Explore The Shiraz Valley

Celebrate Shiraz!

Explore Riebeek Valley, South Africa’s Shiraz Valley, to celebrate #SANationalShirazDay #SAShirazDay

The Shiraz wines of Riebeek Valley are award-winning and famous around the world. Support South African wine, #DrinkSouthAfrican Shiraz!

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Cheers! from West Coast Way Photo: Swartland Wine & Olive Route

Riebeek Valley is part of the Swartland in the Cape West Coast

The terroir of the Swartland makes it ideal for the production of Shiraz. This includes the Mediterranean climate of the region and the various soil types, which range from granite to schist, depending on where you are in the region. Shiraz is a hardy grape that can withstand the dry and often hot summers of the Swartland.

🍇 Shiraz tends to be planted on top of hills, and is said to be a grape that “enjoys a good view”. No wonder this varietal flourish in Riebeek Valley where incredible views meet your gaze!

Let’s go and explore.

Say goodbye to Table Mountain and head north on the N7. Take the exit to Malmesbury and follow the R45 out of town, then jump onto the R46 and prepare for outstanding views as you reach the top of the Bothmanskloof Pass. Welcome to the Riebeek Valley on the West Coast Way tractor route, filled with premium olives and two delightful towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West.

Descent from the pass into the lush Riebeek Valley

The first two stops before you hit the towns are the new Eight Feet Village, and Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate dating back to 1704. The combination of these two stops result in healthy retail therapy with edible, drinkable products and the a tempting range of olive oil, bath and body products, coffee, tapenade and olive jam. Find your first #ShirazCelebration here: an intense Kloovenburg Shiraz.
Do try the two new restaurants: Kringe inni Bos (at Kloovenburg) and Eight Feet Village (at the top of Bothmanskloof Pass).
🍇 No visit to the valley is complete without a visit to Allesverloren Wine Estate for a tasting that includes their Portuguese Tinta Barocca and Touringa Naçional. The Estate’s The Pleasant Pheasant restaurant, is the perfect opportunity to pair a meal with the powerful Allesverloren Shiraz.

🍇 Wine lovers who love a smooth, long and rich finish as much as they love panoramic views of the valley, should visit the Meerhof Estate for their premium Shiraz/Grenache.
🍇 Do you like a diverse bouquet of wine? Then visit Riebeek Valley Wine Co. Tasting Emporium to fully appreciate the unique tastes of Riebeek Valley. Get to appreciate their Kasteelberg Shiraz, and Klein Kasteelberg de-alcoholised Shiraz, Short Street Shiraz, and Riebeek Cellars Collection Shiraz.

Visit the Riebeek Valley Tourism Office for the full list of places where you can enjoy an olive and wine tasting.

Call to check the opening times for these Riebeek Valley Wine farms:

Meerhof Wines: [email protected] Call 022 125 0422

Kloovenburg: [email protected] Call 022 448 1635

Het Vlock Casteel: [email protected] Call 022 448 1488

Riebeek Valley Wine Co: [email protected].za Call 0608152255

Allesverloren Wine Farm: [email protected]  Call 022 461 2320

Wine Kollektive: [email protected] Call 022 448 1008

Marras Wines: [email protected] Call 082 491 1948

Rall Wines: [email protected] Call 072 182 7571

Bester Wines* [email protected] Call 072 182 7571

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines* [email protected] Call 021 569 3010

* Open for private bookings only
**The farm is on the Riebeeksrivier Road and is open by appointment only – wines can also be tasted at their tasting room in Franschhoek, which is open to the public.

Find Riebeek Valley Tourism Office and Gallery on the West Coast Way Tractor Route.

Distance from Cape Town: 86.1km
Where: N7
Open 7 days a week | Free entry

10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday open till 2pm

Find them at 7 Plein St, Riebeek Kasteel

Compiled by: Carmen Lerm is the founder of West Coast Way. She writes to promote the West Coast Way road trip. Any edits or editions? Contact [email protected]



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