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Alto Wine Estate

South Africa’s oldest red wine estate

Alto has been world renowned for its handcrafted bold red wines since 1992 when the first shipment of Alto Rouge was received in London to a rapturous response. With over 70 gold medals in open competitions with the best wines in the world, our collection continues to charm even the most discerning connoisseurs.

The Estate’s sound reputation for producing world-class red wines can be ascribed, in part, to its excellent terroir. It is no coincidence that the area is known, locally, as the Golden Triangle.

Schalk van der Westhuizen is only the fourth winemaker responsible for crafting red wine in the eight decade history of the Alto Wine Estate.

Head down to red wine country for an Alto wine tasting, a red wine sundowner, wine and paté pairing or to buy any of our wines.

Wine Types

Fortified, Red

Wine Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Port, Shiraz


  • Winemaker: Schalk van der Westhuizen

Trading Hours

Current Status:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Public Holidays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Religious Holidays: Closed

Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.


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Wine sales

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Wine tasting

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Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.

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