Klein Karoo Wines

The Klein Karoo Wine Route in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions. It is the easternmost wine producing region in the country, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Langkloof in the east.

The Klein Karoo is situated between spectacular mountain ranges, and its vines are mostly grown on the high slopes in the fertile alluvial soil along the riverbanks.

The climate is generally drier than that of the other wine regions, resulting in healthy vineyards which are grown organically to a large extent. 

Various microclimates enable Klein Karoo winemakers to produce a wide variety of quality wines, including dry wines, fortified wines and pot-stilled brandies. World-class Port and South Africa’s champion Muscadel are specialties among the fortified wines produced here, along with a host of outstanding red and white wines, which vary from full-bodied cabernets to lighter styles for easy drinking.

More than just an excellent range of wines, the Klein Karoo Wine Route offers visitors its unique cuisine, the warmth and hospitality of its people, and the mystique of its landscape. The Klein Karoo Wine Route invites you to toast their variety.

Winemaker of the Year 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Winemaker of the Year 2015The long-running award encourages winemakers in South Africa to produce fine wine of ever-increasing quality. While other awards focus on just the wine, the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards celebrates the skills and talent of the vintner. Now in its 35th year, the award is presented to the winemaker who produces a wine the judging panel considers to be the best in a specified class.  

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5 Stars for De Krans!

Klein Karoo Wine Route - 5 Stars for De Krans!De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp, has received a five star rating for its Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2013 in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016, due for release mid-November. This is the 11th consecutive year that De Krans has been awarded a five star rating for its award-winning port wines, reaffirming their position as one of the port leaders in the industry. The results were announced on Thursday, 29 October at an event held at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.  

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Two Platter Five Stars for Boplaas

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Two Platter Five Stars for BoplaasWines from the Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp received top ratings in the 2016 Platter Wine Guide. No less than five wines were regarded worthy of five star nomination, of which two made it to the Platter five star list.  

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Boplaas at Veritas 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Boplaas at Veritas 2015Boplaas set the benchmark for fine Cape fortifieds at 25th Veritas.   

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Boplaas shines at Michelangelos

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Boplaas shines at MichelangelosBoplaas Family Vineyards has once again proven its worth in these categories at this year’s prestigious Michelangelo International Wine Awards.  

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November 2015

Klein Karoo Wine Route - November 2015Klein Karoo Wine Route Newsletter for Nov 2015  

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Apricot picking at De Krans

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Apricot picking at De KransIt’s that time of the year again! Long summer days and the perfect time to pick seasonal fruit.   

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Hartenbos wine tasting and sales

Klein Karoo Wine Route - Hartenbos wine tasting and salesWines from the Klein Karoo will be available for tasting and purchasing at the Dolphin Hall in Hartenbos on 17 December 2015.  

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Click on the winery name below to view their full contact details

Axe Hill Winery

Barrydale Cellar

Boplaas Family Vineyards

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

De Krans Wines

Domein Doornkraal


Excelsior Vlakteplaas

Grundheim Wines

Herold Wines

Hillock Wines


Karusa Vineyards

Ladismith Cellar

Montagu Wine Cellar

Montagu Wine & Spirits Co
(Rietrivier & Uitvlucht)

Peter Bayly Wines

Star Hill Wines

TTT Cellar


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P.O. Box 1113, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa | Tel: +27 (0)82 214 5910 | info@kleinkaroowines.co.za | www.kleinkaroowines.co.za