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Waterford Estate

Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 5300
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 880 5300
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Waterford with some old friends and were not disappointed. Unfortunately our friends were delayed so the very helpful staff there, namely Sasha, saw to it that we were to be looked after with some complimentary chardonnay whilst we waited. We were entertained by...More

Thank Alex G
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Alex G WOW - Thank you for a fantastic review about Waterford Estate and Sasha. We are thrilled that you had such a great visit with us and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon. I have passed your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wine and chocolate in a great setting with exceptional service from Sasha. Recommend the paired tasting.More

Thank Declan S
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Declan S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience and your time spent with us. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance of the place was magical. The Manager: Jeremy was also professional in his dealings with the patrons. The overall view of the Estate is breathtaking. Will be buying wines from them a lot.

Thank Mavis M
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mavis M, Thank you so much for your fantastic review about Waterford Estate. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Jeremy. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon and enjoy the wine :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great find very nice place to sample some exceptional good quality wine which you can also pair with chocolate interestingMore

Thank Bobbishton
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bobbishton, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled to know that you had such a lovely visit and tasting with us and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon... I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lauren was our server here and she was great. We don't drink, but in spite of that, we felt comfortable doing the chocolate tasting with coffee and they were all delicious.More

Thank afeefmahmed
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear afeefmahmed, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review about Waterford Estate. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and onto Lauren. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us and our chocolates with your coffee...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in Cape Town we went to the Waterford winery and had a fantastic experience. We were greeted outside as we pulled up and made to feel welcome. Inside the surroundings were warm and comfortable with a touch of luxury. We did the wine and...More

Thank Shelly T
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Shelly T, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review about your visit and tasting at Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I have passed your review onto Sasha and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated a friend's 50th birthday recently and to kick of the celebrations, we commenced with a chocolate and wine pairing at Waterford Estate. From the time we booked our tasting, we had a continuous unforgettable experience. The estate itself is like something out of...More

Thank liezl799
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear liezl799, WOW - Thank you so much for the wonderful review about Waterford Estate. We are just so thrilled that you had such a great time with us and that you truly enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I have passed your review...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This estate is really luxe and you will be welcomed bu friendly staff. The wine tasting is pretty cheap in my opinion. Weve had a guided tour trough the estate as well, would recommend to visit this one!

1  Thank Rick v
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rick v, Thank you so much for your kind words - it is always a pleasure to get such positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Waterford Estate on your next visit.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

After our recent first visit to Waterford Estate, we recommend it as a must visit in the Stellenbosch region. The wines are outstanding, the estate and facilities picturesque and the service outstanding. Our sommelier, Devon, was friendly, knowledgeable and engaging and willing to answer our...More

Thank AWMcPreston
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear AWMcPreston Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed your Saturday afternoon with us. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Devon. We hope that you will be...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a truly unforgettable experience at Waterford Estate on Women's Day with Sasha as our host! Seated in an idyllic location under the trees with dappled sunlight on a perfect winter's day, we sipped on the Estate Wine Tasting selection and loved every sip....More

Thank Laura M
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Laura M "WOWW" - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a fabulous review about your visit and tastings at Waterford Estate. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers, as well as Sasha. We hope that when you...More

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RenaeG76
31 August 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn H | Property representative |
Hi RenaeG76, Thank you for your message. We are not open on Sundays for wine tasting. Our hours are as follows: Monday - Friday - 09h00 - 17h00 Saturdays - 10h00 - 17h00
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434euniceg
23 July 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn H | Property representative |
Hi 434euniceg, Thank you for the message. We are closed on Christmas Day so we will not be able to assist you. With regards to restaurants near us, there is Mont Marie. You will need to contact them to see if they will... More
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