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Stanford Wine Route

The Stellenbosch Wine Route is arguably one of the most beautiful, accessible and varied wine regions in the world.

Stanford Wine Route

Visit Stanford Wine Route if you can slow down enough to enjoy the tranquility and old-time charm that is Stanford.

Routes in the Stanford Wine Route:

A wine region, that is small in numbers, but widespread – :

Stanford Wine Route Vineyards

R326

  • Walker Bay Estate
  • Raka Wine
  • Boschrivier Wine Estate

R43

  • Springfontein Wine Estate
  • Sir Robert Stanford Estate
  • Stanford Hills Estate
  • Welgesind Cellar
  • Maanschijn

Stanford Wine Route Distilling and Craft Beer

  • The Jolly Rooster Fynbos Distillery
  • Birkenhead Brewery
  • Misty Mountains Estate Brewery

Reasons to visit:


Quaint and romantic, slow pace by design, quality wines, local grit and determination and friendly folk.

Best time to visit:


The Stanford region is wonderful year-round. You can expect sunny days in the summer months, unique flowers in spring, and rainy and crisper days in winter. All seasons, however, have their own unique charms. Nestled between Hermanus and Gansbaai this region is close to other great wine areas of the Overberg.

On route:

  • Historical, charming, quaint village of Stanford.
  • Walking tours and nature reserves,
  • Craft Gin distilleries,
  • Craft beer breweries,
  • Game and wildlife adventures

Highlights on the route:

  • Nature reserves, wine, beer and gin production
  • Stanford

Things to do or see on the Agulhas Wine Route:

Outdoors:

  • Hiking,
  • Fishing,
  • Horsebackriding,
  • Mountain Biking.

Side-tracks:

Several craft markets on weekends,
Art galleries,
Food markets

South African home grown:

Unlike most of the wine regions in South Africa, Cape Dutch architecture does not dominate the area, but by far by colonial English Victorian architecture.

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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