Wine Estates & Winelands of the Bottelary Hills

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Bottelary Hills Wine Estates

Nestled amidst the idyllic beauty of the Cape Winelands is the Bottelary Hills region, home to a number of acclaimed wine farms as well as to the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. This area (including Stellenbosch) was founded by explorer Simon van der Stel (the first mixed-race Governor of the Cape) in 1679. It was under his leadership that farms in the Bottelary Hills region were allocated.

When they discovered how well suited to vineyards this countryside was, it soon became blanketed with grape vines that produced fruits for the finest wines. Hence, it was at the turn of the 18th century that the wine industry began in Bottelary Hills. Today, it is thriving. Some of the well-known wine farms of the area include Hartenberg, Goede Hoop, Hazendal and Kaapzicht.

Bottelary Hills is a mere 40 kilometres from the heart of Cape Town, which continues to be one of the world’s top tourist destinations. There is an endless variety of things to do and see in this major city centre, which balances well with the picturesque tranquillity of Bottelary Hills and the Stellenbosch area. The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre showcases the Bottelary Hills Wine Route (which is part of the larger Stellenbosch Wine Route).

World-class wines are on offer for tastings and purchasing. There is an information centre as well as a facility to enjoy wines by the glass, instead of having to purchase an entire bottle. This is an important resource for the local wine producers as they are able to expose their unique and renowned flavours to the world. Regular events (such as summertime wine tasting evenings) are held at this centre. The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre (part of the newly developed Devon Place) is on the corner of the R304 and M23.

For more information about this wine route see Stellenbosch Wine Routes (including Bottelary Hills) or view the individual wine estates of this region below.

Durbanville ACCOMMODATION Durbanville Accommodation Bellville Accommodation Beillville ACCOMMODATION Brackenfell ACCOMMODATIO Brackenfell Accommodation Stellenbosch Accommodation Stellenbosch ACCOMMODATION Bellevue Wine Estate Bellevue Wine Estate Beyerskloof Wine Farm Beyerskloof Wine Farm Devonvale Wine Estate Devonvale Wine Estate Dormershire Wine Estate Dormershire Wine Estate Fort Simone Wine Estate Fort Simone Wine Estate Goede Hoop Wine Estate Goede Hoop Wine Estate Groenland Wine Estate Groenland Wine Estate Hartenberg Wine Estate Hartenberg Wine Estate Hazendal Wine Estate Hazendal Wine Estate Kaapzicht Wine Estate Kaapzicht Wine Estate Koelenhof Winery Koelenhof Winery Koopmanskloof Winery Koopmanskloof Winery Louisenhof Wines Louisenhof Wines mHudi Wines mHudi Wines Monterosso Wine Estate Monterosso Wine Estate Mooiplaas Wine Estate Mooiplaas Wine Estate Villiera Wines Villiera Wines Vrede Wines Vrede Wines Bottelary Hills Wine Centre Durbanville Wine Estates Greater Simonsberg Estates Stellenbosch Valley Wine Estates Somerset West Accommodation Bottelary Hills Wine Centre Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil Mulderbosch Vineyards Mulderbosch Vineyards Mostertdrift Noble Wines Mostertdrift Noble Wines Devon Rocks Wine Farm Devon Rocks Wine Farm Clovelly Wines Clovelly Wines Devonair Wine Estate Devonair Wine Estate Devon Hill Winery Devon Hill Winery Sterhuis Wines Sterhuis Wines
Click on the wine glass on the map above to view details about the wine estate, or view the comprehensive list below of all wine-related things to do in the Bottelary Hills.
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Bottelary Hills Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Thandi Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Thandi began in Elgin in 1995 and its name is the Xhosa word for ‘nurturing love’. It is the first wine brand to receive Fairtrade ... more information

Keermont Vineyards

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Jan Jac van Dyk owned most of the land in the Blaauwklippen Valley in 1694. He was one of the first Europeans to recognise the potential of ... more information

L'Olivier Wine and Olive Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Just 45 minutes away from the bustling city of Cape Town, will have you feeling as if you’ve been flung far in the countryside. You’ll see ... more information

Self Drive Cape Town to Taal Monument

Where: Paarl
How much (per person): Free

Route: Cape Town, Stellenbosch (Muratie, Spier, Boschendal and other wine estates), Helshoogte Pass, Taal Monument Description: Explore ... more information

Louisvale Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

For all the Chardonnay lovers this is an estate for you. In the Devon Valley is where you’ll find Louisvale. When Hans Froehling and Leon ... more information

Vrede Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

You will find Vrede Wine Farm located in the heart of the Stellenbosch against the eastern slopes of the Bottelary wine region beneath the ... more information

Knorhoek Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The fabulous Fertile Foothills of Simonsberg Mountain hold the original farm previously known as Kleygat (Clay-hole), now known as ... more information

Hazendal Wine Estate

Where: Kuils River
How much (per person): Price on request

Situated beside the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch is a farm where vines were first planted 312 years ago. 1994 saw Dr Mark Voloshin and ... more information

Stellekaya Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

In the heart of the winelands, you will find a wine estate who names the wines according to the stars. Stellekaya is a privately owned ... more information

Longridge Winery

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Perched against the Cape Helderberg’s slopes, is a wine estate with breathtaking views over False Bay and the Stellenbosch Valley. ... more information

Wine Tasting at Hidden Valley Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

For those who love to go slightly off the beaten track in search of the lesser-known gems, then Hidden Valley is a place you have to visit. ... more information

Lievland Wine Estate

Where: Klapmuts
How much (per person): Price on request

Lievland is a family-run wine estate which dates back to 1715. The cellar was built in 1823 and the Cape Dutch house in 1828, both of which ... more information

Rozendal Winery

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

This Family Farm in Stellenbosch has been producing wines since 1983 using the old world French methods. Not only do Rozendal produce ... more information

Asara Wine Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Asara originated in 1691 and was named Verdun when granted as a farm and in 1772. The Roux family bought it and retained it until 1995. The ... more information

Sterhuis Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

When the farm was purchased in 1980, the aim was to upgrade the infrastructure and replant noble cultivars on various slopes to suit each ... more information

Marianne Wine Estate

Where: Klapmuts
How much (per person): Price on request

On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain outside of Stellenbosch, you’ll find rolling hills, grape vines, hospitality and superb wines at ... more information

Rustenberg Wine Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Vineyards have been growing on this farm since 1682. German Roelof Pasman started his farm here and his grandson Pieter Laubscher inherited ... more information

Neil Ellis Winery

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

Neil Ellis was seen the first négociant in the Cape, buying fruit from vineyard sites and specifically matching grape to soil. Neil Ellis’ ... more information

Warwick Wine Estate

Where: Klapmuts
How much (per person): Price on request

After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel William Alexander Gordon of the Warwickshire regiment settled on a farm in 1912. He dubbed it Warwick, ... more information

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Price on request

The Joubert family have owned Skilpadvlei since 1917. The farm name originates from a colony of turtles that was roamed the land. ... more information

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