Category Archives: Winelands & Four Passes

Oude Wellington Restaurant, Wellington

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Oude Wellington is a cozy restaurant in a thatched, working brandy distillery, dating back to 1795. With fireplaces for winter and outdoor seating under the oaks overlooking the vineyards in summer, friendly staff awaits you at Oude Wellington.

Chef-Patron John Tecklenburg and his wife Susanna offers honest country flair with a twist, emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients, fish, game and “out of the garden” dishes. Oude Wellington was voted one of the Wine Magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants and was given 4-star gourmet status by Portfolio of Places.

Wines from the Oude Wellington Estate, as well as the prized potstill brandy and Grappa are on offer in the restaurant. Other selected award winning estates wines are also present on the wine list.

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Monte Vidéo Guest House, Wellington

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Nestling just below the famous Bain’s Kloof Pass, with a panoramic vista of mountains and lush farmland, lies Monte Vidéo Guest House. It is a brand-new, upmarket guest house and conference venue, designed with luxury and comfort in mind.

Monte Vidéo guest house offers ten stylish, well-appointed, double bedrooms (each with satellite TV, air-conditioning and bathrooms en-suite), plus a fully equipped conference room, with a seating capacity of 40.

Spectacular views, superb facilities, world-class service in a delightfully laid-back rural atmosphere within minutes of the bustling little town of Wellington, make Monte Vidéo the ideal getaway, for business or pleasure!

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Jacaranda Wines, Wellington

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Rene and Birgit both grew up in wine growing areas. Wine was always part of their lives and an unavoidable love for wine grew with them. Their combined passion for wine accumulated into a dream and for them, that dream is Jacaranda Wines. Read more here

Our wines have a natural beauty. The beauty lies in simplicity. This is why we use organic practices in our vineyard. No weed killers touch the soil, no machinery is used to avoid compressing the soil with heavy machines. Find out more about our wines here.

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

Arrive and feel at home. At Jacaranda, you will find warm hospitality and always a glass of chilled wine to welcome you. Find our more about our cottages here.

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Doolhof Wine Estate, Wellington

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The valley in which Doolhof lies is blessed with unique and varied terroirs. The microclimates, growing conditions, and soil types make it ideal for growing wine grapes.

The Estate lies between Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountain Range. The result is soils that are finer, more balanced and deeper than in the surrounding countryside with clay content evenly distributed. A combination of Malmesbury shale, homogenous Glenrosa, and Clovelly soils ensure that the roots are able to descend to four meters or beyond.

While Doolhof has more than adequate irrigation, natural water retention is also very good, without any sign of permanent dampness. While the shape and exposure (topography) of the various parts of the Doolhof Estate allow for several distinct microclimates, generally, Doolhof experiences cooler winters and moderate summers compared with the Wellington norm.

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