Lanzerac Wine Estate, home to the world’s first bottled Pinotage and one of the oldest heritage farms in the Western Cape dating back to 1692, has been cultivating award-winning wines of excellence for decades. Since then, Lanzerac Wine Estate has cemented itself as a distinguished wine producer with a commitment to superior quality wines both internationally and locally under the leadership of Cellar Master Wynand Lategan and Viticulturist Danie Malherbe.
Today the Estate is still producing award-winning Pinotage, along with a wide variety of other excellent quality wines that form part of Lanzerac’s three tiers - the Premium Range, Heritage Range and Keldermeester Versameling (Cellar Master Collection).
Lanzerac is located against the western foothills of Botmaskop in the Jonkershoek Valley, and comprises 162 hectares of which approximately 45 hectares are planted under vines. The remaining 117 hectares are left as mountainous fynbos. The altitude of our vineyards range from 100 – 500 meters above sea level and contains northerly and westerly facing slopes, whilst the age of the vineyards vary from newly planted in 2017 to 25 years. The farm has rich and fertile Tukulu soils, with an abundance of decomposed granite against the foothills of Botmaskop. Each vineyard’s soil is managed differently according to the varietal, soil type and the potential of both.
Our sophisticated Tasting Room is open seven days a week and offers its patrons the opportunity to explore the Estate’s range of acclaimed wines in a relaxed atmosphere whilst surrounded by the breath-taking views of the Stellenbosch valley. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of tailor made tastings suited to individuals or groups in the comfort of the well-appointed Tasting Room or on the veranda overlooking the scenic vineyards. The daily cellar tours, guided by one of the Estate’s expert Wine Advisors, offer visitors the opportunity to tour the working wine cellar and explore the rich heritage of the Estate.