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Best Wineries in Cape Town (Updated 2024)

As a wine enthusiasts exploring the picturesque landscapes of Cape Town, we’ve unearthed some of the region’s most exquisite wineries. From the award-winning Rust en Vrede to the luxurious Leeu Estates, each destination offers a unique blend of heritage, elegance, and exceptional wines. Let’s embark on a journey throughout the best wineries in Cape Town.

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1) Rust en Vrede

Picture-perfect lawns, ancient oaks, and the scent of roses in the air — Rust en Vrede is a symphony for the senses. As we stepped into its split-level tasting room adorned with classic leather and wood, I knew I was in for a treat.

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From bold Cabernets to silky Merlots, every wine at Rust en Vrede is a masterpiece, fit for a Nobel laureate’s dinner. Plus, it’s a favorite of Nelson Mandela, who served selections from Rust en Vrede at his Nobel Peace Prize dinner.

Table set with wine glasses and roses in the garden of a Cape Town Vineyard.

2) Leeu Estates

Romance fills the air at Leeu Estates, where Cape Dutch charm meets contemporary chic. With limited-availability wines from Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines tantalizing our taste buds, we couldn’t help but lose ourselves in the stylishly minimalist wine studio.

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And oh, the art collection! Each piece whispers stories of love, life, and the pursuit of perfection. Don’t forget to peek at the impressive art collection while you’re there! One of our favorites was a beautiful bronze statue sitting on a grassy hill. This is truly one of the best wineries in Cape Town.

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3) Babylonstoren

Welcome to paradise—welcome to Babylonstoren. Amidst vineyards and historic Cape Dutch farm buildings, we wandered through the mythical Garden of Eden, picking strawberries and herbs along the way.


With its minimalist yet stylish accommodations and warm hospitality, Babylonstoren isn’t just a hotel—it’s a sanctuary for the soul, a haven of serenity in a chaotic world. And did we mention you can visit the on-site bakery, winery, cheesemaker, butcher, and farm-tank-style swimming pool?

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4) Spier Wine Farm

At Spier Wine Farm, wine tasting becomes an art form, a celebration of life’s simple pleasures. From the light-filled interiors to the curated shelves brimming with treasures, every corner exudes warmth and elegance.

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And who could resist a chocolate-and-wine tasting? It’s a match made in heaven, a symphony of flavors that dances on the palate. Plus, Spier offers tastings tailored to suit every palate and budget.

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5) De Meye Wine Estate

Rustic charm meets modern allure at De Meye Wine Estate, where every sip tells a tale of tradition and innovation. As we savored their sustainably crafted wines in the cozy tasting room, we felt a sense of connection to the land and the people who tend to it.

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And the cuisine at The Table? A culinary masterpiece, a feast for the senses that leaves you craving for more. Plus, the farm’s restaurant specializes in seasonal produce-driven cuisine that you can enjoy either indoors or outside among the trees.

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6) Cavalli Estate

Prepare to be enchanted by the allure of Cavalli Estate, where eco-friendly architecture meets world-class wines. From the designer paddocks to the subterranean wine tasting lounge, every detail oozes sophistication and style. And the wines?

Close up of the vines and grapes at Cavalli Estate vineyards in Cape Town.

Oh, they’re a revelation—a testament to the artistry and passion of the winemakers who call this place home. Plus, Cavalli Estate wines are all produced from grapes harvested in the Golden Triangle of the Stellenbosch wine region.

Cape Town’s wineries are more than just places to sample wine—they’re gateways to a world of wonder and delight. Whether you’re exploring the beautiful De Meye Estate or the beautiful art of Leeu Estate, each winery offers a unique blend of history, art, and hospitality. So, raise your glass and toast to the magic of Cape Town’s wine routes. Here’s to adventure, discovery, and the pursuit of the perfect pour. Cheers!

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