Stanford Wine at Stanford Hills Estate

Stanford Wine

Stanford Wine, Crafted with love at Stanford Hills Estate. Handpicked grapes, minimal interference, exceptional quality.

MADE WITH LOVE

Stanford Hills Wines

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.

The farm’s first Methode Cap Classique is now available

Wine tasting is offered daily at The Tasting Room restaurant which also serves breakfast, platters and a selection of lunch options which change 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.

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Stanford Wine at Stanford Hills Estate
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PETER KASTNER

The Winemaker

Peter and Jami Kastner are the owner-managers, who live on the farm with their two young boys, Jack and Alex (winemakers-in-training). Peter owned a restaurant and Jami a flower export company before 2005, when they sold up and invested with their family into what was then a portion of Weltevrede Farm, with four hectares of Pinotage for small production and one self-catering cottage for rental.

Today the estate is known as Stanford Hills, with 6 wine labels exported to 11 countries, a 100 seater restaurant and accommodation for 57 people. The farm is also a popular venue for weddings and hosts a variety of fun events and outdoor music events including their winter craft beer festival and the Stanford Stumble in November.

Peter has no formal wine training, but has learnt on the job, with what he describes as a pretty steep learning curve! He does most work by hand in the small cellar set in one half of an aircraft hangar on the farm, and believes in minimum interference to allow the grapes to express their own unique characteristics. He believes in the quality of the grapes, which are slow ripening due to the cool sea breezes in the area and carefully managed to give optimum yield. As he says “It’s possible to make a bad wine from good grapes, but there is no way you can make good wine if your grapes aren’t up to scratch.”

Jami manages The Tasting Room, the estate restaurant, where the kids often help out too. She is a published author of Sam and Me and the Hard Pear Tree, published by Jacana, and has recently opened The Butterfly Centre in Stanford. This centre is a non-profit organization offering a variety of beneficial activities for children in the area with special needs.

LOADS OF SCRUMPTIOUS OPTIONS

Eat & Drink

DIY  Baskets Delivered To Your Doorstep


Breakfast Baskets

R150 per adult | R 99 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Ingredients:

Freshly baked croissant served with preserves and butter, homemade muesli, fresh seasonal fruit, Bulgarian yoghurt, honey, eggs, bacon, Erwin’s homemade cheese griller, white and brown bread, milk, and juice.


South African Braai Baskets

R195 per adult | R125 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Ingredients:

200g beef rump steak, traditional boerewors, chicken kebab, locally produced beetroot and butternut salad, traditional Greek salad, homemade garlic and cheese roll.

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!

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.

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