Skilpadvlei is my 160th wine farm visit in South Africa and offers a very unique cheesecake and wine pairing. Skilpadvlei is an Afrikaans word meaning “tortoise little lake” and is named as such because the land is home to tortoises since being founded in the 1800s. Today, the farm is owned by the Joubert family since 1917 and is in their fourth generation of farming.
This winery is about a 40-minute drive from Cape Town on the Stellenbosch Arterial road and can be easily accessed from the N1 or N2 highway through the R300 road.
Cheesecake and Wine Pairing
The cheesecake and wine pairing is great value for money at only R100 per person. They also have a great range of pairings for the kiddies which you can check out here.
The Tasting area
The Wine tasting area has an outdoor and indoor section complete with a very cute gift shop. This tasting room can accommodate large groups though booking prior to your visit is advised. They have a super indoor fireplace if the weather is chilly and nice outside benches if the weather is fine.
Skilpadvlei offers you 4 wines to taste for R55. Taste a Sauvignon Blanc, Rose (Blanc de Noir), Merlot and a Bordeaux Red Blend. These wines offer great value for money at under R200 a bottle.
Wine Tastings & Sales:
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00 Sun 10:00-16:00
Standard tasting 4 wines – R40 per person
Wine & Cheesecake pairing – R100 per person
Non-alcoholic option – R80 per person
Kiddies tasting – R55 per child
Skilpadvlei have a great restaurant offering local dishes and delicious pizzas for the whole family. There is a jungle gym for the kiddies.
Monday – Saturday: 07:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 08:00 – 17:00
For any enquiries, please contact us at email@example.com or 021 881 3237
M12 Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch, 7604
021 881 3237
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Be sure to take a photo at the wine frame!
Until next time