Within the Pinotage grape lies the potential for greatness: deep-coloured, dark, fruity wines with delectably enticing aromas. However, it takes a skilled winemaker to coax this greatness out. At Aaldering, our winemaking team has dedicated years to mastering the nuances of this cultivar.

The process begins with the meticulous selection of the very best grapes from the vineyard, eliminating any inferior fruit in the months leading up to harvest. What remains is the result of months of precise viticulture. Continue Reading

The Big Five: Africa’s Most Sought-After Animals

The African continent is renowned for its diverse wildlife, captivating landscapes, and extraordinary safari experiences. Among the many remarkable creatures that roam its plains, the Big Five hold a special place. The term “Big Five” originally referred to the five most challenging and dangerous animals to hunt on foot: the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Over time, however, these majestic animals have come to symbolize Africa’s natural beauty and have become the centerpiece of wildlife conservation efforts.

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Under African Skies: Exploring the Enchanting Landscapes of South Africa

South Africa is a country renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse natural wonders. From the majestic African skies that paint stunning sunsets to the enchanting canyons and wildlife reserves, this country offers a wealth of awe-inspiring experiences. In this article, we delve into some of the most captivating destinations in South Africa, where travelers can immerse themselves in the beauty and wonder of the African continent.

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The Ultimate Aaldering Lodges Experience: Where Luxury, Hospitality, and Wine Converge

Discover a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Aaldering Luxury Lodges offer an unparalleled experience that combines breathtaking surroundings, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional hospitality. With its idyllic location on a boutique working wine farm, this destination attracts visitors from around the globe. Let’s delve into the extraordinary features and experiences that make the Aaldering Lodges an unforgettable retreat. Continue Reading

The First Winemakers in South Africa: A Journey of Pioneers and Innovation

South Africa’s emergence as a renowned wine country can be attributed to the efforts of Dutchman Jan van Riebeeck and subsequent pioneers who established the foundations of viticulture in the region. This article delves into the intriguing history behind the birth of winemaking in South Africa, highlighting the key figures, climatic advantages, and significant milestones that propelled the country to become one of the world’s premier wine destinations. Continue Reading

Introducing the Aaldering Signature Box: Elevating Wine Packaging to New Heights

For over 15 years, Aaldering Vineyards & Wines has been dedicated to the art of crafting exceptional wines. With a plethora of awards and accolades, our commitment to delivering premium quality wines to wine enthusiasts worldwide has never wavered. Now, we are excited to unveil our latest innovation in wine packaging: the Aaldering Signature Box. Continue Reading

Embrace the flavors of Aaldering family wines: a blend of excellence and value

In the ever-evolving world of premium and ultra-premium wines, Aaldering Vineyards & Wines has been a consistent provider of a complete portfolio of world-class wines for over a decade. Alongside their well-known ‘Estate Range,’ they have introduced several ‘private label’ wines such as the Florence by Aaldering range and the “Kus van Thérèse” by Aaldering. The latter has been proudly crafted for several years exclusively for the 3 Michelin-starred restaurant of Thérèse and Johnie Boer in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Continue Reading

Harvest Report 2022: From the Winemaker’s Mouth

This harvest season resulted in a great vintage, with the wines showing a lot of promise. The harvest gave us opulent reds with good extract and great tannin structures, and for the whites, it offered wines of full body and flavour. Continue Reading


During the winter months, above-average rainfall and sufficient cold units ensured a perfect hibernation period for the vines and a good accumulation of reserves. The winter rains actually continued late into spring, which made disease control a bit of a challenge, and meant that we had to be on top of our game to keep any hint of mildew far from the vineyards. Continue Reading

Lodge bookings are open

With travel opening up and the warm weather around the corner, it’s time to book your holiday accommodation for the 2021/2022 season. A relaxing stay at the Aaldering Estate – in one of our three, gorgeous 5-star lodges – offers the perfect, peaceful break in one of South Africa’s most picturesque regions.

Our luxury lodges are generously sized (100m2) and come with an in-room iPad, free Wi-Fi, impeccable service and creature comforts. We also offer a pillow menu, laundry and car wash services, concierge assistance, spa treatments on request and much, much more.

South Africa is a very spacious country. Social distancing, needed or not, is extremely easy here and especially so in the spacious Cape Winelands.

At Aaldering Vineyards we carefully cater for your privacy and social distancing needs. The tourist-friendly Western Cape also offer good weather, allowing you to enjoy lunch and dinner on spacious terraces, where all guidelines are strictly adhered to – keeping guests safe.

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