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Explore the wineries of Stanford

Explore the wineries of Stanford
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Stanford has always been a popular break-away destination thanks to a combination of factors. Many visitors eventually retire there too. It’s a mix of well-preserved historical buildings, lush gardens, muted CBD, diversity of activities on surrounding farms and distance from the city all conspire to make it so.

Once you’ve made your choice from the diverse accommodation offerings, Stanford is a place for country drives; cycling - on and off-road; walks and hikes; as well as water activities like fishing and boating. It lies just 10km from the sea as the crow flies.

The town itself is situated at the intersection of two roads – the R43, that runs along the coast between neighbouring Hermanus and Gansbaai; and, the R326 into the hinterland where it later connects with the N2 near Riviersonderend.

The formal Stanford Wine Route is relatively young, having launched some five years ago, and incorporates a variety of members, most of whom are included below. The region itself may also be considered pioneering territory relative to more established regions, given the time that vineyards have been present and that they do not dominate agriculture in the area.

Among the wineries of the area are Stanford Hills, Raka, Springfontein, Welgesind, Walker Bay Estate, Vaalvlei and Boschrivier. Lomond and Giant Periwinkle Wines are some 30km from the village and form part of the relatively new Agulhas Wine Triangle, but have traditionally been part of the Stanford wine offering too. 

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