The Hemel en Aarde valley is often referred to as “Little Burgundy” because of the valley’s reputation for producing world class Cool Climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

The cellar was designed bearing this is mind and pays homage to the great wine houses in the Côte de Beaune.

We are delighted to welcome guests, young and old, to our tasting room and dining room, with its wonderful views across the Debos dam, through Onrus to beyond Betty’s Bay, as the crow flies some 28 kilometres away and on a clear day beyond to Cape Point, some 75 kilometres away.

Access to the tasting room and dining room is via a staircase. However, there is wheelchair/pushchair friendly access via the staff entrance, and a disabled toilet is available, as are baby changing facilities.

Our skilled tasting room staff welcome visitors, from 11.00am to 5.00pm every day (other than Christmas Day) INCLUDING Sunday.

Outside of these hours tastings are sometimes possible, by arrangement, with Lorraine Loubser or Walter Pretorius.

Groups of ten people, or more, are by arrangement to ensure that we can accommodate you.

The full range of Sumaridge wines from the current collection are available for tasting, and are for sale.

Some previous vintages from our vinothéqueare also available to purchase.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks & water are also available when the Tasting Room is open.

Between 12.00pm and 3.00pm, 7 days a week, we are pleased to offer a variety of tasting platters, including one designed for our little guests and we are always happy to warm a bottle!

These are available in the informal dining room adjacent to the tasting room, or, subject to the weather, outside by the dam.

We regret that only Guide Dogs are permitted into the Tasting and Dining Room.

Booking your visit to the Tasting and Dining Rooms.

For more information or to book your visit, please contact us with you requirements - we look forward to welcoming you to Sumaridge!

Lorraine Loubser.

Tel: +27 (0)28 312 1097


Sumaridge Estate Wines, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus, South Africa.

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We do encourage you to enjoy our wines, we do NOT encourage you to drink and drive! Should you require transport to and from Sumaridge all of the following are safe, reliable and cost effective alternatives to self-driving:

Hermanus Wine Hoppers

Bernardus Transfers

Hermanus Taxi

Percy Tours

Art Exhibitions

Throughout the year, we ring the changes in the tasting room with a variety of different art exhibitions. Particularly in winter, this gives everyone an excuse for a party.

Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley,
Hermanus, South Africa.

Tel: +27 (0)28 312 1097

Fax: +27 (0)86 623 4248


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