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At Avondale all elements work hand in hand to create conditions conducive to new life, plants – animals and people just as soil – water and energy. The public are welcome to experience this winery and its unique, naturally-made, slow wines. The wine tastings are said to be a memorable occasion set in an elegant and comfortable environment. Eco Tours are arranged by appointment only and cover the Tasting Gallery, the Vineyard Tour as well as the state-of-the-art gravity cellar.
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Fairview was founded in 1693 and has developed into a beautiful farm with views of the Paarl Winelands. Visitors can enjoy a selection of wine tastings and sample the variety of Fairview cheese, which are both Halaal and Kosher certified. The Goatshed Restaurant is a Mediterranean-Style eatery that offers light meals and lunches. In addition to the tasting sessions, cheese, wine and other delicacies are available for purchase. Fairview is home to a herd of over 1000 goats and the Goat Tower has become somewhat of a landmark in the area.
KWV is situated in the heart of the winelands, approximately 7 kilometres from Sante Hotel & Spa. At the KWV Wine Emporium you can find natural wines, fortified wines, sparkling wines, liqueurs and brandies. Experience the wine making process when you participate in the cellar tour or one of the tasting sessions.
The estate has something special to offer guests of all ages, view the art collection at the KWV Sensorium, absorb the heritage of the farm and buildings or relax and enjoy a sumptuous picnic on the lawns.
The Nederburg Winery is located 17 kilometres from Sante Hotel & Spa. When visiting Nederburg there are a variety of activities on offer from the expansive range of award-winning wines, The Red Table a charming bistro-style restaurant, a museum featuring Nederburg's history, beautifully manicured gardens, historic buildings, cheese & wine pairing, wine tasting facilities and superb views of Drakenstein Mountains.
Tours can be arranged to view the cellar and museum and you can participate in wine tasting with the knowledgeable staff.
Simonsvlei Winery lies in the scenic Groot Drakenstein and Paarl Valley with the wonderful Simonsberg as a backdrop. The cellar also offers dramatic views of Paarl Mountain, the second largest granite project in the world. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz & Chardonnay are among the main grape varieties. The Winery offers chocolate and wine pairing, wine tasting, picnics, cellar tours, children's play area, restaurant and hosts a pensioner's day twice a month.
Spier, a wine farm is located approximately 50 kilometres from Cape Town and 26 kilometres from Santé Hotel & Spa, the farm's history dates back to 1692. Today Spier has become a tourist destination in Stellenbosch with visitors enjoying wine tasting, scenic walks, art collections to be viewed, Segway tours, craft market, Camelot Spa, eateries, picnic or choose from so much more.
Under the ancient oak trees of Spier is the 1500 seater restaurant, Moyo. African decor, entertainment and dishes can all be enjoyed at the elegant restaurant.