On the M12 just before you reach Kuilsriver you pass a gorgeous white entrance with a long drive way leading to a building hidden behind bushes. Driving up the pathway you soon realise what you thought to be bush is in actual fact lush gardens. The garden gives way to a giant chess set and an open and inviting tasting room.
Saxenburg is truly one of the most delightful stops to make on your wine tasting trip. It often gets missed because it is on the far side of Stellenbosch and even though it is on the main road (M12) for some odd reason people drive right passed it. You want to turn in here. Trust me.
Their tasting room is cool and open and can easily take 30 people. (That’s impressive for a smaller farm) if its not too hot outside play a spot of chess or relax by the pool.
But most importantly, taste their wines. I am a big fan of their chardonnay. (buttery and hints of saltiness) They have 3 different ranges. Something for everyone. From easy drinkers to serious stunners.
Do yourself a favour and phone ahead to their tasting room to book a Safari tasting. Saxenburg has a little bit of wildlife who calls it home and recently erected a gazebo smack in the middle of the animals roaming grounds. This means you can have a private tasting (cheese and a little something included) while zebras and springboks feed under the gazebo and table mountain peeking out in the distance.
Grab a map of the Stellenbosch winelands and mark this farm for a visit.