Twilight Tasting: Discover Wine Tasting After 5 PM in Stellenbosch

Twilight Tasting: Discover Wine Tasting After 5 PM in Stellenbosch

As the sun dips below the horizon, a few of our region’s famed wine estates extends their hospitality past the conventional hours, offering connoisseurs and casual sippers alike the opportunity to revel in the splendour of vineyard twilight. These tasting rooms and cellar doors provide not just a sip of wine, but a taste of South African hospitality at its finest.

Peter Falke Wine Estate

Situated among sprawling vineyards with a stunning mountain backdrop, Peter Falke Wine Estate invites guests to indulge in a luxurious wine experience until 7pm daily. The elegant outdoor setting is perfect for unwinding with a glass of their signature blend as the day ends.

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm.

Delaire Graff Estate

Delaire Graff Estate is a jewel of the Cape Winelands, offering an exquisite wine-tasting experience until the evening. With its breathtaking views, opulent setting, and a collection of fine wines, the estate provides a luxurious escape where time slows down, and every sip is a moment to cherish. 

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday: 10h00 – 20h00 (last seating at 17h00); Sunday 10h00 t0 17h00 (last seating at 16h30). Tables are on a first-come-first-served basis – no reservations available. 

Lanzerac Wine Estate

Experience the grandeur of old-world charm at Lanzerac Wine Estate, where history meets contemporary indulgence. Sip their award-winning wines in the lush gardens or historic tasting room until 7pm daily, and let the romance of the estate envelop you.

Opening Times: Daily, 8am to 7pm.

Pink Valley Wines

A modern twist on the wine tasting experience, Pink Valley Wines specialises in rosé wines. This chic establishment offers a fashionable setting to enjoy a unique selection of wines, with extended hours on the weekend for a relaxed evening tipple.

Opening Times: Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday, 11am to 4pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am to 10pm. Closed on Monday.

Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

Bellevue Wine Estate

At Bellevue Wine Estate, the tasting room exudes rustic charm, complemented by the warmth of their hospitality. Enjoy a leisurely tasting session in the heart of the Cape Winelands, with extended hours over the weekend to savour their collection.

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 5pm; Friday to Sunday, 11am to 6:30pm.

Bartinney Private Cellar

Overlooking a breathtaking landscape, Bartinney Private Cellar offers a tranquil spot for evening drinks. Their commitment to sustainability shines through in their exquisite wines, enjoy a glass or by the bottle under the stars on Friday evenings.

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm; Friday, 10am to 8pm.

Rainbow’s End

High up on the slopes of the Banghoek Mountain, Rainbow’s End boasts panoramic views that make every sip a memorable one. Discover their boutique wines as the sunset paints the sky, especially on Fridays when the cellar door remains open until 8pm.

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm; Friday, 10am to 8pm.

Kleine Zalze

At Kleine Zalze, wine tasting is an experience to be savoured. With a welcoming atmosphere and a diverse range of wines, the estate is a favourite for both locals and visitors, with doors open until 6pm throughout the week.

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm;

Farms hosting Sundowner Sessions with live music:

Alto Wine Estate

Alto Wine Estate combines the best of both worlds with wine tastings and live music sessions. Their Sundowner Sessions on Fridays are a local hit, extending the invitation to unwind until 9pm with a glass in hand and music in the air.

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm; Friday, 10am to 9pm.


The historical Neethlingshof sets the stage for an enchanting evening with their Wine Wednesdays, offering live music and late-night tastings. The estate’s long wine-making tradition and stunning setting provide the perfect end to your day.

Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am to 5pm; Wednesday, 9am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

Each of these estates offers its own unique take on the Stellenbosch wine experiences, providing not just a tasting, but a memorable excursion into the world of South African viticulture. Whether you’re looking for a quiet evening sip or a lively night out with music, the Stellenbosch Wine Routes have something to suit every taste. For enthusiasts eager to carry on their exploration, the town itself is speckled with wine bars that open their doors to the night’s embrace, each offering a curated selection of local vintages. These intimate establishments are perfect for those looking to delve deeper into the region’s varietals, accompanied by knowledgeable sommeliers and the camaraderie of fellow wine lovers. So whether you find solace in the quiet corners of a dimly lit bar or the vibrant buzz of a bustling venue, the heart of Stellenbosch awaits to continue your tasting adventure until the last toast is made.