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

Premium Wine Tasting – R60
Any 4 wines of the Limited Release range or Cap Classique

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Liquorice and Wine Pairing – R160

Chrysalis White paired with a combination of salted caramel and sweet liquorice covered in caramelized Dulce chocolate, flavoured with crunchy flakes of sea salt.

Viognier paired with a sweet liquorice coated in exclusive white chocolate and passion fruit.

Ltd Merlot paired with liquorice coated in a blend of smooth milk chocolate and coffee beans.

Chrysalis Red paired Salmiak liquorice – salty core coated with creamy white chocolate.

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Belgian chocolate and Wine Pairing – R110
The Dome 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.

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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 R60 pp)

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

Lourensford is one of the Cape’s most renowned and spectacular estates, with a long-standing reputation for winemaking excellence and over 4,000 hectares of forestry, fruit orchards, vineyards and fynbos spanning the slopes of the Helderberg mountain.

The private Vinfari experience takes you on an exploratory journey of winemaking discovery, travelling through Lourensford’s unique vineyard sites where iconic wines are born and tasting these wines at breathtaking vantages.

Climb aboard the exclusive Vinfari vehicle at our cellar door for a guided tour through the estate, enjoying tutored tastings while soaking up the sense of place at two stops en route. The experience will conclude back at our cellar, with a short cellar tour and final tutored wine tasting.

Time: 10h00
Duration: Allow approximately 3 hours
Includes: Guided tour, tasting of premium wines, delectable platters
Cost: R600 per guest (maximum of 8 guests per tour)

Advance bookings and pre-payment are essential.

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Please email to find out next available dates.

Vodka tasting

Siberian Express Vodka – the brand new, premium vodka range distilled and produced here at Lourensford estate!

Original Vodka – Dried pineapple

Citrus Vodka – Ginger snaps

Blackcurrant Vodka – Cherry

Coffee Vodka – Dark chocolate biscuit with milk

R130.00 pp

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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.

Bookings essential

Lourensford Market

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

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.



Friday & Saturday 12h00 – 19h00

Sunday 12h00 – 17h00

For bookings or whatsapp for takeaways: +27 79 717 3799

See our menu here

The Millhouse - Menu Link

Art Curator Gallery

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 |
+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 various modalities of yoga including Kundalini, Yoga Sculpt, Restorative Yoga & Meditation. Life Retreat studio also offers other types of group classes such as Nia, Barre & Outdoor Box Fit, all carefully curated by a qualified yoga teacher.

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.

Book online: Book-a-mat

Upcoming events

Yoga Teacher Training

Life Retreat Movement Studio | | +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-shop | | +27 87 8021 922

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


Ropeyard@Lourensford is a treetop adventure course that includes obstacles high above the ground between the beautiful yellowwood trees in the forest next to the market. It has three courses that cater for small children, tweens, teens and even adventurous adults. Each course ends with a zip-line with the longest sip-line being 100m. They also cater for parties, corporate team buildings and school outings. | +27 82 828 5860

Wellness in the Winelands


Whether you’re planning a relaxing day or a rejuvenating escape, our Spa, situated in the most exquisite surroundings of the Cape Winelands, offers a top selection of high quality spa treatments. Our spa menus include indulgent beauty rituals, specialised hydrating, anti-ageing treatments, signature massages and body wraps.

For our treatments we use subtle scented, nourishing cremes, oils and balms developed in South Africa. Our products are 100% organic, harnessing the medicinal powers of indigenous plants, flowers and herbs and are free from petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, colorants and preservatives.

Wellness in the Winelands | Lourensford, offers a quiet environment for guests to unwind, recharge and be pampered.

We cater for tailor-made experiences for individuals, groups and couples. Bookings are essential. Pre-booking of treatments is essential to avoid disappointment.

Life Retreat Wellness Spa | | +27 73 4310 459

The Aleit Group

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.

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. | | 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.


A world of delight awaits at the beautiful Lourensford Estate, where children are invited to come and explore at the WUNDERKIND play barn – an engaging space where kids between the ages of 3 and 12 can learn though play while parents unwind with a glass of wine. Here, kids can join in for supervised pottery classes, painting, sports, laser tag, gymnastics and a whole lot more, while gaining invaluable skills in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Whether you’re looking to entertain the kids over the weekend or want to include some crafts into their weekly routines, pop into WUNDERKIND and join our community.

Wunderkind also offers a premium venue hire ideal for kids parties and birthdays with guaranteed activities and fun, as well as exclusive wine and art classes for parents.