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Abingdon Wine Estate

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar
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D369, Lions River, Howick 3260, South Africa
+27 83 463 8503
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the sign and decided to visit Beautiful vineyard with wine tasting bar and also restaurant Lovely local wines Definite treasure for you to visit.

Thank Lizelle7
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard great things about the Abingdon wine farm but really can't attest to it. With no one picking the phone it seemed reasonable to just drive there but the bad reception and service of a more than haughty Mrs had us turning back just as soon as we came. Perhaps the food is good...but wouldn't support a business that has... More 

Thank shiko N
AbingdonEstate, General Manager at Abingdon Wine Estate, responded to this review

We were unable to assist these three clients for lunch as the restaurant was fully booked and last orders had already been placed as it was after 3pm. Despite our best efforts to answer all calls that come in during the lunch period, it is sometimes impossible on busy days. We did however, offer the guests the opportunity to do... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Despite the Howick tourist office not having a clue, we were able to find this very lovely wine estate by chance. The dirt road leading to the estate was a concern, but persistence payed off. The wine estate is very small, but picturesque! The lunch time menu is very popular and tables go fast. I recommend tasting all the whites... More 

Thank Wezlove
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The wine tasting was lovely. Their Abingdon syrah/cabernet blend is exquisite. Father and daughter did the wine tasting and mom was in the kitchen. A very special place. Pleasantly surprised this vineyard in the Midlands.

Thank Samantha N
Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Friends were visiting from Switzerland and without hesitation we decided to take them to KZN's Jewel .Our one wine estate ! Once again the service was Top Class with Ian, Jane and Laurie being superb hosts.We were fortunate to arrive minutes before the Sauvignon Blanc went on sale , and were able to complement our meal with an Abingdon wine.The... More 

Thank Timboos
Durban, South Africa
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156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

From the moment we arrived at Abingdon Wine Estate, the prevailing sense was one of family and familiarity. The service, the care, the attention to detail, the smiles, the chats, the laughs all spoke to an intimate, pleasant and memorable fine dining experience. The offerings were wholesome, fresh and yummy. Extra effort was made to prepare vegetarian fare which was... More 

Thank delaine c
Westville, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in as we had heard about their wines. Stayed over an hour tasting their different wines and hearing the stories of their vines and how they made each variety. Such an interesting family, who are friendly and know everything about their wines. Bought a bunch for home.

Thank jeffben101
Durban, South Africa
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196 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

was a quaint small wine estate not much vines and small production . they sell the Wine 3 Years before best time to drink so You should Buy now drink in 3 years? not a clever idea. the food was to spicy so still was hungry and what was made was a small portion . friendly owners but impression is... More 

Thank kingsrest
AbingdonEstate, Owner at Abingdon Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Kingsrest We are sorry that you did not appreciate our small, boutique vineyard, or the hand crafted artisanal way that we produce quality wines made to last and improve with age. Our white wines are drinking beautifully at the moment, and many people are familiar with the concept of laying wines down to appreciate the complexity and improvement that... More 

Nottingham Road, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

wonderful setting with Scrumptious food! never ending jugs of flavoured water, stunning food and a good time was had by all

Thank Rene E
Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What an absolute gem of a place!! Just won top 100 restaurant in South Africa so the food is beyond spectacular. The couple that own it are marvelous hosts. When you go be sure to seek out their daughter, Laurie!! What a charming young lady whose knowledge on wine is astonishing! She too has won many awards and is highly... More 

Thank DeborahZebra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D369, Lions River, Howick 3260, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Howick
  • Phone Number: +27 83 463 8503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?