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De Wetshof Estate

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Address: Route 317, Robertson 6705, South Africa
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+27 23 615 1853
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The name De Wetshof has been synonymous with the production of fine wines...

The name De Wetshof has been synonymous with the production of fine wines in South Africa since the 1970's. As the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley, De Wetshof has become known internationally as South Africa's eminent Chardonnay House due to the pioneering role it played in introducing this noble Burgundian grape to the country.

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Too bad the cellar is not open for visitors without a prior appointment, but both the driveway and the view of the estate are extremely nice photo opportunities. And their wines... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Leuven, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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391 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Too bad the cellar is not open for visitors without a prior appointment, but both the driveway and the view of the estate are extremely nice photo opportunities. And their wines are simply divine :-) ...

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Thank you for taking time to review our wine farm. We are very glad you enjoyed the visit and the experience at De Wetshof Estate Wines. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

if you want to try Chardonnays - do it here. De Wetshof is THE place to taste this variety. The family puts the BEST people to work on it - and the results are amazing! the tasting room and the wine tasting is very professionally done. We'll be back!

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Thank you for the beautiful review of your visit to De Wetshof Estate, we hope to see you soon in our beautiful region again. More 

Stockholm
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

It's easy to miss the rather discreet entrance to Wetshof driving down R62, but don't! They offer a very nice professional testing of fabulous wines in a beautiful environment.

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CharmainFeuth, Front Office Manager at De Wetshof Estate, responded to this review

Dear John & Birgitte – happy to hear you enjoyed it. Have a great day! More 

Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

we had a visit in presence of the owner and Johann gave us a wonderful presentation . then we were invited to visit the premises and an amazing lunch . classy, beautiful no words to describe it

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CharmainFeuth, Front Office Manager at De Wetshof Estate, responded to this review

Dear Nicolas Thank you for your review about your visit to De Wetshof Estate. I'm happy that you enjoyed your visit to our Wine Estate and we look forward to having you again. Kind regards Charmain De Wetshof Estate More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Friendly assistance on a blistering hot day. The sommelier handled some unruly guests with respect and kindness. Very impressed by the patience and professionalism shown to guests.

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CharmainFeuth, Front Office Manager at De Wetshof Estate, responded to this review

Dear Chris Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to De Wetshof Estate. We are very pleased to hear that our staff made your wine tasting pleasant. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Charmain De Wetshof Estate More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

De Wetshof is called the House of Chardonnay and it’s not difficult to understand why. They have some of the best Chardonnay in the country

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited De Wetshof on 29 December 2016. I was really looking forward to tasting all their wonderful terroir-driven Chardonnays. I booked the tasting for our group of 7 family members with Heinrich, he was extremely friendly and helpful and did the most wonderful tasting with us, he engaged with everyone around the table and made the tasting fun and... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Starting with the beautiful gravel drive leading to the estate lined with Acacia trees our time at De Wetshof Estate was a treat for both the taste buds and the eyes. Henerick our wine guide at De Weshof was a gracious and knowledgeable host whose commitment to wine made our tasting a true pleasure. I came to the winery familiar... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A brief look at the photos will tell you this place is beautiful. The tasting is done in old world elegance. Our wine steward was Heinrich and he was out standing. He was personable and made us feel welcome and comfortable. Heinrich is studying to be a sommelier - so we benefited from his in-depth knowledge and suggestions for things... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped by for a quick wine tasting but arrived with 2 other small groups already there. Only one fellow on duty so our tasting was very slow. Chardonnay's are great. The main lounge is nice but a little out of place (pretentious) for Robertson Valley which we found so friendly and welcoming in all other respects.

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