• Uncovering wine estates that embrace furry friends is a delightful find for dog owners who relish exploring the Western Cape Winelands.

    Though not all estates grant free roaming for dogs, many properties warmly welcome our furry companions, given they are well-behaved and leashed.

    Here are our top five picks for dog-friendly wine farms around Cape Town.

    Allée Bleue Wine Estate

    Nestled in the scenic Franschhoek Valley, Allée Bleue provides a captivating experience for wine enthusiasts and their four-legged friends alike. With its exquisite wines, farm-fresh produce, and serene picnic area, this estate promises a day of enjoyment for all amidst a blend of historic allure and modern art.


    Just a brief twenty-minute drive from Cape Town CBD, located in the picturesque Durbanville Wine Valley, Nitida offers two pet-friendly restaurants, a charming wine-tasting area nestled within the maturation cellar, and occasional cannon shooting for an extra thrill.

    Dogs are warmly welcomed in the tasting room, which boasts a relaxed atmosphere, and there’s even a special tasting option tailored for kids.

    Webersburg Wine Estate

    Nestled in Stellenbosch’s Golden Triangle, Webersburg Wine Estate is a family-owned treasure featuring vast outdoor areas perfect for both children and dogs to play. Enveloped by majestic oak trees, a tranquil dam, and sweeping views of the Helderberg mountains, this estate offers a serene escape from urban life. Although dogs aren’t permitted inside the restaurant, the expansive lawn offers plenty of room for them to roam freely.

    Warwick Wine Estate

    Famed for its picturesque picnic areas, Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch beckons guests to savor outdoor dining amid verdant landscapes and centuries-old oak trees. Families and their beloved pets can unwind at picnic tables or in secluded pods, while kids delight in playgrounds and splash around in the ‘Fountain of Youth’ water feature. Dogs are happily embraced in the outdoor revelry, enhancing the estate’s inviting ambiance.

    Benguela Cove Lagoon Estate

    Situated along the route from Cape Town to Hermanus, Benguela Cove Lagoon Estate presents a captivating wine-tasting journey paired with stunning vistas. Renowned for its laid-back, welcoming hospitality and acclaimed Tasting Room, this estate offers a tranquil backdrop for guests and their furry friends to savor premium wines and picturesque surroundings.

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    Written by Aiden Daries for Cape Etc.

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