Sumaridge Estate Wines, proudly owned by the Bellingham Turner family, lies gracefully between two imposing mountain ranges in the Western Cape’s Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, with commanding views stretching to Walker Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. The original farm began in 1997, with a small area of only 44 acres for the now-famous wines to be produced upon. Since the new owners took over the farm in 2008, the vineyards have grown to encompass 104 acres, with no signs of slowing. The farm itself has aimed at giving an “Earthly Expression portrayed to Heavenly Effect” with its majestic and beautiful main building overlooking vineyards and a private dam. From this vantage point visitors are able to enjoy a unique tasting experience whilst taking in the history and beauty of the area.
Sumaridge takes pride in its wines, taking care to plant each cultivar in the best location possible whilst working in harmony with the natural aspects of the valley to produce distinctively elegant, ample in body and complex wines. With the input of their winemaker, Gavin Patterson, the wines have evolved with each harvest, adding his own personal touch to each cultivar created.
Upon arrival, visitors can choose to enjoy their tasting or restaurant experience out on the manicured lawn, overlooking the dam and Kleinriver Mountain range or, if the weather is less than ideal, there is a beautiful tasting room to relax in. The elegant furniture and layout enhance the elegance of the wines presented, adding to the overall experience. The tastings are accompanied by an interesting description of the wines, a bit of the history and the tasting notes to be expected
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