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Doran Vineyards offers family- and child-friendly farm accommodation between Paarl and Riebeek Kasteel

Paarl Farm Stay

Family-friendly, self-catering farm accommodation in the winelands near Paarl, Durbanville, Wellington and Riebeek Kasteel.

Unwind, explore and reconnect at our three farm cottages in Paarl’s Voor Paardeberg winelands. Perfect for families of all ages, children love our outdoor activities including cycling, kayaking and farm animal feeding, while adults enjoy our unfiltered country air, fine wines, and uninterrupted views of the Voor Paardeberg and Swartland vineyards and mountains from a shaded verandah, from the pool or the hot tub, or from the top of the hill on our guided wine safari.

Proudly Paarl Wines

The home of elegant, artisanal, hand-nurtured wines, created by passionate people.

Every wine we make is a labour of love – grown in the unique Voor Paardeberg terroir near Paarl and the Swartland, rooted in ancient wine-making traditions, and inspired by our South African and Irish heritage. The vines are grown with care and attention in their natural biodynamic environment, which gives them the freedom to express their genetic character as well as exposure to full-bodied fruit flavours. We’ve planted our first vines in 1995. Since then, we’ve embraced innovation, expanding our collection with standout white wines like Chenin Blanc, Grenache, and Roussanne, along with captivating reds such as Grenache Noir and Durif. A carefully curated selection of fine wines which we hope will bring you joy and pleasure | About our wines | Buy wine

Paarl Farm venue for hire

Events, Celebrations & Meetings

The Doran Vineyards Clubhouse is an ideal function venue for engagement parties and intimate private events! The venue boasts stunning panoramic views of vineyards and mountains, creating a sophisticated setting perfect for intimate gatherings. Guests can relish the expansive gardens, ideal for capturing memorable photographs, or step inside to appreciate the charming interior with its modern country-style ambiance | Farm venue options
Irish-owned wine farm in Paarl, Cape Winelands, near Cape Town

Geography

The Paarl wine district is north of Stellenbosch. It’s near Wellington to the northeast. The area is surrounded by the Groot and Klein Drakenstein and Franschhoek mountains to the southeast.

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Climate

The Paarl region has a hot and dry climate, with little rain during the summer months. Dry farming is common, and the Atlantic sea air plays a crucial role in moderating the intense summer heat.

Stay at a wine farm in Paarl, near Cape Town

Terroir

The terroir naturally gives hearty, concentrated but fresh wines, ideal for serving with a variety of dishes including barbecued meats, game, and even bush meat!

Self-catering farm holiday accommodation near Cape Town

Grapes

We hand-nurture our grapes from vine to table, crafting elegant wines that are a joy to drink and share with family or friends.

Child-friendly activities, accommodation and farm stay in the Cape Winelands

Taste

We believe that each varietal is unique and should be celebrated. That’s why we focus on wines that have a full-bodied taste, accentuating the unique characteristics of each varietal.

Irish-owned wine farm with accommodation and child-friendly outdoor activities

Winemaking

We combine the tradition and passion of generations of winemakers with cutting-edge technology to produce luxurious wines that are a testament to our uncompromising standards.

Family-friendly farm holiday accommodation near Cape Town

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