WELCOME

Near the banks of the scenic Berg River, nestled between the charming towns of Paarl and Wellington, lies Tempel Wines – a working wine farm with a difference.
Visit our beautiful estate for the day, savour our delicious wines, or stay a little longer in one of our comfortable rooms in our cosy B&B.
No matter what your plans, Tempel Wines is where you’ll find stunning views, friendly people, and extraordinary, hand-crafted wine.

OUR STORY

The name Tempel Wines derives from our Cape Dutch style cottage – built in 1784, it was initially known in the community as the Jooden Tempel. In the 20th century, the farm started producing the wines that we love today.

Previously known for Pinotage, our world-class vintners have since shifted their attention to Mediterranean cultivars, including Cinsaut, Shiraz, Grenache, Mouvèdre, and Tempranillo. Today we have a stunning selection of wines on offer, each of them infused with the unique character of the region.

Our beautiful estate also plays host to a modern B&B, with four rooms available for those wishing to extend their stay. The splendid setting boasts picturesque views of Paarl Mountain and the Berg River, allowing for a pastoral experience in a truly unique location.

OUR WINE

Tempel Wines is home to high-quality, hand-crafted wines. Our wines are characterized by a distinctive, lower in alcohol style (13-13,5%), making for an enjoyable, lighter drinking experience.

Our philosophy is to let the grapes do the talking – we create modern wines that reflect the character and soul of the region. As 80% of our wines are made on the field, we take great care to select only the best cultivars and rootstocks given the climatological circumstances and different soils at our vineyards.

We try and keep farming as natural as possible to maintain the best quality in our end products. All our grapes are handpicked and naturally fermented in traditional open tanks. After pressing, they are matured in French oak barrels and/or concrete eggs for minimum 12 months and then bottled on the estate.

Our cellar is a unique experience in itself – besides being filled with our amazing wines, our walls also boast authentic art from some of the finest South African street artists. You can enjoy a view of our exceptional cellar from our breezy terrace – with a glass of our best in hand, of course!

ACCOMMODATION

From a romantic day of sightseeing to a relaxed Sunday drive, Tempel Wines is the perfect place to make new memories with friends and family. In fact, why not stay a while longer?

Although our accommodation has recently been updated for a fresh, modern look, it still retains its historic Cape Dutch charm. Choose from four luxurious rooms, each with a view of either the scenic vineyards or picturesque Paarl Mountain from a private terrace. All guests have access to our heated 15m infinity pool.

VISIT US

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Paarl Mountains, Tempel Wines is a beautiful oasis right in the heart of wine valley. You’ll find our farm on the Berg River in the Northern Paarl area – our fantastic place is a must for any visitors to the region.

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Tempel Wines
Nuwedrif Rd (of R45)
Northern Paarl
7646 Paarl

WINERY TOURS:
Monday – Friday 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday 11:00 – 16:00

By appointment only.

TASTING ROOM:
Monday – Friday
Saturday 11:00 – 16:00

By appointment only. ​