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At Grootbos we know a lot about wine. But we’re not pretentious about it. We believe that everyone will enjoy discovering and experiencing the award winning wines of this region, whether they’re sampling a food and wine pairing, hearing from one of our sommeliers on what makes this vintage particularly special or going on a guided tour to the wine farm itself.
Choose from a vast selection of bottles in our cellar and enjoy the most perfect expression of our landscape and its people.
We aim to support the local economy in everything we do and luckily we happen to be situated in an area rich in wine production, which is also the Pinot Noir capital of South Africa.
Our primary sourcing area is the Overberg, which extends from the Elgin Valley across Bot River, Hermanus, Stanford and Elim, ending at Malgas near Swellendam. We also stock wines from further afield and a few sparkling wines and champagnes from France, but otherwise our collection is proudly local.
Headed by sommelier, Barry Scholfield, our team have a nose for the unusual, a desire for finding the very best and knowledge born out of years of experience. From studying viticulture to roaming the worlds most renowned wine regions, they have what it takes to share this love of wine, as well as the stories behind it, with wine lovers like you.
Wine and food pairings are hugely popular with guests who want to immerse themselves in the tastes of this unique area. We offer individually crafted once-off 5-course food & wine pairing menus, keeping the focus on the surrounding wine regions of the Overberg.
Join us on a guided tour around the area’s best wine farms, to see the origin of the wines you’re drinking and learn more about them. With the area’s incredible diversity of soil types and its refreshing sea breeze, you’ll soon see what sets the wines of the Overberg apart.
Although these areas are lesser known than nearby wine routes, this makes the experience that much warmer and more sincere.
The last year has been a busy one at Grootbos. We rebuilt our beloved Garden Lodge entirely and re-opened it in April 2022. We also officially launched the Grootbos Florilegium - Africa's first contemporary florilegium - which is a collection of botanical illustrations created by local and international artists, depicting the charismatic plants found on our reserve and the surrounding regions.
Click below to learn more about these exciting developments.See New Garden Lodge See Florilegium