Wineries & Restaurants to Visit in South Africa

There are an incredible amount of world-class restaurants and wineries to visit in South Africa. Below is our not-so-short list of stops we would recommend as a starter for your planning. Pro-tip: many wineries have excellent restaurants on site (particularly in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Hemel-en-Aarde) so be sure to book a table for after any tastings! Our producers love visitors, too, so please feel free to reach out and tell them Culture Wine Co. sent you!

*Denotes a Culture Wine Co Exclusive Producer-Partner

Contantia Wineries

  • Processus*
  • Beau Constantia (Processus is made here by BC’s head winemaker; amazing restaurant here!)
  • Klein Constantia
  • Buitenverwachting

Swartland Wineries

  • Magna Carta*
  • Klein Amoskuil*
  • NativO
  • AA Badenhorst
  • L’Equinox
  • Sadie Family Wines
  • Donovan Rall
  • Mullineux
  • Mother Rock
  • Intellego
  • The Wine Kollective (amazing retail shop in Riebeeck Kasteel)

Stellenbosch/Franschhoek/Paarl Wineries

  • Scions of Sinai*
  • Brookdale Estate* (worth booking a night or two at their hotel)
  • Van Hunks Drinks* (Made at Villiera)
  • Atlas Swift
  • Craven Wines
  • Leeu Passant
  • Capensis
  • Rainbow’s End
  • Delaire Graff
  • Rust en Vrede
  • Starke-Conde
  • Fairview
  • Khayelitsha’s Finest Wines – In Khayelitsha Township. Must contact prior

Stellenbosch/Franschhoek/Paarl Restaurants

  • Brookdale Estate* (Do a tasting and then lunch. Or stay a night or two and have a few meals there!)
  • Rust en Vrede (great winery, do a tasting and a lunch)
  • Post card cafe (at Stark-Conde winery do a tasting and a lunch)
  • Dusk (no lights, unique experience)
  • La Petite Colombe – (at a great winery, Leeu Passant. Do a tasting and a lunch)
  • Le Paris
  • Chef’s Warehouse at Maison
  • Delaire graff (so beautiful, go for brunch)
  • Babylonstoren (Hotel, restaurant, and winery. Absolutely worth the splurge for a night or two there.)

Walker Bay/Hemel-en-Aarde/Elgin Wineries

  • Luddite Wine*
  • Genevieve*
  • Maanschijn*
  • Momento
  • Saurwein
  • Hamilton Russell
  • Bouchard Finlayson
  • Newton-Johnson
  • Domaine des Dieux
  • Alheit
  • Restless River
  • Creation
  • Paul Cluver
  • Iona
  • Richard Kershaw

Cape Town Restaurants 

  • Kloof St House
  • Emazulwini
  • Pot Luck club
  • Leo’s Wine Bar
  • Culture Wine Bar
  • Publik Wine Bar
  • Oranjezicht City Farm Market
  • Hemelhuijs
  • Sundoo
  • Ouzeri
  • Fyn
  • La Colombe –(Must visit for a supreme fine dining experience)
  • Chef’s Warehouse Beau Constantia

Just outside of Cape Town

  • Chef’s Warehouse Tintswalo –(MUST visit book a table that sits just before sunset)
  • Salsify
  • Quentin at Oakhurst (Hout Bay)
  • Harbour House in Fishhoek