At Arabella we have a very simple objective: we endeavour to make the best wine possible. Achieving this goal is our passion.
Travellers and wine lovers passing through the area are welcome to visit the historic tasting room in the old manor house or to enjoy a delicious lunch, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee at Café Maude – a place for rest and relaxation under an old African pepper tree.
Seven generations of our family have lived on this farm and family is definitely driving force behind Bon Cap. The new spectacular winery, with a view of the underground barrel room through glass panels from the tasting room, is a must-see for visitors. Together with our children, Wilmien, Christina and Stefaan, our office staff and the team on the farm, we are dedicated to the production of excellent quality wines.
Part of the new conference facility is the Bon Rouge Bistro. Our lunch and dinner menu is revised daily subject to the availability of fresh produce. We are renowned for dishes such as South African waterblommetjiebredie, traditional Cape style bobotie.
Lately the farm also boasts 7 cottages, a conference and wedding facility, a bistro and coffee shop and a privately owned winery.
To accommodate our guests during our hot and dry Karoo summers we have a swimming pool, a lapa (Boma) and for the more adventurous, there is the Breede River, which flows by on the border of our farm. The guest cottages at Weltevrede (the original homestead on this seventh generation family farm) are built on the edge of one of the dams on the farm. The river and dam are popular for fishing and birdwatching.
Excelsior Estate has been owned by the De Wet family since 1870. The current owners are Freddie and his son, Peter de Wet. It is their philosophy at Excelsior that good wine is made in the vineyards and that the winemaker can only succeed if he has good, basic ingredients with which to work.
Visitors may samples some of these award-winning wines in the wooden beamed tasting room with doors opening onto a deck overlooking the vineyards and a dam where water birds make their home year round. In the distance the Langeberg Mountain range is capped with snow in winter and forms a backdrop in a palette of purple and blue in summer.
If you'd like to become an honorary De Wet family member, take up the tradition of blending your own varietal, bottle, cork and label your own creation and return home with a bottle of wine that combines generations of skill and flair with your own style.
Cellar tours are also available. Groups of up to 10 people are welcome but it is advisable to book in advance.
Fraai Uitzicht 1798 is a tranquil retreat, balm for the soul, the ideal place to spend a calm, comfortable and culinary few days.Be introduced to wine making in our Historical Wine Cellar or experience the live concerts “On Stage” in front of the restaurant artists and professionals entertain with enthralling voices and performances.
Enjoy a stroll through our herb-garden or spend a quiet moment amongst the bamboo trees – you are always welcome to share the spectacular sunsets, or star-filled evening skies, having a glass of wine with us on the stoop.
The more adventurous could take a stroll through our vineyards and orchards, with their spectacular views or enjoy a mountain bike ride through the vineyards and the valley. Or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds, while lazing in the sun by our pool, with the sound of flowing water providing music to natures’ background.
It is 20 minutes away from towns, such as Montagu, McGregor and Robertson - and less than two hours drive from Cape Town.
The Retreat nestles in the tranquil Upper Klaas Voogds Valley. The oldest building dates back to the early 1800 and has been totally restored. The legendary elegance and traditions of the 18th century are complimented by the conveniences and elegance of today. Today Rosendal produce three ranges of wine for sale exclusive to selected customers in South Africa, United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Our wine maker’s works closely together with Geir to make the distinctive wines of Rosendal. Our wines can be tasted and bought at the farm.
The view over our pond against the backdrop of the mountains provides the setting for Rosendal’s Restaurant. Colonial style décor incorporates all the historical architectural features of the old winery.
Blessed with fruits from the rich soil of this valley and the Breede River river that runs through the vineyards, Viljoensdrift is a place of tranquility and distinctive wines.
Situated on the beautiful stretch of country road between Robertson and Bonnievale, Viljoensdrift is a perfect outing from Cape Town. There are two tasting venues; at the cellar the rustic tastingroom forms part of the winery itself and if you sneak a peak you will see the artist with his palette creating masterful wine. You can also enjoy the peaceful setting at the river or grab your ice-bucket and jump on the riverboat for an hours' cruise.
In the heart of the Robertson Valley between vineyards and orchards lie the farm Wederom and the Hanepoot Huisies -inviting you to escape to a world where tradition still runs strong.Philip, 4 th generation of the Du Toit family chooses the best fruit from each harvest, resulting in highly individual friendly wines. Almien offers Grandma Zeeman's old family recipes,ensuring unforgettable meals... and with such hospitality,how could one not return.Originally he name Du Toit meant “from the roof” but later developed to mean “a small place erected as a home”. All the Du Toit's in South Africa can trace their roots back to Francois du Toit who came to South Africa in 1690.
Wolfkloof Boutique Winery & venue offers a special beauty and charm twelve months of the year. A rose-lined path curving along the mountains and vineyard leads up to the cellar and venue area. The cellar is set within a mass of green and offers a magnificent view of Langeberg Mountain Range and the town of Robertson in the distance. A wooden deck allows you to reach out and touch the vineyard, which gives every season its unique beauty.