In Their Words
Diemersfontein History & Location
For 3 generations, the Sonnenberg family have been creating Diemersfontein moments on this iconic estate in Wellington. Famous for their coffee/chocolate Pinotage, what started as a family retreat is today the home of the world-class Diemersfontein range of wines, countryside hospitality, backed by a story of upliftment and empowerment.
Diemersfontein has belonged to the Sonnenbergs since the early 1940s, when David’s grandfather Max bought the 183 hectare farm, which lies in the shadow of the majestic Hawekwa Mountains and boasts a panoramic view of both Du Toit’s Kloof and Bains’ Kloof mountain ranges. Richard Sonnenberg planted the first vineyards in the 1970s and in 2000, David built a cellar and started producing estate wines.
Stories of an iconic family, unparalleled terroir, the ‘accidental’ birth of an iconic South African wine, a brand bestowed with illustrious accolades and true transformation in the wine industry will be part of your journey in creating your own Diemersfontein moment. Johann and his team of tasting advisers eagerly await your visit!
Diemersfontein Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open daily 10am-4.30pm.
Diemersfontein Café: open Tue to Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-2pm & Sun 11am-3pm.
PROE Deli (for picnics): open daily 10am-4.30pm.
Horse Riding: available on application (pre-booking required – see Tours & Activities).
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.
Diemersfontein Wine Tasting
Diemersfontein invites you to stop by for a tasting – there’s so much more to taste than just the Pinotage!
Whilst visiting our tasting room, you are able to sample our full range of wines, including the Diemersfontein Original range, our Flagship Carpe Diem range, as well as the Thokozani Range. A selection of delicious local delicacies are also available to purchase, to accompany your tasting.
Wine Tasting Prices
Tastings and glasses of wine are available to order – glasses from R30 per glass. For tasting prices, please contact the Estate.
The Diemersfontein Café by OPENDOOR is a place where locals and visitors alike can unwind in our tranquil farm-style setting and indulge in locally roasted Kaleidoskoop coffee.
At the PROE Deli, guests are invited to pick items from our shelves which are then plated on a deli board for you to savour with our award-winning wines. Whilst indulging in your platter, you can relax and appreciate the expansive views of the estate and farm dam, with cows, horses and ducks and the surrounding mountain ranges in the distance.
Menus & Pricing
The Diemersfontein Café by OPENDOOR offers a range of speciality hot beverages, freshly made confections and light eats to accompany your cuppa. At the PROE Deli, we offer a gorgeous selection of cheeses, charcuterie, spices, cordials, sweet treats and more, with 95% being locally produced. Please contact the Estate for prices.
Diemersfontein Tours & Activities
Should you have a request for a cellar tour, please contact Diemersfontein in advance.
Diemersfontein has developed a proud reputation as one of the best wedding venues in the Cape Winelands. Functions in our garden can cater for up to 200 guests and are truly memorable occasions, with majestic mountain ranges and rolling farmlands as the backdrop. Alternatively our banqueting venue accommodates 80 guests including a dancing area, 100 without. We can arrange catering, accommodation and venue hire, whilst our wedding co-coordinator can recommend other service providers for flowers, photography, décor, music and more. Please contact the Estate for more information.
For conferences, the Thokozani Conference Centre offers a variety of tailormade package options for up to 90 delegates. Once used as a large fruit-packing shed, it has retained many original features and yet holds a rustic and intimate charm. Facilities include air-conditioning, an entertainment area, modern conferencing equipment and a large veranda overlooking the horse paddocks and dam. Catering, team building activities and accommodation can also be arranged – please contact the Estate for more information.
Should you be interested in a guided horse riding trail on the estate, these can be arranged via Fynbos Trails at a cost of approx R300 pp (2 people max). Please contact Katrin Steytlers to book and pay in advance, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Katrin on 082 335 8132. Please note rides are weather dependent.
Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate offers 30 ensuite guest rooms across a range of accommodation types.
Blue Gum Cottage, Thokozani Heaven’s Eye and Thokozani Summers Lease Cottages are each equipped with their own kitchenette and a verandah which overlooks the iconic farm dam, surrounded by the beautiful Wellington & Paarl wine valley. Our rooms and cottages are furnished in comfortable country style and are ideal for those preferring privacy and true wine estate tranquillity.
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