Ernie Els Wines is a fixture along the Stellenbosch wine route and no wine and dine trip to Stellies is complete without heading to this sprawling vineyard. The Estate, which is named after golfing legend Ernie Els, is home to some incredible award-winning wines that are beautifully crafted by legendary winemaker, Louis Strydom.
Wine isn’t the only place you’ll find bold flavours that are sure to tantalise your tastebuds, but the estate includes a wonderful restaurant that’s ready to whip up a range of farmhouse cuisine dishes – it’s the ideal summertime treat!
Here’s what you can enjoy while visiting Ernie Els Wines:
Grab a bite to eat at the restaurant:
Savour modern farmhouse cuisine at its finest in a charming open-plan space that extends out onto a terrace with picturesque views of Stellenbosch and the Helderberg mountains. Farmstyle decor echoes the hearty cuisine made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Seasonal Grillworks offer a unique dining experience.
The Ernie Els Wines Restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 15:30. Bookings are essential. To reserve your spot, email [email protected] or phone 021 881 3588.
Head to the tasting room for a glass of wine:
Make yourself at home in their warm and welcoming Tasting Room – the perfect setting to relax and enjoy an educated wine tasting presentation. The expansive area extends out onto the wide terrace, with majestic Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountain views.
They offer two Wine Tasting Options: A Player’s Tasting for R60 per person and a Major Tasting for R100 per person, and both options include four wines in the tasting.
The Ernie Els Wines Tasting Room is open seven days a week from 10:00 until 17:00 Bookings are essential for larger groups. To reserve your spot, email [email protected] or phone 021 881 3588.