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.

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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

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

De Morgenzon Wine Estate

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

De Morgenzon means 'the morning sun,' and got its name from bring the first portion of the Stellenboschkloof valley to see the sun. De ... 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

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 Bonheur Wine Estate

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

They built the homestead, a classic example of the H-shaped Cape Dutch style architecture of the 1820s, complete with its original doors ... 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

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

Bilton Wines

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

As with most wine estates in the Stellenbosch region, Bilton’s origins go back centuries. The first vines were planting in 1726. The old ... more information

L’Avenir Wine Estate

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

Describing itself as “proudly South African with a touch of French flair”, French-owned L’Avenir Estate, situated in an area of the ... 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

Amani Vineyards

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

Amani is a small boutique winery with a personal touch and warmth located in Stellenbosch. The wine is made by Carmen Stevens who works ... more information

Dormershire Wine Estate

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

This boutique wine estate is said to have been named after the previous owner’s wife and daughters. He shortened the names Doris, Merle and ... more information

Meinert Wines

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

When winemaker Martin Meinert first bought the farm in1987 it was just as Remainder of Farm 78 in Stellenbosch. It was planted to Cabernet ... more information

Camberley Wines

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

Camberley is a small winery along the Helshoogte pass beneath the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. It was a winery which came about from the ... more information

Wine Tasting at Stellenrust Wine Estate

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

Stellenrust is one of South Africa’s biggest family owned wine estates. It was founded in 1928 and culminates centuries of skills in wine ... more information

Van Rhyn's Brandy Distellery

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

Van Ryn’s began in Cape Town in 1845 and the distillery where the brandy is made was established in 1905. The original building is still in ... more information

Devon Rocks Wine Farm

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

Devon Rocks has established itself has a creator of fine Pinotage wines and began this journey in 2003. These wines have been produced to ... more information

Bonfoi Estate

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

Bonfoi estate’s original name was Aan den Weg which was the road joining the regions of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Ann den Weg was given ... 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

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

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