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We Cut the Ribbon on our Brand New Tasting Room

When we cast our minds back just a handful of years ago, we were just a couple of budding winemakers and viticulturists. We both juggled a nomadic existence, crafting wines in rented cellar space across various wineries. Tastings often happened in unconventional settings – makeshift tables on barrels or upturned basket presses! 

Fast forward nearly a decade. Today, Thistle & Weed, our boutique winery, has found its permanent home amidst the rolling vineyards of Stellenbosch. As we approach our 10th anniversary, it’s time to cut the ribbon on a significant milestone – the grand opening of our brand-new Tasting Room!

Drawing inspiration from the very "weeds" that flourish amongst our Cape vines, our new Tasting Room embodies a love for the land and its fruits. This philosophy has spilled over to our new Tasting Room - an unpretentious refuge for those seeking a leisurely escape where every detail invites you to unwind and appreciate life's simple pleasures: connection, authenticity, and nature’s bounty.

Our core belief lies in crafting wines that showcase a profound connection to the terroir, offering a pure expression of the land from which they come. To bring this philosophy to life, our Tasting Room offers two distinct tastings:


This playful twist on a traditional tasting features a selection of our four prized white wines.

This immersive experience delves into six of our most celebrated wines.

Each tasting session typically lasts 60 minutes and includes a guided cellar tour led by a member of our knowledgeable winemaking team. They'll share the captivating story of Thistle & Weed's journey, a bit about the winemaking process, and our philosophy. Additionally, during the tasting, you'll discover the fascinating stories behind the "weeds" associated with each wine.

The Perfect Pairing: Cheese & Charcuterie Platter

Just like a superhero needs its trusty sidekick, an authentic Cape experience deserves a perfectly paired cheese and charcuterie platter. Pre-order our curated selection – a sensory feast featuring a delightful array of locally sourced cheeses, complemented by artisanal bread, fresh fruit, and cold cuts.

Whether you're a seasoned wine lover with a discerning palate or a curious newcomer embarking on your wine exploration journey, we invite you to pull up a chair at our Tasting Room table.  

Booking Information

Tastings are available at your convenience in three slots: 10am, 12pm, and 2pm | Open Thurs - Sat | Booking essential

Bookings are recommended. 

Please email or visit our website for online reservations.


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