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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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US$62,20*
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Half-Day Cape Winelands Tour from Cape Town
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Full-Day Cape Town Based Wine Safari with Wine Pairing and Franschhoek Motor...
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Full-Day Cape Winelands Tour Including Franschhoek from Cape Town

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Great wine and chocolate tasting

We had a fantastic wine and chocolate tasting conducted very knowledgable by Robbie who was a superstar. Thoroughly recommend it

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic wine and chocolate tasting conducted very knowledgable by Robbie who was a superstar. Thoroughly recommend it

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Kevin A, Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Hi Toby, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us at Waterford Estate. We will pass your message onto Robbie, we hope to welcome you back in the near future to experience our other tasting options. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The setting is beautiful, the service was great, the person attending to us was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Kevin A, Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thanks for the positive feedback about your time with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Waterford Estate. We take pride in our service and are glad you were able to experience it. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A trail walk through the vineyards, forests and botanical areas of the stunning Waterford Wine Estate with a wonderful wine tasting on the route within a secluded forest. Snacks were provided. The best part about this experience was our guide, Giemme, who was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the VIEWS! Once back at the tasting room we were treated to... More 

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Kevin A, Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback about your experience with us at Waterford Estate. We are glad to hear that you had a memorable time on the Porcupine Trail Wine Walk with Giamme. We will most definitely pass the message onto him, we hope to welcome you back in the near future.... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

one of the best wineyards I've been around the world! the Wine Safari is perfect and Trent did this job wonderfuly! A MUST GO!

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Kevin A, Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Hello, We are so glad to hear that you such a wonderful time on our Wine Drive Safari with Trent. Thank you for taking the time to write about your Waterford Experience, we will pass the message onto Trent. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best, The Waterford Estate team More 

Cape Town
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The young man who served us our wine tasting got the balance right between excellent service while giving us time to enjoy the wine, conversation and setting. Exquisite wine in a magnificant location.

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Kevin A, Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Hi Penny, Thank you for taking the time to write about your Waterford experience. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Please let me us know when you plan to visit again! More 

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our first visit to Cape Town and we were fortunate enough to have a wine safari arranged for us at the Waterford Estate Winery. We had an absolutely wonderful day with gorgeous weather, a most idyllic setting with Heiderberg Mountain as a back drop. Our guide Jurie, was very knowledgeable, and made our experience very memorable. We tasted... More 

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

Dear Nancy D, Thank you so much for your wonderful review about the Wine Drive Safari and Jurie. I have passed you review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Jurie... We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon...... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You genuinely couldn't ask for a better day experience. Everything about Waterford was 10/10. We went as a group of 12 as we were all over for a friends wedding but also had a few local CT friends. We had the full wine tasting experience which was complemented with the pairing of chocolate. I can say we had the most... More 

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

Dear Gareth B, WOW - What a review!! - Thank you so much. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful visit with us..... We hope that you enjoy our wine when you get back to the UK and think of your time spent with us. We hope to see you soon for another visit... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely time, the wine and chocolate pairing is to die for whilst sitting in the Tuscan styled courtyard, our server Lauren was perfect, so accommodating and kind, couldn't have asked for a nicer day. Thank you

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

Dear Chels W, Thank you for your fabulous review about Waterford Estate and Lauren. We are thrilled that you really enjoyed your Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place , was such a brilliant find , did the chocolate and wine tasting , it was lovely , so want to go again !!

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

Dear bmasterson Thank you for your wonderful review about Waterford Estate. We are so happy that you had such a great time visiting us as well the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, great wine and an all round fantastic experience. Robbie our waiter was awesome and made the experience so much more enjoyable. Will definitely be back.

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

Dear Dawid B Thank you for your review about Waterford Estate and Robbie. We are so happy that you enjoyed your fantastic experience and we hope to see you again soon. The Tasting Room Managers will pass your review onto Robbie.... More 

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