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Address: Viljoenshoop Road 50 | Elgin Valley, Elgin 7180, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 848 9844
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Almenkerk Wine Estate, in the cool Elgin Valley, is a real Family Estate;...

Almenkerk Wine Estate, in the cool Elgin Valley, is a real Family Estate; owned by the van Almenkerk Family and run by Natalie & Joris van Almenkerk. While Joris makes the wine - award winning wine -, Natalie does everything from sales & Marketing, PR and admin. Patriarch Joep helps out with sales, especially in his new restaurant De Brasserie in Strand, and acts as a mentor to the business side. Sisters Lieselotte & Annelies help with sales, tasting room and - of course - harvest (while juggling their studies and boyfriends). Next to that, we have a dedicated group of family & friends, local and overseas, who come out to help us during crunch time.

Most importantly, though, do come visit us! Visitors to the Estate and our tasting room are increasing and - possible more importantly - returning to taste and buy some more.

Life is beautiful on Almenkerk Wine Estate. We've been winning awards and medals. Some of them even for our cellar architecture! In any event, we consider our wines to be a form of liquid architecture.

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Wonderful place, passionate owners and delicious wines!

We spent a wonderful morning discovering this beautiful modern winery and were warmly welcomed by Natalie who explained us almost everything about their wines and the story behind... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bruxelles
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a wonderful morning discovering this beautiful modern winery and were warmly welcomed by Natalie who explained us almost everything about their wines and the story behind this family adventure. The boys (14 and 17) followed every piece of it as well and thought it was one of the hypes of our stay in South Africa. It was a... More 

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Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for taking the time to write this review! And thank you for your support. Hope to see you back very soon in South Africa and a return visit to Almenkerk. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It was a lovely day of breath taking views and good food and wine. Thank you for your 5 star hospitality folks.

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Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hey Bea - our pleasure! Thank you for the review, we appreciate every single one. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Visiting Elgins's Open Gardens we met Almenkerk! What a wonderful experience. Excellent, rather more amazing views! The Personel so friendly and how wonderful to see the owner fully engaged at lunch time! The Cheese Platter was more than enough for 2 and the Sauvignon Blanc excellent! So glad we decided to visit Almenkerk!

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Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Otto, it's more than our pleasure having you here at Almenkerk - thank you for the review and we hope to see you back soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Not a wine drinker, but went with my wife to try it. This place has an amazing view, and my wife says that have great wine. Ruth is a wonderful hostess and very knowledgeable. Almenkerk is a must visit if you are in Cape Town. 5 stars all the way.

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Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Bret thank you so much for your review on tripadvisor and facebook! We hope you had a blast in South Africa .... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were warmly greeted when we recently visited Almenkerk on a chilly overcast day last week. A super informative wine tasting was enjoyed in front of a cosy log fire as well as tea and coffee. The modern venue overlooks a beautiful valley and it was really great to meet and chat with the wine maker as well, thank you,... More 

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Natalie O, Owner at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are very glad to hear you had a great experience at Almenkerk. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Having visited approximately 350 wine estates throughout the Western Cape of South Africa since 2010, it is rare that a guest has the opportunity to chat and taste wine with a wine maker. The hospitality afforded me by Joris van Almenkerk was absolutely second to none. While we sampled six magnificent varietals and discussed the science of wine making, we... More 

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Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! I will make sure that Joris sees this review, the team at Almenkerk look forward to welcoming you back soon... More 

Grabouw, South Africa
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very friendly staff, great wine and a beautiful view over the valley. A liitele gem. Visit them during every weekend or during the elegantly Elgin Wine and Food Festival

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Natalie O, Owner at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thanks so much that you took time to write a review, we really appreciate it! What a blast the Elgin Wine and Food Festival was... till next year! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Popped in for wine tasting during the weekend festival. Almenkerk has a beautiful view and lovely farm with great wines and will visit again

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Joris v, Owner at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear David, Thanks for your visit and your review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

My wife & visited the winery last weekend and were blown away by the whole experience. The views are stunning, the Architecture brilliant and the Decor, Outstanding. To top it all the Owner is the host with his mighty dog part of the experience. We were even taken into the winery to get a wiff of an open vat of... More 

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Natalie O, Director of Sales at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hello Doug! Joris and Luke (the mighty dog - love it!) will appreciate your kind words, I will pass this review on to him today. We hope to see you back very soon at Almenkerk. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

Belgium
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Almenkerk wines are of the best of the region and the tasting room is really worth the visit. The wine tasting is very relaxed and people take their time to explain the different varieties. The owners are always around and are passionate to go into further details of the winemaking process. A must do when in Grabouw/Elgin.

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Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Bjorn! Much appreciated. More 

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