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.

Jean Slabber

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

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Visiting our neigbours

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Visiting our neigboursMembers of the Klein Karoo wine region visited the Paarl and Malmesbury region...  

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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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Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Diners Club Winemaker of the YearLouis van der Riet of De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp was a finalist in the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year  

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Carlo Sciocatti

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Carlo SciocattiMeet the people of the Klein Karoo Wine Route  

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Joubert-Tradauw R62 on SAA Wine List

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Joubert-Tradauw R62 on SAA Wine ListEvery year, South African Airways (SAA) convenes a panel of leading winemakers and sommeliers to choose the wines served on board its aircraft in the coming 12 months. “The annual wine selection is one of SAA’s most hallowed traditions and one that we—and the industry—take seriously. SAA is a showcase for South Africa on many fronts, not least of them our excellent local wines,” says Bongi Sodladla, SAA Senior Food & Beverage Manager and Sommelier, who leads the process. “The judges’ report-back acts as a ‘state of the wine nation’, and provides an opportunity to give an assessment of where our wine industry is at present.”  

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December 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - December 2015Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter for December 2014   

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November 2014

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

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October 2014

Klein Karoo Wine Route - October 2014Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter October 2014   

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Hartenbos wine tasting and sales

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Hartenbos wine tasting and salesWines from the Klein Karoo will be available for tasting and purchasing at the Dolphin Hall in Hartenbos on 17 December 2014.  

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Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Calitzdorp Port & Wine FestivalThe Klein Karoo is the place to be this winter for the annual Absa Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 15 to 17 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. Pre-book your tickets through Computicket or book during the festival at the Calitzdorp Computicket Box Office which will be conveniently situated at the Calitzdorp Station festival grounds. For more information on this fun filled family festival visit www.portwinefestival.co.za   

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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 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