What’s happening at Lourensford, Somerset West

“Our wines express our commitment as a family to the unique cultural treasures and land entrusted to us in the historic Lourensford Estate. We cherish this legacy and intend to preserve and protect it while in the custody of our family” – Christo Wiese

Our Wine Ranges

“When it comes to winemaking, we believe in minimal interference; maintaining the purest form of the grapes”, Hannes Nel, Cellarmaster
Lourensford - The River Garden

The River Garden Range

Accessible, easy drinking wines that express an abundance of varietal fruit, yet classic in style with a serious palate structure. The distinctive packaging reflects the beauty, tranquillity and sheer classiness of the Lourensford gardens, inspired by the estate’s natural beauty.


Lourensford Range

‘The Dome’ is the highest peak on the Helderberg Mountain which surrounds the
town of Somerset West in Stellenbosch. Creating a natural amphitheatre where
the Lourensford Estate is situated, the wildlife and plants that inhabit the Dome
overlook the valley below where the Lourens River runs through.

Limited Release

World class boutique wines that express the unique terroir qualities of the estate. Strict vineyard selection, berry sorting and delicate winemaking practices are applied to make classic, elegant, award winning wines.


Welcome to Lourensford Estate. As one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates we offer a visual feast across 4 000 hectares of forest, fynbos, fruit orchards and vineyards, which rise up the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, caressed by breezes off the Atlantic Ocean.

Established by Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1709, Lourensford has a proud history as a world-class fruit farm and the wealth of glorious Proteas point to our rich floral heritage. Fortunately, the winemaking tradition was revived when well-known Cape business man, Dr Christo Wiese purchased the Estate in 1998.

The scenic splendour, winery, restaurant, coffee roastery, art gallery, outdoor markets and music concerts, as well as cycling and trail-running events ensure we are a popular tourist destination. No wonder our working farm is as popular with the public as it is with honey bees!


Lourensford Estate – a popular tourist destination

Set in spectacular surroundings of gardens and vineyards, visitors are tempted by an array of choice experiences

The Tasting Room

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours at Lourensford Wine Estate

The Millhouse Kitchen

Neighbourhood feel and a place to relax?

The Coffee Roasting Co.

Pioneers of premier specialty coffee roasting

Lourensford Market

A place to escape the city, Lourensford Market, Somerset West


Come and visit our beautiful estate gardens.


A contemporay function venue perfectly offset by an effortlessly scenic landscape