Stanford Hills Wines

Stanford Hills Wines

Unveil the essence of Stanford Hills Estate through our exquisite wines, crafted with passion and expertise to capture the unique terroir and spirit of our vineyard. Each bottle tells a story of dedication, innovation, and the natural beauty of Stanford’s vinicultural landscape.

MADE WITH LOVE

Our Wines

Stanford Hills Wines 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. Stanford Hills Wines – 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.

The farm also makes a Méthode Cap Classique is now available

Wine tastings are offered at The Wine Shop daily.

The somewhat basic cellar is located in one half of an airplane hangar on the farm. Peter believes in minimal interference during the winemaking process to allow the grapes to express their individual identity.

Stanford Hills Estate Our Wines

Jacksons Pinotage 2020

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 2021

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 2024 (Shiraz)

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 2023

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 2021

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 2021

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!

STANFORD A WINE LOVER’S HAVEN

Discover the Charms of Stanford's Wine Region

Nestled in the picturesque heart of the Cape Overberg, Stanford welcomes you with open arms to a haven where history whispers through well-preserved architecture and lush gardens create a serene sanctuary. Here, in this small riverside village just a two-hour drive from Cape Town, the rich flavors and fruits of dedicated labor are wholeheartedly embraced and celebrated.

Stanford’s burgeoning wine culture is a highlight, boasting ten distinctive wineries ranging from renowned estates to intimate, artisanal vineyards. Tempting visitors with cool-climate terroir wines, Stanford offers an unforgettable experience where award-winning vintages mingle harmoniously with diverse countryside cuisine. From dry-style rosés to refreshing MCC and full-bodied reds, Stanford’s winemakers are putting this postcode on the map, allowing visitors to savor all the spoils of the region.

But Stanford isn’t just about wine. It’s a place of adventure and tranquility, offering activities for nature enthusiasts and soul seekers alike. From country drives to cycling adventures, walks, hikes, and water activities along the tranquil Klein River, Stanford offers the perfect blend of countryside charm and coastal beauty. Set your sights on Stanford for an experience that’s sure to capture your heart and leave you longing for more.

RESTUARANT

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.

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. 

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, five 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.
 

STANFORD

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

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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