Nestled in the heart of the Cape winelands, just outside of Stellenbosch, is Kleine Zalze Wine Estate. From world-class wine to an award-winning restaurant on site, family-owned Kleine Zalze is sure to impress and provide countless “wow!” moments during a visit.
We have narrowed down the top 10 things we love about Kleine Zalze:
- The Wine
Kleine Zalze is home to top South African wines. Grapes grown in the rolling vineyards are used to create a range of wines full of flavour and classic South African character. The range of wines includes the KZ Family Range, an MCC, and a Vineyard Selection amongst others.
- The Terroir Restaurant
Head chef Michael Broughton has created a culinary adventure for the taste buds at Terroir restaurant. Fine dining abounds here with Terroir consistently being placed on lists of the top restaurants in the winelands. The menus are updated seasonally ensuring surprise and delight from summer to winter and back again.
- The Lodge
The De Zalze Lodge is Kleine Zalze’s Cape Dutch style country house overlooks the wine farm. The four star lodge has 40 rooms ranging from comfort to luxury. During a stay, guests can relax while enjoying the hospitality of De Zalze as well as the activities available on the wine farm.
- The Golf Course
The De Zalze Golf Course is adjacent to Kleine Zalze giving guests and visitors the opportunity to play a few rounds. The championship golf course is surrounded by breathtaking views of the nearby wine farms, olive groves and lavender fields.
- The Estate
The Stellenbosch Mountains form a dramatic backdrop to Kleine Zalze. The estate is almost 100 years old and the picturesque vineyards and historical Cape Dutch style architecture combine to make a beautiful destination. Visitors could spend hours admiring the scenic views from across the estate.
- The Activities
Kleine Zalze is not only a haven for wine and golf enthusiasts – it is also a great spot for adventurers. Hop on a bike and cycle through the winelands or lace up your hiking boots and enjoy a hike through the estate before enjoying a refreshing glass of wine.
- The Winemakers
Winemakers Alastair Rimmer, Henning Retief and RJ Botha are passionate about their creations and this love is palpable in their wines. All three work to push innovation and ensure that Kleine Zalze continues to produce delicious award-winning ranges.
- The Winetasting
Visitors make their way into Cellardoor for a unique, relaxed and informative wine tasting. At Cellardoor, which is located right next to the winery, guests will be guided by informative wine advisors while they taste some of the farms best bottles of wine.
- The Philosophy
At Kleine Zalze, they believe in nurturing the three most important parts of the wine-making process: the vineyards, the cellar and the people. It all comes down to ensuring top quality in all areas through hard work and motivation.
- The Winelands Experience
Situated in the heart of the winelands, Kleine Zalze has a splendid location. Combine this with excellent wine, fine dining, scenic views and great hospitality and it makes for an unforgettable winelands experience.