At Oldenburg Vineyards we believe that less is more. No crowded tasting rooms, or any of the so-called "wine tourism" hype! What we do offer you is a peaceful and tranquil environment in which to enjoy a glass of our award-winning wines, backed by friendly and personal attention, so you can relax and enjoy the serenity of our magnificent views.

The new Tasting Room was designed by architect Simon Beerstecher, the architect behind the restoration of Rustenburg as well as Glen Carlou. The interior design is by Kelly Hoppen, originally from Cape Town, now based in London.

The original brief was to build a building that allows the stunning views of Oldenburg’s vineyards, juxtaposed against the backdrop of the Stellenbosch Mountains, to be completely visible whilst one is inside the building. The building has been designed with elements of Cape architecture, but represented with a more contemporary feel. The roof is thatch as this provides both the feel of Africa and the traditional Cape Dutch finish. The building is designed to be sympathetic to its surroundings - the use of thatch, local stone façade and colouring have been chosen with this in mind. The interior has an open airy feel, with the tasting room in its centre. An upstairs ‘loft’ provides the office space for the business. A comfortable living room is off the tasting room. A basement houses a VIP vinoteque and various bottle ageing storage areas.

The interior design brief was to create an interior that was comfortable, almost homely, but simple and elegant. Importantly all the furnishing were to be sourced locally, using the many talents of South African artisans. The interior has been designed to be complementary to the building, and its surroundings, allowing the main focus to be the exterior views. The floors are a mixture of limestone and wenge, a naturally dark wood, which together provide a simple but strong finish. The bar is a black lacquered recycled oak. The tables in the centre of the vinoteque and tasting room are made from single pieces of recycled Bubinga - at over 4 metres in length they weigh approximately 1000kg each. The artwork are photographs by Bill Armstrong, Nick Brandt, Joseph McGlennon and Marc Stanes.

Standard Tasting

The cost of our wine tasting is R90 per person and includes 8 wines and a complimentary food offering. The tasting takes approximately 45 minutes, but our guests linger much longer to enjoy the exquisite views!

Museum Class Tasting

The tasting takes approximately 45 minutes in total, using the Coravin system to showcase a special selection of gems from our library, beautifully showcased in Zalto stemware.

CORAVIN was founded by Greg Lambrecht, a medical device inventor and executive with a passion for wine and innovative technology. He was inspired to bring the two worlds together to solve and create a product that allowed him to enjoy glasses of wine without committing to the whole bottle.

ZALTO STEMWARE came from the development of the Denk`Art series which was as influenced by the earth as by the universe beyond. The curve of the bowls is tilted at the angles of 24°, 48° and 72°, which are in accordance with the tilt angles of the Earth. The ancient Romans utilized this triumvirate of angles with their supply repositories, finding that produce stayed fresh for a longer time, and that it also showed improved taste. Due to these cosmic parallels, we believe that a wine can reach its utmost potential in a Denk`Art glass, developing everything that is possible in the nose as well as on palate, due to these cosmic parallels.

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Certifications: WIETA IPW