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Welcome to Highlands Road Wine Estate

Make your way to the elegant Elgin Valley, where you'll find the picturesque setting of Highlands Road Estate that will keep you occupied for hours, and that’s before you’ve tasted our wines!  Already with a string of award-winning Sauvignon Blancs to our name, our wines are set to impress. Our range of wines include elegant white blends, MCC, Rosé,  Pinot Noir, and a robust red blend dubbed “Ruadh”(Scots Gaelic for red) but be sure to inquire about our 100% Sauvignon Blanc Dessert wine for a real treat. If you’re lucky, you’ll be served in the chic tasting room by the passionate owner himself , or else be left in the capable hands of our enthusiastic young team. The water-side café serves up simple, bistro-style foods, with a wood-fired pizza oven ready for action on the busy weekends. Keep an eye on their social media pages for updates on special events, menu updates, expos and much more. An ideal spot to bring the whole family!


Started in 2004, Highlands Road is the culminating dream of Michael White, who identified Elgin as one of the top areas for producing Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. With the planting of the vineyards and the building of the cellar, we now have the ability to complete that dream.

 Hoping to provide the full winery experience, our exclusive estate contains not just a wine cellar and tasting room and a restaurant with decks overlooking the dam. We believe that wine is more than what is in the bottle; it is the memories that go with it. To this end, we have attempted to make our estate not just a place to taste wine, but a destination to experience it.

 Elgin Valley The Valley of Wonders

For years, Elgin has been the centre of the apple trade in South Africa. However, a little less than 10 years ago, a significant dip in apple prices suddenly brought Elgin Valley’s famously unattainable land to market. Aware of the Valley’s wonders, many top wineries and winemakers swooped into this fertile valley to stake their own grape claims. The cool climate of the valley combined with the natural fecundity of this fruit bearing region makes Elgin every wine grower’s paradise. Rapidly gaining national and international acclaim for it’s top Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs, Elgin’s magic is only just beginning.

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A (last minute) Christmas gift guide for Wine Enthusiasts...

A (last minute) Christmas gift guide...

If you are reading this post right now, chances are you (like so many of us) have yet to complete you Christmas shopping. And we don's blame you- December is such a hectic time of year! The malls become crowded, car rides become longer and for those that still work well into the "holidays" it can feel like the year is never going to end. We hope that this very last minute gift guide can help make your lives a little bit easier, by helping you figure out what to get for that friend or family member that has everything...

1.The Corkcicle

This brilliant little invention is an essential for the hot summer months (perfect for a South African Christmas) and we love it so much that we suggest getting one for yourself even if you buy one as a gift for someone else. Simply pop the Corkcicle in the freezer and once frozen, place it in your open bottle of wine. The folks over at Corkcicle promise that this little device will keep your (already chilled) wine cold for an hour outside, no ice bucket needed, and can also be used to cool room-temperature red wines in 15 minutes!

2. Vinturi White Wine Aerator

By now, most wine lovers will be familiar with the original Vinturi Red Wine Aerator, but did you know that some white wines benefit from aeration as well? The Vinturi White Wine aerator is made with different dimensions and flow rates, perfectly suited to bring out the best in an aged white wine, making it the perfect gift to pair with a bottle of Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc 2009.

3. Vacu Vin Bottle Coaster

This nifty little accessory ensures that there will be no more "red wine coasters" left on mom's marble counter tops or wooden tables. The collar-like device fits snugly around the base of your wine bottle, and catches any drips and spills that may occur.


4. The Vinnebago

The guys over at Corkcicle have come with yet another great gadget to keep your wines at the perfect temperature for longer. Meet the Vinnebago- a sleek looking, specially insulated flask that can keep your wine (or other cold beverage) cool for an impressive 25 hours. Perfect for long game drives, picnics and most outdoor excursions. 

5. CorkPops Wine Glass Writers

Keep track of your wine glass at your next festive party with these fun pens that can be used to write on glass, crystal and glazed-ceramic items, and is easily removed with a soapy sponge or in the dishwasher.

These items can be purchased at specialist hobby-stores or at yuppiechef.co.za 

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Festive delights with Highlands Road Wine {Recipe}

Festive delights with Highlands Road Wine {Recipe}

As we approach the countdown for 12 days to Christmas, you can't help but feel the festive spirit in the air. 

Everybody is gearing up for the holidays- family road-trips, Christmas wish lists, late night shopping, and ever important menu planning for the ultimate Christmas feast! We know that for many this can also be a very stressful time of the year, so we would like to take some of that worry off your shoulders by firstly recommending a generous dose of Highlands Road Wine (red, white or Rosé) and secondly, by giving you a delicious and easy recipe for the perfect Summertime Christmas dessert. It's no coincidence that this recipe also requires some of our Highlands Road Rosé 2013, to use in the recipe and to enjoy while you prepare it...


Summer Berry Terrine

2 Cups Highlands Road Rosé 2013 (save the rest for yourself)

1/2 Cup Icing Sugar, sieved

1/2 tsp Salt

2 Leaves of Gelatine

2 Cups of Blueberries

2 Cups of Mulberries or Raspberries

2 Cups of Strawberries, quartered

Fresh Mint leaves, to garnish

Vanilla ice cream of fresh cream to serve

1. Place gelatin leaves in a shallow bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 5-10min.

2. Combine Highlands Road Rosé 2013, icing sugar and salt in a medium sized pot and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and allow the liquid to cool slightly.

3. Drain the water from the gelatin leaves, gently squeezing the leaves to remove and excess water. Add gelatin leaves to warm wine mixture. Gently stir to dissolve.

4. Neatly arrange the berries in the bottom of a loaf-pan, and gently pour over the wine-gelatin mixture until the pan is 3/4 full. Place the loaf pan and remaining gelatin liquid in the fridge for 2-3 hours to partially set. Enjoy the rest of your bottle of Highlands Road Rosé while you wait.

5. Re-heat the wine-gelatin mixture until it is pour-able, then pour all remaining liquid into the loaf pan and allow to set in the fridge for at least 4-6 hours (preferably overnight) before serving.

6. When ready to serve, the terrine can be sliced into pieces, served with scoop or dollop of ice cream or cream, and garnished with fresh mint.

7. Best enjoyed with more Highlands Road wine of your choice.

PS: You can order your Highlands Road Rose via E-mail:   mark@highlandsroadestate.co.za or 

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