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Koelenhof Winery

4.5 (based on 328 people)

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Koelenhof Wine Cellar, situated among the vineyard-covered slopes 14 kilometres outside Stellenbosch, attracts wine lovers from all over the world. They invite you to take a meander along the Bottelary Hills, wine route R304. There, you will discover ... More
Lise-Mari Gillespie
Lise-Mari Gillespie (a month ago )
What a gem! Lovely wines and toppings to choose to go with your roosterkoek. Plenty of seating inside the play area, toys are well looked after, trampoline and sandpit gives a variety to the junglegym. Only R40 entrance for kids (bargain) and they have some snack bucket options. Ideal for a small kids party or just a fun day out for the family. They also do picnic baskets.
Dewald Reinke
Dewald Reinke (5 months ago )
Having never visited them before I did not know what to expect, however I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised. Arriving at the gate I was surprised by how busy it was, but then quickly realized that they have a wine tasting center as well as a restaurant, and it was over lunch time so both were very busy. As we were visiting for a wine tasting we went straight to the wine tasting center - at first we stood around a bit with no one helping us, however after I reached out to someone it only got better from there. The tasting center was very full, but we managed to get a table for our group of eight and started to deliberate on which of their tasting options to go for. They have a nice selection, but in the end some of our group decided to do the standard tasting and some did the sorbet and wine pairing. The sorbet and wine pairing comes with 6 pre-selected wines - those who did the pairing said that 90% of the pairings worked quite well. The pairing also looked very impressive. I was one of those who opted for the standard tasting that allows you to select a couple of their wines from their big selection. And when I say big selection, I mean it! There is definitely a wine for everyone here from sparkling wines, whites and roses, to reds, port style wines and even late harvest options. Their wines also fit into different price groups ranging from budget to premium. I was very impressed with their wines and the lady that did our tasting was friendly and welcoming. Good to note is they have a juice pairing to keep the kids entertained as well. As they are located close to the N1 on the way to Stellenbosch, they're easily accessible so give them a visit!
Geraldine Hattingh
Geraldine Hattingh (3 months ago )
What a nice experience! We went for the standard wine tasting and we had the roosterkoek with coffee with condensed milk and cheese platter for two. The staff is very friendly and welcoming! We had a great table next to the fireplace. Excellent place for winter wine tasting! We had a very relaxing time and we WILL be back and we WILL bring our friends and family to experience this aswell! Last but not least at all... they are AFFORDABLE! Unlike most wine estates that actually just rip you off totally with everything on the menu, Koelenhof just don't! I think they set a very good example of how high QUALITY can come at an affordable price tag! Thank you for that! Their wines are excellent! My favourite is KOELNEKTAR! Go ahead and add Koelenhof for your next visit for wine tasting and pairing. It is a must! It comes highly recommended! Thanks Koelenhof for doing it the way you do!
Sybrine Coetzee
Sybrine Coetzee (a month ago )
I bought a voucher on hyperli. The booking process was easy. We were late for our booking, which was not a problem. The roosterbrood is a must when you visit. The cellar tour was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the service was excellent. The wine tasting was great. I will definitely return.
Hans Madeleke
Hans Madeleke (6 months ago )
My friend and I randomly chose this place after visiting the nearby Giraffe House. It was a great decision! We were attended to right away and the process explained. We even got an extra glass of wine. Katherine was amazing and gave us a bit of history behind the different wines and recommended according to our individual tastes. The snacks were good also and I enjoyed the Biltong pâté All in all, a wonderful experience :)