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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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+27 21 880 5300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sasha was our hostess during our chocolate and wine pairing session. She set up a lovely table outside for our group. Relaxing, enjoyable, informative. I would highly recommend this location, this tasting and this winery. Thanks, Sasha.More

Thank Pamela S
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Pamela S, Thank you so much for the review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great tasting and visit with us. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Sasha. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sasha, a Stellenbosch University student was our hostess. She was informed and informative. She handled all our questions and spent a great deal of time telling us much about the region, and S. Africa in general. Oh, and the wine tasting was a treat.

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

Dear Steve J, Thank you so much for the fabulous review about Sasha and Waterford Estate. 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....

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed warmly by the staff at Waterford Estate, our amazing sommelier introduced herself as Sasha and explained the wine tasting options after bringing the ordered bread platter. She was extremely thorough in her knowledge of the estate as well as explaining the tasting...More

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

Dear Rebecca O, WOW - Thank you for the fantastic review of your tasting and visit to Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great time with us. I have passed your review onto Sasha and the Tasting Room Managers. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely, relaxing wine tasting in this beautiful location. The estate is stunning and Sasha looked after us so well. She is not only knowledgeable about the delicious wines but also friendly and made the whole experience a great occasion. We would definitely recommend...More

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

Dear Tina S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed the whole experience with us and I have passed your review onto to Tasting Room Managers. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely morning tasting under the loving care of Sasha. Great wines with a good story and an absolutely stunning courtyard. Their classical chocolate pairing makes it more than just a wine tasting so with the lovely sun it was truly a great...More

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

Dear Bart S Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit to Waterford Estate. We are so glad to know that you had such a great tasting with us and that you also enjoyed the sunny courtyard. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely experience, will do it again! Absolutely recommendable such a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.

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

Dear sbichet, We are really thrilled to know that you had such a great and relaxing visit and tasting with us. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon........

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the long version of the wine pairing with chocolate. Let's be succinct: The estate is gorgeous. Sasha, our sommelier, was great although she seemed to be a bit overwhelmed. We had to wait quite a time between each glass. Regarding the wines themselves,...More

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

Dear Quentin H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will visit us again soon....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to spend your afternoon tasting wine and even chocolate! We loved it. Our server Sasha was very knowledgeable and gave us explanations of every single wine, even suggesting possible pairings and following up with us to check which wine we had liked the...More

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

Dear Sara F, Thank you for the fantastic review about Waterford Estate and your visit. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I have passed your review onto Sasha and the Tasting Room Managers. We hope that you will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wine and chocolate pairings. They have options of trying different types of chocolates with wines and our server was good at telling us why each one is paired. We enjoyed our time here. Just as you drive in, the views of the estate are spectacular....More

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

Dear glowbe_trottah, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience with us. Unfortunately we don't have a restaurant on the Estate, just our wine...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful, tranquil estate is the perfect setting for wine tasting. Young and modern with a traditional flair that adds just the right amount aww... moments. Fantastic for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Snuggle up on a cozy couch by the fire whilst tasting wine and...More

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

Dear Merle M, Thank you so much for the fantastic review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great day and wine tasting with us. I have forwarded your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We look forward to seeing you...More

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434euniceg
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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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