Why You Need To Visit Gerakaris Family Wines


Did you know that Joburg has its very own winery in the heart of Craighall Park? If not, then this will most certainly be a treat if you’re looking for an exciting wine experience in the city. Here’s why a few reasons why you need to visit to this highly recommended landmark, Gerakaris Family Wines.

It’s In The Heart Of Joburg

We may not have the ocean or a massive mountain dominating our view – but we’re just thrilled to have our own winery within the city! Gerakaris Family Wines can be found on Marlborough Avenue in Craighall Park, Johannesburg. Gerakaris Family Wines began in a garage, and has worked its way up to being one of the city’s must-visit hidden gems. Owner, Kath Gerakaris, who has a postgraduate diploma in viticulture and winemaking, had been making wine in her garage in Joburg for a few years before she found the perfect home for her new venture.

The Wine Tastings Are A Must

Gerakaris Family Wines is a lovely spot for those looking to pop in and enjoy an intimate wine tasting. Here, you can sample their wines and perhaps even find a new favourite. Their five wines are presented in a relaxed bespoke manner at R100 per person. Booking is essential for more than two people, so keep that in mind when planning a visit over the weekend.

Sip and savour tastings of the five wines that they make within their beautiful gardens or in the winery if the weather doesn’t play along. Gerakaris wine tastings are a lovely experience if you have a fondness for wine. And if you’re feeling a tad peckish, they also serve a cheese board designed to match the wines being tasted, which showcases four South African cheese producers, and bowls of Cape Olives.

And when it comes to cost per tasting, you can expect to pay R30 to taste each of the five wines on offer at Gerakaris Family Wines.

Tasting Hours:

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 12:30 – 17:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday: 11:00 – 14:00

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You Can Buy Your New Favourites & Take Them Home

Sample and enjoy the wines, find your new favourite and take it home with you! You can buy their wines from their on-site wine shop. Any Gerakaris wine that you decide to purchase can be bought immediately. These include:

  • Ellaki (un-wooded Chenin blanc) – R120 per bottle
  • Elli (wooded Chenin blanc) – R220 per bottle
  • Tom (Syrah) – R180 per bottle
  • Thomas (Syrah) – R280 per bottle

The wooded Elli is a wonderful “textured wine” that marries beautifully with food, while the Ellaki is lighter and easier to drink on its own as an apéritif. The Tom is a fruit-driven Syrah (Shiraz), while the Thomas is more serious, more complex and aromatic.

Enjoy The Scenery At Gerakaris Family Wines

What’s better than sipping lovely local wine in beautiful gardens and surroundings? Well, nothing if you ask us! Enjoy your wine tasting within the venues lovely gardens, while taking in the sites and soaking up some sunshine. This really is a wonderful spot for wine lovers, those looking for something a little different to try, and even visitors that just want to get away from the rush of Joburg at this hidden gem.

The winery and gardens may also be hired as a function venue for corporate events, launches, birthday parties and family gatherings. Simply bring in your own caterer and any specific décor items and you have an exciting new venue at your disposal!

For More Information

For more information about Gerakaris Family Wines, visit, email or call 072 638 7636. 

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Address: 20 Marlborough Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg.

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