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Winery closures in response to Covid-19

17 March 2020  -

Announcements of the temporary closure of the hospitality sectors of certain wine farms have been streaming in since Monday, following the news that several wineries have had exposure to members of a tour group who have since tested positive for Covid-19. As wineries depend on tourism, it is important not to spread panic and keep an eye on the affected farms' social media pages for accurate info.

The closure of winery restaurants and tasting rooms are precautionary measures aiming to limit the spread of Covid-19. A few wineries who did not have contact with the tour group who have since confirmed positive Covid-19 cases, have also come to the decision to close their tourism offerings for a period of up to two weeks with the health and safety of both staff and visitors being a main priority.

Although wine cannot be enjoyed in some of our favourite tasting rooms or winery restaurants in the following weeks, it is business as usual in terms of sales and online sales of wine. For many of these wineries, you can still order your favourite wines to be delivered to your home. 

The following wineries have announced temporary closure due to Covid-19:

  1. Almenkerk
  2. Alto
  3. Alvi's Drift
  4. Anthonij Rupert Wyne
  5. Blaauwklippen
  6. Bosman Family Vineyards Hermanus
  7. Bouchard Finlayson
  8. Brennaisance
  9. Cilmor
  10. Clos Malverne
  11. Darling Cellars
  12. De Grendel Wine & Restaurant
  13. Delheim Wines
  14. De Wetshof Estate
  15. Deux Freres
  16. Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate
  17. Eagle's Cliff
  18. Fleur du Cap
  19. Gabriëlskloof
  20. Glenelly
  21. Graham Beck
  22. Grangehurst
  23. Groot Constantia
  24. Jason's Hill
  25. JC le Roux
  26. Idiom
  27. Kanonkop
  28. Keermont
  29. Kanu
  30. Kleinood
  31. Koelenhof
  32. Kunjani
  33. Klein Constantia
  34. Klein Welmoed
  35. Kleine Zalze Wine Estate
  36. La Motte Wines
  37. Leopard's Leap
  38. Leeu Collection
  39. L'Avenir
  40. L'Ormarins
  41. Lothian
  42. Meerlust
  43. Nederburg Wines
  44. Neethlingshof
  45. Neil Ellis
  46. Oak Valley
  47. Overhex
  48. Paul Cluver Wines
  49. Peter Falke
  50. Reyneke Wines
  51. Ridgeback 
  52. Seven Springs
  53. Silverthorn Wines
  54. Skilpadvlei
  55. Slanghoek Wine Cellar
  56. Steenberg
  57. Stellenbosch Vineyards
  58. Stettyn Family Vineyards
  59. Thelema
  60. Tokara
  61. UniWines (Daschbosch)
  62. Van Ryn's
  63. Vergelegen
  64. Vriesenhof
  65. Vondeling
  66. Warwick
  67. Waterford
  68. Yonder Hill
  69. Zorgvliet

These wineries will communicate when they are re-opening to the public and we look forward to showing support by visiting them again when it is safe to do so.

For now, we embrace online shopping in all its glory, grateful that a glass of wine is just a few clicks away. We sure need it.