine-friendly, seasonal nibbles and sharing plates at the bar, settle in on comfortable reclaimed armchairs, sit out on the terrace, or join wine-lovers spilling out onto Bird Street glass in hand.

Website: www.bartinney.co.za

Image: Food24

Oldenburg Vineyards Tasting Room in the Banhoek Valley

The breath-taking views at Oldenburg set the tone for an unforgettable experience – with the focus on letting guests understand the sense of place, and truly connect to the wines. Enjoy a complimentary platter of nibbles, made up of delicious, locally produced products. Taste the wines of the Oldenburg Vineyards Series (Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon).

Website: www.oldenburgvineyards.com

Image: www.boringcapetownchick.com

Delaire Graff Wine Lounge in the Banhoek Valley

The Wine Lounge at Delaire Graff Estate is a welcoming art-filled tasting space and an elegant retreat in which to relax over a glass of Delaire Graff wine. Lacquered floors lead out to floor to ceiling windows that frame their famous view. The perfect place to relax in summer is their outside terrace, or spend winter inside with a crackling fire. 

Website: www.delaire.co.za

Image: Scott Ramsay

Boschendal Tasting Room in the Banhoek Valley

The new Manor House Tasting Room, offers premium tastings and pairings.  Three beautifully designed venues - the Agter Kamer, Exclusive Lounge and Chaise Lounge, can be booked for premium tastings, private functions and meeting rooms. Vineyard Tours and Cellar Tours are available.

Website: www.boschendal.com

Image: Vine Hopper

Haute Cabriere Tasting Room outside Franschhoek

This is wine tasting with a serious view.  The tasting room is nestled within the mountainside and looking out from a height over the Franschhoek Valley. Haute Cabriere wines are made using two noble cultivars, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The structure of Pinot Noir and the elegance of Chardonnay bring balance to their wines and a freshness to their Méthode Cap Classique. 

Website: www.cabriere.co.za

Image: www.franschhoek.org.za