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Wine Experiences

South Africa is renowned for its wine and we’re proud to showcase this depth and variety in our wine selection at Grootbos.

Wine Experience

"Choose from a vast selection of local wines"

Local wine-makers and their stories

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.

Our Wine Collection

“We attend the Cape Winemakers Guild and Nederburg wine auctions every year, buying limited and special edition wines”

Award-winning producers on our doorstep

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.

Example wine menu

We stock some of the finest brands

Art of Creation

Inspired by Nature and meticulously crafted by cellar-master Jean-Claude Martin, each single-vineyard wine in this range is the ultimate expression of its terroir and indeed an exquisite and multifaceted artwork in its own right

Cape Wine Makers Guild

Innovation, benchmarking and the sharing of knowledge spanning over thirty three years of winemaking excellence

Hamilton Russel Vineyards

Our Pinot noir is not overtly fruity, soft and “sweet” and it generally shows hints of that alluring “primal” character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.

Our Team

“Teaching how to sabrage on the beach of Walker Bay is the highlight of my day”

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.

Barry  Scholfield

Art of Creation Chardonnay


Newton Johnson 'Seadragon' Pinot Noir 2015


Bouchard Finlayson Galp Peak 2015

Eddie  Makuwazaa

Ocean Breeze

Japan  Mboyi

Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc


Art of Creation Chardonnay

Wine and Food Pairing

"We offer a 5-course food & wine-pairing menu that is individually crafted"

Eat. Drink. Savour.

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. 

Wine Tours

  • The climate allows for a longer, ripening of grapes 
  • Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc are especially well suited to the region 
  • Several cellars have claimed five stars in the Platter’s Guide

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.

Hemel-en-Aarde Route
Stanford Foothills Route
Elim Route
Enjoy the warmth of our hospitality

Grootbos Foundation and global recognition

Grootbos is a world leader in sustainable tourism and has been awarded some of the highest international accolades possible, making us one of only a handful of lodges to achieve this.

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Grootbos invites you to experience our country's most precious floral biome and marine wilderness like never before. Enjoy unique guided experiences while being treated to five-star luxury at our lodges and villas. We offer South African residents an exclusive discounted rate and additional benefits. 

What's new at Grootbos - New Garden Lodge and Florilegium

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.

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