Benguela Cove is a leading producer and wine destination at the start of South Africa’s Hermanus Wine Route. Discover and enjoy the finest, quality wines from Benguela Cove’s vineyards, which benefit from the unique conditions of the estate’s location at the ocean’s edge, on the southern coast of South Africa. The south-easterly sea breeze is chilled by the Benguela Current flowing up from Antarctica, to cool the grapes at night after the warm summer days, irrigated by above-average rainfall, for perfect viniculture. The vineyards planted across the estate are young and have already asserted the supreme quality of the terroir with a series of awards. These exceptional conditions and the skills of the winemaker create our superb Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and other cultivars. The estate benefits from major investment by the new owners in winemaking and cultivation. This is a family with a new vision for Benguela Cove: to establish the estate’s red and white cultivars over the coming years as South Africa’s premier quality wine.
Benguela Cove Wine Tastings – Explore • Learn • Meet • Relax • Enjoy
Find out about our range of tastings at Benguela Cove Wine Estate – open seven days a week – at one of the region’s outstanding wine destinations. It is at the start of the renowned Hermanus Wine Route and a member of the Bot River Winegrowers Association.
For the ultimate taste experience visit us – an award-winning wine estate situated at the start of South Africa’s very popular Hermanus Wine Route and a member of the Bot River Winegrowers Association. As a leading producer and wine destination the quality of wine you can enjoy from our vineyards are of the highest standard. Our vineyards benefit from the unique conditions of the estate’s location at the ocean’s edge, on the southern coast of South Africa. With our spectacular views you can sit outside in the African Sunshine looking out over our vineyards and the majestic lagoon. We also offer a Symphony of the Senses at our Wine Tasting Room with our very special Wine & Chocolate Pairing. In this case the word special is not enough. Jane Stuart, master chocolatier, has created chocolates which she vows won’t be repeated as they are “one-off and bespoke.” This approach marks every element of the pairing. Jane took four wines from Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate home to mull over at leisure. A Sauvignon Blanc 2013, a Chardonnay 2014, Matilda’s Secret 2013 and the Shiraz 2012 were put to the test. Having taking their measure she took her time creating four new chocolates. If you want to visit us and come for a wine tasting you do not need to book, you can simply arrive at our luxurious wine estate to taste the fantastic range we have to offer. For larger groups we do ask for a phone call beforehand in order to be prepared for your arrival. There is wheelchair access if required so all groups are more than welcome. When you enter our gates you simply drive straight ahead to find our Tasting Room. You will easily find it ahead of you. At our tastings we serve the wines that are presently available.
Luxury properties and new investment opportunities. Beautiful houses with waterfront locations in the lowest density residential estate in the country. There are just 124 freehold stands in 220 hectares. New homes are for sale from R12.75m, to the luxury Manor House valued at over R60m – with 60 land plots from R2.25m. So you can design and build the home of your dreams. The prime waterfront locations have stunning views, set amongst vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields, looking out over the ocean and distant mountains. The residential plan for Benguela Cove was designed by leading urban architects DHK to capture the essence of the unique rural location and panoramic views at Benguela Cove. Each mansion combines both built and natural fabrics, to provide a charming, rustic character. The available plots offer the opportunity to build the home of your dreams within the architectural guidelines. The wide range of sporting activities available exclusively to residents and their guests includes: cycling, sailing and water sports, as well as angling and bird watching. The estate is also just 10 minute drive from the world class Arabella Golf Club. A 7km trail and cycle track weaves through the estate’s vineyards and the nature reserve, over some challenging hills for cyclists and runners or take the beautiful coastal path. There is a Clubhouse and beach – with boat storage, private jetty and launch ramp in the enclosed lagoon that enjoys protection from the sea by a sand bar that is only occasionally breached.
Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant, Garden Route
For wonderful food in a beautiful lakeside setting – whether for dinner, lunch or breakfast – Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant is the perfect choice. Located at the five-star Lakeside Lodge & Spa, near Sedgefield, the venue has a growing reputation as one of the leading Garden Route restaurants, popular for its imaginative and varied menu. There are also wine tastings, food pairings and other special events throughout the year. Relaxed lakeside dining for breakfast and lunch moves in the evening to a sophisticated and romantic mood, with an haute cuisine menu, and the healthy signature dishes from our executive chef, Kelly-Anne Pietersen. There is an excellent range of South African wines including from the owners’ award-winning Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate.
ADDRESS. R43, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
Tasting room: : +27 (0)83 645 6198 or +27 (0)21 091 0020
Property inquiries: +27 (0)72 107 7612