Wine Estate in Hemel en Aarde Valley

Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus, South Africa

    Travelling along the stunningly picturesque Hemel en Aarde Valley, which is a beautiful route and is a perfect way to experience a different side of the Overberg.

    The Valley is therefore an escape from the norm of city life and should be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. The experience will leave you feeling refreshed and content. It was once said that “so high are the hills, which closely embrace the valley all around, that they seem to touch the sky and you cannot see anything but Heaven and Earth

    The Wine Route, along the R320, boasts more than just its vast array of wine farms. It is also famous for its uninterrupted views of the valley from any one of the superb restaurants, deli’s or stalls, all of which give you the choice of world class wines and meals. You can also enjoy a more thrilling experience by taking a tour of the valley via horseback at Cloud's End, or you can choose to enjoy an adrenaline pumped afternoon of paint ball wars, quad bike or zip-line tours at Hermanus Forest Adventures. There are also hiking and mountain biking trails on offer from other adventure businesses.

     

    Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus

    • Ataraxia Wines

      Warm welcome, cool wines, breathtaking views.  Greek for “a serene state of mind, free from worry and preoccupation”, Ataraxia lives up to the hype. Aptly called The Skyfields, Ataraxia Wines is perfectly positioned on a commanding rise in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde wine-growing area. Just a short distance from the coastal village of Hermanus, a picture-perfect drive brings you to the most elevated part of these winelands.
      Phone:
      +27 28 212 2007
      Address:
      Hemel en Aarde Road, Hemel en Aarde Valley, 7200, Hermanus, South Africa
      www.ataraxiawines.co.za
    • Bartho Eksteen Wijnskool

      Bartho Eksteen Wijnskool is not only great wine, but South Africa's future. With wine courses offered to school children and WSET Levels 1-3 for serious consumers, the playing field is wide open for all ages to learn more about the wonderful world of wine. The main focus is still to produce exclusive and exceptional wines where quality is non-negotiable with as range of nine wines to choose from. MCC sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blancs, Rosé and Rhône style red blends are amongst the wine selection. Bartho Eksteen, previously of Hermanuspietersfontein, now runs a wine academy with funding from Diners Club while also making wine under his own label called Wijnskool by Bartho Eksteen. Ouskool 2013 (price: R265 a bottle) is a blend of Paarl Shiraz and Hemel-en-Aarde Mourvèdre and Grenache. It has arresting aromatics of red and black fruit, intense pepper and spice. The palate, meanwhile, shows concentrated fruit, lemon-like acidity and gently grippy tannins. It’s big, bold and flavoursome despite a relatively moderate alcohol by volume of 13.5%.
      Address:
      Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
      www.wijnskool.co.za
    • Bouchard Finlayson

      In a hidden valley at the Southern tip of the new world lies a winery that combines the best of the old ways with a streak of innovation and creativity. Established in 1989, Bouchard Finlayson is located in the internationally acclaimed wine region of Walker Bay in the Western Cape. One of South Africa’s most awarded boutique wine estates lies in a scenic valley, just an hour and a half from Cape Town, called Hemel-en-Aarde or Heaven-and-Earth. Framed by great fold mountains and breath-taking ocean views, it is one of the coolest wine-making regions in the Cape, with duplex soil structures and sun-facing slopes. The promise of the unique terroir is harnessed by winemaker Peter Finlayson in slow-ripened, flavour-rich wines of exceptional quality. Hemel-en-Aarde, (Heaven and Earth) framed by old carpeted mountains, a stones throw from the sea with frost free, soft, beneficial weather and the most perfect rugged vineyard soils. Established in 1989, Bouchard Finlayson is a boutique winery dedicated to the making of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines of outstanding quality.
      Phone:
      (+27) 28 312 3515
      Address:
      R320, Hermanus , 7200, South Africa
      www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za
    • Creation Wines

      Welcome to our little piece of paradise in South Africa’s sought-after Walker Bay Wine Region. Here, high up on the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, every dawn brings an exciting new challenge and innovation is a way of life. This trendsetting spirit has shaped our vision and led to many a thrilling achievement as reflected in our impressive list of wine awards.

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      10:00-17:00
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      10:00-17:00
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      10:00-17:00
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      10:00-17:00
      Phone:
      +27 28 212 1127
      Address:
      Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
      www.creationwines.com
    • Domaine des Dieux

       In a country known for its warmth and sunshine, we have found a place of cool temperatures and maritime breezes. Maximising the rich potential of our soils, we planted virus-free vineyards with cultivars carefully chosen to match our terroir and reflect this unique sense of place. This boutique wine farm produces small volumes of superior award winning wines, you love to drink. In 2002 two wine lovers partnered up to create Domaine des Dieux. With hours upon hours of dedication, love and expertise they were able to create an award winning brand of MCC, the first producer of such in the Hemel en Aarde region. Through this success they found their dreams becoming a reality. Four years later (in 2006), after patient waiting and care, the vines were finally ready for the production of their maiden Claudia Brut MCC (released in 2010) and Rose of Sharon Brut Rose MCC (released in 2011). In 2007 the next chapter began for this boutique wine farm with the production of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a Syrah/Mourvedre blend. The farm itself is a small area but offers up a vast array of both wines and award-winning MCC. These wines are all produced with the same fundamentals that the great French and Europeans executed; age old traditions that are still producing renowned wines in present day. To insure that all of their wines reach their full potential the vintages are aged in cellars until the winemaker is happy with the quality – giving wine lovers the same high quality in every bottle.
      Phone:
      +27 28 313 2126
      Address:
      R320, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
      www.domainedesdieux.co.za
    • Hamilton Russell Vineyards

      Hamilton Russell Vineyards – one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea – pioneered viticulture and winemaking in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The Estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the finest in the New World.appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus.
      Phone:
      +27 (0) 28 312 3595
      Address:
      Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, R320, Hermanus, , South Africa
      www.hamiltonrussellvineyards.com
    • Newton Johnson

      Newton Johnson Vineyards is owned and managed by the Newton Johnson family. The farm is based in the upper Hemel en Aarde Valley near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half’s drive out of Cape Town. This is a popular tourist destination, famous for some of the most spectacular land-based whale watching in the world lush indigenous fynbos, a floral kingdom, home to 1500 species and exclusive to the Cape, mountain walks and bike trails.
      Phone:
      +27.283123862
      Address:
      R320 Hemel-en-Aarde Road, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, , Hermanus, , South Africa
      www.newtonjohnson.com
    • Restless River wines

      Restless River wines are hand crafted by the Wessels family on their farm in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, next door to the coastal village of Hermanus in the Western Cape, South Africa. The farm is owned and run by Craig and Anne, winemaker and manager respectively. With vines planted from 1998, Restless River Vineyards has some of the oldest cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.
      Phone:
      028 313 2881
      Address:
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    • Seven Springs Vineyard

      Seven Springs Vineyard is a premium wine producer, situated on the R320 Hemel en Aarde Valley road, between the seaside town of Hermanus and the spa town of Caledon, in the picturesque Western Cape, South Africa. The vineyard nestles between Shaws Mountain to the north and the Teslaarsdal Mountain Range to the south, with Walker Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond these mountains.
      Phone:
      028 316 4994
      Address:
      Suite 162, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
      7springs.co.za
    • Spookfontein Wines

      Nested between The Kleinriver - and Babilonstoring Mountains, this 313 hectare farm offers wine aficionados a beautiful variety of robust wines - grown from rocky soil and nurtured by Walker Bay’s timeless cold sea air, blown in by the Cape Doctor on summer evenings. The farm, originating in 1847 is a Fynbos heaven, with a mere 14 hectares under vine and Olive trees growing stoically on the road to our magnificent mountaintop cellar. 
      Phone:
      073 067 7936
      Address:
      33 Hemel en Aarde Rd, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
      spookfontein.co.za
    • Storm Wines

      The Hemel-en-Aarde is nestled behind the quaint fishing village and popular holiday town of Hermanus, 120 km from Cape Town. Southern right whales visit and calve in Walker Bay annually from July to November. Apart from the whales and as a holiday destination, the scenic town is also home to the renowned Hemel-en-Aarde winegrowing area.
      Phone:
      028 312 1097
      Address:
      Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
      www.stormwines.co.za
    • Sumaridge Wine Estate

      At Sumaridge, each cultivar has its own specifically chosen site. Our vineyard management respects and works in harmony with natural assets that include a superb array of flora and fauna. The perfect marriage of exceptional location, climate and soil, coupled with expert wine crafting, gives birth to signature wines that are distinctively elegant, ample in body and complex in flavour.
      Phone:
      028 312 1097
      Address:
      Sumaridge, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
      www.sumaridge.co.za
    • Whalehaven Winery

      The area is a sanctuary for migrating whales and offers a cooler climate for vineyards along the South African coast.    The winery is renowned for creating elegant, fine wines using noble French varietals cultivated in a traditional style of the masterful crus of Burgundy that exhibit finesse and classic sophistication.
      Phone:
      +27-28-316-1633
      Address:
      Western Cape, Onrus, Hermanus, 7201, South Africa
      www.whalehavenwines.co.za