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Waterford Estate

Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 5300
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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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LOCATION
Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 880 5300
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"chocolate pairing"
in 62 reviews
"wine safari"
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"rock salt"
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"chocolate experience"
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"great chocolate"
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"cellar tour"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful courtyard"
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"cab sav"
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"cabernet sauvignon"
in 11 reviews
"delicious wine"
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"wine tasting experience"
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"our waiter"
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"amazing experience"
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"wine making process"
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"white wine"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can't really fault anything about the experience at Waterford. It was my first time doing any wine tasting, in this case a wine and chocolate pairing. I can't say it was particularly something I would do again but that is nothing against Waterford. Our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds are emaculate and absolutely picturesque. They specialise in wine and chocolate tastings. Worth the visit. If you are after food, they don't sell any.

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jackie1237 Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you had a lovely time and tasting with us and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waterford Wine Estate should be a " must visit "on anyones list if they are interested in seriously good wine and well thought out food and chocolate pairings.A huge plus factor is no large bus loads of tourists, making the whole experience personal and relaxed....More

Thank Domenique7
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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Domenique7 Thank you so so much for the wonderful review about your time at Waterford Estate. We are thrilled to know that you had such a great time on our Wine Drive Safari. I have passed your review onto Trent and the Tasting Room...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Waterford yesterday with a group of friends. Estate was beautiful & we were welcomed in on arrival. Stunning table in the courtyard for tasting paired with chocolate. Wines were exceptional & our sommelier , Catelin, very knowledgable.

Thank Louise T
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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Louise T Thank you for your fantastic review about Waterford Estate and Catelin. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon... I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Catelin.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost at the end of an intensive ten day wine tour and then WOW what a terrific find.Obviously massive investment since 1998 and it shows in the attention to detail in every respect.Gentle tour of the inner workings of the barrel storage,noting the tie up...More

Thank mncrbest
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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mncrbest, WOW - Thank you so me much for the fantastic review about your time with us at Waterford Estate. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon and enjoy some more of The Waterford Estate Jem. I have passed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Waterford on Saturday with my wife, what an unbelievable experience! The wine and Estate knowledge of Callum was out of this world. Job well done. That is why people visit wine estates, to hear about the wines and experience the atmosphere. Certainly one of...More

Thank HenricovL
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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear HenricovL We are so thrilled to hear that you had an "unbelievable experience" while visiting Waterford Estate. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I have passed your review onto the Tasting Room Managers and Callum... We hope that you will be able...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of six greatly enjoyed the wine + chocolate experience. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and even took a dozen of us on an impromptu tour of the cellar and where they make the wines. The whole experience was relaxed and enjoyable, and the...More

Thank Ellen D
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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ellen D Thank you so much for your review about your visit and tasting at Waterford Estate. We are thrilled that you had such a great time with us and we hope that you will be able to visit us again soon...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly...i am not a wine connoisseur (yes i had to ask spell check that), heck I sometimes won't even remember the name of the previous bottle of wine i bought (for my wife)...so you can imagine my unease when going wine tasting with friends only...More

Thank Jo S
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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jo S WOW - Thank you so much for your fantastic review about your visit and tasting at Waterford Estate. We are really thrilled to know that you had such a great time with us and we hope to see you again soon. I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend an afternoon in early January. A selection of the estate’s wines accompanied by different chocolates and serenaded by cicadas. Actually they were quite noisy but you can’t have a moan at nature and you do get used to them....More

Thank Simon R
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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Simon R Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit and time at Waterford Estate. We are so glad that you had a great time with us and we hope that you will be able to visit us again...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the wonderful Waterford Estate, which is in one of the most visually arresting pockets of paradise. Nestled in the stunning and picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley in the world renowned Stellenbosch region, this estate boasts old citrus groves, rolling lawns, water features and fragrant lavender...More

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Bronwyn H, Front Office Manager at Waterford Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 811michael, WOW - Thank you so much for the wonderful review about Waterford Estate. We are so thrilled to know that you had such an enjoyable visit and we hope that you will be able to come back and visit us again soon. I...More

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Sara V
1 October 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn H | Property representative |
Hi Sara V, We do require a booking to be made for the tastings. If you would like to make a booking you can contact Isabelle on 021 880 5308.
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RenaeG76
31 August 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn H | Property representative |
Hi RenaeG76, Thank you for your message. We are not open on Sundays for wine tasting. Our hours are as follows: Monday - Friday - 09h00 - 17h00 Saturdays - 10h00 - 17h00
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434euniceg
23 July 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn H | Property representative |
Hi 434euniceg, Thank you for the message. We are closed on Christmas Day so we will not be able to assist you. With regards to restaurants near us, there is Mont Marie. You will need to contact them to see if they will... More
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