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Waterford Estate, Stellenbosch

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#2 of 108 in Wineries in Stellenbosch
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A chance to learn about local winemaking techniques draws many to Waterford Estate, a 120 hectare (290 acre) property in a picturesque valley known for its varied plant and animal life. In addition to tasting and purchasing the estate's signature wines, you can also walk around the property to enjoy the scent of citrus groves, lavender fields, and rosemary beds. Using our online itinerary creator, Stellenbosch attractions like Waterford Estate can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Ok if pretentious vineyard Nice blanc de blanc in a very curated mock Italian style venue trying to be something it isn't. They wouldn't sell us sparkling water as they said it affected the taste... 
    Ok if pretentious vineyard Nice blanc de blanc in a very curated mock Italian style venue trying to be something it isn't. They wouldn't sell us sparkling water as they said it affected the taste...  more »
  • We had a nice wine and chocolate tasting at Waterford today. Brett was a great sommelier with interesting facts. He also took us on quick cellar tour at short notice. Lovely wines, beautiful setting.....  more
    We had a nice wine and chocolate tasting at Waterford today. Brett was a great sommelier with interesting facts. He also took us on quick cellar tour at short notice. Lovely wines, beautiful setting.....  more »
  • It had taken us 12 years to return to Waterfood for their trademark chocolate and wine pairing – and we greatly enjoyed our visit. It was also good to hear of the vineyards maturity and gentle aging.....  more
    It had taken us 12 years to return to Waterfood for their trademark chocolate and wine pairing – and we greatly enjoyed our visit. It was also good to hear of the vineyards maturity and gentle aging.....  more »
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  • The wine and chocolate pairing is a MUST! An amazing experience. We were greeted by our server / guide, Andrew, who's service and knowledge was outstanding. Be sure to get a tour before you leave. I would HIGHLY recommend you make an effort to visit this winery!!!
  • Food platter 5/5 Wine 3/5, I tasted wine + chocolate option, their red wines are not my favorite, there dessert wine can be my recommendation Service 4/5, service is great, waiters are just too busy to come service you. Environment 3/5 They don’t have great view inside the building. Their free baby mandarins trees are surprise, u can get free mandarins from the tree
  • Do the wine and chocolate tasting! What an incredible experience! The wine was outstanding and we were given a very cool behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. The staff is very professional and we were treated like gold. Thank you!
  • Waterford has always had a special place in my heart as it's so beautiful and their wines are also delicious, and I am glad to say that they have only improved since I last visited. This time around I took my wife for a her birthday to SALT @ Waterford and I can honestly say my mind was blown. Firstly, the restaurant makes perfect use of the picturesque courtyard with all tables positioned in such a way that you have a beautiful view of it. You can't not taste their wines when you visit so we decided on doing the tasting while we enjoyed our lunch. They have various tasting options available, however we decided on one with a wide variety of wine styles including 3 wines paired with artisan chocolates. Our lunch at SALT was just as awesome and a must experience for everyone. Everything we had was beautifully presented and super tasty! Standout dishes for us were the Swordfish, Hantam Rack of Lamb and the Grilled Beef Rib Eye, but you can't go wrong with whichever dish you end up choosing. Something which I also liked was the different salts available on the table for you to taste, as well as enjoy with your food. Our waiter, Greg, was amazing - from welcoming us at the door, to overall just being very friendly and attentive throughout our wine tasting and lunch, with his knowledge of the different wines being the cherry on-top. My wife and I would just like to say a massive thank you to Chef Beau du Toit and his entire team for making our experience at SALT @ Waterford so special and memorable.
  • Did one wine tasting and enjoyed it so much we had some lunch and did a second. You can sit in the shade or in the sun. The estate really has a authentic castle-like feel to it and we had a lovely afternoon. Definitely one of the best wine tasting spots in Stellenbosch!

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