• Villiera Wine Estate’s popularity along the Cape Wine Route can be attributed, among other things, to its award-winning distinctive wines, hop-on, hop-off tasting excursions, and the Fizzytherapy Festival.

     

    Next time you visit Stellenbosch, spend time at this family-owned wine farm where you can enjoy a variety of award-winning wines and take a tour or the estate’s private wildlife sanctuary.

    While you’re in town, enjoy a beauty treatment super special for R99. Get it here.

    Villiera Wines creates sparkling wines such as the Cape and Brut Classique ranges, red, white and reserve wines. The farm celebrates 40 years this year and has collected many accolades by producing a superb collection of fine wines from local and classic varietals.

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    The below activities will make your visit to Villeria memorable:

    Wine tasting

    Picture: Villiera Wines / Facebook

    The Villiera Sanctuary offers visitors an array of wine-tasting options: the Cap Classique Tasting, Still Wines Tasting, Wines of the Week Tasting, Reserve Wines Tasting and the Cap Classique and Nougat pairing.  You have the option of doing the tastings inside or outside under the shade of oak trees.

    Looking to get away on a budget? Stay at Cultivar Guest Lodge (two people for two nights) for R3499. Book it here.

    You have the following options to choose from:

    • R90 per person sip on the following cap classiques – Starlight Brut, Brut Natural, Tradition Brut, Tradition Brut Rosé, Monro Brut, Domaine Grier Brut
    • R80 per person to taste wines of the week  – 2 cap classiques, 2 white wines, 2 red wines
    • R20 to R40 per wine to try reserve wines

    Game drives

    Picture: Villiera Wines / Facebook

    Also home to a 230-hectare wildlife sanctuary, Villiera offers guests the option of a game drive, although booking is essential.

    On the two-hour safari, you can expect to see springbok, kudu, giraffe, bontebok, eland, gemsbok, black wildebeest and bush pig, among others.

    The 12 dams and marshes make the sanctuary a haven for a variety of bird life, so guests can enjoy bird watching as part of the game drive experience, which includes a complimentary wine tasting.

    Cost:

    • Game Drives Per Adult: R300 (includes a complimentary wine tasting).
    • Game Drives for Children Under 15 Years: R150 each.

    Details:

    • Contact: 021 865 2002
    • Location: Corner R304 & R101 Koelenhof, near Stellenbosch

     

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    Written by Chenai Nyakunengwa for Cape {town} Etc.

    Feature image: Villiera Wines / Facebook

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