Waterford Estate is situated in one of the world’s most visually arresting pockets of paradise. Nestled in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, in the world renowned Stellenbosch region, this 120 hectare property owned by Jeremy and Leigh Ord and managed by partner and Cellar master Kevin Arnold. The Estate boasts old citrus groves, rolling lawns, water features and fragrant lavender and rosemary beds. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the heart of Provence or the Spanish countryside, with your first glimpse of this enchanting realm. However, we are immensely proud of our uniquely South African location and the rich diversity of our indigenous flora and fauna.
The winery was styled along the engaging terracotta design and was the result of winemaker Kevin Arnold and architect Alex Walker teaming up to create the home of Waterford Estate wines. The centre piece of the magnificent courtyard is the Waterford Estate fountain. This feature has been immortalized in the Waterford Estate label and represents a fundamental component of our philosophy. We believe in the old adage of ‘less is more’. There is nothing pretentious or ostentatious about the estate, rather the visual impact is one of a seamless whole, which complements rather than detracts from the surrounding natural beauty. Welcome to our world, a world where the passing of time and the change in seasons only add rich layers of character and charm to the scene.
Chocolate and Wine Pairing
The Wine and Chocolate tasting is a unique flavour experience. Working closely with Greyton chocolatier, Richard von Geusau, Kevin Arnold meticulously developed the Waterford Estate Wine and Chocolate Experience, with three inspired pairings – the Kevin Arnold Shiraz with a Masala Chai Dark Chocolate, the Waterford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon with Rock Salt Dark Chocolate and the Heatherleigh Noble Late Harvest paired with Rose Geranium Milk Chocolate.
The Porcupine Trail
The Porcupine Trail is a two-hour guided walk through the Fynbos Fields and Vineyards of the Estate, passing by the caves of our resident Porcupines and Lynx. Along the trail you will stop under an Old Oak Tree on the edge of the Chardonnay Vineyard where you get to taste your chosen wines with a light snack before walking back down the valley to the Winery.
Physical Address: Waterford Estate, Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch
Opening times: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm and Saturdays: 10am – 5pm. We are closed on Sundays.
Telephone: 021 880 5300