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.

Grundheim: The beating heart of brandy

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Grundheim: The beating heart of brandy"Fine 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. http://wordsonwhisky.com/2015/02/18/the-beating-heart-of-brandy/ Posted on 18 February 2015 by Patrick Leclezio   

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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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Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards 2014

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards 2014The Klein Karoo’s top restaurants for 2014 was appointed in December at Oudtshoorn and presented with the Klein Karoo Gourmands Awards, supported by Die Hoorn newspaper on Oudtshoorn and the Outeniqua branch of the Chaîne de Rôtisseurs.   

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The Garden Route Range of Wines

Klein Karoo Wine Route - The Garden Route Range of WinesSet in the heart of the picturesque Garden Route are the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, home of the unique Garden Route range of wines.   

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Jean Slabber

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Jean SlabberMeet the people of the Klein Karoo Wine Route  

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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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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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Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival 2015The Klein Karoo is the place to be this winter for the annual Absa Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 13 to 14 June. Regarded as South Africa’s Port Capital, visitors from across the country make their way to the sleepy town which comes alive during this social calendar highlight. For more information on this fun filled family festival visit www.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