Wine Tasting & Cellar
Our wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the soils and climate where their grapes are grown. The Tasting Room sits adjacent to the Wine Cellar, offering views of the conical Babylonstoren hill, Simonsberg and the Banghoek Mountains.
The Tasting Room is open daily – from 10h00 to 17h00 in winter and 10h00 to 18h00 in summer. The guided tour of the cellar and olive press lasts 30 minutes and is followed by a tasting.
The cost of wine tasting starts at R60 p.p. for six wines (extra per flagship wine: Chardonnay R20, Nebukadnesar R30 and Sprankel R35).
We have about 88 hectares (217 acres) under vine and produce 13 different grape varieties, with our highest vines – pinot noir and chardonnay – lying against Simonsberg at some 600 metres above sea level.
Led by cellar master Charl Coetzee and winemaker Klaas Stoffberg, the farm’s 2011 harvest led to the first bottling of wine under the Babylonstoren label.
Daily cellar tours start at the Tasting Room, every hour on the hour, from 11h00 to 15h00. It costs R75 p.p. and includes a tasting of six wines.
For groups of 11 to 24 people, cellar tour bookings are advised – please phone 021 863 3852 to do so.
FRANSCHHOEK WINE TRAM
Tram goers can hop off at Babylonstoren for a wine tasting or daily cellar tour (hourly 11am - 3pm) as part of their Franschhoek Wine Tram experience. We form part of the purple line, which covers 8 wine estates in the picturesque Franschhoek winelands valley.
The normal entrance fee and costs of wine tastings and cellar tours apply.