Waterford Estate, Stellenbosch

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#1 of 73 in Wineries in Stellenbosch
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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  • I think it is tough to write anything different from all the other positive reviews on TA, but this is truly a lovely place to spend a late afternoon. Sit outside and definitely try the wine and choco...  more »
  • We went to Waterford on the spur of the moment for the chocolate and wine pairing .It was an amazing experience. The beautiful estate, very friendly staff and the fantastic wine and chocolates.Thank y...  more »
  • Hands down the most amazing vineyard I have visited for years. Service impeccable and the wine was fabulous. Gaby really looked after me and Trent was fantastic with the wines. Tasted really interesti...  more »
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  • Great wine tasting, lovely scenery. Sasha helped us very good, explained everything about the wines really well and patience. We loved the Chardonnay as well as the chocolate and wine pairings. Not the cheapest one though, but it's worth it.
  • Absolutely love their wine and chocolate pairing. I also think their accompanying explanations are really good, but this might of course be depending on your sommelier/wine steward. Their tastings happen outside, which makes it also an excellent trip for a day out with nice weather.
  • Wine tasting was acceptable, but nothing compared to other wineries as you couldn't choose what wines to taste. More of a show for tourists, not very authentic. They really shouldn't focus on red wines in my opinion. The Sauvignon Blanc was excellent.
  • Simply a warm and welcome venue with, the most enthusiastic staff and best quality of wines. The staff extremely passionate, knowledgeable and makes you feel at Home
  • Beautiful wine estate in the Stellenbosch region. I'm from the Napa Valley region and this estate rivalled those from home, without a doubt. Impeccable service, beautiful grounds, great selection of different tastings. All around, a must-try wine stop when in Stellenbosch.

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