Accommodation in the Winelands near Stellenbosch
Hawksmoor House is located on a 220- hectare wine farm, Matjieskuil, near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Hawksmoor is a meticulously restored Cape Dutch country retreat offering Guest House accommodation in 15 en-suite rooms, beautifully and individually decorated with exquisite antiques.
Hawksmoor House occupies a stunning location amidst vineyards with an expansive view from the verandah towards our beloved Table Mountain. Our sundowner verandah offers spectacular sunset views, and savour a glass of our own range of Hawksmoor wines. The quiet and serene estate is a 25 minute drive away from the buzzing Cape Town centre.
Country Style at Matjieskuil Wine Farm.
In addition to our guests, the farm is home to horses, cows, porcupines, hawks, pelicans and countless other wildlife. Hawksmoor House offers a totally unspoilt, unpolished and authentic country home experience for those who need some well-deserved rest. It is the perfect place to unwind..
Our friendly and cheerful staff stay discreetly in the background, providing you with the feeling that you have the entire place to yourself. Resident German Pointer dogs, Grace & Virginie keep a watchful eye on the daily workings of the farm.
If you love dirt roads, sunsets, wine by candlelight, an owl outside your window, and don't mind sharing the pool with the occasional disoriented frog, or hearing the contented sighs of a Pointer drowsing on the cool floor nearby, Hawksmoor House and the Wine farm is the place for you!
We are proud of our recently restored, historic wine cellar and wine tasting room and while our production levels do not justify onsite wine production quite yet, we have established relationships with well-known vineyards nearby.
Our wines, marketed as "Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil", are made solely from grapes grown and harvested at Matjieskuil Farm. They include a clean, fresh and crisp Chenin Blanc from 25-year-old bush vines, and a range of Pinotage for every palate, ranging from an unoaked 2005 to a lightly oaked 2006. 2008 saw our first harvest from our new block of Mourvèdre. The oaked red will be released shortly, followed by the long-awaited 2007 Bandol-style Rosé.
Under the Waarburg label, a Rhone-style red blend and an oaked Chenin Blanc are also available. The Waarburg vines are grown on our neighbouring vineyard, formerly part of the Matjieskuil werf. At the Die Laaitjie cellar, located on our sister farm near Robertson, wine maker John Hargreaves, assisted by Brad Duggett, has produced limited-release oaked Pinotage and Shiraz.
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Beyond expectations and a wonderful experience. The only possible regret is of not having planned a long enough visit.ExpatBritUSA, United States