All Day Wine, Spirit and Fortified Tastings

Tasting-Fortified
Tasting-Whisky

The Wine Centre offers all day tastings, with specialists on hand to offer interesting facts about our wines, whiskies, brandies and fortified wines. The main focus of our selection is the Fleur du Cap range but there are also other fine wines. Three Ships Whisky, Van Ryn, Oude Meester, Klipdrift Gold, Collisons, Flight of the Fish Eagle, Van Ryn’s, Bains Single Grain Whisky and Nederburg Brandies available to taste on request.

Wine Tours

Die Bergkelder is well known for offering informative and interesting wine tours which are professionally conducted. The tours are offered to small groups (max 25 people) so that a personal approach can be maintained. Bigger groups can be arranged by prior booking. The tours last approximately an hour.

The tour moves through the Maturation Cellar, housing 20 000 barrels, where the character of the wines is being slowly developed in 300lt oak casks. It then ambles next to the river and over a suspension bridge up to the unique “mountain cellar”. Here a 5-wine tasting is offered in the characteristically lit alcoves.

A walk down a 500 000 bottle-flanked passage opens up into the carved barrel cellar, depicting the history and founding of winemaking at the Cape. The tour returns past the bottling plant which can bottle 10 000 bottles per hour.

The cost of this rewarding tour is a nominal R60.00 per person.

Tour times • February to November

  • Mondays to Fridays:
  • 10h00  11h00  14h00  15h00
  • Saturdays:
  • 10h00  11h00  12h00

Tour times • December & January

This is the summer holiday season in the Cape, so we also offer additional tours at 12:00 and 13h00 on weekdays.

Wine Shop • Business hours (April – October)

09h00 to 17:00 on weekdays

09:00 to14h00 on Saturdays

Wine Shop • Business hours (November – April)

09h00 to 18:00 on weekdays

09:00 to16h00 on Saturdays

We are closed on Sundays and religious public holidays.

Tour Bookings (Advisable)

Please contact : Public Relations Officer:

Karine Retief

Email: kretief@distell.co.za

Tel: +27 (21) 809 8025

Fax: +27 (21) 883 9533

Parking

We have ample parking space for visitors.

Suggestions and Comments

We welcome suggestions and comments about your visit. Your suggestions will help us to improve our services and will contribute to our staff’s awareness of particular needs. There are comment/suggestion cards at the Wine Centre, plus you are more than welcome to send us an e-mail to info@bergkelder.co.za – thank you.