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Address: Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 880 5300
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Waterford Estate is situated in one of the world's most visually arresting...

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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Beautiful Scenery, Wonderful Time!

What a wonderful experience! I took 10 colleagues out for the wine safari -- and it was awesome! Trent was an incredible guide and educated us on the wine and wine pairings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Lisa G
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful experience! I took 10 colleagues out for the wine safari -- and it was awesome! Trent was an incredible guide and educated us on the wine and wine pairings -- while we took in the beautiful scenery! We all had a wonderful time! I would wholeheartedly recommend the wine safari!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My visit to Waterford estate was one that changed my life forever. My guide Brandon was exceptional. His knowledge of the wine making process and his passion for the art was so special. Now the fun part..... I had contacted the estate to enquire about whether they could assist with an engagement proposal. The staff were all so accommodating and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff was exceptionally friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable about their wines and wine making processes. Definitely worth a stop!

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear lrwenig, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great visit all round. We hope that you will be able to visit us soon and perhaps go on either the Wine Drive Safari or the Porcupine Trail Wine Walk.... More 

Haslemere, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A Tuscan-style modern wine farm apparently run by Hooray Henrys. Compared with other wine estates where they knew their stuff and employ interested and interesting staff, this was a tourist trap. Certainly our 'guy' Miles was unable to say more than that the wine was 'fantastic'.

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pinelands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a wonderful Friday afternoon with Justin, first of all on a very interesting wine safari through the vineyards, stopping to taste the wines where they were grown, with different treats as a pairing!! Something different. Then back to the cellar for a chocolate and wine pairing, whilst being entertained by a really good singer. Friday is also Burger night... More 

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear bozmum, Thank you for the wonderful review about Waterford Estate and the Wine Drive Safari. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful Wine Drive Safari and that you also enjoyed the music that we have here on Friday's. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and they will pass your review onto Justin. We hope... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quiet slice of europe! Excellent red and white wines, try the combined wine and wine and chocolate pairing, excellent value and great experience!

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear JohanitaK01 Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon..... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friday night burgers and wine for a great price. The wine & chocolate tasting is a good deal too. Places for kids to wander and play by the fountain while adults enjoy the wine, burgers, and live music. All the staff were super friendly and helpful.

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear MonaB1980 Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Friday night burgers and wine and we hope that you will be able to join us for more Friday evenings.... More 

Pacific Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked on a morning hike through the Waterford Wine estate through Trails and Travel. We were met at 9:30 by our guide, Brandon and a glass of sparkling wine. We then were escorted through the winery with the church-like cellar. Brandon then packed a few bottles of wine and some sandwiches and we took off hiking on the... More 

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear Eric K Thank you so much for the most fantastic review about our Porcupine Trail Wine Walk as well as Brandon. We are absolutely thrilled that you had a "exceptional experience" with us at Waterford Estate. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and they will pass it onto Brandon. We hope that you will be... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit with family and friends to the Waterford Estate, and we tried the chocolate and wine paring seated at a large table under a shady tree in the courtyard. The pace was very relaxed, and we never felt rushed or pressured by staff. The beautiful estate is a bit of a drive, but worth the effort. Our... More 

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear ATLpch Thank you for a great review about Waterford Estate and taking the time to write the review. We are so glad that you felt really relaxed and that you really enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc as well as the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon... More 

Aurora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to take a ride into the vineyard to try the wines. Great to try wines right next to the actual vines and along with some great food . I have been on a few tasting , but learnt lots of new info on this one ...

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear AuroraDiner, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Wine Drive Safari and being out in the beautiful vineyards. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

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