Highgate Wine Estate

KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander


Owners Rudi and Cindy Kassier started their small vegetable farm more than two decades ago and gradually grew the enterprise into the famous Piggly Wiggly market. The residential wine farm development was their next initiative and adjoins the thriving destination. Highgate has made wine since 2009 and comprises a 5ha vineyard and winery that also houses a restaurant. It is one of three certified wine farms in Kwa-Zulu Natal, produced the first certified Chardonnay in the area, and has been experimenting with brandy and grappa distillation too.


White and Dessert Wines

Chardonnay, Rosé

Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz

Wine experiences

Wine & Food Pairing

Meet the Winemaker

Wine Club


Menu at Highgate prides itself on making world class meals. Their meals are expertly made, their service is excellent, and the setting is tranquil and beautiful – this creates a true dining experience in the KZN Midlands.


Outdoor Experiences

Lifestyle Experiences

Grounds: Picnic Area