Val du Charron Wine & Leisure Estate (VDC) is located on a working vineyard with its own cellar ten minutes from the town of Wellington and under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Offering 5 and 4 star accommodation, on site spa, two restaurants, MTB and running trails all in the heart of the Winelands, VDC is an ideal location to savour the culture of South African wine making and its products.
The farm is 42 hectares in size and consists of 21 hectares of vineyards, 4½ hectares of olives and a 400t cellar. Our cellar produces hand crafted premium red and white wines for export. Val du Charron combines the rich traditions and natural beauty of the area with modern day comforts and technology to produce not only superb wines but an experience for our guests to remember.
The Guesthouse ****
The Guesthouse is consists sixteen luxurious suites each with a balcony and stunning views of the vineyards/garden and the Hawekwa Mountains. We also have one room without a balcony that may be booked on request.
In addition to the brand new rooms upstairs, we have recently refurbished most of the downstairs bathrooms with new frameless shower doors, floor to ceiling tiles and more packing space. The bedrooms have new dressing tables with fitted minibar fridges for our guest enjoyment.
The Coach House *****
The Coach house is an exclusive winelands getaway for the discerning guest who values their privacy.
Consisting of only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool and private patio with built in fire place, guests can unwind in their own space overlooking the majestic wine lands and mountains.
Each of the three supersize rooms is en suite with bathrooms containing spa baths and a shower for two.
Stunning design elements such as the natural stone flooring that flows from the pool through the rooms and the breath-taking stained glass window features integrate with the room’s modern comforts such as complimentary mini bar, free wifi, flat screen TV and cable.
Day trips to Val du Charron
Val du Charron can easily accommodate tour busses for tastings, vineyard tours, cellar tours and meals. We have a big parking lot where a coach can easily turn around.
Our unique wine tasting experience, The Theatre of Wine, has become renowned and is now translated in to French, German and Dutch. We are also winners of this year’s prestigious Drinks International Most Innovative Approach Wine Tourism award.
With two on site restaurants, visitors have a choice of culinary delights.
Activities at Val du Charron
- Wine tasting
- Fine dining at our TWO on site restaurants:
The Grillroom (Fully Licensed)
With expansive views of the vineyards and mountains, The Grillroom is a bespoke steakhouse specialising in grain and grass fed aged meats as well as a wide variety of seafood and poultry option.
Piza e Vino
Based in the farm’s historic cellar with enormous outside area and splash pad, where better to enjoy rigorously Italian food with fine wine? Healthy and creative, Piza e Vino has a winning recipe for young and the young at heart.
- Wild Boar Trails
These world class trails allow both mountain bikers and trail runners to enjoy some of the finest single tracks in the world. Wellington is host to the Cape Epic and the race often traverses Val du Charron. With 6 routes starting from VDC there are excellent opportunities for novice as well as skilled riders. Note that these trails are independently operated.
- Laze by the pool
- Kids play area and splash pad for the juniors
- The Spa @ Val du Charron is an excellent venue for ultimate relaxation. We specialise in massages – hot stone, Swedish and aromatherapy – and facials, however, a full range of beauty basics such as waxing, manicures and pedicures are offered as well as a wide range of products. Our sauna and power shower are an ideal way to unwind in winter.