Capaia Wines


Where the Capaia winery now stands was formerly a wheat farm, before Alexander Baron von Essen and his wife Ingrid Baroness von Essen recognised the great viticultural potential of the land in 1997. Together with the then-owner of the Tuscan winery Ornellaia and his winemaker Tibor Gál, they realised their vision of a completely new winery on three slate hills in South Africa’s prime location, inspired by Ornellaia’s viticulture. 2003 celebrated the first harvest of Capaia and to make this even more memorable, we received Wine Magazine’s 5 star award for this maiden vintage.

Besides enjoying the range of fine wines Capaia has to offer, visitors can enjoy a cellar tour which takes you through the history and development of Capaia since 1997. The winery hosts the biggest collection of casks in the southern hemisphere, including the maturation room, bottling and labelling, and high-tech storage room. This captivating insight will give you an understanding on how and why Capaia wines are unique in taste and quality.

To entertain the little ones, there are various play gyms and a jumping castle they can enjoy. When you explore with them, you’ll also find bridged rivers.




Business Hours

Business Hours

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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Contact Info

Botterberg Road, Philadelphia, 7304