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Spookfontein History & Location
Spookfontein is a boutique wine estate in the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, 15 minutes’ drive from the coastal town of Hermanus. With origins dating back to 1847, the farm is an indigenous fynbos heaven, with a mere 14 hectares under vine and olive trees growing stoically on the road towards our magnificent mountaintop cellar.
The name ‘Spook’ (Dutch for ‘ghost’) derives from the legend that one can discern a “spirit” within the swirls of our flowing farm spring. Perhaps it was this mystical allure that called the Davis family to this farmland two decades ago? Or perhaps it was the sheer beauty of its views and promise of award-winning wines?
Thanks to the Davis family and the many talented hands that collaborated with them, Spookfontein now stands an illustrious boutique wine farm. We offer a renowned restaurant and traditionally-inspired accommodation for an authentic Hemel-en-Aarde getaway.
Spookfontein Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open Mon to Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun & Public Holidays 10am-4pm.
Restaurant: open Tue to Sun for lunch 12pm-4.30pm (kitchen closes 3.30pm).
Cellar Tours: on request, please contact the Estate.
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.
Spookfontein Wine Tasting
Spookfontein offers aficionados a delectable variety of robust wines, grown from rocky soil and nurtured by Walker Bay’s timeless cold sea air, blown in by the Cape Doctor on summer evenings. Wine lovers can either sit in the restaurant overlooking breathtaking scenery, stand at our tasting bar for a more interactive experience or relax in our cellar tasting room.
Our phenomenal cellar and new tasting/function venue was designed by Douglas Carr of Ghostfountain Design. Constructed from natural materials, it overlooks the upper section of the valley. Curved and carefully designed, it does not intrude on nature but rather embraces it, with large windows offering visitors amazing views of vineyard, mountain and farm life.
Spookfontein Wine Tasting Prices
Wine tasting from R55pp including 4 wines of your choosing (waived for purchases of R300 or more).
The Spookfontein restaurant overlooks a series of towering Cape-fold mountains, between fynbos-clad hills and manicured vines; a culinary destination beckoning both food and wine aficionados. With authenticity, creativity and finesse, locally-sourced ingredients are elevated into delectable dishes that keep our guests coming back for more.
Join us for a long, lazy lunch and indulge your senses with delicious foods, wines and breathtaking views. Please contact us for any private dinner function requests.
Spookfontein Menus & Pricing
Starters may include options such as Fried Calamari, Mussels or Butternut & Goats Cheese Gnocchi. Sample main courses include Beef Fillet, Seafood Broth or a Roasted Cauliflower Salad. Starters from R70, mains from R130pp and a selection of desserts are available.
Spookfontein Tours & Activities
Spookfontein offer cellar tours on request – please contact the Estate for more information.
Spookfontein offers two spacious 2 Bedroom Cottages, providing a relaxing self-catering country getaway for the whole family. Each comes equipped with a living area, two double en-suite bedrooms, two bathrooms, crisp linen and towels, a kitchenette, fireplace, braai facilities, patio and views of the vineyards and mountains (no TV). Activities on the estate aside from wine tasting and dining include birdwatching, mountain walks, swimming in the nearby dam and mountain bike trails.
Adults from R650 per adult per night (minimum 2), children under 12 from R325 per child per night. Minimum stay 2 nights, however 1 nights are possible for a small surcharge. Please visit www.spookfontein.co.za/Cottages for more information.
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