Wine Down at These Wine Tasting Rooms in and around Joburg


Dine and wine with friends and family at these boutique wine tasting rooms in the city. Whether you’re looking for some date night inspiration, team building activity or a place to relax and develop your palette then take a look at our suggestions below.

Wine Unlimited

Stepping into Wine Unlimited is akin to stepping into a connoisseur’s cellar. The establishment boasts an extensive selection of fine wines, encompassing everything from sparkling Method Cap Classiques and Champagnes to fortified wines, brandies, and a diverse range of spirits like Whiskey, Rum, and Gin. Beer and Cider lovers are not forgotten either, with a dedicated selection to quench their thirst. But the true heart of Wine Unlimited lies in its curation of South African wines.

Details: 63 Fore Street, Alberante, Alberton | | 079 583 3992.

Acid Food and Wine Bar

This newly opened establishment in Parktown North is revitalizing Johannesburg’s culinary landscape with a contemporary take on gourmet dining and wine. The essence of this place emanates from its proprietors: Chef Jess Doveton and Sommelier Jemma Styer. What sets it apart is the fact that it’s proudly women-owned and provide a laid-back vibe when it comes to wine tasting- as opposed to a stifling environment. For those seeking a swift indulgence of a glass of wine and a delectable nibble, they provide a selection of bar snacks.

Details: 19 4th Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg. | | | 073 663 3946

Gerakari’s Wine Farm

If the name sounds familiar, that’s because we have featured them before! View the full article here. This boutique winery in Craighall was founded in 2009 and produces wine from grapes that are sourced in the Western Cape. Five wines are made by Kath, two Chenin blancs and three Syrahs and the Wines are made right here in Craighall Park! The Gerakaris range features their Ellaki Chenin Blanc 2021, the “1242” Syrah 2020, Tom Syrah 2018, Elli Chenin Blanc 2020 and Thomas Syrah 2017.

They also offer cheese boards to match the wines! It’s the perfect combination. Their boards have showcased four different South African cheese producers, sourcing olives from the Western Cape and wagyu beef droewörs all the way from the Eastern Cape when available! It’s a true South African effort! Sound inviting? It is advised that you book ahead of time to avoid disappointment. 

Details: 20 Marlborough Avenue Craighall Park, Johannesburg || | 072 638 7636

The Tasting Room

There’s no need to plan a trip to the Winelands for a glass of wine. We have plenty of tasting rooms right on our doorstep! This includes The Tasting Room based in Waterkloof, Pretoria. We promise that it’s worth the drive! A taste of the Cape in Gauteng! The Tasting Room opened in September 2022, they plan to showcase a different wine house every month. And what goes better with some wine than a cheeseboard? They have delicious tapas on their menu too and serve other types of liquor such as Gin, Brandy, Beer, Grappa, Whiskey and Tequilla. Something unique to this venue is a water tasting option!

Details: 198 Long Street, Waterkloof, Pretoria | | | 087 821 7708.

Wine Tasting at Indaba Tasting Room

Welcome to the leading wine-tasting adventure in Johannesburg, where you can swirl, sip, and savour some of South Africa’s finest! Fear not, wine lovers. Connect with the Cape Wineland’s top flavours without leaving the City of Gold.

Located in the leafy expanses of the Indaba Hotel and Spa, the Indaba Tasting Room is a sophisticated and delicious adventure in the heart of Jozi with a fun approach to wine tasting to leave you feeling like a genuine connoisseur.

Details: Corner of William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways | | | 011 840 6600.

Siwela Wines

Described as an award-winning, black owned wine company, the brand was born to inspire with the idea to produce unique and accessible wines of the highest quality. Named after the founder, Siwela Wines, offers wine tastings and offers a private tasting experience in a cozy environment for small groups. This is the perfect way to learn more about the art of wine making and for patrons to grow an appreciation for one of South Africa’s most popular exports. 

Looking for a unique and unforgettable experience for your wedding or private event guests? Look no further than their exclusive, personalised wine tastings!

Details: 113 Scott Street, Hartbeespoort. | | | 060 529 1486.

Eighteen 13 Wine Shop & Tasting Room

Another tasting room located in Fourways! You’ll find this hidden gem and beautifully curated wine shop and boutique tasting room at Cedar Square. Discover a new level of taste. The boutique wine tasting room hosts events every Thursday evening from 18:00 so be sure to view their social media for updates. 

Besides their standard wine tasting experience, they also offer a Coffee and Wine Tasting, Cheese and Wine Tasting and Chocolate and Wine Tasting! If you are interested in attending a tasting, you need to book 24 hours in advance. No walk-ins are accepted.

Details: Cedar Square, Cnr Cedar & Willow Road | |

Odd Wine Out

Based in the suburb of Randburg in The West Rand, the wine, beer and spirits store often hosts wine tastings and collaborates with other small businesses to host a paint and wine evening. Whether its a pairing with a restaurant’s meals or a paint night it’s clear that they’re bringing their wine straight to Joburg audiences!

They also do private wine tastings and host team building events. For events and functions they will bring their product and come to your venue of choice. Their mission is clear. They are passionate about improving the wine industry, by hosting tasting events and using their platform to introduce smaller wine farms to you! Visit their website to view their offerings.

Details: Randburg, Johannesburg. They are mobile and come to your venue of choice | | | 074 286 4243.

If you enjoyed this tasting rooms article, then read our feature on a boutique eatery in Hartebeespoort here.

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