Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning “situated far away”), has been under the ownership of some of the world’s great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.

With Vergelegen’s award-winning wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and cuisine to suit all tastes, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen Estate continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience.
Think of Vergelegen to spend quality time with family and friends – wine tasting, heritage, environmental and cellar tours, two restaurants and the seasonal luxury Picnic in the camphor forest, are only a few of a myriad of enjoyable activities at Vergelegen.

Staff member at Vergelegen standing next to a bowl of lemons whilst presenting the Vergelegen MMV wine.

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Manor house at Vergelegen

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320 Years of
Cape Legacy

Vergelegen’s heritage core consists of the Homestead, Library, Mill Ruins, Slave Lodge site and surrounding gardens.

The residential Homestead, dating back to the 1700’s, with each room authentically furnished, reflects the layered historicism of the over 300 years of Vergelegen’s existence. The Homestead also houses an Exhibition Corridor, comprising a series of pictorial panels detailing the various eras of history as well as significant visitors to the Estate.

over 320 years of growth

Incredible Gardens

No matter what time of the year you visit Vergelegen, there’s always something interesting to see and visitors will have the opportunity to meander through 18 unique gardens.

Giving back to nature


Vergelegen was the first producer to be awarded BWI ‘Champion’ status in March 2005, having made remarkable progress with its large-scale alien clearing and fire management programme to restore 2240 hectares of their 3000 hectare Estate.

Nguni Cattle, Eland, Cape Leopard Trust, BWI etc.

Nguni cow



Vergelegen plants 1000 trees each year as our commitment to a greener future. Watch how we progress as the year continues on our Tree-O-Meter.


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Fine Wine

The Vergelegen Wine Tasting Centre is open to receive visitors Monday-Sunday, for wine tastings and Monday-Thursday for wine sales (under Level 2 Covid-19 regulations, effective 18 August).

Be assured of a warm welcome at the Vergelegen Wine Tasting Centre, where our knowledgeable wine advisors will be happy to guide you through Vergelegen’s range of award-winning wines. The Tasting Centre overlooks an extensive octagonal-shaped herb garden and guests have the option of tasting inside or outside on the patio.

Rose Terrace at Vergelegen

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Stables at Vergelegen

Couple having a picnic at Vergelegens forest picnic

Picnic at Vergelegen

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Something exciting is coming soon – we are launching our new packaging!

Mark your calendars for the 1st of August and join us for the big reveal!