Wine has always been made on the estate. It is now the most important crop on the farm and Excelsior exports wine to over 20 countries. The farm has 220ha planted with noble cultivars; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. There are also small plantings of blending cultivars such as Petit Verdot and Viognier. Our aim is to produce full-bodied wines that display intense fruit. We achieve this by using strict vineyard practices to ensure a healthy, well ripened crop. We can use chemicals very sparingly thanks to the dry Robertson climate. When they are ready, our grapes are picked by hand which allows greater quality control.
The Cape Dutch Revival Manor, once a family home, has been lovingly restored and offers elegant comfort and serenity along with personal hospitality. There are nine classically decorated en-suite bedrooms with one offering facilities for the disabled.
Summer days can be spent beside the deep blue swimming pool which is situated on an elevated, yet secluded wooden deck on the southern face of the house. Enjoy breathtakingly panoramic views of the vineyards and the Langeberg Mountain ranges.
For the more adventurous explore the farm and scenic view points by mountain bike or golf cart. Vinophiles can blend, bottle and label their ‘Own Creation’ in Excelsior’s tasting room, situated on the water’s edge of the farm dam which is abundant with birdlife.
From Cape Town follow the N1 past Paarl, through the Hugenot tunnel to Worcester. Turn into Worcester and follow signs for Robertson (R60). At Robertson you have two options:
Enter Robertson (at the Dros) and drive 2.4km to the circle. At the circle, take the Bonnievale (R317) turnoff and continue for 10.7km. Turn left at the Ashton sign and continue 2 km to the Excelsior entrance. Excelsior sign posts are visible along the way.
Enter Robertson (at the Dros), drive 2.4km to the circle. At the circle, continue straight on towards Ashton/Montagu (R60). Continue for 11.7km. Turn right at the Bonnievale (R317) sign and continue 2 km to the Excelsior entrance. Excelsior sign posts are visible along the way.
• Disabled Access
• Inhouse Restaurant
• Single Rooms Available
• Secure Parking
• Swimming Pool
• Conference Facilities
• Credit Cards Welcome
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