Waterkloof Wines

Waterkloof Wines, Somerset West: Address, Phone Number, Waterkloof Wines Reviews: 4.5/5

Waterkloof Wines
4.5
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Turn off the Sir Lowry's Pass Village Road and enter the Waterkloof gates, and a lane of trees beckon towards the hills, where a total sensory experience awaits. The road meanders through an amphitheatre flanked by reclaimed fynbos and immaculately kept vineyards, before arriving at our state-of-the-art cellar. A sign welcomes you to our tasting lounge. Stop for awhile outside and breathe deeply. Fill your soul with the views over the surrounding Schaapenberg Hills and the waters of False Bay down below. Now enter the main area, designed to hold you in awe, showcasing the sincere, clean essence of our Old World-style wines. Tall glass walls allow views of both the working cellar and the farm below, while raw concrete columns frame artworks from well-known South African artists.
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Jan J
Cape Town, South Africa11 contributions
Great winery, best views
Feb 2021 • Friends
Waterkloof Winery in Somerset West is well worth a visit. A modern winery, it has views over the whole of False Bay. Our service by Lindie could not have been more professional. I was impressed with all the wines I tasted - all fresh, some really great value. Their fine dining restaurant has closed due to COVID. We enjoyed an excellent cheese, meat, pickle and relish platter on the deck overlooking their vineyards, the mountains and the vista towards the sea. The cheeses by Healey’s - especially their slow matured cheddar - were so good we went to their deli at the entrance on the way out. A great experience!
Written February 13, 2021
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JanineLiane
Cape Town, South Africa213 contributions
Perfection in a restaurant!
Oct 2020
The setting is unrivaled, perched high overlooking Somerset West - we were there on an overcast day and it was still spectacular! The service is what really stood out to us, the people are just happy to be there and nothing is too much to ask.

Shane the sommelier was great throughout, Faith our waitress was a delight, each chef who came out to present a dish was excellent, and even the Executive Chef, Gregory, wasn't too caught up to leave the kitchen to check on each table and stay for a chat.

The food is obviously the highlight, every course, every bite is an experience, and the wine pairing with the dégustation menu is spot on with wines from the farm itself. We didn't want to leave and could have stayed there forever. An absolute experience from start to finish - thank you!
Written October 28, 2020
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TheBajanQueen
Wilmington, DE182 contributions
Beautiful setting
Jan 2020
The setting for this winery was stunning! Our sommalier was very engaging and informative. The wines were good. I just wish we had planned to try the restaurant...the menu looked amazing.
Written March 9, 2020
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OlePompey
Portsmouth, UK116 contributions
Small modern wonderful
Feb 2020 • Couples
We came here because we’ve drunk their lovely Circle of Life Sauvignon Blanc in the UK and we’re wowed by the location.
It’s fabulous with views of False Bay and an impressive open winery where you can see the vines and the processing inside.
Wish we had eaten it’s the no 3 restaurant in South Africa.
Also it’s so easy to get to from Cape Town airport. Next time will overnight in Somerset West and get a taxi here to appreciate more of the wines.
Written February 26, 2020
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Neil T
Salcombe, UK116 contributions
Simply Superb
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visit Waterkloof every year when visiting from the UK as it is in the top flight of restaurants and wines. We opted for the fixed menu with wine flights and were not disappointed for a second. From the amuse bouches to the petit fours the journey is exciting and different. So cleverly put together with wonderful imagination, colours and textures to test your taste buds. Each course introduced by one of the chefs made such a difference to explain how the dish was produced. A visit here is well worth it and we go there en route to the airport for a meal to remember and to avoid having to eat on the flight.
Picture is of one of the deserts, so pretty!
Written February 22, 2020
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NeelsH
Mossel Bay, South Africa13 contributions
Exquisite jewel!
May 2019
None better than this jewel of a restaurant on the slopes of Sir Lowry's Pass. Your experience of delicate, beautiful food, served in an unmatched location with unmatching view over the Helderberg basin is difficult to describe... It can only be truly appreciated when encountered.
Written February 12, 2020
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Jillian V
Somerset West, South Africa7 contributions
Wine tasting
Dec 2019 • Friends
Excellent service from friendly, knowledgeable staff, stunning setting with magnificent views, and an overall absolute treat!
Written February 11, 2020
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Pigalle1966
Cham, Switzerland446 contributions
Just amazing...!
Jan 2020
Wine tasting supreme with gourmet snacks and a view to die for! Don't miss that amazing experience, a must!!!
Written February 2, 2020
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PeterSulli
Johannesburg, South Africa169 contributions
Splendid setting, superb food, special service by staff
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had the bigger degustation menu, claims nine courses but with three ‘pre-starters’ and four ‘petit-fours’ to end plus a palate cleaner it is more like 15! Fabulous, all of them. Deservedly in the country’s top three restaurants. And do have the Cinsault wine, a treat. Give the lunch four hours as we did, you’ll need the time to digest it all.
Written January 4, 2020
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73Duck
Smithfield, VA581 contributions
Excellent Wine Tasting in an Extraordinary Setting
Dec 2019
This was one of our most interesting wine tastings during our most recent trip. Come for the stunning architecture and views; come for great wines; and come for a very personable and professional wine tasting. This place checks all the blocks for a superb experience; location, location, location. Tammy was a superb hostess; she was very personable and very knowledgeable about the Waterkloof wines and how they were made. She is a real gem and a credit to the winery. The weather was warm and pleasant, so we did the tasting outdoors on the patio area; what a fantastic setting. The wines were all excellent and we were glad to learn some are available in the USA.
Written December 17, 2019
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