Exploring The Wine Farms in and around plettenberg bayWine tasting in Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay Wine Tasting
Plettenberg Bay is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches, and the many adventure and outdoor activities available to visitors. Beyond its natural beauty, this region is also gaining recognition for its burgeoning wine industry. Plettenberg Bay’s climate resembles that of the Mediterranean, offering an ideal terroir for grape cultivation and winemaking.
And where there are wine farms there is wine tasting, wine pairing, fine food and events, fit for the most discerning of travellers. Make a day of it or take a few outings during your stay at Emily Moon to explore the Wine estates in the area and enjoy the bounty of the region and these farms proud traditions.
Bramon Wine Estate
The Bramon Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Crags was the first wine farm to pioneer vineyards in the Plettenberg Bay region. Their commitment to quality and innovation has led to the production of exceptional wines. Particularly renowned for their Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) sparkling wines, Bramon has received numerous accolades and high ratings from wine enthusiasts. Their Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir are also highly praised. Established in 2000, it’s first wine making year was 2011
The Bramon Wine Estate has a restaurant that takes advantage of the setting to deliver tapas style food in the vineyards overlooking the Tsitsikama Mountains.
The wines produced at Bramon Wine estate have racked up a number of prestigious awards, below are a few. Enjoy a wine tasting Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 – 17:00
- Vitis Vinifera Gold for The Crags Sauvignon blanc 2014
- 4 ½ stars John Platter for The Crags Sauvignon blanc 2014
- 4 stars John Platter for The Crags Rose 2014
- Michelangelo Silver for The Crags Sauvignon blanc 2014
- 4 stars John Platter for The Crags Chardonnay 2014
Wine Tasting at Bramon Wine Estate
Enjoy a wine tasting Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 – 17:00
Newstead Lund Family Vineyards
Newstead Lund Family Vineyards is close to Plettenberg Bay on the outskirts of Harkerville. The farm boasts a tranquil setting surrounded by indigenous fynbos and forests. This boutique winery is committed to sustainable practices, and their wines reflect the unique terroir of the region. Visitors often rave about their exceptional Chenin Blanc and MCC Brut Rosé, both of which have received favorable ratings from critics.
The first Vintage was released in 2012 and Newstead Lund Family Vineyards have since received many awards and accolades. These include multiple Gran d’Ors at the Michelangelo Awards, a five-star rating by Platter’s Wine Guide, recognition of being among SA’s top 3 at the IWSC and the only bubbly outside of the Cape winelands to have won the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.
Wine Tasting at Newstead Wine Estate
Wine tasting is available Wednesdays to Sundays between 11am and 4pm.
Kay and Monty Vineyards
This family-run estate is located on the sweeping hills of The Crags just 20 minutes or so from Plettenberg Bay. The Farm offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside which is rich in historic fauna and flora. Kay and Monty Vineyards are known for producing a diverse range of wines, with their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon garnering praise from seasoned sommeliers and casual tasters alike. Their unique blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, in particular, has received top marks.
Treat yourself to a wine tasting where the passionate commitment to delivering fine wines is captured in every sip.
“Each of our four boutiques wines – a sauvignon blanc, a rosé, a red blend and an MCC – are remarkably easy drinking as well as having been extremely well-received by the industry. The 2023 edition of Platter’s Wine Guide awarded the SAV 2020 and The Chick SMG Red Blend 2021 four stars each, while our Champu 2017 got 4.5 stars – fitting recognition of the vision, hard work and determination of our small team.”
Wine tasting at Kay and Monty Vineyards
The tasting room is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm
Lodestone Wine & Olives
Nestled between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Lodestone Wine & Olives not only produces exceptional wines but also specializes in olive oil production. With a strong focus on organic practices, Lodestone’s Chenin Blanc, Rosé, and Shiraz have all achieved noteworthy ratings. Moreover, visitors are treated to captivating views of the rolling vineyards and olive groves.
The tasting room at Lodestone wine and olives overlooks the lily-covered pond and vineyards with views through to the Tsitsikamma Mountains.
Lodestone has its own cellar which is able to produce both red and white wines as well as sparkling wine made according to the traditional champagne method known locally as MCC.
Wine Tasting at Lodestone Wine & Olives
Wine tasting is open during the season from 11H00 – 16H00 daily and on various occasions during the year. Always be sure to check opening times and availability.
Located close to the Bitou River, Bitou Vineyards benefits from a microclimate that facilitates grape cultivation of the highest standard. Their flagship wines include a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, an elegant Chardonnay, and a robust Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine aficionados have praised the winery for its consistent quality and refined taste, leading to favourable ratings across the board. Formerly the Polo fields that Plettenberg Bay and the Bitou region were well known for, it is steeped in a rich history that will not be lost when the vines produce their bounty.
“Nestled in between Kurland and Plettenberg Bay lies the exquisite Bitou Vineyards. Steeped in a rich history of royalty and polo, this newly established wine farm aims to bring remarkable cultivars that match the exceptional location”
Wine tasting at Bitou Vineyards
There is no tasting room yet, so something to look forward to.
Packwood Wine Estate
Situated between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Packwood Wine Estate is a boutique winery known for its hands-on approach to winemaking. Their dedication to crafting small-batch, high-quality wines shines through in each bottle. Visitors are treated to delightful tastings of their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Blanc de noir, Shiraz and bubbly which have garnered favourable ratings in various competitions.
Cheese and wine are two beautiful companions that are brought together at Packwood.
“Sip wines from our vineyard and Savour our homemade farmhouse cheese lunch 100% sustainable, served in a casual and relaxed environment with beautiful views across the farm.”
Wine Tasting at Packwood Wine Estate
Wine tasting from Tue – Fri 9am – 5pm. Sat and public holidays from 10am – 3pm it is not necessary to book for a wine tasting
Plettenvale Wine Estate
The first vines at Plettenvale were planted in 2008 and consisted of a combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah vines. After the first harvest in 2012 a small batch of 630 bottles of Brut Rose MCC were produced in the Bramon Cellar.
“Our small establishment allows visitors to have a very personal experience in the wine making process. It is family run and all that goes on in the winery and cellar is visible to the visitors during our winery and cellar tour.”
The winery and boutique cellar were built ib 2012 and Plettenvale are proud wine makers in Plettenberg bay to accept wine enthusiasts from around the World.
Plettenvale produces a fabulous arrany of wines.
Check out The Plettenvale wine offering >>
The establishment of Luka Vineyards is a passionate story from a family adventure in Food and wine which began many years ago and continues to evolve.
WINE TASTING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Tues-Friday OPEN 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday OPEN 9:00am -4:00pm
Sunday, OPEN 9:00am – 4:00pm
Enjoy Cafe style food platters from fresh locally harvested produce. Breakfast is served between 09H00 and 11H30 and lunch is served between 12H00 and 16H00. You will find everything you need and expect on the simple, tasty menu which can be enjoyed with the fantastic wines from Luka Vineyards.
Picnics at Luka Vineyards
Picnics can be enjoyed on the green space in front of the restaurant. Locally sources baked goods and pastries, platter lunches and picnics offer a unique day out but must be booked in advance. The menu is seasonal and no day will be the same, expect to be surprised.
Plettenberg Bay Wine Tasting
Plettenberg Bay’s wine farms are not just beautiful locations but have also proven their worth through their excellent wine ratings. Each estate’s unique terroir, sustainable practices, and commitment to quality contribute to the production of exceptional wines that are increasingly gaining recognition in the wine community. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or simply looking for an enriching experience, a visit to the wine farms in and around Plettenberg Bay promises to be a delightful journey of taste and discovery. Cheers to the winemakers and their dedication to crafting South Africa’s finest wines!
This is by no means an exhaustive list of wine farms in and around Plettenberg Bay but a great starting point. Chat to our staff at Emily Moon’s reception about other excellent wine tasting opportunities in the area. A stay at Emily Moon would not be complete without a little outing to enjoy the beautiful wines produced by the passionate folk in the area.