An exceptional combination of elements.
Officially proclaimed in 1693, Saxenburg is one of the oldest farms in South Africa.
Thanks to the combination of the perfect natural conditions and a highly skilled and driven team, our wines have won the highest praise, not only in South Africa, but around the rest
of the world.
The terroir at Saxenburg is perfectly suited to Shiraz and it is thanks to this varietal that Saxenburg has become a prominent South African export. Thanks to our wine maker’s belief that exceptional wines are made on the vine, we practise a well-managed system of summer pruning to keep yields low. With fewer bunches left, grapes mature into a finer quality and less craft is required in the cellar.
Although famous for our Shiraz, many of our wines – reds and whites – are enjoyed around the globe.
The Story of our Guinea Fowl
While they may not be the most regal of animals, the three guinea fowl that adorn our emblem have become symbolic of our philosophy at Saxenburg.
Found in great numbers in the region, they represent a heart which burns with the passion consistently creating the finest wine year after year; the mind, which keeps the heart in check by making the best, most informed decision at every juncture; and lastly – the soul, which binds knowledge and passion together.
Created by nature, crafted through passion and enjoyed by connoisseurs around the world. Discover the unique qualities of our award-winning wines in the relaxed atmosphere of our modernly-styled tasting room.
- We accommodate tour groups
- Browse the fine selection of gifts
- A variety of souvenirs
- Tastings of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produced on the estate.
Boutique Olive Oil
The same quality and meticulous attention to detail that has made our wines famous can be found in the distinctive Olive Oil produced especially for Saxenburg. Frantoio and other Italian varieties of olives are sourced from 50 year old trees on a nearby property to produce a boutique, cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the highest calibre.
During the summer months Safari Tastings offer guests a unique experience of sampling our wines out in the open, free from the confines of a room. Enjoy our vintages from a platform in the game camp where zebra, antelope and other game species roam. The tastings are combined with an informative talk about the estate and the South African wine industry as a whole. We can accommodate groups of 10 – 15. Booking is essential.
What better way to enjoy the fresh air of the Cape Winelands than by drinking in the spectacular views with a selection of our fine wines? Ideal for the warmer months, our Panoramic tastings are set to become a popular activity at Saxenburg. The tastings are done from a specially-constructed platform on the property and combined with a talk about the estate and the South African wine industry as a whole. We can accommodate groups of 10 – 15. Booking is essential.
THE MANOR HOUSE
A brief history of Saxenburg
The Hiding Place
A cozy refuge
Hidden from the activity and distractions of the estate, The Hiding Place offers a tranquil escape to those wishing to enjoy a quiet read or a secluded place to browse the internet (free wi-fi) with a peaceful glass of wine. The name was inspired by a true account of two Boer prisoners of war who arrived at the homestead as Georg Jacob de Villiers, the owner of Saxenburg at the time, was about to conclude evening prayers. He invited them in before they had a time to establish his political affiliations. These were soon revealed when, during his prayer he interceded fervently for the cause of the Boers, including three of his brothers fighting for the cause.