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Villiera History & Location
Villiera is a family-run winery and wildlife sanctuary in the Stellenbosch region, less than 15 minutes drive from the centre of this historic heritage town. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative. We specialise in Cap Classique and have a strong reputation for Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cousins Jeff and Simon Grier started the family-owned business in 1983, embarking on an extensive replanting of classic and local varietals. The introduction of hi-tech cellar facilities for the production of still wines (as well as Méthode Cap Classique) combined with a unique wine business philosophy has seen Villiera developing into one of the largest private wineries in the country.
In addition to wine tasting, visitors can explore the onsite 220 hectare Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 2009 in conjunction with our neighbours, The Cape Garden Centre and Wild Clover Farm. Including 12 dams and marsh areas which attract a huge variety of birdlife, over 100,000 indigenous trees have been planted and the Sanctuary is home to a number of mammals including many types of antelope, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra which can be viewed on a 2 hour game drive (pre-booking essential).
Villiera Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open Mon to Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 9am-3pm.
Wildlife Sanctuary Game Drives: available Mon to Sat, contact the Estate for times & to pre-book.
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.
Villiera Wine Tasting
For over 30 years the Grier family have been unlocking the marvels of nature to create the distinctive wines and sparkling wines that bear the family name. Our range of wines includes Villiera, The Clan, Monro, Tradition, Down to Earth, Jasmine, Stand Alone and Dak Wijn. All our wines are vegan-friendly.
You are welcome to visit our Wine Tasting Room, known as The Wine Sanctuary, or weather permitting, you can sit outside on our terrace and enjoy a tasting under the shade of some very old oak trees.
Wine Tasting Prices
Our Standard Wine Tasting gives guests the opportunity to taste up to 6 wines from our Villiera Range (and/or Domaine Grier) for R40pp. Reserve Wines are available for tasting at an additional fee, please call for more information.
Should you be interested in a package including wine tasting, a self-guided cellar tour plus a 2 hour game drive around the Estate’s Wildlife Sanctuary, please refer to Tours & Activities below.
Please note there is no restaurant at Villiera however the bustling town of Stellenbosch is less than 15 minutes drive away.
Villiera Tours & Activities
In conjunction with neighbours The Cape Garden Centre and Wild Clover Farm, Villiera have set aside 220 hectares as a Wildlife Sanctuary, which you can explore on a 2 hour game drive. Visitors are guaranteed sightings of Gemsbok, Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Eland, Springbok, Bontebok, Black Wildebeest, Kudu as well a diversity of birdlife. On a clear day, you also have a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains overlooking the Cape Peninsula. Prices from R260 per adult, including a wine tasting and self-conducted tour of the cellar. Children under 15 pay half price. Bookings essential, call 021 865 2002/3 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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