The Waterford Way is to be prosperous. To flow with nature’s cycles, seasons and chapters, and to achieve longevity by perpetuating what has worked before. You’ll find the Waterford Way in the citrus, lavender and rosemary aromas that welcome you as you drive up to the entrance. You’ll find it in the gravel that connects you to the earth, the sky above the Mediterranean courtyard where you sip our wine.

Farming for the future

May 9, 2018

The Waterford Way is to flow with nature’s cycles and to farm in an environmentally responsible way that not only protects the indigenous flora and fauna on the estate, but also the winery’s future. Have you visited Waterford Estate before? Then you might know that the estate stretches over 120Ha of magnificent land in the […]

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Enjoy a taste of Waterford back home

April 24, 2018

International wine lovers, take note: Waterford Estate’s award-winning wines can be found at restaurants, hotels, retailers – and via our agents – across the globe. Browse to and you’ll quickly notice that Waterford Estate is #2 on the list of “150 things to do in Stellenbosch,” and the #1 singular wine-farm experience. Situated in […]

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A taste of the Mediterranean

April 18, 2018

Diverse soils and the unique factors on Waterford Estate’s farm make for the production of some seriously interesting Mediterranean wines and blends – an opportunity Kevin Arnold identified and started to explore 22 years ago. Before planting the Waterford Estate vineyards, the winemaker also wouldn’t have known that these drought-resistant varieties would play an important […]

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A one-of-a-kind wine

April 4, 2018

If you’ve tasted the Waterford Estate Grenache Noir before, you’ll be thrilled to know that another vintage is on its way… It’s a few days before the Easter weekend and Mark le Roux, winemaker at Waterford Estate, is thinking about eggs. Not Easter eggs, as one might expect, but a certain egg-shaped wine tank in […]

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Waterford Sunset Session – 20 April 2018

March 27, 2018

BUY TICKETS Featuring Watershed Reserve your spot for #waterfordsunsetsession. We invite you to bring a picnic & join us for an evening of live music with your family & friends. Tickets are R200 per person. Terms & Conditions apply. Date: Friday, April 20th Time: 18:00 – 21:00 Terms & Conditions – No alcohol will be served to under 18s

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The jewel in the Waterford crown

March 20, 2018

Named after owner Jeremy Ord, The Jem is Waterford Estate’s flagship wine. As the new vintage is released into the market, there’s cause for celebration. The Waterford Way is to be prosperous, to flow with nature’s cycles, and to achieve longevity by perpetuating what has worked before. If there’s one wine that captures this philosophy, […]

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Child’s Play

March 7, 2018

The newly established Waterford Estate Crèche offers wonderful learning opportunities for children who grow up on the farm. There’s a striking quote by famous author Jess Lair that reads: “Children aren’t things to be moulded, but people to be unfolded.” A brief visit to the Waterford Estate crèche – where a handful of children go […]

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History in the (wine) making

February 21, 2018

Waterford Estate may be fairly young, but it has many fascinating stories to tell. One of these is how, serendipitously, a one-of-a-kind Antique Chenin Blanc came into being. When French intern Cédric Lecareux visited Waterford Estate in 2001, he decided to try his hand at making Chenin Blanc. At the time, it was the most […]

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A wine experience for every taste

February 7, 2018

Whether you’re a wine novice or master, a fun-loving traveller or a foodie, there’s a Waterford Estate tasting experience with your name on it. Waterford Estate offers six unique tasting experiences, making it easy to explore the team’s award-winning wines, right where they’re produced, in a way that suits your preference. The Waterford Estate brand […]

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Linger longer – visit the Waterford Estate Library

January 25, 2018

For a truly unique experience in the Stellenbosch Winelands, book a Waterford Estate Library Tasting. A special record of the wines produced on the Estate is kept in the Library, and lucky guests are offered a taste. “The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library,” Albert Einstein once quipped. And, […]

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Harvest Time

January 17, 2018

The day the harvest season starts is the moment the Waterford team prepares for all year. Now’s the time to put the fruits of their labour to the test. It’s 6am on a Tuesday morning. The town of Stellenbosch is slowly starting to wake up, yet there’s already some movement in the vineyards at Waterford […]

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Family Ties

January 9, 2018

Waterford Estate’s Ord and Arnold families are well known, but scattered among the staff are other interesting families. Bernie and Hendrik Engelbrecht share their story. It’s a week before Christmas, and the courtyard at Waterford Estate is stylishly decorated: branches, twigs, paper stars and wreaths made of “kooigoed” (aromatic herbs traditionally used to stuff mattresses) […]

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A fine MCC in the making

November 23, 2017

The phrase “hurry up and wait” pretty much sums up the process of making Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) at Waterford Estate. The process of bottling is fast and intense, but then we kick back, relax and wait for almost a decade before we pop the cork. On a cool November morning, there’s a buzz in […]

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40 Under 40: Mark le Roux

November 9, 2017

Meet Mark le Roux. As a young boy who loved the outdoors, he would spend his time exploring and playing in the Stellenbosch winelands. Fascinated by nature and patiently indulged by his father who studied forestry, Mark’s world was shaped by the careful interaction between man and nature. In the twenty-odd years since he is […]

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Young Winemaker of the Year

September 19, 2017

It is with huge excitement and joy that we share this press release with you our valued partner. Waterford Estate produced its 20th Vintage this year and to have our Wine Maker, Mark Le Roux, announced as Junior Wine Maker of the Year by Tim Atkin MW, is a new milestone in our short history. […]

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Cabernet Sauvignon Report

May 17, 2017

The Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2017, is the sixth Cabernet Sauvignon report conducted by a panel of three judges annually, namely, Christian Eedes, Roland Peens and James Pietersen.

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Words from Mark

April 18, 2017

I’m Mark Le Roux, the winemaker at Waterford Estate. In 2004, while I was still studying, I spent my summer holiday working in the vineyards at Waterford Estate. This was my first encounter with Waterford Estate, and I have since come to truly believe in the land and the wines we produce. In 2009, after spending some time overseas and at other well-known South African wineries, I joined the cellar team at Waterford Estate.

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