A small Overberg town, Stanford is located relatively near to the southernmost tip of Africa, which makes it one of South Africa’s coolest wine producing regions.
The vineyards enjoy a cool ripening season, the result of the strong cooling winds that are prevalent in summer. The varying terroir means you’ll find vineyards set on sandy dunes, rocky mountain slopes as well as lush farmland.
The idea for the route began when in 2007 the group of wineries from the Stanford area formed the Stanford Wine Growers Association, with the intention of marketing their wines together as well as acting as support.
The village itself, on the banks of the Klein River, is already a desirable getaway for those looking for some peace and solitude with buckets of small town charm as well as spectacular scenery. Not to mention Stanford is well-known for its restaurants, there are a number of acclaimed eateries in this klein dorpie, from the award-wining Mariana’s to Graze and Havercroft, and more.
Now, there’s a wine route to be enjoyed too. The Stanford wine route meanders through breath taking open countryside and a warm welcome awaits you at the beautiful tasting rooms and cellars. Many of the farms offer delicious lunches and picnics in tranquil settings.
The members include:
Misty Mountains Estate
Sir Robert Stanford Estate
Walker Bay Vineyards