July…a month to celebrate Shiraz – 5 Top wine farms to share a Shiraz in Paarl

It is officially Shiraz month, with International Shiraz day falling on the 28th July this year, and so we raise our glasses in honour of this perfect for Winter, full-bodied, decadently dark red wines! To get you in the mood (as if you needed any encouragement...), we’ve compiled a shortlist of wonderful wine farms at which to celebrate this auspicious occasion.


“Crafted with excellence”, Laborie Wine Estate’s award-winning wines can be enjoyed either on a day visit for a picnic, bistro-style dining at Stoep, enjoying their Mediterranean cuisine at Cucina Di Giovanni, at their newly opened cocktail and tapas bar – Suzanne, or for a relaxing overnight stay at their beautiful heritage manor house. The perfect accompaniment for a glass or two of this lovely wine.


The Classic Collection Shiraz from Perderberg Wines, is a deliciously intense wine that you can enjoy at their country kitchen style family-friendly restaurant, EAT. The menu offers some truly flavoursome South African favourites such as beef bobotie with Mrs. Balls chutney and yellow raisin rice, Cape Malay chicken curry and yellow raisin rice and more. They also offer wine tastings with some unique food pairings, including braai picnics and sweet treats like chocolate and marshmallows. The perfect way to celebrate... well, any occasion, really!


This magnificent wine farm offers not only exciting outdoor adventure, such as mountain biking, hiking, trail running, horse riding, and quad biking, but also a gorgeous restaurant, picnic area and pizzeria. This is the perfect place to bring the kids (and your furkids) to enjoy the beautiful wide-open spaces while you enjoy the superb wines. The wine tastings are only R50pp for 5 award-winning wines or treat yourself to an exceptional chocolate and wine pairing with Huguenot Fine Chocolates and five wines.


The Diemersfontein Estate is tucked in the heart of the Paarl winelands and has a beautiful, serene setting that you will fall in love with. Their comfortable cottages and garden rooms are perfect for a weekend away from the city bustle. While enjoying the much needed time away, be sure to dine at their contemporary bistro, Hope Restaurant, or indulge in a world class wine tasting experience at the Tasting Room. This is truly a gorgeous country setting that will have you coming back for more.


Situated on the outskirts of the historic Paarl valley, Nederburg Wines is a well-known wine farm with a rich history and award-winning wines. The Manor at Nederburg is a lovely place to celebrate Shiraz month where they’re known to “place special emphasis on authentic and nostalgic food experiences featuring simple yet elegant dishes that honour our South African heritage.” Enjoy a breakfast, lunch or picnic with the family surrounded by lush gardens where you’ll feel completely grounded.

Wherever you find yourself this Shiraz month, celebrate at any of our amazing local wine farms. There certainly are plenty to choose from where you won’t be disappointed.

- Blog by Letishia Charles