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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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Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 5300
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Reviewed yesterday

My friends and I visited Waterford again yesterday (Tuesday) and as always, its didn't disappoint. Stunning location, delicious wine and chocolate and wonderful, bubbly, interesting and informative service from Sasha.

Thank 464beth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did a wine tasting on a saturday midday, possible without reservation beforehand! The estate itself is just beautiful, located within beautiful atmosphere with view on mountains. Great staff, that takes time for guests and explains in an interesting and professional way! Thanks, sasha, for this...More

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

Hi Helene, Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. We are so glad to hear to that you had such a memorable experience with us at Waterford Estate. We have passed the message onto Sasha, we hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had Sasha taking care of us and really enjoyed our stay. The wine and chocolate pairing was great and we were also invited to join the cellar tour. All in all a 5 out of 5!More

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

Hi Philipp, Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback about your experience with us at Waterford Estate. We are so glad to hear that you had such a memorable time, we have passed your message onto Sasha. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What a place to visit. Stunning setting and such friendly and welcoming staff. We opted for the intermediate walking tour. Our guide Giamme was fantastic! He offered so much knowledge on the wine making process from beginning to end and we never stopped chatting...More

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

Hi Gabrielle, Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback about your experience with us at Waterford Estate. We are so glad to hear you had such a memorable experience, we hope to welcome you back in the near future. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Waterford! We went on the 3 hour wine safari, which included champagne to start, a tour of the cellar, and a tour of the vineyards, with a picnic and wine tasting. It ended with a chocolate and wine pairing. It was 1000% worth...More

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

Dear Haley M Thank you for your wonderful review about Waterford Estate, The Wine Drive Safari and Trent. We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic time with us! I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Trent.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arguably the best thing to do if you have one morning in stellenbosch. Good wine, great staff and were very professional and not pushy. Our waitress Lauren was extremely knowledgeable and was very friendly and made the experience better. Had a little tour of the...More

Thank 434prashantr
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 434prashantr Thank you so so much for your wonderful review about your visit to Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great visit and I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Lauren. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the wine safari drive, the staff was very knowledgeable, the wines are exceptional and the estate itself is unforgettably beautiful. My favourite estate to visit either with friends or taking clients out for a day on the wine farms. Taking a drive around the...More

Thank Lize P
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lize P Thank you so much for the wonderful review about Waterford Estate and the Wine Drive Safari. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful day! I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We hope that you will be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wine tasting with chocolate - does it get much better. The Waterford Estate was included as part of a 1 day wine tasting tour from Cape Town. Beautiful wine paired with chocolate. A thoroughly enjoyable visit in beautiful surroundings. Would recommend - and we are...More

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pole2Pole_Images Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you really enjoyed your visit with us as well as the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. We hope that you will be able to visit us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love pair exquisite chocolate and wines. We love this wineyard. Good wines, service and a lovely place to drink.

Thank lumartinez2016
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear lumartinez2016 Thank you for your review of Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had a great visit and tasting with us and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are #1 for a reason! From start to finish this place is breathtaking. The landscape, the layout, the distillery, the winery cellar aka "cathedral" simply beautiful. We were a group of 5 from NYC with extensive winery/wine tasting experience across the world and this...More

Thank buckeye1985
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear buckeye1985 Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about Waterford Estate, Giamme and the Porcupine Trail Wine Walk. We are thrilled that you had such a"Exquisite and Delightful" experience with us. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room...More

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Sara V
1 October 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn H | Property representative |
Hi Sara V, We do require a booking to be made for the tastings. If you would like to make a booking you can contact Isabelle on 021 880 5308.
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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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