DISCOVER DURBANVILLE – Top 5 wine farms to visit this Winter

With its scenic vineyards and abundant options for fine-dining, casual eateries, and family friendly establishments and so much more, Durbanville is a popular destination for those wanting a unique experience without travelling too far from Cape Town. The Durbanville Wine Route is well-known for its superb wine farms. Get to know my TOP 5 wine farms which I recommend you visit soon.


This vast wine estate situated a mere 30 minutes from Cape Town city, has so much to offer. From casual al fresco dining with the kids playing merrily while you enjoy a delicious meal at Bon Amis, to a rustic outdoor and rather vibey Rosé Garden where you can chill with friends and a bottle or two of their award-winning wines. Definitely worth a mention is their wine tasting area where the friendly team will guide you through your pairing options (and they offer kids pairings too!). A new addition to the estate’s offerings, is 360° at Bloemendal Estate which boasts a wine tasting room and trail bar & social café with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and the City.


This gorgeous wine estate, working farm, restaurant & tasting room will have you in awe of the beautiful vistas, decadent meals - described as contemporary country style, and elegant wines in a historic setting. Their lovely restaurant is located in restored mule stables, so be sure to enquire about the interesting history and how the building has been refurbished to its current glorious state.

Take note that the restaurant is currently closed for a Winter break until the 15th July, but please do support them when they’re open again. It certainly is well worth the wait! In the meantime, you can sip and savour their wines at the new Tasting Rooms as this area will be open during Winter.


Oh…Where does one even begin with this remarkable and extraordinary destination! Wine tasting in individually themed caves? Yes, please… but be sure to book well in advance as these are extremely popular with the locals. Their award-winning wines can be enjoyed with a charcuterie board in the cosy deli or you can enjoy wholesome meals off their blackboard menu at the lovely Jéan Restaurant. For a bit of fun in the wine farm, book their Party bike for a unique adventure coupled with great wines and gorgeous views.


A picturesque setting for a wonderful restaurant and wine estate – Nitida’s boutique wines, delicious meals (served at breakfast, lunch and dinner) and exquisite views, makes this destination a definite must-visit. At this pet-friendly venue, you can choose from the café-style Tables at Nitida or Cassia Restaurant where you’ll enjoy their exquisite foods, wines and amazing service too.


This estate in Durbanville offers a casual and vibey restaurant venue, tasty olives and superb wines all in one gorgeous venue where they bring you an authentic farm to table experience. They also offer live music on weekends to entertain the whole family while you dine and enjoy sweeping vineyard vistas.

Be sure to give these wine farms a visit the next time you’re heading to Durbanville – the destination of choice to drink, dine and discover.

- Blog by Letishia Charles