The De Wet family have farmed at Excelsior Estate, in the Robertson wine valley, since 1859 when Koos de Wet settled here and began clearing the veld of the Little Karoo.Plan your Excelsior Wine Estate visit and explore what else you can see and do in Robertson using our Robertson trip builder app.
Our family philosophy is that good wine starts in the vineyards – the wine maker can only succeed with the best ingredients to work with.
The farm now has 220ha planted with noble cultivars; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. There are also small plantings of blending cultivars such as Petit Verdot and Viognier. Our aim is to produce full-bodied wines that display intense fruit. We achieve this by using strict vineyard practices to ensure a healthy, well ripened crop. We can use chemicals very sparingly thanks to the dry Robertson climate. When they are ready, our grapes are picked by hand which allows greater quality control.
Excelsior Wine Estate Reviews
A thoroughly enjoyable day hosted by the owner Peter De Wet and Marketing Manager Ernest Reynecke. After farm coffee and freshly baked mosbollotjies we picked and stomped our own wine. Extensive tour.... more »
Stopped off at 15h00, asked to do a tasting, no explanation on the wine, the staff were more interested in their relationship chats than actually looking after paying customers visiting for the first.... more »
Thoroughly enjoyed the wine blending experience, and the staff were super friendly. Followed it up with a tasty burger at the restaurant and a stroll around the picturesque lake. Highly recommend!
Blending your own wine has never been so fun! I would highly recommend visiting this winery during the Hands on Harvest every year in March. There’s a restaurant too.
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