Cool climate – cool wines

350 metres above sea level and a stone’s throw distance from it. That makes Elgin South Africa’s coolest climate wine region where the grapes takes longer to ripen on the vines.

Wine tastings

Make a day – or a weekend – of it and visit the beautiful Elgin Valley (a mere 70km east of Cape Town) to taste excellent wines. Refer to each wine farm's info for wine tasting times.

Welcome to Wines of Elgin
The Home of Cool Climate Wines


Wines of Elgin

Situated a mere 70 kilometres east of Cape Town and a short 45 min drive, this valley captures the essence of exquisite cool climate wines in each and every bottle of wine. The beautiful Elgin Valley, just off the N2, rewards wine lovers taking a meandering trip off the beaten track to experience true Elgin Magic.



Taking the Elgin Valley to the World at Cape Wine

This September, 13 of our Elgin wine producers will join over 300 fellow South African producers at the Cape Town International Convention Centre to showcase their wines at the Cape Wine…

What’s cool at #ElginCoolFest (28 & 29 April) this year?

The 2018 edition of Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival is just around the corner and we simply can’t wait! While all our venues go out of their way…

Add to your diary this year’s Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival

Tailor-made wine festival experience Elgin Wines invites you to the annual Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival to be held over the weekend of 28 and 29 April 2018.…

Platter’s Five Stars for Elgin wines in 2018 guide

“The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel today with over 200 guests in attendance, the VIPs including wine…

Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival 2018

28-29 APRIL 2018 The weekend of 28-29 April the Elgin valley will come alive again with visitors to the Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival 2018 to enjoy a…

Chardonnay Colloquium 2017

Book the 6th and 7th of October on your calendar for a weekend filled with all things about Chardonnay. On Friday, 6 October, two tutored tastings will be hosted by Jamie…

South African Chardonnay

DECANTER PANEL TASTING April 2017, p99-109  |  Download complete PDF article After poor clones and imposter imports, this grape has come a long way in 30 years, says Tim Atkin…

6 Under-the-Radar Wine Regions you should be drinking from now

Original post: NOVEMBER 14, 2016 by RACHEL SIGNER There’s never been a better time to drink outside of your comfort zone. If you’re starting to get into wine, the worst…