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Waterford Estate

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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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Bliss in a glass

Having done a day of wine tasting, Waterford was my favourite vineyard. The wines were superb and the pairing with chocolate enhanced the flavours of the wines. I would definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lexi M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having done a day of wine tasting, Waterford was my favourite vineyard. The wines were superb and the pairing with chocolate enhanced the flavours of the wines. I would definitely go back!

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

Dear Lexi M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time and that you so enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience with us. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon..... More 

Ireland
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterford is a beautiful estate. We wanted to do something different so opted for the wine safari, where you get taken out into the vineyards for food and wine tastings. Trent was our guide, who was fantastic. So easy to talk to, and we learned quite a bit from him. The food as well as the wine on this tour... More 

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

Dear Fi123, Thank you so much for the fantastic review about Waterford Estate, The Wine Drive Safari and Trent. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience with us and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great wine tasting experience at Waterford estate. You can choose different options to taste ( from three to seven wines with chocolate or without). We did three with chocolate. Loved the choices of wine and chocolate they put together. Very relaxed and quiet atmosphere.

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

Dear Cjones7, Thank you for your review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had a great visit and that you enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience with us. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Waterford to do a wine tasting and were really impressed with the setting, service and wine on offer. The venue is absolutely beautiful and the wine was equally impressive. We were served by Lauren who was extremely pleasant and helpful and who made the experience one we wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

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

Dear MrsMeatballs, WOW - Thank you so much for your great feedback about Waterford Estate. We are really thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Waterford Estate. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We hope to see you again soon..... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've bought Waterford wines in my country before and loved them. So coming here for a tasting was very special! We did the red wines and chocolate tasting. Worth it! Very nice to taste the different reds and chocolates together. And the view/atmosphere at the estate is wonderful. Would recommend!

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

Dear LeidsHertje, Thank you for your great review about Waterford Estate and the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed your whole experience and we hope that you will continue to enjoy Waterford Estate wines. Hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit and felt proud to bring our family to visit this beautiful estate. From the arrival along the driveway to our farewell from the geese it was a wonderful experience. Our welcome and attentive service from Lauren as she described our delicious wines was warm and knowledgeable. A must visit!

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

Dear Pam D, Thank you so much for the fantastic review about Waterford Estate and Lauren. We are just so thrilled that you had a wonderful time and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waterford is one of our absolute favourite wine estates to visit! We always have nothing but the best time, best service and best wine around 🍷 The chocolate pairing is to die for and the estate is spectacular, and it never hurts to be served by Murray 💁🏻 Running a spectacular farm, keep it up 🍷

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

Dear caebae_v, Wow - Thank you for your fab review about your time spent here at Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you always have a great experience when you visit us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. More 

Central Poland, Poland
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beatiful and located in comfortable, quiet area. Small which means not many tourists / wine tasters at the same time. We had wine tasting with chocolate (3 pairs of wine + chocolate) which was just fabulous. Consider booking in advance to have more options available - if you go directly, there is just 3 options available ad hoc. Definitely... More 

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

Dear MaGPL, Thank you for your review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience with us and that you had "exceptional service". I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon to enjoy some of our other tasting experiences.... More 

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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful combination for sure....and the rock salt chocolate is the stuff of dreams. But do yourself a favor and upgrade by asking for a bottle of JEM wine. Mmmmmmm

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

Dear soha0208, Thank you do much for the kind review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled to know that you had a great Wine and Chocolate Tasting and that you really enjoyed The Jem. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

bournemouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing wine with a great friendly knowledgable guide , Justin. Also, the snacks with the wine were delusion especially the mushroom s with little toast. Highlight of our trip :-)

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

Dear Renata S, WOW - Thank you for a fantastic review about the Wine Drive Safari and Justin. We are thrilled that you had such a great Wine Drive, with delicious snacks. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon...... More 

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