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Address: Viljoenshoop Road 50, Elgin 7160, South Africa
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+27 21 848 9844
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Almenkerk Wine Estate, in the cool Elgin Valley, is a real Family Estate;...

Almenkerk Wine Estate, in the cool Elgin Valley, is a real Family Estate; owned by the van Almenkerk Family and run by Natalie & Joris van Almenkerk. While Joris makes the wine - award winning wine -, Natalie does everything from sales & Marketing, PR and admin. Patriarch Joep helps out with sales, especially in his new restaurant De Brasserie in Strand, and acts as a mentor to the business side. Sisters Lieselotte & Annelies help with sales, tasting room and - of course - harvest (while juggling their studies and boyfriends). Next to that, we have a dedicated group of family & friends, local and overseas, who come out to help us during crunch time.

Most importantly, though, do come visit us! Visitors to the Estate and our tasting room are increasing and - possible more importantly - returning to taste and buy some more.

Life is beautiful on Almenkerk Wine Estate. We've been winning awards and medals. Some of them even for our cellar architecture! In any event, we consider our wines to be a form of liquid architecture.

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Great location, fantastic wines and surrounded by some interesting pieces of art. Service was great and plan to spend a few additional minutes walking around.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kribs G
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location, fantastic wines and surrounded by some interesting pieces of art. Service was great and plan to spend a few additional minutes walking around.

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Thank Kribs G
Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

KribsG thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review about us. Come back soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to the Western Cape was short, too short, but thanks to my friends who are locals, I managed to cram in a lot of wonderful sights and experiences. The Almenkerk Wine Estate is one of those places that I am so glad I got to experience. We got to sit in the winter sun on their lovely veranda... More 

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Thank Fab J
Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are very happy you had a great experience here. You make it sound very inviting :) More 

London
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local contact suggested that I'd enjoy a trip to this winery - absolutely spot on. The wines are very good and the team are really friendly, they did not rush me at all. I even had an opportunity to talk to the winemaker. To top it all the location is truly beautiful.

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Thank MrBok
Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

This makes us very happy! Thank you for coming to visit us here - we look forward to your return visit .... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to do a little wine routing, and besides getting lost in the orchards on the way, which were beautiful in itself, we wound up at Almenkerk. Ruth greeted us and gave us an informative lesson on the farm and wines, lucky for us we were the only ones there and had her all to ourself. We had a... More 

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Thank MandyReichert
Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hello Mandy! Thank so much for your review- we love hearing that peole had a great time here :) We really appreciate you taking time to tell us .... be back soon. More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were being taken around some wine estates and stopped at Almenkerk. The setting is really picturesque and there is some amazing artwork and statues to be viewed. The lady running the tasting was very knowledgeable and friendly. Wines were all, without exception, excellent. We really enjoyed spending time in such pleasant surroundings.

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Thank akay07
Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Will pass on your kind words to Joris (the winemaker) about the wines as well. Come back in winter we have a lovely fire place on the go :) More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Almenkerk is an absolutely wonderful place to go for a wine tasting. You can also purchase a glass or bottle of wine and enjoy the view. What is most notable: the ART. The grounds are sprinkled with contemporary sculptures and they also have a small gallery on the property.

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Natalie O, Owner at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hello Carolyn Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us here at Almenkerk! We do appreciate the kind words. We love our new art exhibition - please spread the word :) More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The hostess, Susan, welcomed us on arrival and made us feel at home instantly. The views are stunning and wines wonderful. Lovely Sunday afternoon outing for the family. Fantastic child friendly wine farm. Will definitely return.

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Thank ELBIE V
Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you Elbie! We appreciate your kind word immensly... be back soon.... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stunning wines, a fantastically intimate tasting venue. Have been there twice and will keep going back. Each time my tasting has been lead by Ruth who has great charisma and is very knowledgeable about the wines. Entering into the venue one also walks past the modern cellar which I thought was pretty cool.

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Thank WineNot85
Natalie O, Owner at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank you!!!! Your support means alot to us and we look forward to welcoming you back :) have a wonderful weekend! More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We were hosted by Natalie, the wine maker's wife...she was fantastic and very hospitable. Great wines...lovely gardens, good views.

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Thank Ali_Zee01
Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hey - thank you so much for your lovely review! More 

Bruxelles
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We spent a wonderful morning discovering this beautiful modern winery and were warmly welcomed by Natalie who explained us almost everything about their wines and the story behind this family adventure. The boys (14 and 17) followed every piece of it as well and thought it was one of the hypes of our stay in South Africa. It was a... More 

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Thank MND17
Natalie O, Manager at Almenkerk Wine Estate, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for taking the time to write this review! And thank you for your support. Hope to see you back very soon in South Africa and a return visit to Almenkerk. More 

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