Named after the protective bay that shelters breeding Southern Right whales in the cool Cape winter months, Whalehaven is a boutique winery situated in Hemel-en-Aarde, just outside Hermanus, that creates a delightful array of wines that intrigue and tantalise the palate. Our artisan winery offers an array of hand crafted wines and produces exceptional Merlot, Cabernet Franc as well as site-specific Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Our winery is situated on the Whale Coast, one of the most beautiful sections of coastal land in South Africa. In 1995, the history of Whalehaven began. Whalehaven is the third oldest wine estate in the Hemel-en-Aarde, after Hamilton Russell and Bouchard Finlayson. We have created exceptional wines at the boutique cellar at the entrance to the Valley for nearly three decades. We have a strong reputation for crafting a classic range of wine largely made from French single varieties, particularly a world-class Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Our iconic logo echoes the philosophy of the winery to carefully nurture our wines in barrel, until the perfect time for them to be released. The wines honour the Southern Right Whale and their breeding habits that are celebrated across the Hermanus region from the beginning of July annually.
Visit us at the entrance to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Wines that are a triumph of nature