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

Uva Mira Vineyards

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

The view from these unique high altitude vineyards is something to behold. Situated between 420 and 620 meters above sea level on the ... more information

JC le Roux

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

The house of JC le Roux saw its beginnings when French Huguenot Jean le Roux first started planted vines in 1704. In total he planted 8000 ... more information

Sylvanvale Vineyards

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

Grapes have been grown on this property since the 1960’s and to this day, harbours some of the best vineyards in the region. These ... more information

Stellenbosch Hills

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

Stellenbosch Hills originated from the Vlottenburg Co-op which was founded in 1945. Wine was bottled under the Vlottenburg label, but as ... more information

Stellenbosch Wine Bus

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R501 to R1000

A half day tour on the Stellenbosch Wine Bus leaves from Beau Joubert Winery which is a 350 year old winery and moves onto De Morgenzon. ... more information

Beyerskloof Wine Farm

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

This farm was originally named Nooitgedacht and when Beyers Truter bought the farm, he became the sixth generation of Beyers to farm this ... 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

Quoin Rock Winery

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

Quoin Rock got its name from Quoin Point in the Agulhas region which happens to be the second most southerly point of Africa after Cape ... more information

Dornier Wine Estate

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

Dornier offers superb food wines which include mostly single variety wines such as Chenin blanc, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot and a ... more information

Delheim Cellar

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

Delheim is situated in the Simonsberg region and is owned by ‘Spatz’ Sperling and his family. Its origins go back to the 1930s when Hans ... 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

Taste Reserve Wines at Waterford Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R101 to R200

Vintage wines are rare in availability and even more rarely available by glass. The rarest opportunity of tasting a selection of vintage ... more information

Nietvoorbij Wines

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

Amidst the lush oaks, you’ll see a small sign letting you know that the experimental cellar of Agricultural Research Council (ARC) ... more information

Audacia Wines

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

The 32 hectare from of Audacia can be found within the thriving wine region of Stellenbosch. You know that when a wine estate is located ... more information

Avontuur Wine Estate

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

On your way up to Avontuur Wine and Thoroughbred Estate, you will pass by the 40 horses’ paddocks before arriving at the cellar. The estate ... more information

Delvera Wine Estate

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

Delvera is way more than a wine estate, but an entire village in the vineyards. You will find so much more than just wine to sample. There ... more information

Le Riche Wines

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

You will find Le Riche Wines nestled in the breathtaking Jonkershoek valley near to the Hottentots Holland mountain range and the ... more information

The High Road Wines

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

The High Road wines owners are Les Sweidan and Mike Church. They focus on making Bordeaux style blended red wines. They purchase their ... more information

Mulderbosch Vineyards

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

When Larry Jacobs first bought the Mulderbosch farm in 1989 it was called ‘vuilplasie’ meaning ‘dirty little farm in Afrikaans. Positioned ... more information

Eikendal Wine Estate

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

The Saager family hailing from Zurich Switzerland have owned Eikendal since 1981. Once they saw the farm within the ‘Golden Triangle’ of ... more information

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