Waterkloof Wines
Waterkloof Wines
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Turn off the Sir Lowry's Pass Village Road and enter the Waterkloof gates, and a lane of trees beckon towards the hills, where a total sensory experience awaits. The road meanders through an amphitheatre flanked by reclaimed fynbos and immaculately kept vineyards, before arriving at our state-of-the-art cellar. A sign welcomes you to our tasting lounge. Stop for awhile outside and breathe deeply. Fill your soul with the views over the surrounding Schaapenberg Hills and the waters of False Bay down below. Now enter the main area, designed to hold you in awe, showcasing the sincere, clean essence of our Old World-style wines. Tall glass walls allow views of both the working cellar and the farm below, while raw concrete columns frame artworks from well-known South African artists.
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Peter
Camps Bay, South Africa1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Only the view is cool. Otherwise, the service is poor and arrogant. Reserved for 6 people, table was only suitable for a maximum of 4 people. The food was just okay. There are definitely better locations. I could write a novel about this place, but it's not worth my time... In conclusion, I advise against visiting. Not worth the money.
Written 26 March 2024
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Gordon D
London, UK220 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Having eaten in the restaurant at Waterkloof 5 years ago, we were excited to return to Chorus. It really really is a beautiful and impressive location.

The food however was significantly better in the past. Such amazing produce is available in the region, however the food generally lacked flavour. The focus seems to be on visual appeal at the expense of flavour. The quail starter in particular was tasteless. The main courses were the best.

There is a super wine choice - and great value.

Service is mixed. The waitress was excellent and her rather surly male colleagues would benefit from some coaching from her.

Perhaps this restaurant will ‘find its way’ and return to its former glory. I genuinely hope so.
Written 10 March 2023
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Regina Braga
Juiz de Fora, MG122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A beautiful and unique place. We did a wine tasting.
Nice place, with a beautiful view and delicious wines. I recommend.
Written 21 September 2022
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Neil B
Hamilton, New Zealand22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Brilliant wine tasting and food experience with outstanding views.
What a treat Waterkloof was. The tasting room is sublimely decorated and the view from the deck was excellent. We each had the very reasonably priced 6 wine tasting menu with a shared platter which all came to a little on R450.
Our server, Kudzai was outstanding. She was the perfect blend of attentive without being annoying. She seemed to appear with a fresh bottle at exactly the right time. She is an absolute asset
Written 22 February 2022
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Jan J
Cape Town, South Africa15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
Waterkloof Winery in Somerset West is well worth a visit. A modern winery, it has views over the whole of False Bay. Our service by Lindie could not have been more professional. I was impressed with all the wines I tasted - all fresh, some really great value. Their fine dining restaurant has closed due to COVID. We enjoyed an excellent cheese, meat, pickle and relish platter on the deck overlooking their vineyards, the mountains and the vista towards the sea. The cheeses by Healey’s - especially their slow matured cheddar - were so good we went to their deli at the entrance on the way out. A great experience!
Written 13 February 2021
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JanineLiane
Cape Town, South Africa192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The setting is unrivaled, perched high overlooking Somerset West - we were there on an overcast day and it was still spectacular! The service is what really stood out to us, the people are just happy to be there and nothing is too much to ask.

Shane the sommelier was great throughout, Faith our waitress was a delight, each chef who came out to present a dish was excellent, and even the Executive Chef, Gregory, wasn't too caught up to leave the kitchen to check on each table and stay for a chat.

The food is obviously the highlight, every course, every bite is an experience, and the wine pairing with the dégustation menu is spot on with wines from the farm itself. We didn't want to leave and could have stayed there forever. An absolute experience from start to finish - thank you!
Written 28 October 2020
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TheBajanQueen
Wilmington, DE172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The setting for this winery was stunning! Our sommalier was very engaging and informative. The wines were good. I just wish we had planned to try the restaurant...the menu looked amazing.
Written 9 March 2020
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OlePompey
Portsmouth, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We came here because we’ve drunk their lovely Circle of Life Sauvignon Blanc in the UK and we’re wowed by the location.
It’s fabulous with views of False Bay and an impressive open winery where you can see the vines and the processing inside.
Wish we had eaten it’s the no 3 restaurant in South Africa.
Also it’s so easy to get to from Cape Town airport. Next time will overnight in Somerset West and get a taxi here to appreciate more of the wines.
Written 26 February 2020
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Neil T
Salcombe, UK127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visit Waterkloof every year when visiting from the UK as it is in the top flight of restaurants and wines. We opted for the fixed menu with wine flights and were not disappointed for a second. From the amuse bouches to the petit fours the journey is exciting and different. So cleverly put together with wonderful imagination, colours and textures to test your taste buds. Each course introduced by one of the chefs made such a difference to explain how the dish was produced. A visit here is well worth it and we go there en route to the airport for a meal to remember and to avoid having to eat on the flight.
Picture is of one of the deserts, so pretty!
Written 22 February 2020
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NeelsH
Mossel Bay, South Africa15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
None better than this jewel of a restaurant on the slopes of Sir Lowry's Pass. Your experience of delicate, beautiful food, served in an unmatched location with unmatching view over the Helderberg basin is difficult to describe... It can only be truly appreciated when encountered.
Written 12 February 2020
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