Wine Tasting in the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands is one of the most enjoyable tourist activities offered in the region. The wine farms in the region export internationally and have an intimate and private atmosphere. Wine tasting in the Drakensberg can be enjoyed through out the week. Worth mentioning is that a number of hotels on the Midlands Meander and Drakensberg feature a wine cellar and wine tasting.
Drakensberg wine tasting directory
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate is the only wine farm this deep into the Drakensberg offering wine tastings. The tastings are open every day except Tuesdays from 9:30 to 16:00. Costs for the wine tastings are R10 per person per tasting. Cathedral Peak Wine Estate offers delicious Cheese Platters with the wine tastings.
The Wine Cellar is family run business priding itself on personal, knowledgeable service. Sarah goes down to the Cape to work the harvest, assist in the wine making and then hand picks wines sold under their own label in addition to recognized labels. In store, the Wine Cellar has wine tasting facilities as well as whisky and brandy tasting evenings.
Abingdon Wine Estate has been voted South Africa’s Best Kept Secret in the 2019 Amex Dining Awards. The Abingdon menu is fresh, offering harvest boards and tapas style dishes to accompany your wine with an emphasis on food.
Highgate Wine Estate offers wine-tastings, delicious food, and picturesque scenery surrounding the elegant wine estate. Join Highgate for a wine tasting, a tour through the cellar and vineyards, or a picnic in the forest for a special and memorable day
Kleinbosch Wine Estate. Wine tasting in KwaZulu-Natal doesn’t get better than Kleinbosch Estate in Mount West. Home of South Africa’s famous Kleinberg wines, this estate offers wine lovers an award winning selection of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Stein, Cabernet Sauvignon, Picnic Rouge and Pinotage wines. There are plenty of activities for the whole family to get involved in on an excursion to Kleinbosch. Guided horse rides which explore every acre of the 1200acre farm, clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and picnics are all activities to add to the relaxation of a day spent wine-tasting.