The De Wet family have farmed at Excelsior Estate, in the Robertson wine valley, since 1859
Wine has always been made on the estate. It is now the most important crop on the farm and Excelsior exports wine to over 20 countries. The farm 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.
OUR WINE RANGE
where our passion is real, like the people and the wine.
We aim to create a product that will make wine drinkers sit back and enjoy every sip.
Excelsior’s award winning wine is all about #realwine for #realpeople.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted varietal at Excelsior and is thriving in our limestone rich soils. Blessed with a wonderful climate for growing wine grapes.
We offer wines that are dependable, reliable and true; crafting the biggest selling South African Cabernet in the USA
Stay with us
Excelsior Manor Guesthouse offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley on a working wine farm.
The Cape Dutch Revival Manor, once a family home, has been lovingly restored and offers elegant comfort and serenity along with personal hospitality. There are nine classically decorated en-suite bedrooms with one offering facilities for the disabled.
Summer days can be spent beside the deep blue swimming pool which is situated on an elevated, yet secluded wooden deck on the southern face of the house. Enjoy breathtakingly panoramic views of the vineyards and the Langeberg Mountain ranges.
For the more adventurous explore the farm and scenic view points by mountain bike or golf cart. Vinophiles can blend, bottle and label their ‘Own Creation’ in Excelsior’s tasting room, situated on the water’s edge of the farm dam which is abundant with birdlife.
WINTER AT EXCELSIOR
Visit our Deli
Come and visit us and enjoy one of our freshly baked ‘roosterbrood’ sandwiches with your choice of gourmet fillings. Our traditional breads are baked every morning in a wood fired oven and prepared using, where possible, local produce. The menu is changed on a monthly basis meaning that there is always something new for you to try.
Graze@excelsior is situated on the bank of the farm’s dam with a large expanse of lawn in front of it, perfect for the kids to enjoy themselves in view of but not necessarily earshot of their parents.
Children will be kept occupied on the jungle gym, in the sand pit or feeding the horses. In Summer there is a child-minder to take them fishing off the dam’s jetty.
Enjoy views of the waterbird life while enjoying your meal and then wander down to our tasting room with a deck spanning over the water’s edge to taste our full range of wines.
There is also a diverse range of local products for sale which showcases the abundance of talent in the Breederiver Valley.
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
For bookings please contact:
Deon on 023 615 1980 or 083 232 1569.
Get in touch
Please feel free contact us on the below information or by filling out our online contact form.
On R317 Road, Ashton
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm
Tel: +27 (0) 23 615 1980
FAX: (086) 573 2156