Idiom Vineyards, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West   |   021 858 1088 

Idiom is a Celebration of Wine & Words

Idiom is an award-winning wine estate in the heart of the Helderberg range. This southernmost part of the Stellenbosch wine region provides the backdrop and the perfect climatic conditions for the incredible range of Idiom wines. A celebration of terroir, unusual varietals and masterful blends, Idiom is so-called because it is home to the Cape expression of so many European classics. The Cape Idiom, if you will.


The Idiom Wines restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday until 5pm for breakfast and lunch. We invite you to take a scenic drive through our vineyards up to Idiom to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal overlooking the beautiful False Bay peninsula. 


Our exceptional wines have been celebrated in various competitions – repeatedly winning the Top 5 Cape Blend in South Africa and recently garnering the national trophy at Michelangelo for the best Bordeaux-style blend. Let our wine experts take you on a taste experience.


 The Idiom Restaurant and Wine Tasting Centre invites guests to explore the diversity of a world of wine, expressed in a Cape Idiom.  Idiom offers dramatic 360 degree views of the False Bay Peninsula, a rugged mountain backdrop and picturesque sweeping vineyards of the Cape. Book a signature wine tasting or a table where you can enjoy a fine dining experience.


We have selected the freshest ingredients to allow you the best dining-in experience. Our menu includes several options, frozen meals and 3-course meals for you to enjoy at home. 

You can view our menu and order by clicking on the button below. We deliver directly to you – the Helderberg area only. 


With one of the most spectacular vineyards in the Cape and breathtaking panoramic views to set the stage, Idiom has hosted countless celebrations that embody one-of-a-kind exclusivity. Exceptional fine dining with award winning wines or high-end canapés served with bubbly as the sun sets. Whether it is for  a year-end business function, company away-day, private cocktail party, a small ceremony or a large-scale wedding, we will ensure it will be memorable.  

OUR featured WINES

  • Idiom SMV – Rhône Style Blend 2014

  • Idiom Wine SMV

    Idiom SMV – Rhône Style Blend 2013

  • Idiom Bordeaux Style Blend 2015

  • Idiom Zinfandel 2016



“There is a lot of room for expression and the ability to style wines in both a traditional way to appeal to clients looking for more reserved wines, and in a more modern way through bottling exceptionally aromatic single varietals.”
– Reino Thiart