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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.

Wood Fired Pizza

Come try our delicious pizzas and enjoy a glass or two of wine.

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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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New Food, New Wine, more Great Times!

New menu, new wine, more great times!

If you haven’t visited us at Highlands Road for a while, you might have missed the exciting launch of our Café’s new Summer Menu, crammed full of delicious Tapas, our now famous gourmet-pizzas and flatbreads (with a few new combinations as well). From decadent deep-fried Camembert cheese to home-made Meatballs and Bacon Jam (yes, our read right!) there is something to satisfy your every craving.

But no meal is complete without a good wine- Enter our new-release 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, which has already received rave reviews from our peers and customers, and which is sure to make a bold statement this summer as an all-time favourite of Highlands Road! The wine Carries hues of pale lime green, typical of a mature Elgin/cool climate Sauvignon Blanc. On the nose, pronounced tropical flavours of freshly sliced, ripe papaya and litchi with subdued notes of orange peel and a hint of juicy Granny Smith apple. On the palate the wine presents a linear acidity, fuller on the mid palate, with a warm finish and a lingering fullness. All in all, our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc makes for a pleasantly “quaffable” wine best shared with good friends.

Apart from our new food and wine, you might also notice a few new faces at our estate, as we welcome a few new servers to our team to help out during the busy summer days ahead. We eargerly await your next visit to Highlands Road Estate- bookings can be made via

E-mail: Jennifer@highlandsroadestat.co.za or

Give us a call at 071 271 0161.

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