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OPERATING HOURS

Friday 11am – 4pm 

Saturday 11am – 4pm

Sunday 11am – 4pm

CONTACT US

033 234 2911

info@highgatewineestate.co.za

Hello,

WELCOME TO HIGHGATE WINE ESTATE

 

Situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and crafting 100% estate wines. Highgate Wine Estate offers wine-tastings, delicious food, events & weddings, and picturesque scenery surrounding the elegant venue. Join us for a wine tasting, a tour through the cellar and vineyards, or a picnic in the forest for a special and memorable day – the ideal opportunity for a prepared , or perhaps a surprising event.

 

Enjoy the true taste of KwaZulu-Natal

WANT THE HIGHGATE WINE ESTATE EXPEREINCE?

OUR HISTORY

In 1996 the Kassier family purchased Highgate farm – which was then, a small 1ha hydroponic vegetable farm in the misty hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Soon after, the Kassiers noticed the local need for fresh produce, and the concept for Piggly Wiggly was born!

The beginnings were humble: no more than a tractor-drawn trailer packed daily with fresh produce and sold meters away from the earthy source. The concept was modest and charming, naturally growing to the point of becoming a meeting and shopping destination for patrons from near and wide.

As the demand grew, so did the farm. The owners, Rudi and Cindy Kassier, used this opportunity to fuel their own passionate love of food and wine to share more local produce with their community and visiting patrons. From this passion came Highgate Wine Estate, and in 2016 the first bottle of commercially produced wine was bottled and sold exclusively at their wine estate.

This journey of thoughtfully produced food and wine is now shared with all through the farm’s elegant tasting room, various restaurants, and a wide array of retail outlets at Piggly Wiggly.

THE HIGHGATE EXPERIENCE

EVENTS

We know how to entertain! Keep up to date with our events on Instagram & Facebook or pop us a message if you want to collaborate

VINEYARD & CELLAR TOUR

Explore the estate & learn how our wines are made

DRINK & EAT

Enjoy our selection of Tapas or have a delicious meal at our restaurant

ENGAGEMENTS & WEDDINGS

Planning to pop the question? Or already engaged?

We’ll make the perfect match

WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF 100% KWAZULU-NATAL ESTATE WINES

Book your Highgate Wine Estate Experience now!

Please note: All bookings require 48 hours notice. Online bookings for the weekend close at 4pm on Fridays.

FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where do our grapes come from?

We grow all of our own vineyards on the farm, we have close to five hectares and have plans to expand.

When can I do a Wine Tasting?

Currently on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, between 11:00am and 4:00pm. Wine tastings are first come first serve.

Where can I purchase your wine?

For now as we have limited stock, we are predominatly selling our wine from Highgate. If you live too far too visit us, we can happily deliver wine to your door! Send your order and your delivery address to info@highgatewineestate.co.za 

Must I book?

Making a reservation at Highgate is essential. We only take reservations for lunch and wine. If you only want to do a wine tasting – it is first come first serve. 

Please email info@highgatewineestate.co.za to make your reservation.