• Summer-style wines, festive gifting and on-site offerings aplenty: Waterford Estate is the place to be this summer.

    Perfectly timed with the start of December and South Africa’s favourite season, Waterford Estate is proud to share their selection of summer-style wines with visitors from both near and far. 

    Summer-style wines

    Proudly offering an estate collection including crowd favourites like the Waterford Rose-Mary – an elegant incarnation of a Blanc de Noir made with Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Malbec, Cinsaut, Tempranillo and Sangiovese cultivars and ideal for the sunny days to follow. 

    For lovers of Chenin blanc, the ‘Waterford Old Vine Chenin blanc’ boasts grapes sourced from some of the oldest Chenin blanc vines in Stellenbosch, dating back to as far as 1966.

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    To best preserve the purity of the fruit, berry bunches are hand-harvested in the early morning and whole-bunched pressed. These old vines allow for tremendous layers of complexity to the palate and are a true ode to the rich soils of the renowned region. 

    The Waterford Estate Chardonnay 2019 is a singular wine produced from a special and unique vineyard on the property. Vines were planted in 1988, making it one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in the country. 

    Waterford Estate’s Grenache Noir Single Vineyard is classical in style and grown in the region.

    It makes for a perfect companion to a sunset toast or alfresco dining on balmy evenings and is fast becoming more popular in South Africa, following its International acclaim as one of the most planted red cultivars in the world; a common-place cultivar and everyday drinking wine in Europe, where its commonly served chilled – the ideal compromise for red-wine lovers and hot summers.

    Festive gifting

    All wines are available via the online store, with delivery available throughout South Africa.

    Patrons of the brand who’re located not far from the estate are invited to purchase on-site and at cellar door price, while they enjoy a tasting experience or choice varietal.

    Gifting is made easy with thanks to bespoke packaging solving any last-minute seasonal wrapping stresses.

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    For those, who prefer a hearty red and are searching for the ideal accompaniment for their outdoor summer braais and steak dinners, you’ll find your perfect match in the Waterford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – the leading varietal at the estate, thanks to the optimal terroir of the area which aids in creating distinguished wines which are characterised by earthy aromatics, well-textured tannins and fresh finishes.

    Wine drive safari

    Finally, there’s the Wine Drive Safari, a unique 3-hour trip on our Land Rover through the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg mountain.

    Offering the chance to taste a host of award-winning estate wines in the vineyards of their origin, as you’re expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes the area so biologically diverse and viticulturally so unique.

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    From bubbles on arrival, to platters of gourmet gold and ending with the iconic Waterford Estate ‘Wine & Chocolate Tasting’ – it makes for the ultimate experience and an unrivalled gift for special celebrations. The Wine Drive Safari is available and ideal as a thoughtful voucher for loved ones this festive season. Enquire with the tasting room team for more information.

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