Wine Tours Swellenam




Esona – Xhosa for 'The very One' - is a husband & wife owned winery nestled beside the Breede River on the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale in the Robertson Wine Valley.


Esona is a boutique winery, producing limited release wine from hand picked grapes by single vineyards. Our century old cellar tasting venue is where we offer wine tastings of our single vineyard limited release wines in grape specific RIEDEL crystal glasses.

We also have on offer:
A Taste the Difference experience in our candle-lit underground "Kuip" to be booked in advance. | 076 343 5833


Compare the wines in Riedel grape specific glasses with an ordinary wine glass, vertical wine tasting of Esona wines & pairings of wine, fruit preserves, chocolate, music and art.

Our upstairs has a small but enticing menu that supports local products that we use in our platters and sandwiches. It also has a large deck surrounded by vineyards and overlooking the Breede River with views to the distant mountains. Our standard tastings are done on the deck or inside in front of our fire on cold days.

Caryl’s Bistro at Esona was recently announced as a Klink Awards Nominee for the Best Deli on a Wine Farm. And it serves delicious food made with local ingredients! Guests can enjoy their meal while taking in the spectacular vineyard and Breede River views.