Because of the climate that’s needed to grow wine, vineyards are often located in areas with exceptional natural beauty. In the case of the famous Cape Winelands, however, the rolling hills and jagged mountains provide an awesome sense of wonder that’s stronger than most other wine regions. Of all the wineries in Stellenbosch, the Jordan Wine Estate is one of the more scenic, luxurious, and storied places, and has been family-owned since 1982 well before the area had become famous.
In addition to the spectacular natural surroundings, Jordan Wine Estate owes much of its success to the area’s mineral-rich soil, which tour guides discuss and explain in depth while strolling the vineyards before heading down to the impressively engineered cellar. As a winery that focuses on blending methods from the New as well as Old worlds, Jordan Winery has stainless steel tanks as well as wooden barrels, which along with the fresh, flavorful grapes and decades of winemaking knowledge, help create the distinctive flavors that Jordan Wine Estate is known for.
Jordan Wine Estate is 15 minutes from Stellenbosch and 45 minutes from Cape Town. There is also an exceptional restaurant on site, which is frequently named as one of the best places to dine when visiting Cape Town. The restaurant seats lunch guests from 12-2pm, and dinner guests from 6:30-7:30pm. Advance reservations are absolutely essential, and all diners must be 13 or older.
Did You Know? The land where Jordan Wine Estate is situated has been used for farming and agriculture for over 300 years.