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A Garden Route Gem - Aan't Vette Wine Estate @De Doornkraal Vinotel

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Discover a charming family-owned farm in Riversdale, marking the start of the enchanting Garden Route journey from Cape Town, and an idyllic midway pause on your way to Plett - De Doornkraal's Aan't Vette Wine Estate.

Sleeping Beauty Mountain Riversdale
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*Please note: all information is correct at the date of publication. See winery website for up-to-date info!

Aan't Vette Garden Route Riversdale

Unveiling a captivating tale since 2008, the vineyard, adorned with a single block of Syrah on the banks of the Aan’t Vette River, has consistently birthed award-winning wines with a notable focus on a Syrah Blanc de Noir (since 2011) and an aged red Syrah (since 2012).

Garden Route De Doornkraal Vinotel

Rich history exudes from the 150-year-old barn, paralleled by its thick clay walls & lofty roof which embrace the transformation into a contemporary winery. Within these hallowed walls, the magic unfolds as this very space houses the precious oak barrels that nurture the evolution of their fantastic wines.

Garden Route Aan't Vette Vineyards

Savour stunning vertical tastings of Syrah vintages ranging from a beautifully floral Blanc de Noir (Aan’t Vette Divine Blush) to a spicy, herbal aged red (Divine Rouge or Louis Meurant).

Garden Route Aan't Vette Wines

De Doornkraal Vinotel, the cherished 4-star haven on which Aan't Vette is housed, extends a warm embrace of handcrafted country hospitality, serving both luxury and comfort to create an experience that lingers...

Garden Route De Doornkraal Vinotel

For families in pursuit of an exceptional retreat, opt for the Garden Cottage - set within the serene vineyard, it promises an idyllic escape. Spoil yourself with a sip of relaxation in their private lounges or poolside. For the romantics, a century-and-a-half-old vine, still bearing grapes, beckons for a toast in the wine garden.

Garden Route De Doornkraal Vinotel

The symphony of flavours continues at Aan’t Vette Country Kitchen, the estate’s culinary haven. From the heart of the Cape countryside to the charismatic Mediterranean & Asia, their cuisine dances with local produce.

Garden Route De Doornkraal Food

At De Doornkraal, the artistry of wine and harmony of flavours unite, creating a truly enchanting experience. An essential destination for wine connoisseurs, nature enthusiasts, and families seeking the ideal retreat.

Garden Route De Doornkraal Food

Interested in tasting or purchasing their wines? Please contact us for sales enquiries or to host your very own dinner pairing with these sumptuous Aan’t Vette wines.

Garden Route De Doornkraal Vinotel

Exploring the Cape Winelands? Look out for our upcoming blog featuring family-friendly winery accommodation in and around Stellenbosch, or book a stay at our very own Cape Winelands Villa via Airbnb! (10% WineTots promotion coupon available!)

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Contact Me – Hilary - at for more details on your favourite spots to visit & to book a personalised tour of your own – behind the scenic routes of the Cape Winelands & beyond!

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Garden Route De Doornkraal Vineyards

Click here to check out our previous blog Top 5 Romantic Wineries - Franschhoek Wine Tram”!


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