Lourensford Wine Estate

Lourensford Wine Estate

Lourensford Wine Estate

Known as the Jewel of the Cape Winelands, Lourensford Wine Estate is a magnificent estate nestled in the fertile bowl of the Helderberg Mountains. Originally founded in 1700 as part of Willem Adriaan van der Stel's farm, Vergelegen, is arguably one of the most beautiful wine estates in the world. Lourensford has combined a proud history with a dynamic new vision in order to create what can only be described as a giant among South African wine producers. The proud winemaking traditions of this estate were revived in 1998 when it was purchased by Dr. Christo Wiese. Its expanse on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain has been researched and the findings indicate that up to five hundred hectares of the best cultivars can be planted. The estate also boasts a state of the art wine cellar which utilises technology unique in the Southern Hemisphere, and already presses more than 1500 tons of grapes.

The Wine Tasting Centre is well stocked with all the current vintages which can be sampled with with a lovely cheese platter or for the sweet tooth, indulge in a chocolate tasting with hand-made Chocolates by Tomes and little shot glasses filled with honey liqueur. In this tasting centre there truly is definitely something to satisfy all the senses.

Apart from its wine producing there is far more to Lourensford Wine Estate. The Estate hectares of various fruit orchards including apples, pears and plums which are all packed at their own packshed. There are also over 900 hectares of pine plantations which are also milled on the farm. An exclusive fly-fishing club is stocked by trout on the farm and their cheesery is producing some of the finest farmhouse cheeses in the Cape. Not only does the beautiful farm play host to many local and international film shoots, it is also a premium destination for annual sports and cultural events as well as wedding receptions and corporate functions which can also be held on the estate. The sport of kings, polo, is practiced and enjoyed at the large equestrian centre which has one of only two polo fields in Cape Town.
So in the words of Lourensford Wine Estate, Please be welcome on our estate, and enjoy it with us.

The Restaurant @ Lourensford is the perfect spot to enjoy an early bird breakfast or lunch. And for those of you who are not that hungry, you can enjoy cakes and treats or a scrumptious picnic under shaded old oak trees.
For more information please contact:
Tel: +27-21-8472328
Or email: rivergarden@lourensford.co.za
The Restaurant is open daily from 08h00 - 17h00

Lourensford Wine Estate is open daily and the Tasting Room is open from Monday to Sunday: 09:30 to 16:30 and on Public Holidays: 09:00 to 16:00 with the exception of 1 May and 25 December when the Estate is closed. Cellar Tours can be conducted but only by appointment.

For more information please contact:
Tel: +27-21-8472333
Or email: info@lourensford.co.za

For more information on Weddings, Functions & Events please contact:
Tel: +27-21-8472259
Or email: functions@lourensford.co.za

For more information on wine tasting please contact:
Elsa Swanepoel
Tel: +27-21-8472300
Fax: +27-21-8470910
Or email: winetastings@lourensford.co.za

Directions:
From Cape Town to Lourensford Wine Estate: (approx. 45km)
From Cape Town International Airport take the N2 to Somerset West.
Take the Broadway turn-off, Exit No. 43 towards Somerset West and Stellenbosch
At the traffic lights, at the Lord Charles Hotel, turn right into Somerset West Main Road.
Continue straight through three sets of traffic lights.
At the fourth set of trafic lights take a left turn into Lourensford Road (Land and Zeezicht).
Follow Lourensford Road for approximately 4km past Erinvale Golf Estate on your left hand side.
Just past the Erinvale Golf Estate turn left and follow the road to our main gate.

From Stellenbosch to Lourensford Wine Estate:
From Stellenbosch take the R44.
At the traffic lights, at the Lord Charles Hotel, turn left into Somerset West Main Road.
Continue straight through three sets of traffic lights.
At the fourth set of traffic lights take a left turn into Lourensford Road (Land and Zeezicht).
Follow Lourensford Road for approximately 4km past Erinvale Golf Estate on your left hand side.
Just past the Erinvale Golf Estate turn left and follow the road to our main gate.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: From the R44, take the Old Stellenbosch Road turn off, turn left into Irene Road and left into Lourensford Road.

Accommodation Near Lourensford Wine Estate

Pinoaks

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Somerset West

0.9km North West of Lourensford Wine Estate

Make yourself at home in well-appointed units boasting cosy touches and attention to detail and comfort for weary travellers and holidaymakers alike. Located in Somerset West, PiInoaks is well-situated for restaurants and winelands...

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Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms

Woodlands Guest House

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2.6km West of Lourensford Wine Estate

This 4 star Guest House, with its Cape Dutch charm is a warm and welcoming destination in Somerset West for any traveller.

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Penny Lane Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Somerset West

2.7km West of Lourensford Wine Estate

Situated in the beautiful Somerset West, at the gateway to the Cape Winelands, Penny Lane Lodge offers THE BEST affordable, self-catering accommodation in the area.

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Sleeps: 24 in 9 units/rooms

Spanish Farm Guest Lodge

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3.1km North West of Lourensford Wine Estate

Spanish Farm is a special piece of paradise, offering a wonderful peaceful ambiance and typical warm South African hospitality. For many of our guests Spanish Farm in Somerset West is a home away from home and they return year after year.

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Sleeps: 14 in 3 units/rooms

Somer Place B&B

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3.4km West of Lourensford Wine Estate

Our cozy, individually managed Inn "Somer Place B&B" is located at the foot of the Helderberg Nature Reserve in the quiet, safe neighborhood of Somerset West. All of our 5 spacious double rooms and also the large living room are equipped with...

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Somerset Villa Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Somerset West

3.6km West of Lourensford Wine Estate

Discreetly hidden from public view is this tranquil oasis offering ten, exquisite, large and luxurious rooms for the discerning guest who values great comfort and out-standing hospitality. The refreshing, large swimming pool situated in a lush gar...

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Roosboom Luxury Guest Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Somerset West

3.8km West of Lourensford Wine Estate

A tranquil setting with spectacular, panoramic sea and mountain views... Roosboom, houses four luxury en-suites apartments, all air-conditioned, extra length twin beds. All apartments have fully equipped kitchens for those who prefer to self-cater

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A Smart Stay Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Somerset West

4.0km West of Lourensford Wine Estate

Our smart stay luxury self - catering apartments are situated in a quiet street in somerset west one of a elegant part of the town, an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Only 3 minutes from the center of somerset west with its many restaurant...

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13 Vines

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Somerset West

4.0km South East of Lourensford Wine Estate

13 Vines offers a choice of two spacious homes on a 13-hectare grape and olive-growing farm. It has a wonderful country feel but is only 2 km from a world-class shopping centre and 4 km from a renowned medical facility.

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Agape Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Somerset West

4.4km North West of Lourensford Wine Estate

Experience a relaxed lifestyle of privacy, peace and tranquility at Agape Apartments... Luxury Self-Catering Apartments in best location, high over Somerset West with beautiful views of the sea and overlooking the lush garden and pool.

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