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

Standard Wine Tasting
Any 4 wines for R40 pp (waived on the purchase of a bottle of wine)

Belgian chocolate and Wine Pairing – R85
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 R40 pp)


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

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

Monday 1 June – 31 October Closed |1 November – 31 May Open
Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 – 22:00
Sunday 1 June – 31 October: 08:30 – 16:00 |1 November – 31 May: 08:30 – 22:00

Breakfast 08h30-10h30, Lunch 12h00-15h00, Dinner 18h30-22h00

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.

Henry Taylor Art Curator

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.


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

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

Guided Hikes

We invite you to join us for a guided hike within the farming areas of our majestic Lourensford Estate. We would love to show you the landscape and views that not many people are privileged to see!

The hike will take you past vineyards, fruit orchards and dams and on reaching the rest stop will reward you with breath taking views of the farm, False Bay and the Hottentot Holland and Helderberg Mountain Ranges.

Your guide will share with you some of the history of the farm, as well as some insights into the farms workings and conservation activities, and why we deserve to be Biodiversity and Wine Initiative Champions.

The hike will start from the tasting room; an opportunity for you to book a tasting for after the walk or perhaps reward yourself with a cold bottle of wine to enjoy while reflecting on your new knowledge of the landscape in which it was made!

Experience - Guided hikes

Lunch could be taken afterwards at the Millhouse Kitchen where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your friends and family. (Bookings essential – 021 847 0030)

Duration of hike: 3 hours; Distance of hike: ±7,75km
A moderate to difficult hike. Numerous uphill areas. A medium level of fitness and agility recommended. Regrettably not pram or wheelchair friendly.
R150 pp for weekend hikes, R200 pp for weekday hikes. Minimum 4 pax. All hikes includes your choice of a bottle of River Garden wine.

alistair@saladcrop.co.za | +27 83 400 4451

Spiral Aloe Lifestyle Centre and Spa

“Lifestyle is the medicine”

At Spiral Aloe Lifestyle Centre & Spa we are concerned with the holistic health and overall well-being of our guests. We work with our guests towards solutions for their health by looking at mind, body and spirit. We specialize in non-surgical healthy-ageing treatments, healing therapy, and spa treatments. We are focused on the prevention and treatment of lifestyle disease caused by factors such as an unbalanced diet, physical inactivity, and chronic stress.

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.

Clay Pigeon Adventures

Clay Pigeon Adventures was established to bring the widest range of shooting experiences, straight to the public. Our qualified instructors take pride in making every event a memorable one.

Due to popular demand, we have expanded our packages to offer people more, because our customers return looking for a greater thrill. Be sure to check our 5 gun Rifle shoot, Sniper and Hunting experiences and full Mobile equipment rental options for your corporate events.


At Clay Pigeon Adventures we are happy to announce that no humans were hurt during the making of this event and that our track record proves that you can have fun and be safe all at once. Clay is the first animal of its kind in South Africa and invites you to share in the fun with family, friends and colleagues.

www.clayad.co.za | info@clayad.co.za | +27 (21) 300 3037

Mountain biking

Mountain biking

Basin Mountain bike club
Malan Wykerd
+27 21 851 5613