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 cost of wine tasting starts at R70 p.p. for seven wines (Flagship wines can be added to your tasting at an additional cost: Chardonnay R20, Nebukadnesar R30 and Sprankel R40). An express tasting of three wines is also available at R35 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 11h00, 13h00, 15h00 or 17h00 (duration 75 minutes)
The walking tour starts with some interesting facts about our farm’s history and wine heritage. Examples of different vines (table grapes as well as wine grapes) are shown. In the production cellar, the winemaking process is explained. The tour also includes a visit to our new wine tunnel, offering guests a journey through centuries of making and storing wine. After visiting the barrel cellar, it’s time to taste our range of wines. Guests gather around the large wooden table in the wine tunnel for the tasting. Accompaniments are served to complement each wine to perfection.
Cost R275 per person (includes tasting). Payment required to secure booking.
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.