Asara 5 Star Wine Estate
On an enchanting, three-century old wine estate (Anno 1691), only 4km from South Africa’s second oldest town, Stellenbosch, Asara Wine Estate has risen over the past seven years to become one of the Cape’s most exclusive Wineland destinations. Here, a spacious, modern 37 bed-roomed hotel, including 3 generous suites, opened in May, 2008.
Guests can indulge in five-star luxury accommodation, fine wine tastings, superb service, and gourmet & casual dining in either of the two restaurants, Raphael’s and Bistro & Tapas @ ASARA.
All facilities boast spectacular views, with their tranquil waterside setting, backed by the grandeur of the Stellenbosch- and Helderberg mountains and vineyards, providing an idyllic backdrop. Asara, with its warm, relaxed hospitality, is discreetly tucked away in the middle of the vines of this working wine estate, and is yet a mere 25min drive east from Cape Town’s International airport.
Named after Asara’s most prestigious wine, the Avalon Suite offers its valued guest a slice of opulence in the heart of the vineyards.
The stylishly decorated suite consists of a spacious king sized bedroom with a large walk-in cupboard, a luxurious en-suite bathroom fitted with a jet bath, as well as a private lounge with an open fireplace – perfect for those cold, winter nights.
Its private balcony offers spectacular views of the Estate’s well-maintained vineyards as well as panoramic views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains.
It is equipped with air conditioning, a fully stocked mini bar, hair dryer, electronic safe, satellite television and a DVD player as well as tea and coffee making facilities for your use
This unique three-storey tower is named after Asara’s Flagship wine, the Bell Tower, and will be the perfect end to your special day.
A spiral staircase links the spacious king sized bedroom to the luxurious bathroom, and to the lounge area with a romantic roaring fire.
It is equipped with air conditioning, a fully stocked mini bar, hair dryer, electronic safe, satellite television and a DVD player as well as tea and coffee making facilities for your use.
The Vineyard Suite consists of two stylishly decorated bedrooms, two bathrooms, a communal lounge and a private terrace that offers views of the Estate’s vineyards as well as panoramic views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains.
Perfect for the whole family, both rooms can either be made up with king sized, or twin beds, whichever bests suits your needs. The main en-suite bathroom has a bath and separate shower, whilst the second bathroom is equipped with a shower
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel has 18 Deluxe Rooms spread throughout the estate. Each stylishly decorated room has its own private balcony or terrace which offers spectacular views over the vineyards and surrounding mountains as well as en-suite bathroom facilities.
All bedrooms are equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, hairdryer, satellite television, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities as well as an electronic safe. All rooms can easily be converted from king sized to separate twin beds – whichever suits you best.
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel has 4 standard Courtyard Rooms situated in the heart of the main hotel. Each room is open plan with an en-suite bathroom and has its own private terrace overlooking the courtyard area. All bedrooms are equipped with mini bar, hairdryer, satellite television, telephone, coffee making facilities and electronic safe. These rooms can be double or twin bedded.
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel has 10 Classic Deluxe Rooms spread throughout the estate. Each stylishly decorated room has its own private balcony or terrace which offers spectacular views over the vineyards and surrounding mountains as well as en-suite bathroom facilities.
All bedrooms are equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, hairdryer, satellite television, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities as well as an electronic safe. All rooms can easily be converted from king sized to separate twin beds,
To ease the stress of travelling, or just to simply pamper yourself, why not let us arrange for our on-staff qualified masseur Keith Whittle to work out your knots for you in the privacy of your own room or in the Therapist Treatment Room. We can also arrange for a locally based beauty therapist to provide you with expert cosmetic services at the hotel .Please contact reception to make a booking. Please note that beauty therapists need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance to ensure availability
For your comfort we have a selection of pillows available to suit every need. All our pillows are anti allergic.
Hungarian Goose Down (70% Goose feathers and 30% small feathers)
Standard pillow – Rectangular Pillow (45 x 75)
Fine Fibre (Anti Allergic Foam Pillow)
Standard Pillow – Rectangular Pillow (45 x 75)
King Pillow (available in room) – Rectangular Pillow (45 x 90)
Continental Pillow – Square Pillow (78 x 78)
Duck Down (70% Duck feathers and 30% small feathers)
King Pillow – Rectangular Pillow (45 x 90)
Super Down (40% Duck feathers and 60% small feathers)
Standard pillow (available in room) – Rectangular Pillow (45 x 70)
Continental Pillow – Square Pillow (78 x 78)
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel not only offers the highest standard of accommodation and service, but we also pride ourselves on providing premier levels in dining, using only the finest and freshest ingredients.
We have various different venues on the estate including the main Asara restaurant, Raphael’s, the more informal Bistro & Tapas @ Asara as well as our Sansibar Cigar & Whisky lounge.
For more detailed information on our dining venues and for booking information, please click on the sub menus provided.
Asara’s main restaurant offers classic European style cuisine ranging from very easy & light snacks to the finest of dishes, using only the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients, including seafood. The environment is relaxed and informal with a touch of elegance, perfect for enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner on the estate.
The three private dining rooms within the restaurant (Chef’s Table, Amber Terrace Room & our Belvedere) are ideal for small private functions or intimate dinners for those special occasions
Bistro & Tapas @Asara
The Bistro & Tapas @Asara serves light Tapas style meals alongside some more rustic Bistro fare, which allows you to enjoy an array of flavours whilst you try the award winning Asara wines available by the glass. The menu is designed in such a way that you are able to enjoy a number of different tasters without overindulging – perfect for a light lunch, early supper or anytime in between!
Named after a famous bar on the luxurious Island of Sylt, the Sansibar Cigar & Whisky lounge has a flair of its own…
Sit inside the cosy lounge or outside on the relaxing terrace and enjoy the tranquil, spectacular views whilst sipping on a dram of the finest single malt whiskeys or enjoying an indulgent cigar.
“Sansibar has become a favourite day-time or after-dinner spot for guests wanting a light snack, incredible coffees or for thos who are looking to indulge in a cigar from the built-in humidor , alongside a dram of the finest single malt whisky,” says Horst Frehse, general manager of Asara
About Our Wines
Asara Wine Estate prides itself on being “Out with the Ordinary”…
We strive to produce a range of award winning wines that can please a diverse collection of palettes – from the discerning wine connoisseur to the every day wine drinker – and have become, according to the renowned John Platter wine guide “one of the Cape’s latest success stories…”