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 cost of wine tasting starts at R90 p.p. for seven wines (Flagship wines can be added to your tasting at an additional cost: Chardonnay R25, Nebukadnesar R30 and Sprankel R40). An express tasting of three wines is also available at R50 p.p. Guests are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
We have about 94 hectares (232 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.
Time 10h00, 13h00 or 16h00 (duration 90 minutes)
Journey to our underground wine tunnel to savour Babylonstoren’s finest wines. Our cellar tour starts in the vineyards above ground, where vines from various styles are cultivated. From there, we venture into the working cellar with its array of wine-producing vessels, from amphorae clay pots to open cement fermenters and concrete eggs. The tour concludes with a master tasting of our finest wines, paired with farm-grown and handmade delicacies.
Babylonstoren was voted the best Innovative Wine Tourism Experience in the country in 2022 by the Best of Wine Tourism Awards.
Cost R325 per person (includes tasting). Payment required to secure booking.
The Story of Wine
A tale as old as time, told in vivid sensory detail in our new wine museum, The Story of Wine. The space is a celebration of man's ingenuity and the earth's generosity, and the cultural events that have shaped our collective winemaking and wine drinking heritage.
It details the origins, cultivation and culture behind mankind's love affair with wine, while encouraging a contemporary narrative of its age-old traditions and social gravitas.
Visit the museum at the entrance to our Tasting Room, to your right. The self-guided tour is free to experience and open daily.
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.