In the early 1800s Dutch farmers in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley felt that their children should rather be schooled in their home language, Dutch, this was a forerunner of Afrikaans. Their teacher was Hermanus Pieters. In l855, long after his passing, the village Hermanuspietersfontein was founded in his honour. In the early 1900’s the postmaster shortened the village name to the name we know today, Hermanus. The name Hermanuspietersfontein was revisited this winery, its cellar and its branding and in honour of the people of Hermanuspietersfontein, all their wine names and labels will only be in Afrikaans – the only cellar in South Africa to do so.
The winery boasts a 350 ton cellar which is built around a courtyard with wide verandas which is used for the popular Saturday Hermanuspietersfontein Food & Wine Market. The market is a revival of the traditional Saturday morning community market and has become the place where friends and families meet. Where they come to enjoy breakfast or lunch, enjoy a glass of wine or just relax. There are food tables, as well as free wine tasting and there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. The market is open on Saturdays from 09:00 to 14:00
The winery is open for free wine tasting from Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 17:00 and on Saturdays: 09:00 - 16:00. During high season (15 Dec to 15 Jan) Saturdays: 09:00 to 16:00 and on Sundays: 10:30 - 15:00
Hermanuspietersfontein Boerdery is wheelchair friendly and children and animals are also welcome.
Please note that the winery will be closed on: 1 January, Easter Friday, Sunday and Monday as well as the 25 and 26 December.
Directions from Cape Town:
Travel along the N2 towards Caledon over Sir Lowry’s Pass and through the Elgin Valley. At Botriver (approximately 100 km from Cape Town) take the Hermanus R43 off ramp. Travel approximately 26 km to the 2nd set of traffic lights (2 km before Hermanus) and turn left at the Sandbaai/Hemel en Aarde junction onto the R320 to Caledon. Take the first turn left into the Hemel en Aarde Village and continue for 300m to the Hermanuspieterfontein Cellar on your left.
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