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Oak Valley Estate

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Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
+27 21 859 2510
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One of the most beautiful farms in the valley your drive to the tasting is amazing and the wine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mikeaJ3743LD
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Tasting in the pool room is great. If you can would also recommend lunch there. Award winning... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
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Established in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, this magnificent 1786ha family estate is one of the pioneering farms in the country. In 1908 a wine cellar was built, but was sadly mothballed during the Second World War when fruit was in greater demand. New vineyards were established in 1985, followed by the release of our much-acclaimed maiden vintage in 2003. With vineyards located on mountain slopes over 450m above sea level, ripening occurs slowly and vines bear ultra-low tonnages.The Fruit Division at Oak Valley today consists of 350 hectares of apple and pear orchards with 70% planted to apples and 30% to pears. The Greenhouse Division covers over 17 hectares of greenhouse and shadehouse cutflowers, the largest in the Western Cape, with the speciality crop being Chrysanthemums for the local and export market.Mountain biking has become a major attraction, with our trails rated as some of the best single track in the country. On a typical summer weekend, Oak Valley attracts up to 150 mountain bikers and theirsupporters.The Pool Room Restaurant at Oak Valley is a tourism destination in its own right. The menu is simple, focussing mainly on Oak Valley’s meat products, grass-fed beef and acorn-fed pork, along with a range of dry-cured meats (or charcuterie) crafted in an on-farm curing facility.
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Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful farms in the valley your drive to the tasting is amazing and the wine sare outstanding also great food available

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Tasting in the pool room is great. If you can would also recommend lunch there. Award winning wines, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. This farm is going places - still an absolute bargain. Platter 5* material

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We went for a wine tasting and was greeted warmly by the sommelier We bought too much bit I am sure we will manage. 🙈 I can recommend it to anyone

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Location, restuarant, quality of wines, attentive and smiley service . we could not have asked for better and bought quite a lot of wine . we will be back to the restaurant for sure

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

On a wine tasting tour around Elgin we visited various vineyards. We are in particular in favour of the Chardonnay wines. The Oak Valley Chardonnay 2016 became one of our favorites, although not every supermarket was having a stock of this brand.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful farms that I have ever visit, and I have visit a lot.There is a restaurant and create wine tasting. Just go!!!

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did the red route trail mtb. Absolutely beautiful. The trail is so well marked and well kept. It was lovely to ride there. We did pop around to the pool room afterwards but found it too pricey and nothing simple. After...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

As I have had oak valley wines before, so we decided to pop in for lunch. You pass the most lovely trees and meander up to the restaurant, set next to the apple orchard. We had to wait for the meal we wanted, as it...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A dear friend and I went to visit the beautiful Elgin valley over easter. Was a cold day when we popped in to Oak Valley for wine tasting but Steph/Stef was excellent and bubbly (the best wine tasting assistant of all of the 9 farms...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Love it. Self catering but option of eating out for breakfast and lunch at the Poolside restaurant at the estate. Mountain bike trails. Beautiful orchard surrounds.

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