A guide to some of the wine farms in Stellenbosch
Villa Grande is a magnificent, Tuscan style guest house and bed and breakfast located in the scenic Cape Winelands in South Africa. This warm, welcoming, elegant guest house is perfectly positioned in the heart of Stellenbosch, allowing you to easily explore all the many attractions of this charming destination. The Cape Winelands is famous for stunning scenery and beautiful, unique wine farms. There is a wealth of wine estates located very close to the bed and breakfast, each one providing a special wine tasting experience. Come home after a happy day spent wine tasting, or exploring the rustic, gorgeous streets of the town, and relax in your beautifully, tastefully appointed room, or nestle by the fire in the comfortable lounge area.
There are so many wine farms in Stellenbosch that it can be overwhelming to choose where to go. Villa Grande will help you to plan the perfect itinerary, to make every day memorable. Start your day with a divine breakfast at the wonderful Katjiepiering Restaurant in the gorgeous, tranquil Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens. Now comes the hard part of deciding your activities for the day. Here are some of Stellenbosch's well-known wine farms and what they offer, although there are many other fantastic estates available.
Waterford is a great place for anyone with a sweet tooth! The unique chocolate and wine pairing is utterly delicious and a great way to spend the afternoon. The beautiful estate creates its own chocolate with special flavour combinations dreamed up to perfectly accompany the award-winning wines.
Staying in Villa Grande’s Stellenbosch accommodation means that you are ideally located in the Cape Winelands. Spier is a stunning estate, with a range of activities on offer. You can enjoy a wonderful picnic by the river, with a playground to keep the children entertained, visit the amphitheatre and watch a performance, feast on divine African food at Moyo Restaurant or touch cheetahs at the Cheetah Outreach site.
Vergelegen is one of the oldest wine estates with a remarkable history, gorgeous grounds and famous wines, while JC le Roux offers champagne tasting at an affordable rate. Delheim is known for its scenery, fantastic food and its wines, while Beyerskloof has a warm, family- friendly atmosphere, with extensive grounds for the children to explore.
Stellenbosch locals all love Morgenhof which is a beautiful estate and a well-known winemaker, and Alluvia, Dellrust, Eikendal, Meerlust, Zorgvliet, Vredenheim and Simonsig are also some long-standing favourites, known for their wines and relaxed, laid-back ambience.
Villa Grande’s luxury guest house offers a warm, serene atmosphere, and is the perfect place to unwind. The friendly staff members pay personal attention to each of their clients, and it is this world-class service and stunning setting which will make your stay memorable.
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Villa Grande offers warm-hearted boutique hotel accommodation in Stellenbosch and is situated in the historic centre of the town in the beautiful Cape winelands.
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