Experience the Best
At The Wine Glass, we have crafted a wine tasting experience like no other. Take a look at what we have to offer.
THE WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE
The New Wine Tasting Journey
From the windswept coastal plains of Elim to the cool maritime climate of Hermanus and the heights of the Elgin mountains, you will find award winning wines, where each glass will have it’s own authentic and original character and distinctive terroir.
The Wine Glass in Hermanus offers a selection of close to 100 wines available from these vineyards to taste, savour and enjoy by the glass, by the bottle or simply in a tasting flight of six.
Scrumptious plates of food are served from our kitchen where our chef has been inspired by local cuisine to take you on a gastronomic journey.
“This is what Hermanus has been missing!”
Geraldine Howie, Food Stylist
WINES FROM OUR REGION
The most diverse wine area in the South Africa
Cool sea air flows across the Overberg region, bringing with it spectacular grape-growing conditions for producing award-winning wines. The diverse landscape gives each winemaker something unique to work with, but overall, slow-ripening grapes burst with flavour and a distinctive coastal character. Wine from our region has never been easier to appreciate. We pride ourselves in representing a wonderful selection of wines from Botriver, Hemel & Aarde, Stanford, Elim and Agulhas.
Discover all the Wines from our Region
White wine grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc flourish in the relatively cool climate of our region, but red-wine grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Shiraz perform very admirably. The favourable growing conditions in the Overberg make for well-balanced wines that are complex in flavor with good levels of fresh acidity. North-easterly winds in winter bring rain to Overberg, and the highest-altitude vineyards also get snow. This allows the vines a period of dormancy over the winter, giving them time to replenish their stocks of nutrients before the next growing season.
Botrivier boasts and eclectic bunch of enthusiastic young winemakers who wholeheartedly invested their dreams in this region’s soil, giving us some of the best Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Pinotage in the Cape.
The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is possibly one of the most exquisite wine valleys you’re ever likely to visit anywhere in the world. The name “Hemel-en-Aarde” translates to “Heaven and Earth” and from this region we offer some of their earthly delights, where their winemakers have spared no expense when it comes to perfection.
Stanford is close to the southernmost tip of Africa, making it one of South Africa’s coolest wine producing regions. The vineyards enjoy a cool ripening season, the result of the strong cooling winds that are prevalent in summer. These are of course ideal conditions for the production of top quality and award winning wines.
The wines of Elim are crisp, with lots of concentrated fruit and an excellent finish. Some estates are known for nature-inspired wines reflecting a commitment to sustainable farming, while others are known for their complex soils –giving rise to wines that balance intensity and structure with aromatic complexity and finesse.
This is the southernmost part of the African continent where you will find wide windswept plains, searing heat and endless horizons. The passionate winemakers have crafted excellent wines from challenging conditions.
WHAT WE OFFER
All Under One Roof
OUR WINE MENU
The chef can recommend food pairings to accompany your selection of wine tasting flights.
Quaffing flight selection wines are easy-drinking examples of regional wines in each variety, typically at entry level pricing
LUNCH & DINNER
Lunch and Dinner flight selection wines refers to more serious offerings, at a higher price, worth paying closer attention to
Premium flight selection wines represent the best of the region and typically the best of South Africa
The Apex Selection is a tasting journey through 10 premium wines spread over 7 varietals that represent the best in South Africa and in some cases of the best in the world. This is why you are here.
OUR WINE MENU
Our selection of 9 varietals cover more than 120 wines. There is something for everyone!
A collection of 18 Sauvignon Blancs that vary in price and rating. We offer 3 different tasting options viz. quaffing, dinner and premium flights – a taste for every palate
12 stunning local Chardonnays in lunch and premium tasting flights
18 Pinot Noirs in quaffing, dinner and premiums tasting flights offers you some of the very best Pinot Noir in the world
18 wines in the quaffing, dinner and premium tasting of Shiraz/Syrah
6 Pinotages of the region
10 Methode Cap Classique wines from the region
4 craft beers from our region including a lager, a blonde, an IPA and a pilsner
MONDAY - SATURDAY
8:00am – TILL LATE
11:00am - 9:00pm
Drop Us a Line
2 Harbour Rd, Hermanus
+27 82 082 0007