Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00 and Saturdays 10:00 – 17:00.

Zandvliet Wine Estate, on the outskirts of Ashton in the Robertson Valley, plays an illustrious role in the narrative of the South African wine industry. Proclaimed as a farm in 1838, Zandvliet counts among the very first farms to bottle Shiraz. One of its distinguishing characteristics is a small range of low limestone hills on the southern outskirts of the farm, bringing the special magic to its kalkveld (calcareous earth) terroir. Their flagship Kalkveld Shiraz has now inspired the development of the Kalkveld Lounge, an intricately designed tasting room which will significantly augment the area’s tourism offering. “The opening of the Kalkveld Lounge is the first stage of a comprehensive re-design of the area surrounding the historic Cape Dutch homestead (this gabled architectural style is quite unique for this area),” says winemaker Jacques Cilliers. “The expansion will further include 4-star accommodation, a restaurant, and conference facilities – all elements sure to lure locals, tourists, corporates and couples planning the perfect wedding.”

Interior designer Philip Pikus of Cape Town was contracted to handle the aesthetics. “The main inspiration behind the Kalkveld Lounge lies in the Zandvliet Estate itself,” he says. “I wanted to take the concept of a working farm and integrate that into the interior with elements of old and new in perfect harmony to produce an atmosphere of understated luxury.” Pikus’s approach to design resonates with Zandvliet’s passion to celebrate local talent. “I am all about sourcing responsibly, ethically and locally and I’m really excited that everything you will see there is proudly made in South Africa.” Upcycling is a strong theme and Pikus worked closely with his brother, Stephen Pikus who handcrafts luminaires predominately from recycled, repurposed and renewable materials. “We’ve, wherever possible used things from the farm to upcycle into something new and beautiful.” An 8-meter long custom built chandelier made from recycled wine bottles that hangs above the two long wooden tables in the main wine tasting area will warm the hearts of visitors.

Zandvliet’s special relationship with Shiraz will continue as part of the estates wine making strategy. “We are currently planting more Shiraz on the farm: this year 4ha and next year another 15ha,” says Cilliers. “In order to produce a Rhone-style blend with Shiraz Mouvedre, Grenache, Carignan, Counoise and Terret Noir, we’ll also be establishing these cultivars during 2017. I’m also considering a planting of Chenin Blanc on one of our southern slopes where the wind blows almost continuously.” The development process has also brought the Zandvliet team into contact with Theuns Coetzee from Bonnievale who championed the “Beautify Bonnievale project”. His involvement at a local early childhood school, funded by benefactors from Luxemburg, has paved the way for Zandvliet to start a similar school on the farm as part of their corporate social investment plan.

“Enon House” is a 7-bedroom villa on the farm offering luxury accommodation.

Accommodation can also be booked per room including breakfast.

Dinner reservations at the villa by prior arrangement.

Zandvliet Manor House information available on request.

The Kalkveld single vineyard lies on the southern slope of the Hill of Enon, a magical hill that dominates the centre of Zandvliet itself. This hill, so-named after the complex conglomerate of limestone, pebbles and clay - the Enon Formation - is brushed daily by the southeasterly breeze cooling the vineyard. The unique terroir gives the wine its singular mineral footprint.

The wine ranges consist of Hill of Enon, Kalkveld Single Vineyard, Estate Wines, My Best Friend, boasting a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat de Frontignan, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.

We look forward to welcoming you to Zandvliet for:
Full Wine Tasting: R50 per person
Blending : R100 per person
Pairing with Clemen Gold: R 75 per person
Charcuterie Boards: R120 per person
Dinner: Menu on request
Luxury Accommodation at Enon House

Rates 2017SingleDouble
Enon HouseR1 200R1 800
Rate for Full house
(6 Rooms)
R6 500


Rates 2018/19SingleDouble
Manor HouseR1 300R1 990
Enon HouseR1 300R1 990
Rate for Full house
(6 Rooms)
R6 600

Located at Zandvliet Rd, Ashton, 6715, South Africa

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude:-33.84176
Longitude: 20.04121

Directions:
The Zandvliet sign, on the Route 60 between Ashton Cellars and the town of Ashton, directs you to the Zandvliet Wine Estate, which is just little over a kilometre from the R60 turnoff. Follow the Zandvliet signs. At the well-marked farm entrance, you turn onto 300 metre long gravel lane lined with Plane trees and iceberg roses. This lane takes you directly to the Wine sales and Kalkveld Lounge.



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Quick Facts:
Offering: Wine Tasting & Blending, Clemen Gold Gin Tasting, and Charcuterie Boards
Distance from CPT International: 170km / 120min
Location: Ashton, Robertson Wine Valley, Western Cape
Capacity: Up to 80 pax
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00 and Saturdays 10:00 – 17:00

On site Facilities:
* Winery
* Tasting Room / Kalkveld Lounge
* Accommodation at Enon House
* Art Exhibition Venue

Robertson Wine Valley Festivals and Activities:
• Hands-on Harvest
• Wacky Wine Weekend
• Robertson Slow
• Wine on the River

Steam Train Excursions:
* 25 - 27 May 2018
* 7 - 10 June 2018
* 26 - 29 July 2018
* 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2018
* Dates are subject to change without prior notification.



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