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Morgenhof Wine Estate

Morgenhof Wine Estate Review

This beautiful Cape Dutch estate, with a history stretching back 300 years, lies in the lee of a steep hill covered with vines and pine trees. In 1993 Morgenhof was acquired by Anne Cointreau of Cognac, France, who spared no expense in making this a showpiece estate with a lovely rose garden on top of the working underground cellar. The estate has a talented winemaker, Jacques Cilliers, and some distinguished wines. Try the chardonnay with a fresh coconut nose and hints of lime, or the smoky, somewhat Burgundian Pinotage. The estate's flagship wine is the wonderful Premiére Sélection, a Bordeaux blend. Morgenhof is an excellent place to stop for a simple lunch of homemade soup and freshly baked bread. Reservations are advisable in summer.

    Contact Information

  • Address: R44, between Paarl and Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 7599
  • Phone: 021/889–5510
  • Cost: Informal tastings R10, formal tastings R25
  • Hours: May–Oct., weekdays 9–4:30, weekends 10–3; Nov.–Apr., weekdays 9–5:30, weekends 10–5; cellar tours by appointment.
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  • Location: Stellenbosch

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