Waterford Estate

Waterford Estate, Stellenbosch: Hours, Address, Waterford Estate Reviews: 5/5

Waterford Estate
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Waterford Estate is situated in one of the world's most visually arresting pockets of paradise. Nestled in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, in the world renowned Stellenbosch region, this 120 hectare property owned by Jeremy and Leigh Ord and managed by partner and Cellar master Kevin Arnold. The Estate boasts old citrus groves, rolling lawns, water features and fragrant lavender and rosemary beds. You'd be forgiven for thinking you were in the heart of Provence or the Spanish countryside, with your first glimpse of this enchanting realm. However, we are immensely proud of our uniquely South African location and the rich diversity of our indigenous flora and fauna. The winery was styled along the engaging terracotta design and was the result of winemaker Kevin Arnold and architect Alex Walker teaming up to create the home of Waterford Estate wines. The centre piece of the magnificent courtyard is the Waterford Estate fountain. This feature has been immortalized in the Waterford Estate label and represents a fundamental component of our philosophy. We believe in the old adage of 'less is more'. There is nothing pretentious or ostentatious about the estate, rather the visual impact is one of a seamless whole, which complements rather than detracts from the surrounding natural beauty. Welcome to our world, a world where the passing of time and the change in seasons only add rich layers of character and charm to the scene.
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Keith
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Dec 2021 • Friends
Natasha at the Waterford wine estate was amazing! I would recommend her and definitely tip her !! We had a wonderful experience
Written 19 December 2021
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Dear Keith, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your experience at Waterford. I'll be sure to pass on your message to Natasha. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Werner Els Waterford Estate Tasting Room Manager
Written 20 December 2021
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Koliswa
6 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The wines are absolutely amazing but the highlight this visit was by far the wine drive with Brett. There's just something special about drinking the Chardonnay by the Chardonnay block in the Vineyard and what's more if you're going to spend 3 hours talking wine in a Landover, it must be with someone knowledgeable, conversational and passionate.

Every inch of Waterford is just breathtaking. The wines and the platter are honest worth more than the R1400 ticket price, great value for money.
Written 16 December 2021
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Good Day, Thank you for your delightful review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your Wine Drive experience with Brett. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Werner Els Waterford Estate Tasting Room Manger
Written 20 December 2021
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TheBurgers
Brookmans Park, UK519 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We both really enjoyed the Wine Safari and thought our guide, Dylan, was excellent.

Although a relatively new wine estate it does have an old but luxurious feel to the place and does remind you of Tuscany (which was the inspiration apparently). Rather than a perhaps more traditional tasting in the cellar et et then they have this idea of providing guests with a tour of the cellar, then driving around the vast estate in a jeep and finally enjoying some of their lovely wines and a fabulous cheese and meat platter whilst gazing at the incredible views. The tour isn’t cheap at R1450 pp (c£70 pp) but the trip did last close to 3 hours and we very much enjoyed it.

As for the wines, then you get to try 7 in total (which included the very nice Cap Classic when we arrived). We preferred the whites (in particular the Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay) to the reds - ‘The Jem’ was nice enough but we expected more given its hefty price tag.

A really enjoyable tour and we would happily recommend it to anyone.
Written 26 November 2021
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Good day, I am glad you have enjoyed your wine drive with Dylan. The wine drive safari is truly a wonderful experience. We hope to see you again soon! With Kind Regards, Werner Els Waterford Estate Tasting Room Manager
Written 27 November 2021
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Emma26Oxfordshire_UK
Oxfordshire, UK205 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We were luck to be given a gift voucher for an afternoon safari experience at Waterford estate which included wine tasting, cellar tour, drive around the estate and food. It was fab! Jeremy our host was knowledgeable and made the whole afternoon fun. We definitely recommend the whole event.
Be warned though there’s lots of wine included so book a taxi home like we did!
Written 18 November 2021
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Dear Emma, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience at Waterford Estate. Jeremy is indeed a wonderful host and I'll be sure to forward your comments on to him. We hope to see you again soon! With Kind Regards, Werner Els Waterford Tasting Room Manager
Written 19 November 2021
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Anja
Bensheim, Germany8 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wonderful location, amazing wine, very good service. We had a lovely Monday afternoon here, even with SALT being closed. Higly recommend, the courtyard is beautiful to sit in and taste the wines.
Written 11 October 2021
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Good day, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! With Kind Regards, Werner Els Waterford Estate Tasting Room Manager
Written 12 October 2021
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Murray W
Ponoka, Canada593 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Nice casual tasting and Matt did a great job of serving and explaining the different wines . We really enjoyed the reds. Beautiful property
Written 11 October 2021
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SouthAfricawithlove
South Africa1 772 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
What an awesome ambiance. The inside courtyard has an old world feeling and a total different vibe to the other wine farms.
Dustin did our wine tasting. He was extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way with excellent service. Loved the heritage platter. Would definitely recommend this wine farm.
Written 3 October 2021
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Good day, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to hear you had such a enjoyable time at Waterford Estate. I'll be sure to pass on your thanks to the staff. We hope to see you again soon! With Kind Regards, Werner Els Tasting Room Manager Waterford Estate
Written 4 October 2021
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Keira Mason
boston3 116 contributions
May 2021
The winery, and the Vista and the winetasting experience were absolutely fantastic. We did the chocolate and wine pairing and it was one of my most favorite experiences of all the wine tastings I have ever done. I would love to return
Written 31 May 2021
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Good day, I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your day with us. The Waterford Chocolate and Wine Experience is a favourite of ours. We hope to see you again soon. With Kind Regards, Werner Els Waterford Estate Tasting Room Manager
Written 1 June 2021
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coen_12
Johannesburg, South Africa1 979 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Stunning place,well maintained,but we didn't enjoy your wines,very pricy for very average wines,maybe you are looking for a different market.
We bought Grenache,Mcc and Heatherleigh,rest is below average.
Especially so called Jem,way below average.

Food OK,trying way to hard!!
Very expensive for very average everything.
Our first waiter had to be replaced,he just didn't want to assist us,very disappointing.

Not sure why you are number 1,not in our books.

Will we be back?? Not sure
Written 9 May 2021
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Dear Coen, Thank you for your valued comment. I am sorry to hear that the Waterford wines were not all to your liking and I have forwarded your comment regarding the food to the SALT chefs. Regarding the first waiter; I apologise that the first waiter was still busy with training and was not too confident to carry on assisting you, however Gareth that served you further is one of our most experienced staff members and I hope that he made the rest of your lunch and tasting a more pleasing experience. I would hope that you visit Waterford again soon. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on werner@waterfordestate.co.za With Kind Regards, Werner Els Waterford Estate Tasting Room Manager
Written 10 May 2021
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Saul G
Cape Town Central, South Africa25 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
The fine reputation of Waterford wines is upheld by an equally fine experience at the farm. We spent a most relaxing afternoon being entertained, educated and enthralled by the wines and the dedicated staff.
We did the chocolate pairing. The wines are showcased Greyton based Von Geasau chocolates.
Don’t miss it if you are in the Stellenbosch Winelands!
They do food too, but we didn’t partake unfortunately, perhaps next visit.
Written 17 April 2021
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Good Day, Thank you for your wonderful review! I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your chocolate and wine tasting at Waterford Estate. It is our goal for our guests to have a relaxing and education day with us, and I am delighted to hear that you could experience it the "Waterford Way". We hope to see you again soon for lunch at SALT Restaurant on our estate. With Kind Regards, Werner Els Waterford Estate Tasting Room Manager
Written 19 April 2021
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