Waterford Estate is situated in the picturesque Blaauwklippen area of Stellenbosch with panoramic mountains and luscious vineyards to create a beautiful backdrop.
You know you are in for a treat when you drive pass rolling green lawns, perfect for a picnic under the trees, a water feature to add to the ambience and rows of citrus orchids to complete the picture.
The centerpiece of the courtyard is the iconic fountain that features on the wine labels, surrounded by trees, tables and comfortable couches offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of today’s busy lifestyle. There is nothing as soothing as sitting under the trees, sipping on wine and enjoying a delicious antipasto platter filled with cured meats, cheese, bread and local produce. It sets a feeling of being transported to one of Italy’s most beautiful villages.
Waterford Estate offers unique tasting experiences. Whichever option you choose, you won’t be disappointed by their award-winning wines.
Waterford Summer Tasting – R75 per person
Waterford Rosemary, Waterford Elgin Sauvignon Blanc, Waterford Estate Chardonnay Single Vineyard, Waterford Old Vine Chenin Blanc.
Portfolio Tasting – R95 per person
This incorporates a selection of site specific Waterford wines, as well as Estate Wines (grown, vinified and bottled on the property). This is a great experience to gain an understanding of Waterford’s expression and vision of winemaking.
Wine & Chocolate Experience – R95 per person
The Wine and Chocolate Tasting is a unique flavour experience. Kevin Arnold together with, Chocolatier, Richard von Geusau have created a series of dark and milk chocolates that, when paired with our Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Natural Sweet wine, results in a flavour sensation, unlike any other.
Waterford Estate Experience – R125 per person
Taste a selection of Waterford Wines, completed with the Wine and Chocolate Experience
Library Collection Tasting – R295 per person
The Library Collection takes a look back at the story of where our wine style comes from. This tasting is a way of expressing internal wine interests, from different grape varietals to unique viticultural sites.
The Jem Tasting – R115 per person
Enjoy an experience of Waterford Estate’s internationally recognized flagship wine, THE JEM. The goal in producing THE JEM is to truly express the diversity of our terroir, and more specifically the soils on Waterford Estate. To reach this goal of completeness, the blend is comprised of different grape varietals all grown on the property. THE JEM is a wine that represents the property itself, and what we as a winery stand for. Enjoy your tasting in a varietal specific Riedel glass, allowing you distinguish the different elements of the wine.
WATERFORD ROSE-MARY 2020
A blend of Shiraz, Mourvédre, Tempranillo and Cinsaut. Waterford Estate is owned by the Ord Family and developed under the watchful eye of Kevin Arnold. This wine is named after Jeremy Ord’s late mother, a personality always light and refreshing.
A beautiful rose gold in colour. Aroma is minerally driven with delicate raspberry fruit undertones. The well integrated acid leads to an elegantly tangy textured mouth feel.
WATERFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020
The Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from vineyards in Elgin, a terroir well-suited for the growth of Sauvignon Blanc, with its slightly cooler and more elevated climate.
Aromas of tropical fruit and apple. The palate is fresh and fruity with a beautiful minerality. Finely structured and long-lasting taste.
WATERFORD CHENIN BLANC 2019
Chenin Blanc grapes are sourced from Old Vines in Stellenbosch. The oldest were originally planted in 1966.
Enticing aromas of pear, honey and floral notes that follows through on the palate with some minerality that makes this Chenin delightful wine with a lovely, fresh finish.
WATERFORD CHARDONNAY 2018
A bright and vibrant, single vineyard Chardonnay. Refreshing aromas of peach, lime and a light touch of oak from barrel fermentation and aging. Elegant and fragrant with a refined structure.
This Chardonnay is produced from a unique vineyard on the Waterford Estate. Planted in 1988, making it one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in South Africa.
WATERFORD GRENACHE NOIR 2018
This elegant wine has plush red cherry and exotic fruits on the nose, with touches of earthy clove spice. The palate has earthy, savoury flavours along with delicate dry tannins and a soft freshness to carry the fruit.
KEVIN ARNOLD SHIRAZ 2016
Concentrated red and dark fruit with warm earthy aromatics, accompanied by plum fruit and leather spice undertones. The texture on the palate is soft and smooth, with the slight addition of Mourvedre to build in a little tension in the finish of the wine. This vintage is named after Robert Charles, Kevin and Heather Arnolds eldest son.
WATERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017
Notes of black fruit, spice and a savoury earthiness that follows through in the palate for an impressive Cabernet Sauvignon that is smooth and well-refined. Well-textured tannins, a balancing acidity and long finish.
“GREAT WINES ARE BORN FROM THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PLANT, SOIL AND CLIMATE OF A SPECIFIC SITE, TOGETHER WITH THE CREATIVE ART OF WINEMAKING AND BLENDING. THIS IS OFTEN A TIMELESS PURSUIT, BUT WHEN IT COMES TOGETHER, THE REWARD IS ETERNAL”
– Kevin Arnold
WATERFORD ESTATE EXPERIENCES
Apart from the wine tasting experience, one can also take a trip through the cellar. The cellar is built surrounding the courtyard. Why not opt for a Wine Drive Safari or a Porcupine Trail Walk for a unique experience?
SALT at Waterford Estate
Craig Cormack and Beau du Toit of SALT are creating mouthwatering dishes at the courtyard restaurant at the estate. I met both of them before at various food and wine pairing events. Delicious food that is full of flavour and a culinary delight.
“Cook with flavour, keep it simple and use your ingredients to their best potential’’
Tel: +27(0) 21 880 5300
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