About us

Conservation-minded Waterkloof unlocks nature’s true potential with wines of great complexity and uncompromised quality – each embracing a strong core of elegance and integrity. Our wines are shaped by an amphitheatre of bio-dynamic vineyards on the outskirts of Somerset West, with each cellar gem defined by a unique character and sense of place.

 
WATERKLOOF
Conservation-minded Waterkloof unlocks nature’s true potential with wines of great complexity and uncompromised quality – each embracing a strong core of elegance and integrity.
 
Our wines are shaped by an amphitheatre of bio-dynamic vineyards on the outskirts of Somerset West, with each cellar gem defined by a unique character and sense of place.

We produce the following ranges:

Waterkloof
Our flagship Waterkloof range, which currently consists of just a Sauvignon Blanc, epitomises the estate’s goal of producing truly fine, world class wines. It is made in limited quantities from two windswept blocks at the top of the Schapenberg and only released in exceptional vintages. Unusually for Sauvignon Blanc, it is a wine capable of ageing for many years.

Circumstance
Each of the single varietal wines in Waterkloof Estate’s Circumstance range is defined by a unique symphony of fortuitous circumstances that influence the individual vineyard sites, including soil, aspect and altitude. There are currently eight wines under this acclaimed label.

Seriously Cool
Waterkloof Estate is serious when it comes to pure, unadulterated wines and it shows in our Seriously Cool Cinsault and Chenin Blanc, elegant wines to be enjoyed slightly chilled. These are not run-of-the mill commercial wines, they are complex with persistent length and a great finish, hence we have used ‘seriously’ to imply just that. These wines really are seriously cool!

Circle of Life
Harnessing Waterkloof Estate’s commitment to sustainable, bio-dynamic farming, our Circle of Life range is an all-embracing description by taste of the estate’s defining sense of origin and nature’s ongoing cycle found in its amphitheatre of bio-dynamic vineyards. In terms of flavour and character, the two wines in this range – Circle of Life Red and Circle of Life White – are not defined by grape varietal or indeed a specific block within the vineyard, but instead encapsulate the myriad of slopes, soils, altitudes and varietals found on the farm.

Peacock Ridge
Also made at Waterkloof is the False Bay Vineyards brand of everyday wines from selected vineyards across the winelands of the Western Cape, which includes the fruit-driven Peacock Ridge range, named after the brightly plumed birds conspicuous on the farm. The range comprises five generous wines that are rounder in character and more forward in style.

False Bay
False Bay is our range of truly fine wines of real individual character and a sense of Cape terroir adventure at an affordable price. Named after the bay which frames Waterkloof Estate’s eagle’s view from the top of the Schapenberg outside Somerset West, False Bay Wines is a pocket-friendly extension of the estate’s wine portfolio which fully adheres to the Waterkloof philosophy of uncompromised quality and is exceptional value for money. This pocket-friendly tier inspires everyday wine enjoyment.

WATERKLOOF RESTAURANT
Our signature ‘restaurant in the sky’ is gorgeously appointed in a 10 metre high glass promontory flowing from our slick tasting lounge and gravitational cellar, where contemporary classics marry elegant wines for an elevated food and wine experience.

Here food is art, calling for unhurried appreciation and complemented by seamless service. Chef Grégory Czarnecki – fuelled with a wealth of experience from working in some of the finest Michelin star restaurants in France – draws inspiration from our restaurant’s spectacular setting, perched high on the slopes of the Schapenberg with an eagle’s view over False Bay.

The restaurant’s open plan kitchen emphasises the Waterkloof winemaking philosophy of openness and transparency. Although stylistically diverse, each of the estate’s wines carries a strong core of elegance and integrity and that is exactly what the food is all about. Classical cuisine cooked in a contemporary, eco-conscious style with a whimsical, creative edge.

What makes the Waterkloof restaurant, with its over scaled, pictorial views of the farm and nature in progress, so unique is that at all times one feels part of the farming and winemaking process, no matter if you are outside on the balcony or inside, enjoying good food and wine.

Waterkloof
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