Wine Tasting


The Mooiplaas tasting room dates back to 1806, the oldest building on the estate. What is now our tasting room used to be a horse stable, converted to a rustic farm-style tasting room unique to Mooiplaas.

Tasting Fees:

Standard Tasting: R50 pp, includes 5 wines from the Collection range.

Estate Tasting: R85 pp, includes any 5 wines from the Mooiplaas range and Mercia range (excluded: Duel MCC, Tabakland Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosalind and Laatlam Noble Late Harvest).




What better way to spend an afternoon than in a beautiful garden looking out over vineyards sipping on Mooiplaas wines and enjoying a picnic basket filled with fresh gourmet treats?

The Mooiplaas picnics have become a favourite among wine lovers far and wide.


Hiking Trail


The 70 hectare Private Nature Reserve offers a hiking trail of 5.6 km, with breathtaking  360-degree views of Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Table Bay and False Bay.

Flowering season is during September – November each year. During these months it will be possible to book hikes led by the viticulturist, Tielman Roos, who will provide information concerning the diverse species of the fynbos as well as the wines produced on Mooiplaas.



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The Nature Reserve


The Mooiplaas Private Nature Reserve is situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only six plant kingdoms in the world. Although it is the smallest, the Cape Floral Kingdom is the richest plant kingdom, with 9600 plant species – more than in the United Kingdom!

Quoting UNESCO: “The Cape Floral Region represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa, but is home to nearly 20% of the continent’s flora. Its plant species diversity, density and endemism are among the highest worldwide, and it has been identified as one of the world’s 18 biodiversity hot-spots”.

In 1995 Tielman and his wife Janine registered the Mooiplaas Private Nature Reserve on the estate, dedicating it to the conservation of endangered fynbos species. Tielman is chairman of the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy of which the Mooiplaas nature reserve forms part. The whole area falls within the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve, which forms part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.