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Maastricht History & Location
Maastricht is a family-owned wine estate situated amongst the rolling hills of the Durbanville wine valley, just 30 minutes from the centre of Cape Town with magnificent views of the Atlantic seaboard.
The farm’s heritage dates back to 1702, when it was granted to Hendrick Seeger, a Dutch settler that arrived in South Africa with the Dutch East India Shipping company. Looking at the clay-rich soils, the farm was so named as it reminded these first settlers of the land of their hometown: Maastricht.
The farm had many different owners and uses over the years, however 19th Century documents show that Maastricht was one of the first nine farms in the Cape to be registered as a wine producer.
The Louw family bought the farm in 1982 and have been cultivating vineyards ever since. Acknowledged as one of the top grape growers in the Cape Winelands, today Maastricht has about 100 hectares of vineyards with Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon plantings as well as a small block of Pinot Noir.
Maastricht Wines Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open Mon to Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 10am-3pm.
Closed between 25 Dec – 3 Jan inclusive. 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.
Maastricht Wines Wine Tasting
The farm’s close proximity to the ocean, literally 10km away, has a major influence in the way that the vines flourish. Small handcrafted vineyard parcels are chosen every harvest for our wines, selected mainly by the unique characteristics of Durbanville grapes: fruit-driven whites and well balanced reds.
Maastricht’s welcoming Tasting Room is a place to meet the Louw family, enjoy their wines and have good time with friends and family. Seasonal cheese platters and traditional Dutch bitterballen are also served, plus weather permitting we often have live music at the weekends. All bookings on a first come, first served basis.
Note: hosted tastings outside are possible on weekdays only, as at weekends we prefer to keep our outside tables free for guests who prefer to buy a bottle and perhaps savour a platter (i.e. self-service). Hosted wine tastings at the weekend are therefore served inside only.
Wine Tasting Prices
Maastricht offer 6 wines for R60pp or 6 wines including their bubbly Cape Classique for R80pp. Seasonal cheese platters for 2 are available for R190 and traditional Dutch Bitterballen meatballs and tapas are also available. Tapas from R35.
Maastricht Wines Restaurants
Although there is no full service restaurant at Maastricht, food platters are available for purchases alongside wine tasting. Alternatively there are a number of local restaurants in the area.
Maastricht Wines Tours & Activities
Currently Maastricht do not offer cellar or farm tours, however contact the estate if you have a particular group enquiry and they may be able to assist.
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