Situated on the southern slopes of the Kleinrivier Mountains and overlooking the peaceful village of Stanford this historic estate (anno 1855) is steeped in Overberg history. Also owned by the enterprising Sir Robert Stanford, the farm became the food basket of the area. He shipped fresh produce to Cape Town in his own cutter, mooring it in the cove which still bears his name.
Wine has been produced here since the 1890s and when the Huguenot Isak du Toit bought the farm in 1909 he added more vineyards and a winery. The vineyards on the granite slopes overlooking the Kleinrivier Valley are ideal for producing wines which are an expression of the unique cool climate terroir. Exactly 75 years after the traditional potstill was silenced by the forces of the day, it has been fired up again to distill hand crafted grappa and fruit spirits under the supervision of distilling aficionado Johan de Villiers.
An environmentally friendly approach to farming includes a Biodiversity and Wine Initiative championship award and the Kleinrivier Conservancy which ensures that the more than 200 Fynbos species, abundant wildlife and vineyards can thrive together in total harmony.
Farm hospitality and tradition rule at Robert Stanford Estate and visitors can explore the wine shop stocked with premium Overberg wines, indulge in a slow food meal at the renowned Madré’s Kitchen, visit Die Stookhuis and enjoy various farm activities.
- Winemakers: Johan Joubert, Van Zyl du Toit
- Viticulturist: Jan Malan
- Thursday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Public Holidays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Religious Holidays: Closed
Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.
Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.