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.

De Krans launches sleek new Port look

Klein Karoo Wine Route - De Krans launches sleek new Port lookRegarded as one of South Africa’s leading port producers, De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp, recently launched their new look Premium Cape Ruby NV and Cape Vintage 2013 ports, just in time for autumn and leading up to the cooler months.  

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ProWein 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - ProWein 2015ProWein 2015, the International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits was held in Dusseldorf, Germany on 15-17 Mar 2015 in Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre.   

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Visit Grundheim

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Visit GrundheimThe harvest is in and Grundheim Wines started the distillation of their witblits and brandy.   

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De Krans's first Touriga

Klein Karoo Wine Route - De KransDe Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp was the first producer in South Africa to bottle Touriga Nacional as a single dry cultivar wine.  

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Old vines still best

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Old vines still bestBoplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp is making history with the harvesting of Hanepoot grapes from vines planted in 1932 by Tom Brink in the Calitzdorp Valley.  

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Grundheim: The beating heart of brandy

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Grundheim: The beating heart of brandyFine spirits are about so much more than the product. They are about the people who make them, about history and heritage, stories and anecdotes, about background, about a place and its visceral energy, the sights, sounds and smells, and about character.   

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Boplaas scores in top bracket by Jancis Robinson

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Boplaas scores in top bracket by Jancis RobinsonBoplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp was selected as one of the few wineries in South Africa to be tasted by the world-renowned British wine writer, critic and Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson, when she visited the country in January 2015.  

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Boplaas on SAA Wine List

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Boplaas on SAA Wine ListBoplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve N/V flying high – SAA “Port of the Year” Trophy Capping off an exceptional year of success, the Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve Non-Vintage (N/V) was selected as “Port of the Year” and will be served to all flying Premium Class with SAA in 2015, while not to be outdone the Boplaas Cape Tawny N/V can be enjoyed while flying Business Class on our national carrier.   

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Peter Bayly

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Peter BaylyMeet the people of the Klein Karoo Wine Route  

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April 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - April 2015Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter for April 2015   

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March 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - March 2015Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter for March 2015   

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January 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - January 2015Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter for January 2015   

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December 2014

Klein Karoo Wine Route - December 2014Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter for December 2014   

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Winter in Calitzdorp 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Winter in Calitzdorp 2015Calitzdorp extends a warm “Winter in Calitzdorp” welcome to you to enjoy the best we have to offer! Renowned Port producers Axe Hill, Boplaas, Calitzdorp Cellar, De Krans, Du’SwaRoo, Fledge, Peter Bayly, TTT Cellar and Withoek, proudly host the 2015 Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival. Please visit wwww.portwinefestival.co.za   

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Cape Wine 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Cape Wine 2015Cape Wine 2015 is presented from 15 - 17 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa  

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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 Vineyards

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