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Kleine Zalze History & Location
Kleine Zalze is a family-owned winery situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, just two miles from Stellenbosch. Winemaking has taken place on our estate on a small scale since 1695 but it was in 1996, when Kobus Basson and his family purchased the property, that the modern Kleine Zalze was born.
Our philosophy is simple: success begins in the vineyards. Exceptional wines are made possible by selecting varieties and clones specifically suited to the various soils and slopes, and further careful management of the farm’s extensive natural assets.
This continuous attention to detail culminated in Kleine Zalze achieving new heights in 2020, being named Top Performing Winery of the Year by Platter’s South African wine guide, arguably the most comprehensive guide to South African wine in the world.
Kleine Zalze Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open Mon to Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 11am-6pm (last tasting 30 mins prior).
Kleine Zalze Restaurant: open Wed & Thu 11.30am-4.30pm, Fri & Sat 11.30am-8.30pm & Sun 11.30am-3pm.
We are open on selected Public Holidays 11am-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.
Kleine Zalze Wine Tasting
Discernibly South African in style, the Kleine Zalze wines are well structured, beautifully balanced, and true to origin and cultivar. We also recognize that consumer have a variety of wine needs and that different occasions call for different wines – hence our collection of wine ranges.
Our Wine Tasting centre is situated between the winery on the one side and the restaurant on the other. We offer a wide selection of tasting options and our knowledgeable wine advisors will guide you through our selection of award-winning wines. Relax in our tranquil setting under the vines or the oaks in summer, or inside in winter (bookings advised during summer season).
Wine Tasting Prices
Kleine Zalze offer a range of tastings to suit all budgets.
The Cellar Selection Tasting includes 3 wines for R45pp or 5 for R75pp. The Vineyard Selection Tasting includes 3 wines for R60pp, or 5 wines for R100pp. There is also a Cap Classique Tasting at R50pp for 3, a Summer Tasting at R85pp for 5 or the Family Reserve Tasting includes 4 wines for R160pp. We also offer a Cap Classique Pairing for R150pp (pre-booking advised).
A selection of tapas and nibbles are also available to accompany your wine tasting. Sample items include such as biltong, olives, cheese or charcuterie platters, plus rotating meat and seafood tapas plates. Prices from R35 per item, R130 for a platter.
Kleine Zalze Restaurants
The Kleine Zalze Restaurant offers a holistic and integrated food and wine experience. Well-known and respected chef Nic van Wyk leads the team at the restaurant and the focus is on timeless, honest, generous, and authentic cooking.
Menus & Pricing
Our menu changes regularly to offer a compact selection of ‘plats du jour’ – a collection of delicious dishes inspired by classic cuisine. Sample items include Pan Fried Calamari, Venison Loin and Porcinin Linguine (priced from R200). We also offer cold and warm tapas such as Steak Tartare, Tempura Prawn, Pork Cheek Ravioli and decadent desserts (priced from R75).
Kleine Zalze Tours & Activities
Currently Kleine Zalze Vineyards do not offer farm or cellar tours.
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