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Waterford Estate

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Address: Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 880 5300
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Waterford Estate is situated in one of the world's most visually arresting...

Waterford Estate is situated in one of the world's most visually arresting pockets of paradise.

Nestled in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, in the world renowned Stellenbosch region, this 120 hectare property owned by Jeremy and Leigh Ord and managed by partner and Cellar master Kevin Arnold.

The Estate boasts old citrus groves, rolling lawns, water features and fragrant lavender and rosemary beds. You'd be forgiven for thinking you were in the heart of Provence or the Spanish countryside, with your first glimpse of this enchanting realm. However, we are immensely proud of our uniquely South African location and the rich diversity of our indigenous flora and fauna.

The winery was styled along the engaging terracotta design and was the result of winemaker Kevin Arnold and architect Alex Walker teaming up to create the home of Waterford Estate wines.

The centre piece of the magnificent courtyard is the Waterford Estate fountain. This feature has been immortalized in the Waterford Estate label and represents a fundamental component of our philosophy.

We believe in the old adage of 'less is more'. There is nothing pretentious or ostentatious about the estate, rather the visual impact is one of a seamless whole, which complements rather than detracts from the surrounding natural beauty. Welcome to our world, a world where the passing of time and the change in seasons only add rich layers of character and charm to the scene.

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Had a lovely afternoon at the Waterford Wine Estate, great pairing of wine and chocolate. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable, all in great surroundings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon at the Waterford Wine Estate, great pairing of wine and chocolate. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable, all in great surroundings.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We like to visit Waterford as the wine is amazing. The setting is lovely, so peaceful. We did the wine and chocolate tasting which is fun, Plus the big red--The Jem--awesome. The staff are attentive and knowledgable if you chat to them. We were recommended to do the safari and will book this for our next trip as it sounds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time at Waterford ! The atmosphere is so relaxing and the great staff make it an even better experience, our waiter Justin was so engaging and highly knowledgeable !

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear Dominic A Thank you for taking the time to review your time spent at Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time visiting us as well as experiencing our wine tastings. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The chocolate wine pairing was very good and the explanation by Sacha was very friendly and informative. She made our visit even more enjoyable!

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear VFG1991 Thank you for your great review about Waterford Estate and the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience. I have sent your review onto the tasting room managers and they will pass it onto Sasha. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.... More 

Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience! I took 10 colleagues out for the wine safari -- and it was awesome! Trent was an incredible guide and educated us on the wine and wine pairings -- while we took in the beautiful scenery! We all had a wonderful time! I would wholeheartedly recommend the wine safari!

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear Lisa G Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate and the Wine Drive Safari. We are thrilled to know that you had such a 'wonderful experience' on the Wine Safari. We will pass your review onto Trent. We hope to see you again soon... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My visit to Waterford estate was one that changed my life forever. My guide Brandon was exceptional. His knowledge of the wine making process and his passion for the art was so special. Now the fun part..... I had contacted the estate to enquire about whether they could assist with an engagement proposal. The staff were all so accommodating and... More 

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear RyanLapidus, CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!! We are so thrilled to know that you had a fantastic time on the Porcupine Trail Wine Walk and that you had a great time with Brandon as your host. We will pass the review onto him. We wish you all the best for the planning of the wedding and your life together. We... More 

Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was exceptionally friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable about their wines and wine making processes. Definitely worth a stop!

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear lrwenig, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great visit all round. We hope that you will be able to visit us soon and perhaps go on either the Wine Drive Safari or the Porcupine Trail Wine Walk.... More 

Haslemere, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Tuscan-style modern wine farm apparently run by Hooray Henrys. Compared with other wine estates where they knew their stuff and employ interested and interesting staff, this was a tourist trap. Certainly our 'guy' Miles was unable to say more than that the wine was 'fantastic'.

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pinelands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a wonderful Friday afternoon with Justin, first of all on a very interesting wine safari through the vineyards, stopping to taste the wines where they were grown, with different treats as a pairing!! Something different. Then back to the cellar for a chocolate and wine pairing, whilst being entertained by a really good singer. Friday is also Burger night... More 

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear bozmum, Thank you for the wonderful review about Waterford Estate and the Wine Drive Safari. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful Wine Drive Safari and that you also enjoyed the music that we have here on Friday's. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and they will pass your review onto Justin. We hope... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet slice of europe! Excellent red and white wines, try the combined wine and wine and chocolate pairing, excellent value and great experience!

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this review

Dear JohanitaK01 Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Wine and Chocolate Tasting Experience and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon..... More 

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