The Landskroon Wine Estate is on the south west facing slopes looking southwards to Table Mountain on the horizon. It was here, in Table Bay that on 6th May 1689 that the good ship Gardiol dropped its sails with the three De Villiers Brothers from Niort on board, having sailed from La Rochelle on the French Atlantic Coast. These three brothers, well two of them as one had no offspring, are responsible for all the De Villiers’s in South Africa. De Villiers’s who have left deep footprints in all of South Africa’s fields of life.
The De Villiers Family of Landskroon which has owned and managed the Estate since 1874 is now in its 5th generation. All the wine makers and heads of the family have been called Paul. Current Cellarmaster Paul de Villiers V won the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for his Port Style Wines. In earlier days, the Estate was more focused on red wines. The first wines were exported abroad in 1994. Today, the offer a full range of some very exciting wines.
A visit to the Estate can encompass many things. A wine tasting, and the chance to put a case or two of the sublime Landskroon Wines in your boot.
Food and Wine Pairings are on offer in two styles, one is The Heritage Food & Wine Pairing, which offers the Landskroon Wine Range – 5 wines paired with locally produced cheese, olives, droë wors and Turkish delight. The Five Paul’s Food & Wine Pairing offers the premium Paul de Villiers Wine Range with 5 wines paired with locally produced cheese, olives & biltong.
There is an interesting permanent display of stone age artifacts available for viewing. Cellar tours are available on request.
Monday to Friday 08h30 to 17h00
Saturday 09:30 to 13h00 Saturday tastings operate from October to April.
Another attraction on the Estate is the enchanting Landskroon Cottage. A four sleeper with a double ned and two singles. The main bedroom as an en suite bathroom with bath and shower. There is in addition a guest toilet. The cottage is well equipped with Air conditioner for Summer, a Heater for the Winter, Hairdryer, TV, Bed Linen, Towels, fully equipped kitchen with laundry facilities, inside and outside barbeque area. Great place for a getaway over a weekend.
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