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Warwick History & Location
Warwick Estate is a premium South African winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa and the estate boasts a rich farming history dating back to 1771.
Originally a fruit farm, Warwick only emerged at the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene when Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought the estate in 1964 and started developing the land with an extensive focus on the classic Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Through determination and commitment, Norma became one of the Cape’s first female winemakers – and one of its most illustrious wine personalities, whose legacy is immortalised in the Warwick “First Lady” wine range.
In addition to tastings of our award-winning range of wines, Warwick offers guests gourmet picnics and platters in a tranquil, relaxed setting on the lawns or shaded by the trees of our forest courtyard. Our picnic menu revolves around fresh and seasonal ingredients, sourced locally from artisanal suppliers, including a variety of options for vegetarian and vegan visitors.
Warwick Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open daily 9am- 5pm.
Picnics & Food Platters: available daily, year round.
Winter Dining: A la carte menu available daily between May – Aug.
Live Music: please contact the farm to check for dates.
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.
Warwick Wine Tasting
Visit us for tastings of our Premium Range or First Lady Range, which include Bordeaux-style blends, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé and bubbly MCC. Gourmet, Cheese or Vegan Platters are also available year round to accompany your tasting and we offer a Gourmet Food & Wine Pairing too.
Our tasting room team will tell you all about the history of the estate and the ethos behind each wine. You can ask all those wine geek questions you’ve stored up, or simply pick a favourite bottle and take it home!
Wine Tasting Prices
Our Standard Tasting contains a mix of 6 white, red and rosé pre-selected options for R50pp, or our Premium Tasting includes 6 of our premiums wines for R100pp. We also offer a Vertical Blind Tasting of our Flagship wine Trilogy for R300pp, or our Gourmet Food & Pairing costs R150pp. This includes 5 wines paired with sweet and savoury items such as biltong, goats cheese, marshmallow and nougat.
We also offer meat, cheese and vegan platters to share alongside your tasting – prices from R195 per platter. Please refer to Restaurant section below for more details on food available at Warwick.
There is no dedicated restaurant at Warwick however the farm offer food year round, with menus changing by the season.
Warwick are famous for their gourmet picnics and like their food platters, these are available throughout the year, with seasonal summer and winter baskets. These are enjoyed either on the lawns, in the shade of our forest oaks or in a private picnic pod, depending on weather conditions. Bookings are essential.
During the cooler winter months, visitors can enjoy an a la carte menu for breakfast or lunch, served mainly outdoors at dedicated tables (a selection of inside tables are also available in the Tasting Room).
Menus & Pricing
Picnic baskets consist of classic dishes with a contemporary African spin, designed to pair with our range of award-winning wines. Menus vary seasonally but previous items have included options such as halloumi salad, a selection of cured meats, roast chicken, local cheeses, breads and dips plus a sweet treat. We also offer vegetarian, vegan and kiddies picnic options (including veg/vegan) in addition to an extensive drinks menu. Baskets prices from R300 for 1, R550 for 2 or R150 per child.
Warwick’s winter a la carte menu may include options such as Eggs Benedict and Cinnamon Flapjacks for breakfast, plus soups, burgers, pasta and a selection of desserts for lunch. Vegan and vegetarian options are available, prices from R100 for a main course lunch. Note this menu is available winter only.
Warwick Tours & Activities
Warwick do not currently offer Cellar Tours, however do offer a popular Vineyard Safari, a fun and educational Land Rover tour which takes you on a mountain journey through the vineyards, perfect for all ages. This maximum 6 person experience includes a soft drink and craft ice cream, running at 10am, 12pm and 2.30pm. From R350pp for adults (also includes a wine tasting) and R250pp for children. Contact the estate to pre-book.
With a number of picturesque spaces, the estate is also popular for weddings, corporate functions and family get togethers. Contact the estate for more information and prices.
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