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Saronsberg Tulbagh
Saronsberg Tulbagh

Saronsberg Cellar – Where Nature meets Art, meets Wine.

Saronsberg – Nature meets art, meets wine!

Sometimes, well laid out plans get destroyed by fire, yet rise from the ashes to be reborn to wines showered by praise. Few winemakers have ever matched the skills of winemaker Dewaldt Heyns to recieve the highest critical praises for his first vintage released.

A little about Saronsberg Cellar

In South Africa, few wine estates and winemakers have had such a wild catapult into winemaking fame as Saronsberg and winemaker Dewaldt Heyns. Imagine releasing your first vintage and immediately receiving accolades!

Two farms Welgegund and Waveren, formerly part of the historical Twee Jonge Gezellen(TJG) property purchased in 2002 and aptly renamed Saronsberg, after the imposing mountain, which is home to some of the vineyards. Shortly after purchasing the farm, a fire ravaged some vineyards and forced a change in the initial gradual vineyard replanting plans. Sometimes, it seems, it takes an accident to speed up innovative vineyard planting to deliver quality wines!

The first harvest of Sauvignon Blanc in January 2004 promptly delivered Dewaldt Heyns with his first Saronsberg accolades. Since 2004 Fine wines include Shiraz, Rhône and Bordeaux style red blends, as well as Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cap Classique. His consistent strive for perfection in winemaking has ensured Dewaldt Heyns gaining membership in the Cape Winemakers Guild – an invitation only member’s guild, of some of the best winemakers in South Africa.

Saronsberg has also expanded it’s offering into accommodation with 16 self catering cottages, as well as a conference and wedding venue. An art gallery rounds off this inspirational wine estate.

Saronsberg – Nature meets art, meets wine!

Saronsberg Cellar at a glance

Wines of note

  • Sekelmaan (Shiraz),
  • Full Circle (Shiraz led Rhône blend),
  • Shiraz,
  • Grenache,
  • Mourvèdre

Winemaker

Dewaldt Heyns

Owner

 Colin and Charlotte Richardson

Reasons to visit

  • Some of the best Shiraz
  • Rhone and Bordeaux style red blends
  • Art Gallery
  • Naturally beautiful setting
  • Self catering cottages.

Best time to visit

This is an all-year destination, with a winter fireplace and alfresco (outside) summer tables.

What to do at the Saronsberg Cellar

Highlights of the estate

  • Award-winning wines
  • Art Gallery
  • Views that may take your breath away

Things to do or see

  • Wine tasting
  • Platters

Outdoors

  • Several outdoor activities are available in the area, such as hiking and mountain biking, as well as walking through the historic town of Tulbagh.

Side-tracks

Saronsberg Wine Estate presents itself as an upmarket hospitable vineyard.

Events

No regular festivals.

Contact Wine Estate

website: Saronsberg
Contact: Enquiries
Tel: +2723 230 0707

Social Media

Facebook: Saronsberg
Instagram: Saronsberg
Twitter: Saronsberg

Wine tasting

Opening hours: 

08:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Fridays
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday
10:00 am to 1:00 pm Sundays

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Tulbagh Wine Route

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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