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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 880 5300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did the wine and chocolate pairing with my girlfriend and it was an absolute treat, our host Devon in my opinion, cracked the pairing with his knowledge of the wines. I highly recommend this.More

Thank Mark V
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mark V, Thank you for the great review about Waterford Estate and Devon. We are thrilled that you had such a great Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I have passed your review onto Devon and the Tasting Room Managers. We hope that you will...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Waterford on a sunny winters day with a friend of mine. We sat in the courtyard and each did the chocolate and wine pairing, and the experience (from start to finish) is one of the best either of us has ever had! Devon...More

Thank ExpLaura77
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear ExpLaura77, Thank you so much for the fantastic review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled to know that you had a really great visit and tasting with us at Waterford Estate and the experience was the "one of the best you had". I have...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I stopped by Waterford without a reservation and we were greatly welcomed by Jurie. He offered us a delightful wine and chocolate pairing menu and was very profesional and knowledgeable with his comments. I highly recommend this place, make sure you get...More

Thank Sebastian I
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sebastian I, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review about Waterford Estate and Jurie. We are thrilled that you had a great Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience and visit with us. I have passed your review onto...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited three wineries on our daylong tour of the Winelands, and this was the runaway favorite by miles! The setting is amazing! And the wines were great! My travel companion also enjoyed a chocolate pairing. But what truly made this visit really special was...More

Thank Epinnm
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Epinnm, WOW - Thank you so much for your fantastic review about Waterford Estate and Trent. We are thrilled that you had such a great time at Waterford Estate and that your travel companion enjoyed the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I have passed...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Waterford for a wine tasting and decided on a tasting of the Jem (the estate's flagship red) as well as the wine & choc pairing. It's an excellent, relaxed experience. Devon guided us through the tasting and he was really friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank Karen G
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Karen G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you enjoyed The Jem as well as the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Devon....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful tasting! Trent took us and another family out into the vineyards where we sampled wine paired with different foods, all while overlooking the vast vineyards and mountains. Coming back to the winery, we were treated to another tasting, this time paired with...More

Thank Michael R
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michael R, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit at Waterford Estate. We are so happy that you enjoyed the Wine Drive Safari and tasting with us. I will pass on your review to Trent and the Tasting Room...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday I had the great privilege of visiting the Waterford Wine estate. The steward Callum was absolutely educational about all the different wines during the wine tasting! I am not someone who is very clued up on wines. He was very happy to go the...More

Thank LeeAereboe
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear LeeAereboe, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great tasting with Callum and that you enjoyed your visit and time at Waterford Estate. We hope that you will be able...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a really interesting walk around the estate with the knowledgeable guide Giamme. We learned about wine production at Waterford Estate and how it differs from wineries we often visit in Spain and Portugal. Our guide made the walk particularly interesting by answering all...More

Thank familjx3
Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear familjx3 Thank you so much for your wonderful review about the Porcupine Trail Wine Walk and Giamme. We are thrilled that you had such a great time and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon. I have passed your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aim is specific and that is to do wine tasting as well as chocolate pairing. The front entrance is awesome and feels really large. Lot of different places whether indoor or outdoor for the wine tasting. Trent was superb in his sharing of the...More

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

Dear Ash L, Thank you for your review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and wine tasting with Trent. We hope that you will enjoy the wine that you bought and think of Waterford Estate when you drink it....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The amazing drive to the entrance of the venue already gives a good introduction to what you can expect. We took the combination tasting of white wines and the chocolate-wine tasting. The experience really exceeded all expectations :) The sommelier (Karalee) had great knowledge of...More

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

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

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