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Address: De Rust Estate | Elgin, Grabouw 7160, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 844 0605
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 00:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 22:00 - 00:00
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Paul Cluver Wines is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley. This...

Paul Cluver Wines is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley. This family-run winery has roots that go back four generations. Recognised as pioneers of wine in the area, the focus is on producing elegant wines that are expressive of the terroir.The winery forms part of larger holistic farming business called 'De Rust Estate'. In addition to the vineyards and cellar, there are apple and pear orchards, a Hereford stud and eco-tourism activities, including amphitheatre concerts and mountain biking, on the farm. The estate forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere. Half of the estate has been set aside for conservation into perpetuity.

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Great wines!

It is a beautiful wine area. The gardens looked beautiful. I really wanted some apple brandy but instead got some great wines! The lady was friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Calitzdorp, South Africa
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Calitzdorp, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful wine area. The gardens looked beautiful. I really wanted some apple brandy but instead got some great wines! The lady was friendly and helpful.

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South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visit on Sunday. We walked up through to the restaurant entrance - the workers looked at us like we had the wrong address. It took a lot of effort of the waiters to inform us they were fully booked. Thankfully so - I can't possibly stoumach having to look at their long faces for longer than 2 minutes.... More 

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ShaunMcVey, Manager at Paul Cluver Wines, responded to this review

Dear Cmode, Thank you for your review and I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at Paul Cluver. We appreciate the feedback and will take it up with the relevant people and deal with this internally. This is not the expectable at Paul Cluver. Please let me know if you are ever in the area again, as... More 

Worthing
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We booked a wine tasting at Paul Cluver and when we arrived we're met by the Sales Manager, Shaun, who instead of giving us a tasting at the tab,es, asked if we'd like a tour of the winery, which meant jumping in his car, which we were more than happy to do. He drove us around the farm, explained all... More 

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Cape Town
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the small, unassuming wine tasting cottage to be met by the old black dog that has become this winery's mascot. Paul himself greeted us and gave us a fantastic wine and chocolate tasting. The Malbec was our favorite and we ended up purchasing a few for later. It's laid back, country style, and we're looking to visiting again... More 

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Thank WellReadRobyn
ShaunMcVey, Manager at Paul Cluver Wines, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, Thanks for your great review. I do however, think you were at Paul Wallace and not Paul Cluver. Paul Wallace make a great Malbec. I will let Paul and Nikki know you enjoyed your visit to there estate. Please let me know if you are ever in Elgin again, I would love to host you for a tasting.... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

At the end of a long mountain hike we needed refreshment and this is what we got at Paul Cluver Wines. We were very fortunate in that Paul Cluver himself greeted us and then proceeded to show us the wine making and storage facilities. This made what might otherwise have been a fairly impersonal visit special for us.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I popped in at Paul Cluver for a quick wine tasting on my way home and was very happy with the service, the lady behind the counter was quick, informative and sophisticated.

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Thank Macayla B
ShaunMcVey, Manager at Paul Cluver Wines, responded to this review

Hi Macayla, Thanks for the great review. Its always good to get positive feedback. I have past your review on to the lady who served you, Abigail. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Shaun More 

Beira, Mozambique
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We were very fortunate to get a personal tour from the owner of the family-run business, Dr. Paul Cluver himself. His passion for the wine the estate produces, and his mission to deliver a product that is unique to wine lovers makes this vineyard stand out. We learned that the Elgin Valley is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere... More 

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ShaunMcVey, Manager at Paul Cluver Wines, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed the estate, and look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Holywood, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Stopped for a wine tasting lunch during a hiking trip. The food was the usual standard you come to expect of SA. The estate produces some excellent wines which we greatly enjoyed. Staff were friendly and charming. Good to know that some of the wines can be purchased in one of the UKs high street multinationals! Watch out for their... More 

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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Always a highlight of my visit to Western Cape. I must stop. Excellent evening under the stars with great estate wine and craft food . Thanks for a wonderful evening

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Botswana
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

As we were in the area, and a little thirsty, we decided to pop in to Paul Cluver Wines and take a look. Wow! We had a lovely (and free) tasting of some of their wines. The '14 Pinot and '15 Sauvignon Blanc were delicious and Abigail was very friendly and accommodating of all our questions and requests. Not being... More 

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