Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Award winning South African wine


Our vineyards

The vineyards are planted on the exposed cooler slopes of the estate and on top where there is wind. The proximity of our vineyards to the sea and the unique slightly windy conditions shorten the shoots of the vines and make the berries and leaves smaller, thereby increasing the quality of the grapes produced. Our terroir is clay and calcium rich and there are very few farms like this in South Africa.


It is the epitome of luxury living and this fully functional wine farm has already produced multiple award-winning wines.

Wines from Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Benguela Cove is a leading producer and wine destination, at the start of South Africa’s Hermanus Wine Route. Discover and enjoy the finest award-winning wines from our quality vineyards.


Benguela Cove’s vineyards benefit from the unique conditions of the estate’s location at the ocean’s edge, on the southern coast of South Africa. The south-easterly sea breeze is chilled by the Benguela Current flowing up from Antarctica, to cool the grapes at night after the warm summer days, irrigated by above-average rainfall, for perfect viniculture.


The estate produces a range of award-winning wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sémillon, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Mourvèdre grapes.

“The vineyard position is unique, at the edge of the southern coast of South Africa. The south-easterly sea breeze is chilled by the Benguela Current flowing up from Antarctica, cooling the grapes during the sunny growing season. It makes for a longer than usual ripening period and ideal temperature fluctuation, which plays a key part in the superb quality of the wine making.”

- Johann Fourie, Winemaker


Memorable Experiences

Apart from the lush vineyards that produce our award-winning wines, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate has a number of other hidden gems.


Benguela Cove Restaurant:

Chef Annie Badenhorst has created a succulent menu which complements the beauty of this Walker Bay estate and its wines. This restaurant is guaranteed to set the scene for a tranquil and relaxing summer-dining experience.


Wine Tastings:

We have the ultimate list of tasting experiences just for you:

  • Chocolate & Wine Pairing
  • Cheese & Wine Pairing
  • Millionaires Tasting Experience
  • Tasting of Five Wines
  • Cheese & Charcuterie Boards

Vineyard & Pontoon Tours:

Alongside the classic wine tastings we have the vineyard and pontoon tours to make our estate even  more unique.  Whether it’s a wine tasting in the vineyards or a wine tasting on the lagoon, we have it all.



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