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Clos Malverne History & Location
Shrouded in the misty veils of the Devon Valley just 6 kms north of Stellenbosch, Clos Malverne sits on 27 serene hectares. Here, traditional handcrafted wines using open fermenters and basket presses are made in the most natural way possible.
Seymour Pritchard bought the then 10 hectare farm, ‘Malvern Heights’, in 1969 from Colonel JW Billingham, who had named the farm after the rolling hills around Malvern in his native England. When winemaking came into Seymour’s sights in the mid-1980’s, France was still the epicentre of the wine universe. He then added some “French Flair” to the name and changed it to Clos Malverne, due to the homestead on the farm being reminiscent of a Clos in France.
Prior to 1985, Clos Malverne had been supplying its wine grapes to Stellenbosch Farmers’ Winery for a number of years however it was only in 1986 that the first of Clos Malverne’s vintages were produced under its own label. During the 1990s, the estate increased its vineyard plantations and in 1995 Clos Malverne was one of the very first wineries to produce a classic Cape Blend.
Clos Malverne is truly a family affair, with a vision and commitment to the handcrafting of excellent wines. Visit our acclaimed restaurant with its spectacular view, be pampered in our spa, stay overnight in our luxury rooms or our self-catering guest cottage.
Clos Malverne Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open Wed to Sat 10.30am-4.30pm & Sun 10.30am-3pm.
Ice Cream & Wine Pairing: available Wed to Sun 10.30am-3pm.
Restaurant: open Wed to Sun for lunch 12pm-5pm (kitchen closes 3pm). Dinner currently closed.
Vineyard Tour: available weekends only, pre-booking essential.
Spa: open Mon to Sat 9am-6pm.
All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Clos Malverne Wine Tasting
The Devon Valley microclimate is the key to the quality of the grapes. Although the valley is shallow, it acts as a natural receptacle for the mists that linger around Stellenbosch in the early morning hours of summer. The valley is cooler than surrounding areas, significantly lengthening the ripening season, resulting in grapes of ideal ripeness. We have a combined 23 hectares under vine including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage.
Wine tasting is offered in our stylish Tasting Room/Restaurant. A tasting can be enjoyed prior to lunch, or we offer a cheese platter on request, should you wish to enjoy a light meal with you tasting.
Wine Tasting Prices
A standalone wine tasting in our restaurant/tasting room costs R75 for 4 wines or R100 for 6 wines.
At Clos Malverne we’re also all about exciting food and wine combinations and we were the first wine estate in Stellenbosch to offer a unique tasting experience in the form of our Ice Cream & Wine Pairing. It’s since become one of our signature pairings with seasonal, hand-made delicacies. Priced from R130pp including 4 wines (pre-booking essential).
Clos Malverne Restaurants
Since its inception, the Restaurant at Clos Malverne has been a popular destination for food and wine enthusiasts, serving upmarket, comfort food and rustic wood-fired pizzas. The interior of the restaurant is stylish yet unpretentious, where guests can enjoy a wine tasting at the comfort of their own table prior to their lunch as well as an awe-inspiring view of the picturesque valley and rolling vineyards, from inside or outside.
Menus & Pricing
Our popular Winelands destination has developed a devoted following offering fresh, seasonal and contemporary cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Brendan and his team of expert chefs. We offer a standalone a la carte menu, a food and wine pairing menu, lunch specials plus gourmet dinner evenings.
Previous a la carte menu staples have included Steamed Thai Mussels, Seared Norwegian Salmon, Lamb Shank, Pork Belly, Wood-Fired Pizzas and a selection of desserts. Main courses from R120pp. Please refer to www.closmalverne.co.za/the-restaurant/ for details on other menus.
Clos Malverne Tours & Activities
Should you have a request for a Cellar Tour please contact the estate. At weekends we offer a popular Vineyard Tour, which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, a scenic drive through the spectacular Devon Valley and our famous Ice Cream & Wine Pairing. Available on weekends only, from R228pp. Pre-booking is essential, please call 021 865 2022.
Clos Malverne boasts a beautiful day Spa, set in breathtaking and peaceful surroundings. Here you can enjoy facials, massages, pedicures, manicures, body wraps and more – with a huge private wet room on offer for couples, friends or family who would like to have treatments together. Afterwards relax on the deck, do a few laps in our swimming pool or just enjoy the view. Check our website for the latest deal on special spa packages with or without accommodation.
The estate is also hugely popular for a weddings, private events and functions. Please contact Clos Malverne with your individual requirements and they will offer advice and further assistance.
Clos Malverne Accommodation
At Clos Malverne we offer a 2 Bedroom Self-Catering Guest Cottage and 9 separate Luxury Guest Rooms.
The tranquil Cottage boasts 2 separate bedrooms and bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge with fireplace, patio with bbq area and veranda with breathtaking views. Ideal for groups or families, it’s situated at the bottom of the estate, with a splash pool. The main pool is situated at the top of the estate and is open to all guests.
Our 9 Luxury Rooms are suited for 2 people and are stylishly decorated to reflect our beautiful surroundings, equipped with all mod cons. Rooms are located at both the top and bottom of the estate where visitors can relax among the lush vineyards, soaking up the beautiful Devon Valley vista.
The 2 Bedroom Self-Catering Guest Cottage is priced from R5500 per night for 2 adults (from R7900 for 4 adults) on a room only basis. Prices for the Luxury Rooms start from R1785 for 2 adults including breakfast. All prices based on low season (winter).
Do check Clos Malverne’s website for latest offers and specials, which often include spa treatments, meals and wine.
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