The following wineries are partners of the MTB ADVENTURES Events and are listed in sequence, based on the MTB ADVENTURES Route. Some of the wineries are water points and excellent spectator points. Click on the following websites to get an overview of some of the scenic areas that the MTB ADVENTURES route covers. Please support these wineries, who are all committed partners of MTB ADVENTURES and MTB.


LOURENSFORD

The tranquil Lourens River meanders through Lourensford Wine Estate and is one of the only remaining perennial rivers in the Western Cape. The most beautiful natural vegetation (fynbos in Afrikaans) lines its banks and creates natural gardens. Lourensford offers unique sensory and taste experience, from the delicious nougat and wine tastings, a chocolatier, cheesery and coffee roastery, to the wonderful River Garden Terrace Deli and Eatery. Enjoy light lunches or order a picnic basket. At Lourensford there’s definitely something for every connoisseur!

MORGENSTER

Nestled against the foothills of the Somerset West mountains, Morgenster Estate produces Award-Winning Olive Oils, Olive Products and acclaimed Bordeaux Style Red Wines. Less than five kilometres from the cool Atlantic Ocean, the deep soils of the vineyards provide perfect ripening conditions for classic red varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot amongst others. Inspired by this harmony of place and climate Giulio Bertrand and consultant Pierre Lurton from Chateau Cheval Blanc in France have created a partnership dedicated to optimising the potential of this terroir. The wines and olive products of Morgenster are hand crafted to make the most from the combination of our great terroir, international expertise, pure passion and dedication.
“Where there is passion, there is no compromise” Owner Giulio Bertrand
Tel 021 852 1738, Fax 021 852 0835, Email info@morgenster.co.za
Wine and olive tasting hours – Monday – Friday 10:00-17:00, Weekends/Public holidays 10:00 – 16:00

WATERKLOOF WINES

MOUNT ROZIER

This amazing property consists of 80 hectares of land, the highest point lying about 270 metres above sea-level. From this point the most beautiful vistas over False Bay can be enjoyed by foot or on horseback. Mount Rozier lies next to the well-known Vergelegen Estate in an amphi-theatre within the Hottentots Holland Mountain range, on the outskirts of the town of Somerset West. The vineyard sites on the farm were specially selected for each cultivar and each of these units are registered as single vineyards and they are appropriately named after Mount Rozier family members (Domaine Michael and Domaine Max). The business boasts an exciting 3 different ranges of wines; there definitely is a special wine for everyone no matter the size of your pocket: Rozier Reef – fun, exciting and affordable wines supporting the SASSI initiative – South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Rozier Bay – here we focus on the regionality of wines. Mount Rozier – this is our flagship range of single vineyards wines – only sourced from our special farm and they reflect the essence of what our property is all about. They will always heighten your senses and put the cherry on the top of any fine dining experience

Wine Sales: 021-8581130
Sales and tasting hours: Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 17:00 – Sat: by prior arrangement (call us before you come) 10:00 – 16:00

WEDDERWILL PROPERTIES (Wederwill wineries)

Wine Sales+27 (21) 858 1558
Tasting hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 and Sat(min group of 8 people) 10:00 – 14:00 Tasting fees R25

OAK VALLEY

PAUL CLUVER WINES

Having planted the first commercial vineyards and having established the first wine cellar in the Elgin Valley, Paul Cluver Wines has been instrumental in the success and recognition of this ward as a fine wine producing area. From the onset, Paul Cluver Wines has been determined to refine the art of winemaking. Through science, knowledge and passion have guided the planting and the winemaking methods. This focus has resulted in a range of aromatic whites and elegant Pinot noirs that consistently score well locally and internationally.

WILDEKRANS ESTATE

Wildekrans Estate is a boutique winery situated near Bot River. Its wines which are an expression of the unique cool climate terroir, originate in vineyards that are nurtured to produce low yielding crops of pronounced structure and fruit intensity. Select Range: Methode Cap Classique and Pinotage Barrel Select Premium Range: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon. Caresse Marine Range: Merlot, Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc- Chenin Blanc Blend.

Wine tasting and selling hours: Mon-Fri: 09:00-16:00 Sat-Sun:11:00-15:00 during Sept-May,
Saturday and Sunday and the period June-August by appointment only
Wine Shop & Art Gallery at the Orchard Farm Stall, on the outskirt of Grabouw, next to the N2
Sales and tasting: 021 859 5587 Mon-Sun: 09:00-17:30
Closed Christmas Day. Enquiries: wines@wildekrans.com

SUMARIDGE

NEWTON JOHNSON

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON

The Bouchard Finlayson winery remains a leader in producing world class Pinot noir wines from South Africa. Growing on the slopes of Galpin Peak in the Walker Bay region, repeated vintages of this path-blazing wine continue to reflect a true celebration of Pinot-crafting, endorsing the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley as a jewel in the terroir search for excellence with this illusive grape. Peter Finlayson was the first modern day winemaker in this valley. With his accumulated wine making knowledge he has been instrumental in the primary effort of putting the Walker Bay wine region on the map. The Bouchard part of the name provides a link to our Burgundian contribution. The unique and individual vineyard practices are based on the Burgundian principal of high-density planting with low yields from the individual vines. 9000 vines are planted per hectare. This high density planting is unique to Walker Bay and coupled with the double ‘Guyot’ pruning system encourages a greater surface of leaf exposure with corresponding restricted root growth. This improves fruit concentration, which is so essential to the making of truly great wines. Visit us for a wine tasting experience in our old world cellar and take a wander around our winery bragging exceptional views of both valley and ocean.

Sales: 028 312 3515
Tasting Room Hours:
Mon – Fri: 09:30 – 17:00
Sat: 09:30 – 12:30

HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS

BOTTEGA FAMILY WINES (Whalehaven winery)

HERMANUS PIETERSFONTEIN

Hermanuspietersfontein, once the original name of the village founded in 1855, is now the name of the home of Monsieur Sauvignon Blanc, winemaker Bartho Eksteen. Wine names like Kleinboet, Bloos, Die Martha, Posmeester and Swartskaap are favoured by all cultures and are in memory of Hermanus Pieters, who came to the area to teach children in Dutch, forerunner to Afrikaans. The cellar is known for its Sauvignon Blancs, Bordeaux and Rhone-style blends, but, every family has a black sheep: Swartskaap is a single varietal 100% Cabernet Franc and received the ’08 and ’09 SA Terroir Award, Best Cabernet Franc in South Africa. Grapes come from their Biodiversity and Wine Initiative champion farm, the only in this region to date. “Winemaking starts in the vineyard,” isn’t lip service – it’s a philosophy manifested in reputation gained in three short years. Farm cottages present the opportunity to experience the tranquillity and beauty of the place where the wine is made. Commitment to community building is evident in their popular Saturday Food & Wine Market. The cellar’s yard is the new village meeting place and hosts quarterly Wines of Hermanus and the Overberg Wine Festival

Sales: 028 316 1875
Free Wine Tastings
Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00

High Season (15 Dec – 15 Jan)
Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 10:30 – 15:00

Closed on:
– 1 January
– Easter Friday, Sunday and Monday
– 25 and 26 December

We appreciate the commitment and passion that these farms have towards MTB and thanks for the opportunity to stage a multi stage MTB event on your farm/s.