Klein Karoo Wines

The Klein Karoo Wine Route in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions. It is the easternmost wine producing region in the country, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Langkloof in the east.

The Klein Karoo is situated between spectacular mountain ranges, and its vines are mostly grown on the high slopes in the fertile alluvial soil along the riverbanks.

The climate is generally drier than that of the other wine regions, resulting in healthy vineyards which are grown organically to a large extent. 

Various microclimates enable Klein Karoo winemakers to produce a wide variety of quality wines, including dry wines, fortified wines and pot-stilled brandies. World-class Port and South Africa’s champion Muscadel are specialties among the fortified wines produced here, along with a host of outstanding red and white wines, which vary from full-bodied cabernets to lighter styles for easy drinking.

More than just an excellent range of wines, the Klein Karoo Wine Route offers visitors its unique cuisine, the warmth and hospitality of its people, and the mystique of its landscape. The Klein Karoo Wine Route invites you to toast their variety.


Classic Wine's TOP SIX
Aloe Manor - Classic WineBoplaas Family Vineyards, the benchmark Cape “Port” producer from the sleepy Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp, has once again proven its dominance of the category with an unprecedented five wines in Classic Wine’s TOP SIX, while also managing a perfect 5 Star rating for the Boplaas Vintners Reserve Cape Tawny N/V.   

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Commanderie de Bordeaux
Aloe Manor - Commanderie de BordeauxThe Commanderie de Bordeaux, the senior institution amongst the 15 wine fraternities of Bordeaux, is by and large the commercial equivalent of an embassy for Bordeaux wines. Relevant to South Africa the Commanderie represents a platform and agent for wine education in its broadest sense, instilling the sensible use of wine in the cultural fabric of society, promoting moderate and responsible social use of wine, identifying with and enhancing wine traditions, and lobbying support for the local wine industry.   

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Klein Karoo Bottled Wine Show 2014
Aloe Manor - Klein Karoo Bottled Wine Show 2014Klein Karoo Bottled Wine Show 2014. Each year bottled wines from the Klein Karoo/Southern Cape are judged in the Klein Karoo Bottled Wine Show. Only wine made from grapes harvested in the region may be entered.   

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Klein Karoo Young Wine Show 2014
Aloe Manor - Klein Karoo Young Wine Show 2014Klein Karoo Young Wine Show 2014. Each year, the young wines of the winelands are judged to see what the quality of the harvest is and the results are always eagerly anticipated.   

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SA Terroir 2014: Boplaas
Aloe Manor - SA Terroir 2014: BoplaasThe Novare South African Terroir Wine Awards 2014 honoured the wines which truly portray South Africa’s different wine growing area. Boplaas Family Vineyards were also acknowledged.   

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SA Terroir 2014: De Krans
Aloe Manor - SA Terroir 2014: De KransThe great wines that portray the inimitability of South Africa’s diverse “terroir”, the French and international term for specific wine growing terrains, are highlighted at the Novare South African Terroir Wine Awards. This year De Krans Wine Cellar showed yet again why Calitzdorp is the Port Capital of South Africa.  

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SAWi Wine Awards 2014: Boplaas
Aloe Manor - SAWi Wine Awards 2014: BoplaasThe South African Wine Index (SAWi) once again acknowledged South African wine excellence at its gala awards event, on 21 June 2014, held at the luxurious Grootbos Private Nature Reserve near Gansbaai.   

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Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter - June 2014
Aloe Manor - Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter - June 2014The Absa Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festive 2014 which will stretch over the weekend of the 14th and 15th June.  

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We support the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative.
The Klein Karoo supports the ARA Communication Code


Click on the winery name below to view their full contact details

Axe Hill Winery

Barrydale Cellar

Boplaas Family Vineyards

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

De Krans Wines

Domein Doornkraal


Excelsior Vlakteplaas

Grundheim Wines

Herold Wines

Hillock Wines


Karusa Premium Private Winery

Ladismith Cellar

Montagu Wine Cellar

Montagu Wine & Spirits Co
(Rietrivier & Uitvlucht)

Peter Bayly Wines

TTT Cellar


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P.O. Box 1113, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa | Tel: +27 (0)82 214 5910 | info@kleinkaroowines.co.za | www.kleinkaroowines.co.za