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

Bellevue Wine Estate

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

The farm was first acquired by Christoffel Groenewald in 1701, but its name was only changed in 1851 to Bellevue. The Morkel family have ... more information

Topaz Wines

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

The Topaz Wine Company is about more than just great wines. They will take you on journey in learning to appreciate, taste, serve and ... more information

Slaley Wine Estate

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

Vet, ship-buyer and land owner, Charles Hunting, started the Hunting Company in 1874. Amongst his many ventures into aviation and defence ... more information

Koopmanskloof Winery

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

Koopmanskloof is yet another wine estate which proves that age old wine traditions and hard work of a family makes for fine wines. Its ... more information

The Vilafonte Winery

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

The Vilafonté winery is positioned in Stellenbosch at Bosman’s crossing, at the slopes of the mountain.Michael Ratcliffe is the co-founder ... 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

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

Wine & Biltong Tasting

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

'Bil' means buttocks and 'tong' means strip in Dutch, together they term strips of lean buttocks meat which is salted, air-dried/sun-dried ... more information

Dombeya Wines

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

Rianie Strydom took over the wine-making reigns at Dombeya in 2005 and she has continually brought fine wines to South Africa which has ... more information

Mostertsdrift Noble Wines

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

Mostertsdrift is a 13ha farm that can be found in Stellenbosch. If you’re driving along the R304, turn into Koelenhof Road and this is ... 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

Alluvia Winery

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

Alluvia is truly a wine estate that has it all and then some. Only 6.5km from Stellenbosch, it is on the Helshoogte Pass in the Banhoek ... more information

Kleine Zalze

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

‘Kleine Zalze wines are marked by classical structure and complexity matched by a vibrant flavour intensity.’ The key factors in creating ... 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

Annandale Wine Estate

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

Annandale is the oldest farm in the Helderberg Valley. Nine years after Governor Simon van der Stel first discovered Stellenbosch on ... more information

Make Your Own Wine at Stellenrust

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

Come and visit Stellenrust Wine Estate, where you will have the unique opportunity to make your own wine! You will pick your own grapes, ... more information

Cape Hutton Wines

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

A wine representing the perfect synergy between man and the environment can be found in Cape Hutton Wines. You’ll locate it with the scenic ... more information

Wine Tasting by Bicycle

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

South Africa's only carbon negative tour of the Winelands with Bikes ' n Wines. These tours are targeted at young-hearted and ... 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

Lyngrove Wine Estate

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

Lyngrove is a wine estate that prides itself on Cape hospitality. Nestled between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, you’re bound to receive a ... more information

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