Description: Positioned on the foothills on the Simonsberg Mountains, Anura boasts a wide variety of soils, slopes and microclimates. This allows us to grow a wide selection of cultivars, some uncommon in South Africa, and to match each cultivar with its ideal soil and microclimate. With each passing harvest, we learn more about our soils and vineyards and refine our vineyard and cellar practices in order to create the finest wines for our unique terroir. Our passion is red wine, and with plantings of Mourvédre, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Malbec, among more classic, locally grown varietals, we aim to produce handcrafted wines for individuals who are looking for something unique and distinctive. At Anura, we aim to produce wines which combine the robust fruit of the New World with the elegance and complexity of Old-World winemaking styles. Wagon Trail Brewery, the latest addition to the Anura collection, is a microbrewery, with a capacity of a 500litre batch brew, offering a selection of craft beers as well as a brewpub.
Dining: Our industrial style brewpub allows you to sample our selection of craft beers while witnessing the beer making process in action and enjoying our menu comprising of hand-produced charcuterie, cheeses and laidback gastro-pub style foods. Think grass-fed beef burgers, pork belly, hot wings and rotisserie chicken. When the sun comes out, all this can be enjoyed on our expansive deck overlooking the Lillypad pond. Brewed on the site of the old route used to service the trading post at Cape Town harbour in 1819, our beer pays homage to those who forged the original wagon trail and their enduring quest for refreshment. Each of our finely crafted beers is an ice-cold, thirst-quenching tribute to our pioneering spirit. Every unexpected twist, a salute to those trailblazers who break the rules for rewarding results. Distinctive, daring and always adventurous – enjoy one of our golden brews – we’d like to think we’re still making history. Anura is also home to Forest Hill Cheese which produces a range of artisanal white mould, soft and mature style cheeses. Established in 2000, Forest Hill began production of wonderful rich flavoured, creamy white moulds cheeses, namely Camembert and Brie. The specific focus is to produce a style of Camembert and Brie that is more flavourful, creamy and rich than the commercial, new world style but at the same time not as overly ripe and mature as the “old world French” style.
Activities: Wine Tasting, Restaurant, Cellar Tours