The Tasting Room sits adjacent to the Wine Cellar, offering views of the conical Babylonstoren hill, Simonsberg and the Banghoek Mountains. The eye-catching steel-and-glass creation is a modern link between the two Cape Dutch-style wings of the wine cellar, and a perfect reflection of Babylonstoren’s philosophy of embracing both heritage and innovation. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer breathtaking views over the vineyards towards the small rocky koppie from which the farm derives its name, while indoors the striking central bar bedecked in vivid green tiles mirrors the lush vineyards beyond. A range of tantalising snack platters with charcuterie, cheese, pâté and fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden are on offer. The platters are an ideal light bite while tasting the Babylonstoren range of wines.
The Tasting Room is accessed via a maturation cellar revamped into a retail space, with exposed brick walls, lofty ceilings and a statuesque curving wall – a display of antique farming implements and packing crates creating a gentle farm motif in the triple-volume space. For guests with a little more time to spare, informative cellar tours offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how the estate’s wines are crafted. The tour includes a walk through the vineyards and a visit to the olive oil production plant.
Come and unwind with us in this perfect spot for wine sipping and cheese nibbling.
Wine Tasting and Cellar Tours
The Tasting Room is open daily - from 10h00 to 17h00 in winter and 10h00 to 18h00 in summer. The cost of wine tasting starts at R60 p.p. for six wines (extra per flagship wine: Chardonnay R20, Nebukadnesar R30 and Sprankel R35).
Daily cellar tours start at the Tasting Room, every hour on the hour, from 11h00 to 15h00. It costs R75 p.p. and includes a tasting of six wines. For groups of 11 to 24 people, cellar tour bookings are advised - please phone 021 863 3852 to do so.