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Waterford Estate

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Address: Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 880 5300
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Waterford Estate is situated in one of the world's most visually arresting...

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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A beautiful day

I think waterford must of been one of the best wine farms I have been to, a big thanks to our sterling host Giamme Potgieter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think waterford must of been one of the best wine farms I have been to, a big thanks to our sterling host Giamme Potgieter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been in many wineries around the globe and Waterford State is the most best I've ever seen. Me and my wife spent the honeymoon on SA and Waterford State was one of our destinations. We've had reserved, through a travel agency, a Wine Safari ride on Waterford but something happened and our reservation wasn't there. Worse, another couple had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the wine safari and it was absolutely worth it. We were met with a warm welcome and glass of MCC, followed by a tour of the winery, inside and out. The grounds are stunning and the views from The top of the vineyard were incredible, you're able to see multiple wine regions and table mountain! Kenneth was our... More 

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear Finemaster, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and would like to thank you for writing such a lovely review. We are very proud of the "Amazing" Wine Drive Safari that we offer as well as our Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience and it’s rewarding to see that you enjoyed and appreciated everything we do.... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first vineyard visited and we don't want to leave. Can recommend the chocolate and wine pairing - a great way to start the day :) Lauren looked after us throughout with lots of great info on the wines and where/when to drink it

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear benhoeksma, Thank you for your wonderful review about Waterford Estate. We are so happy that you really enjoyed your visit to Waterford Estate as well as the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I will pass your review onto Lauren. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my best friend were visiting this wine estate and we really enjoyed it. The wine and choclate are amazing and shannon is a really good host. We will defenitly recommended it!

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear Lois v, Thank you for your wonderful about Waterford Estate. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us as well as the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I have passed your review onto the tasting room managers and they will pass it onto Shannon. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a voucher for the chocolate and wine tasting. The concept and presentation were great, but the combinations need work. All of the wines were on the dry side. Location wise couldn't have asked for better though. Branded decor is stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful estate with magnificent grounds. Wine and chocolate tasting in a beautiful courtyard. Friendly helpful staff.

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear Miriam B Thank you for your wonderful review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you got to experience our much loved Wine and Chocolate Tasting and also enjoyed the "Friendly helpful staff". I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice place to enjoy a tasting of good quality wines. Excellent, knowledgeable service, great views.

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear keithamara, Thank you for your kind review about your visit with us at Waterford Estate. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon....You are always welcome.. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place to taste wine, relax and just drink wine, or bring some work with you and yes, drink wine while working. Great staff, good prices, great estate.

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear ThePr0fe550r, We are so thrilled that you enjoyed visiting us at Waterford Estate and Thank You for your kind review. You are always welcome at Waterford Estate. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers. We look forward to seeing you again soon.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rich and powerful wines alone make the trip worth doing, but you should also reserve some time to look at the gardens, and citrus groves. They say the main building is made of stone quarried from farm as well as timber grown there. The winery is very popular attraction, so even the large tasting room can get very crowded. But... More 

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear Juhani P, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us, as well as the wine tasting and that you had a look at the gardens and citrus groves. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

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