Warwick Wine Estate

Warwick celebrates people coming together, as we recognise the value of multiple inter-related activities contributing to the greater whole

About the winery
Warwick Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, in Stellenbosch, the heartland of fine wine in South Africa. After the purchase of the neighbouring Uitkyk property in 2018 Warwick now owns over 700 ha of some of the finest terroir in the Cape Winelands. A rich variety of altitudes, aspects and soil types allows us to craft the best possible wines from carefully selected parcels for our Luxury, Super and Ultra Premium wines, which are among the most highly rated in South Africa.

Learn more about Warwick Wine Estate and their facilities at:

http://www.warwickwine.com/

Location

Stellenbosch

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00
Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
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Languages
Dutch, English, German
Children friendly
No
Region
Stellenbosch
Country
South Africa
Organic
No
Wines produced
Warwick Trilogy, Warwick Cabernet Franc, Warwick Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon, Warwick White Lady Chardonnay, Warwick Three Cape Ladies, First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon, First Lady Chardonnay, First Lady Sauvignon Blanc, First Lady Rose
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, SemillonCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinotage
History & Geography
The estate has a rich farming history dating back to 1771. Then a fruit farm, Warwick only emerged on 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. Almost all the estate’s vineyards are planted on the foothills and mid-slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain with vineyards ranging from 240 to 360 metres above sea level. This elevated position exposes the vineyards to cooling winds during the spring and summer seasons. A variety of slopes, aspects and the prevalence of different clay-rich soil types result in unique pockets of terroir, allowing us to produce wines with complexity and character. Many of the vineyards are found on cooler south and southwestern facing slopes that produce some of the best Cabernet Franc in the Stellenbosch region.
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