Meet my 83rd wine farm visit in South Africa – Andreas Wine Farm and Luxury Accommodation in Wellington dates back to 1699 when the first Huguenots settled in the valley. In 2015 the estate was acquired by a group of U.K. wine enthusiasts under the banner of Andreas Wine Trading. Their ambition is to build on the wine’s existing heritage, enhance the quality of the wine and take it to an even wider audience.
Today they produce some excellent #shiraz and have a magnificent, luxury guest house.
BOOKINGS & WINE TASTINGS: Visits, wine tasting and cellar tours are exclusive and by appointment only so make sure you book in advance. Contact Eugenie Potter on 082 775 0805 or email email@example.com
WHEN TO GO: This wine farm is suitable for the summer or winter months.
LENGTH OF VISIT: Two to three nights will be ideal.
RESTAURANT: No. But there are two restaurants near by at Val du Charron Wine farm.
OTHER AMENITIES: No.
ACCOMMODATION: Yes – a fantastic, 4-star luxury accommodation that has just been renovated.
CHILD/PET FRIENDLY? Not recommended.
LARGER OR SMALL GROUPS? Best for couples and friends. There are four luxurious, en-suite bedrooms and three spacious lounge areas.
LOCATION: About a 1.5 hour drive from Cape Town in the Wellington wine region. Andreas Wines directions.
OTHER RATINGS: Find out what others have to say on the Andreas Wines Trip Advisor Review page.
Here’s my experience:
I took a drive into Wellington for the weekend and stayed over at the newly renovated, Andreas Luxury Accommodation. Whilst there I realised that they produce some excellent Shiraz too!
The wine is produced in unique vineyards where the vines are trained to grow in a unique “Y” shape. This method is meant to reduce botrytis rot and improve grape and wine quality (alcohol, tannins and colour intensity), while maintaining a good yield without significantly increasing the management operations of the vineyard.
Their Shiraz is matured for 12 and 18 months in toasted French and American oak barrels.
The grounds are superb! Manicured lawns and a pool to refresh yourself during a hot day.
There accommodation is fresh, homely and modern – you will feel right at home!
Breakfast is included too – it’s oh so yummy!
I had a great time!
So which farm will be next?