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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 yesterday

Make sure you enjoy every single moment you spend in this beautiful place. Very nice people and great service and great wine . Thank you

Thank Marjan-Herbert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love that in nice weather, which we had, the wine tasting room is actually the courtyard of the main building of the winery. Chocolate pairing was a fun experience, and the wine is really, really good. Hosts are often students from the nearby university. I...More

Thank Bucky1836
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bucky1836, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience with us. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After experiencing a number of wine tastings it was nice to try a different version. There were 3 wines and 3 chocolates paired together. I especially liked the dessert wine with the milk chocolate which had a very unique flavor.

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

Dear MaryBeth M 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 we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Waterford's with a small tour group on Saturday. What a great experience! The pairing of the wine and chocolate worked really well and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. It was topped off by our excellent host,Giammes,who was both friendly and knowledgeable.More

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

Dear JohnSLugarno, Thank you so much for the fantastic review about your visit to Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great tasting and time with us. I have forwarded your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Giamme. We hope that...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We visited on a Friday with a reservation and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate and wine combined tasting. Service was excellent and the price is more than reasonable. No hard sell on trying to get you to buy wine. I think our server left us a...More

Thank aperry932
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear aperry932, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and tasting with us. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We hope that you will be able to...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

A fantastic experience is the combined Wine & Chocolate tasting. Our guide was very knowledge, gave a lots of information during the tour and afterwards during the tastings as well. We were booked for a private Porcupine Trail but unfortunately it was raining a lot...More

Thank bushlife28
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear bushlife28 Thank you for your great review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic visit and tasting with us. We hope that you will be able to come back soon and experience the Porcupine Trail Wine Walk with us....

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great experience with paring wines and chocolates. A bit pricy for wine tasting but worth it. The winemasters are very knowledgeable and a treat. A must to try!More

Thank Etienne P
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Etienne P, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting experience with us. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We hope...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We were a group of five colleagues and decided to take road trip to Stellenbosch with no idea of which farm to visit, We saw Waterford on the map and we went there for tasting and we were warm welcomed by Natasha and she hand...More

Thank SingaChuma
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear SingaChuma Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and tasting with us. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon...

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had booked at 3.00 pm but, due to some unforeseen changes, we arrived at the estate at noon. They accommodate us with no problems. The estate is wonderful, very classy and elegant. Kenneth was the one who assisted us in the Wine Tasting. He...More

Thank Sara V
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Sara V, Thank you for the review about TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you had a great visit with us. I have passed your review onto Kenneth and the Tasting Room Managers. We hope that you will be able to visit us again...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

What a wonderful setting for a chocolate and wine pairing. You will enjoy the sounds of the fountain and the great service. Why not order a bottle to sit and enjoy.More

Thank LeanneBeattie
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear LeanneBeattie Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you had such a great visit with us and that you enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience with us. We hope that you will...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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