As temperatures begin to drop, visitors who opt to spend a day tucked away in the cozy tasting rooms of some of the Cape’s best wine estates in winter are never disappointed. Sipping delicious reds whilst staring into a cracking wood fire is never a bad way to spend a day! We have selected five estates that provide this cozy experience on the Cape’s sometimes wet and chilly winter days.

Wine Estates with fireplaces in winter

La Motte – famous for its Shiraz, blends and beautiful grounds (as well as the Pierneef art gallery!)

Tokara – welcoming and warm tasting room that also offers tastings of their estate olive oils

Delaire Graff – an opulent estate that enjoys sweeping views of the valley, offers delicious wines, art and gourmet cuisine

Rustenberg – offers excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and well-preserved Cape Dutch architecture

Waterford – don’t miss the decadent wine and chocolate pairing or their unique wine safari!