Welcome to Stanford Hills

Take a scenic, hour and a half long drive along the Cape Whale Coast from Cape Town, and you will discover Stanford Hills Estate, which is fast becoming one of the area’s most popular attractions. This magnificent family owned boutique wine estate has a little bit of everything to offer lovers of the great outdoors. The talented Stanford Hills team share a passion for the wholesome gifts that nature has to offer us and strive to share this philosophy with visitors to the Estate.


Stanford is a relatively new wine production area which is showing tremendous potential. The proximity of Stanford Hills Estate to the coast ensures cool sea breezes during the hotter months, allowing the grapes to gently ripen at optimal speed. Winemaker Peter Kastner believes that great wine is produced in the vineyard, and credits the wonderful soil and climate of the region for the quality of the Estate wines. All grapes used are produced on the farm itself and picked by hand to ensure only the best quality grapes are used for annual wine production.


Nestled on the historic Weltevrede Farm, Stanford Hills offers you an array of accommodation options from charming self-catering cottages  to a historic Manor House  steeped in history, and luxury glamping tents . Located just a stone’s throw away from the quaint village of Stanford, the estate offers a tranquil retreat surrounded by picturesque fields of fynbos, vineyards, and olive groves.


The Tasting Room is a wonderful breakfast and lunch venue, popular with locals and visitors alike.

A renovated original farm cottage is the setting for the charming tasting and bar area, with views over a dam to the Stanford valley beyond. The large outside seating area is covered and thus protected from the elements during winter. The drop down blinds and two fireplaces ensure that this venue is perfect for breakfast or lunch all year round.


There's Always Something Happening

Stanford Hills Estate still boasts the immaculately preserved Manor House that along with two refurbished labourers’ cottages serve as self-catering accommodation. In addition there are ten luxury “glamping” tents (all of which have private wood fired hot tubs) where guests can enjoy the great outdoors while still experiencing life’s luxuries.

The Tasting Room restaurant has a reputation for laid back fun, with the emphasis on fresh and inventive food of an exceptionally high standard. The chalkboard menu features daily specials according to what is locally fresh and available, including items from our own vegetable garden.

Stanford Hills has also become known for bringing some of South Africa’s greatest musical talent to the Overberg area, including Louise Carver, Ard Matthews, Watershed and Arno Carstens.

Wine tasting is offered at the Wine Shop or at The Tasting Room, both of which are open seven days a week from 8.30-5.00 pm.

The farm also produces Proteas and Pincushions, which are endemic to South Africa, so from August through November the farm is filled with these colourful blooms.

The farm offers a variety of activities, including, horse-riding, and hiking . You can also have a swim in a farm dam, try your hand at fishing, or simply lie in bed and listen to the birds.

The Klein River Mountains overlook the charming village of Stanford. It is famous for its’ award winning eateries and has an eclectic mix of art galleries, breweries and wine farms. Stanford is in close proximity to Hermanus, considered as one best whale watching destinations in the world and a treat for adventurous types, as there are mountain bike trails, horse riding, shark cage diving and boat cruises, all within the area.

Stanford Hills Wine Estate

We loved our short stay at Brunia Cottage this weekend. The decor of the cottage was lovely and the setting was gorgeous. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed it too. We will definitely be back!



Head for the Hills

Experience the epitome of luxury and comfort at Stanford Hills Estate, where history meets modern elegance. The Manor House, a beautifully renovated farmhouse steeped in history, offers a private patio, braai facilities, a swimming pool, and an indoor fireplace, ideal for larger groups or families of up to 11. For a cozy retreat, our historic cottages feature wood-fired hot tubs, private patios with braai facilities, and a serene atmosphere perfect for relaxation. Each accommodation option is pet-friendly and offers optional breakfast or braai baskets, ensuring a memorable stay amidst the picturesque Stanford Valley.

Indulge in a glamping adventure with our AfriCamps luxury tents, featuring wood-fired hot tubs and breathtaking views of the Klein River Mountain range. Or, discover opulence in our Vineyard Villas, complete with private patios, braai facilities, and wood-fired hot tubs, promising an unforgettable escape amidst the Cape Whale Coast’s beauty. At Stanford Hills Estate, luxury, comfort, and relaxation await, creating the perfect setting for your next getaway.

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What to do in the area

Stanford Hills Estate is found near the quaint village of Stanford, which is situated on the banks of the Klein River. This village is only 1,5 hours drive from Cape Town and has retained most of its old world charm with its period houses and wide streets. Most notable is the common, where fairs and markets are often held. Residents will be the first to tell you life in Stanford is peaceful and tranquil.

What to do on the property

Embark on a journey of sensory delights at Stanford Hills Estate with activities designed to captivate every visitor. Begin by tantalizing your taste buds with our award-winning wines, where each sip tells a story of the rich terroir and skilled craftsmanship behind every bottle. Indulge in a culinary adventure at The Tasting Room, where fresh and inventive dishes are served against the backdrop of panoramic views over the dam and Stanford Valley. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature. Lace up your hiking boots or hop on a mountain bike to traverse the scenic trails that wind through the estate, offering glimpses of indigenous flora and fauna. Whether you prefer a leisurely wine tasting or an adrenaline-filled excursion, Stanford Hills Estate promises a memorable experience for all.


Made with Love

Experience a journey through flavor and terroir with our exceptional range of wines at Stanford Hills Estate. Our flagship Jacksons Pinotage is a testament to cool climate winemaking, showcasing vibrant fruit notes of red cherries, tomato leaf, and plum alongside nuanced hints of tobacco and dried fig after three years of careful aging.

Indulge in the beauty of our Stanford Hills Shiraz, a cool climate gem with silky tannins and a palate brimming with spice and character. Its rich nose, adorned with tobacco and white pepper, complements the dark red fruit essence of blackberries, plum, and dark cherries, offering a symphony of flavors. For a refreshing delight, explore our Stanford Hills Rosé, exuding pale freshness with deep red fruit flavors of dark red cherries and currants, backed by a vibrant acidity that adds to its allure. Meanwhile, our Stanford Hills Sauvignon Blanc  enchants with its lively blend of tropical fruit, kiwi, and a saline finish, showcasing the unique terroir influence of our orange “koffieklip” and white limestone clay soils.

Dive into robustness and elegance with our Veldfire Cape Blend , harmonizing savoury nuances with dark berries, liquorice, and olives, all while maintaining soft and elegant tannins. Lastly, the Veldfire Pinotage captivates with its lively yet smooth palate, revealing delicate red fruit aromas of raspberries, cherries, and strawberries, offering a finely structured and balanced experience. Explore the diverse expressions of Stanford Hills wines, each crafted with precision and passion to elevate your wine journey.

Jacksons Pinotage

Our Flagship Pinotage is a prime example of cool climate Pinotage. After three years in bottle, this wine is still showing lively fruit flavours of red cherries, tomato leaf and plum, followed by subtle tertiary characters of tobacco and dried fig.

Stanford Hills Shiraz

This is a beautiful example of cool climate Shiraz. The tannins are silky and rounded with great spice and character on the palate. The nose is rich and full of flavour with hints of tobacco and white pepper that accentuate dark red fruit of blackberries, plum and dark cherries.

Stanford Hills Rosé

Pale and fresh, our 2021 Rosé is best enjoyed chilled in both temperature and temperament. Deep red fruit flavours of dark red cherries and currants are prominent with great acidity to back it up.

Stanford Hills Sauvignon Blanc

This fresh and lively sauvignon blanc shows a blend of tropical fruit, kiwi and a saline finish. The orange “koffieklip” soils lend richness and texture while the white limestone clay soils lend tension and a savoury note.

Veldfire Cape Blend

This is a robust wine with great balance between savoury and fruit flavours. Dark berries, liquorice and olives gives this wine a broody nature while tannins are still soft and elegant.

Veldfire Pinotage

It is lively and smooth on the palate with delicate red fruit coming through on the nose; raspberries, cherries and strawberry are all prominent while still maintaining a fine structure and balance.

Want to buy our wine?

Unleash the essence of Stanford Hills Estate with every sip. Enquire now to explore our diverse wine collection, from bold reds to crisp whites and elegant rosés. Elevate your wine experience and secure your bottles today. Cheers to exceptional moments and unforgettable flavors!


The Tasting Room

Nestled within the serene Stanford Hills Estate, The Tasting Room beckons with its warm ambiance and delectable offerings. This charming breakfast and lunch venue, housed in a renovated original farm cottage, has become a beloved spot for both locals and visitors seeking a culinary adventure.

Boasting views over a tranquil dam and the picturesque Stanford Valley, The Tasting Room invites you to savor every moment in its inviting space. The large outside seating area, covered and protected during winter, features drop-down blinds and two crackling fireplaces, ensuring comfort and coziness year-round.

Indulge in laid-back fun with a menu crafted to perfection, showcasing fresh and inventive dishes of exceptional quality. Our menu changes regularly, offering an array of tantalizing options, including a full pizza menu straight from the wood-fired oven. We prioritize using local organic and free-range ingredients, believing that the essence of a memorable meal lies in the quality of its components.

Family-friendly and pet-welcoming, The Tasting Room caters to everyone, with a delightful children’s play area featuring a pirate ship and climbing tractor. Whether it’s a casual family outing or a special celebration, our venue provides the ideal setting. Open seven days a week from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, join us for breakfast, lunch, or wine tastings, and elevate your culinary experience at The Tasting Room.


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Discover culinary bliss at The Tasting Room, a beloved breakfast and lunch venue nestled in a renovated farm cottage with picturesque views of a tranquil dam and the Stanford valley. With a menu that changes regularly to offer a variety of fresh and inventive dishes, including wood-fired oven pizzas, this restaurant emphasizes the use of local organic and free-range ingredients for an exceptional dining experience. Child and pet-friendly, The Tasting Room also features a charming children’s play area, making it the perfect spot for families to enjoy quality time together. Whether for a casual meal or a special celebration, The Tasting Room welcomes guests seven days a week from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, ensuring delightful culinary experiences all year round.




















Experience the Outdoors with Exciting Activities

At Stanford Hills Estate, adventure beckons with a variety of outdoor activities catering to every interest. Saddle up and embark on a scenic horseback ride with African Horse Company, offering trails through vineyards, foothills, and forests suitable for riders of all levels. For a tranquil escape, unwind on a River Rat Cruise, meandering along serene waters ideal for birdwatching and relaxation. Alternatively, set sail on a Dyer Island Cruise for an exhilarating marine journey, encountering seals, dolphins, and possibly whales under the guidance of experienced experts. Whether seeking horseback thrills, peaceful river exploration, or oceanic wonders, Stanford Hills Estate promises an unforgettable experience immersed in the natural beauty of the region.

A Glamping Adventure

AfriCamps at
Stanford Hills Estate

Indulge in the luxury of nature with our AfriCamps Glamping Tents, strategically positioned on the foothills of the Klein River Mountain range overlooking a tranquil dam and the scenic Stanford Valley. Boasting 10 lavish tents, each unit offers a spacious open-plan lounge area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining space complemented by a cozy fireplace, making it an ideal retreat for families or groups of up to five. With two separate bedrooms featuring a queen-sized bed and an additional single bunk, along with a shared en suite bathroom, comfort is ensured during your stay. Enjoy the convenience of air conditioning, a private wooden deck with loungers and braai facilities, and retractable front canvas doors that seamlessly integrate the indoor and outdoor living spaces. For added relaxation, ten of our tents feature private outdoor wood-fired hot tubs, allowing you to soak in the stunning views or indulge in stargazing experiences after dark.

Our Partners

At Stanford Hills Estate, we believe in the power of partnerships to enhance the experiences we offer. Through collaborative efforts with a range of esteemed organizations, local businesses, and community initiatives, we strive to create exceptional moments and lasting memories for our guests. From sourcing sustainable ingredients for our culinary offerings to organizing engaging activities and supporting local artisans, our partnerships reflect our commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and providing enriching experiences for all who visit our estate.

Step into the world of Stanford Hills Estate

Read our blog, where we share stories, insights, and experiences that capture the essence of our picturesque estate and the vibrant community that surrounds it. From updates on our latest wine releases and culinary delights to tales of outdoor adventures and local discoveries, our blog is your portal to stay connected with all things Stanford Hills. Join us as we delve into the beauty of the Cape Whale Coast, the rich history of our estate, and the endless possibilities for relaxation, exploration, and enjoyment that await you here. 


Stanford & Surrounds

Stanford Hills Estate is found near the quaint village of Stanford, which is situated on the banks of the Klein River. This village is only 1,5 hours drive from Cape Town and has retained most of its old world charm with its period houses and wide streets. Most notable is the common, where fairs and markets are often held. Residents will be the first to tell you life in Stanford is peaceful and tranquil.


Events at Stanford Hills

The majestic Klein River Mountain Range, a lush green lawn and blankets of rolling vineyards bursting with the promise of the Cape’s favourite tipple, ensure that Stanford Hills Estate is the perfect venue for celebrations. The Tasting Room is the Estate’s restaurant and the chef will create a menu that will be as gastronomically pleasing as the setting is.

Whether it be a small intimate occasion for your nearest and dearest, or a large event that boasts a guest list totalling the headcount of a small town, Stanford Hills Estate will make a lasting impression on your guests and be a memorable backdrop for your special event.

Stanford Hills Accommodation also offers visitors a choice of convenient accommodation options to complement your visit to the Estate.


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