About Esona

Let us introduce you to the hand written story of Esona (Xhosa – “The very One”)…

Esona is a boutique winery, producing limited release wine from single vineyards nestled beside the Breede River in the Robertson Wine Valley.

Husband Rowan, and wife Caryl, found this 17 hectare jewel, situated between Robertson and Bonnievale as a place of relaxation from the busy city life. As all great things take time they developed this once before vegetable farm into nine hectares of vines in 2004 and bottled and released the first Esona wine in 2010. The farm is maintained by a small team that knows every vine through their hand-picking of the grapes.

The wine is crafted to capture the unique tastes of Esona’s grapes that nature has provided. Esona wine labels each have a unique tear on the top edge making each bottle distinct.

Our Old Cellar has been reconstructed  into a tasting venue with an underground cellar, ground floor wine tasting and upstairs deli with a small but enticing menu that focuses on supporting local products and food and wine pairing. It also has a large deck surrounded by vineyards and overlooking the Breede River.

Old Cellar tasting venue hours:

09h00 – 17h00 (Monday – Friday)
10h00 – 16h00 (Saturdays & Public Holidays)
Closed on Christmas & New Year’s Day.
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