All current vintages are available in The Wine Tasting Centre, where adventurous visitors can indulge in specialised wine pairings.

Flagship Chrysalis Tasting
These two top wines (one white, one red) can be tasted at R45 for the 2 wines. Come and discover the releasing of this rare “butterfly”.

Standard Wine Tasting
Any 4 wines of the Classique and Dome range for R45

Premium Wine Tasting
Any 4 wines of the Limited Release range or MCC for R60

Belgian chocolate and Wine Pairing – R90
Limited Release Chardonnay with Orange Dark Chocolate, Lourensford Estate Merlot with Dark  Cherry Chocolate, Lourensford Estate Shiraz with Dark Chili Chocolate and our unique Honey Liqueur with Dark Mint Chocolate.

*NEW* Blind Wine Tasting Challenge
Accept the challenge of being poured 4 wines and try to identify them. If the group identifies them correctly, you get your tasting for FREE! (otherwise R45 pp)


Open 09h00 – 17h00 Monday to Sunday | Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

The tasting room closes for wine tastings at 16h30 but are open for  wine sales until 17h00.

Please note that bookings for more than 5 people is essential!

Cellar Tours by appointment

Lourensford Market

Be it to escape city life, or to experience something slightly off the beaten track, the Lourensford Market has become the trendiest new stop.

Our vibrant market, housed in a permanent structure, boasts 70 permanent stalls and a number of Pop-Ups. Visitors are spoiled with sprawling lawns, majestic trees and landscaped gardens to enjoy the quality products that are our priority. You will discover everything from delectable food, handmade wares and art, to organic, artisanal produce.

The Estate’s superb wine collection and our in-house ABRU craft beer contribute to the festive atmosphere. Local artists provide live music, children have fun on rides in the dedicated entertainment area and even your four-legged family members are welcome at our doggie bar.

Lourensford Market

Currently in “Winter Hibernation”. Reopening on Friday, 7 September.

Every Friday 17h00-21h00

Every Sunday 10h00-15h00

Coffee Roastery

Welcome to the Coffee Roasting Company, South Africa’s single-origin pioneers where our coffees are roasted by hand and in small batches.

We are open 7 days a week, so be sure to visit and enjoy great coffee tasting talks, watch coffee being roasted, receive advice from our roasters and become part of an ever-growing family of coffee lovers.

Our Red Riding Hood Deli offers a variety of freshly baked cakes, quiches and muffins. All our goods are made using only free-range eggs, real butter and pure spices. We also have a lovely selection of gifts and equipment.

For more information on coffee talks and daily coffee deliveries, visit their webpage.

Coffee Roastery

Daily Deliveries Roaster-to-Door
Monday to Friday: 8h00 -17h00
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays: 9h00 to 17h00

The Millhouse Kitchen

Chef Bjorn Guido’s goal with the Millhouse Kitchen is to create a neighbourhood feel where guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company in the beautiful setting of the Lourensford Estate.

Our menu is inspired by the French and Italians, famous for their fantastic rustic dishes. We use fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients available within a 50-km radius of the Lourensford farm, prepared and cooked with passion and love. Which makes all the difference!

Children are always welcome and we’ve even designed a special menu for them. Because when you’re at the Millhouse Restaurant, you’re famiglia.

The Millhouse Kitchen

Breakfast 08:30 – 10:30
Lunch 12:00 – 15:00
Dinner 18:00 – 21:30

Frans Groenewald

The Vespaghetti studio is where artist Frans Groenewald expresses his imaginative, tongue-in-cheek and fun interpretation of everyday life.

His work is characterised by unusual word play, fresh colour usage and unique characters such as Basil the chef and his free-range chicken, Benedict.

Frans supplies original art to many galleries in SA and his works have featured in numerous magazines, while the mugs, prints, calendars and other products sell at more than 150 shops countrywide.

Art Curator Gallery

Specialising in the buying and selling of SA Old Masters.

Should you be looking for a piece or art to complement your beautiful home, come to the Art Curator where our friendly staff will provide you with professional advice to suit your every need. Come and browse through our large selection of South African Old Masters, Contemporary and African Art. Services we offer include Decor advice, Framing, Valuations, Restorations, Block mounting. We arrange commissions of Paintings, Bronzes and Statues for homes and offices.

The Art Curator Gallery

www.artcurator.co.za | news@artcurator.co.za
+27 21 847 0086 / +27 87 802 5085

Hours: Weekdays 9h00 – 18h00, Weekends 9h00 – 16h00

Life Retreat Movement Studio

Experience body, mind, movement and breath in the heart of the Cape Winelands with Yoga, Pilates, Nia, Dancing, Kiddies Yoga, Yoga for pregnant moms, Zumba, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Bootcamp, and Meditation carefully curated by our wonderful Ryan Edmonds.

Life Retreat Studio offers endless experiences and workshops and will soon be doing Retreats around the world including India, Mauritius, Bali and Thailand.

Corporate & Team Building Events available on request.

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Life Retreat Movement Studio

www.liferetreat.co.za | studio@liferetreat.co.za | +27 21 847 0089

Hours: Weekdays 07h30 – 19h00, Saturdays 7h30-16h00, Sundays 08h00- 16h00

View our timetable

Life Retreat Lifestyle Shop

Our Lifestyle shop is situated in the heart of the beautiful Lourensford Wine Estate.

In this peaceful space, you will find everything from gifts to clothing, home decor, ceramics, health foods and supplements.

Our aim is to stock natural products, sourced mainly from local businesses. Including a large range of curios for tourists

Consider us your Personal Shoppers, and we will source whatever goods you require. Furniture, and gifts manufactured
to order.

Life Retreat Lifestyle Shop

www.lifestyleshoponline.co.za | info@liferetreat.co.za | +27 87 8021 922

Hours: Weekdays 07h30-19h30, Saturdays & Sundays 07h30-16h00

Garden Tours

Lourensford now offers garden tours 

We welcome you to join our expert guide and experienced horticulturist, Johan West on a tour to discover the history, inspiration and management behind each of the gardens.

Johan will reveal the stories behind each distinctive space, and how Keith Kirsten and award-winning designer Raymond Hudson shaped the landscape into a series of eclectic and highly personal gardens, from what was once just lawn.

This 90-minute garden tour will start at 10:00 and will give you a thorough insight to this spectacular garden. You will join a group of no more than 20 people to explore the grounds. Included in this tour is a free bottle of River Garden Flower Collection Wine and coffee and a mini scone at the Coffee Roasting Shop.

Cost: R120 pp

Duration: 90-minute tour, but allow 3 hours for your visit.

Garden Tours

Photograph by Clifford Wort

Weekdays @ 10h00

Bookings essential, one week in advance

ronelb@lourensford.co.za | +27 21 847 2292

Life Retreat Wellness Spa

“Your Home for Healing & Wellbeing”

Our Healing Hub at Lourensford consists of Life Retreat Studio, Spa, and Lifestyle Shop.  Our world class spa offers you a variety of treatments, modalities, therapies, and consultants in the fields of beauty, aesthetics, health, healing, family wellbeing, pampering, and lifestyle assessments.  We cater for tailor-made experiences for individuals, couples, and groups – set in the most exquisite surroundings of the Cape Winelands.

The Aleit Group

The Aleit Group is synonymous with creative wedding experiences and bespoke events in South Africa.

The Aleit Group is synonymous with creative wedding experiences and bespoke events
in South Africa. An expert team of event- and wedding planners will assist you
throughout the entire planning process; from sourcing your dream wedding venue to
perfecting memorable occasions for leading corporate brands and private clients.
While The Aleit Group remains at the forefront of the wedding and events industry in
South Africa, the brand has evolved and diversified into a global collective with an
extensive offering. With this comprehensive business approach, The Aleit Group now
dominates the décor hiring, catering, bar & staffing, event management training,
venue management and entertainment arenas. The breadth of the services available
ensures that our clients are left gratified with tailored concepts and impressive results
and that the highest standards are met – to the finest detail.

The Aleit Group
Today the local events industry can be described as having reached new heights, with clients demanding events that not only set them apart, but deliver enduring memories for their guests. The experience itself is now what drives the event, which has forced service professionals to ‘up’ their game by being more creative and innovative than ever before. Event stylists, a|CREATE, have become synonymous for creating a visual journey and not just curators of styled spaces…


One of South Africa’s premier boutique tertiary academic institutions, The Aleit Academy offers two exclusive training opportunities.

Our 3-year Events Management Course is an internationally recognized diploma course in wedding and event management. We place a sharpened focus on creative thinking with a refined lifestyle and entrepreneurial approach.

Fully registered and accredited by CATHSSETA, the curriculum is presented as a combination qualification that incorporates all the different facets of the industry, including Event Management & Planning, Hospitality Management and Practical Training. The intensive course has an equal focus on academic and practical training, consisting of three years of full time study on our campus situated on Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West.

Our comprehensive theoretical and practical programme allows students to collaborate with peers and industry partners and gain invaluable experience in the industry during their various internship placements.



ABRU craft brewery is one of the newest divisions of The Aleit Group, and operates from the company’s headquarters on Lourensford Wine Estate, with a fully equipped taproom. This microbrewery has a very hands-on approach, and the artisan beers are as craft as it gets. You can literally see our brewers at work in their open-plan brewery & taproom. The beers are sold at the ABRU taproom and every weekend at the Lourensford Market.

Abru craft beer

www.abru.co.za | info@abru.co.za | 082 858 7083

Tastings: During the week – by appointment only
Opening hours: In conjunction with Lourensford Market
Every Sunday 10:00 – 15:00 & every Friday from 17:00 – 21:00


Laurent, our contemporary event venue, boasts one of the most celebrated views in the Cape, where the exquisite vineyards and mountains form a picture perfect backdrop for your special occasion be it a wedding, birthday or corporate function.

No matter how intimate or extravagant the affair, our confidence in our work, together with our breathtaking venue, will ensure the realisation of an unforgettable experience exceeding your highest expectations.

Karsten Fruit Company

In 2011 Lourensford formed a partnership with well-known Karsten Group who now runs the fruit farming and packshed facilities.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking

Basin Mountain bike club
Malan Wykerd
+27 21 851 5613

Other experiences in the Helderberg

Erinvale Country & Golf Estate

+27 (0) 21 847 1144