Characterful, vibrant Chardonnay and spicy, berry rich Pinot Noir.
Home to characterful, vibrant Chardonnay and spicy, berry rich Pinot Noir. Here, award-winning wine is produced and showcased with picturesque, sweeping views over the Babilonstoring mountains and the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, to the ocean in the distance.
About Newton Johnson Family Vineyards
Dave and Felicity (Nee Newton) Johnson developed the vineyard in 1995. Currently, this family vineyard is under the stewardship of their sons Gordon and Bevan. The husband and wife team of Gordon and Nadia have capably taken over as winemakers.
The ideal elevation on the slopes of the Hemel-En-Aarde valley between 150 and 300m above sea level allows the vines to be kissed with cooling ocean breezes. Clay and unique granite soils create wines unmistakable in the Western Cape.
Soils untilled before 2001 were undamaged by agricultural pesticides and fertilizers, allowing healthy soils to be planted with the most compatible grapes and trained correctly for the different slopes on the property. Plentiful rains in the winter and spring also reduces irrigation to slight or none-at-all.
Newton Johnson wines at a glance
Wines of note
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon Blanc
Gordon and Nadia Newton Johanson
Newton Johnson Family
Reasons to visit
- Wine tasting
- Expressive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
- Magnificent views over the valley and mountains
- Excellent restaurant
- Tasting room and restaurant with (did I mention) scenic views
Best time to visit
All year destination. Early morning and late afternoon are best for epic views.
What to do at Newton Johnson family Vineyards
Highlights on the estate
- Uniquely scenic tasting room (with a deck!)
- Drive through the vineyards
Things to do or see
- Wine tasting
- Panoramic views from the tasting rooms
The estate is not tailored for children.
- Mountain bike, safari drive or organised hike up from Hermanus
Bring your camera along for the panoramic views and Fynbos
No annual public events
09:00 am to 16:00 Monday to Friday – Wine Tasting
10:00 am to 14:00 Saturday – Wine Tasting
More vineyards on the Hemel-En-Aarde wine route
© images Jacques Fouché