Wine Estates & Winelands of the Stellenbosch Berg

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Stellenbosch Berg Wine Estates

Stellenbosch is an integral part of the Cape Winelands, being the home of a vast array of the wines that have earned this region such acclaim amongst wine connoisseurs. It has a mountainous topography, with a number of the exquisite wine farms situated both in the valley and in the surrounding mountains.

The hills and mountains of Stellenbosch include Simonsberg, Papegaaiberg (Parrot Mountain), Groot Drakenstein, Jonkershoek and Die Twee Pieke (or The Twin Peaks). The soils of this area range from clay to dark alluvial, and the incline of the mountains makes for an ideal setting in terms of the irrigation and drainage of vineyards.

The Simonsberg Mountain boasts a unique range of soils, which makes the producing of wine grapes especially interesting. This diversity in soils means that the wines of this mountain are equally varied. The higher up the mountain the wine farms are, the cooler the weather. This slows down the maturing of the grapes and adds character to the final product.

The Groot Drakenstein Mountain enjoys hot, dry summers and cold winters, often accompanied by snow on the caps. Its upper peaks are known to be the wettest place in the country. This combination is an important ingredient to the grapes and, of course, wines produced here.

For more information about this wine route see Stellenbosch Wine Routes 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 Stellenbosch Berg.
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Where to Stay in Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Du Toitskloof, Franschhoek, Gouda, Groot Drakenstein, Klapmuts, Paarl, Pniel, Simondium, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh and Wellington, so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find an establishment to suit your requirements.

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Stellenbosch Berg Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

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

Villiera Wines

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

This family-owned estate was started in 1983 by cousins Simon and Jeff Grier who immediately set about replanting varietals of a classic ... 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

Hartenberg Wine Estate

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

A man by the name of Christoffel Esterhuizzen became the first owner of ‘Het Hartenberg’ in 1704 and planted vines throughout the farm ... more information

Dalla Cia

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

Giorgio moved to South Africa with his family in 1974 and it turned out to be the best move for him and for South African wine. He produced ... more information

Post House Wines

Where: Somerset West
How much (per person): Price on request

In 1981, Hermann Gebers bought the farm which is now known as Post House. He planted vineyards in place of the tobacco and bush vines ... more information

Simonsig Wine Estate

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

In 1688 French Huguenot Jacques Malan arrived in the winelands and signalled the beginning of a journey for the Malan family. The late ... 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

Kaapzicht Wine Estate

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

Yet another gem you can find along Bottelary Road in the Stellenbosch district is Kaapzicht, which has been owned by the Steytler family ... more information

Clos Malverne Wine Estate

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

Colonel JW Billingham originally named the farm Malvern Heights after the surrounding hills of Malvern in England. When Seymour Pritchard ... more information

Koelenhof Winery

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

Koelenhof Winery started as a family run estate in 1941 in north Stellenbosch and first begun bottling wine in 1974. They were the first ... more information

Guardian Peak Winery

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

Guardian Peak wines were produced to be enjoyed at anytime and wherever you so wish. It is made with the intention to compliment people ... more information

Devon Hill Winery

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

At Devon Hill, they believe in taking a very hands-on approach to their winemaking in order to ensure superb wines. Behind all the magic, ... more information

Malanot Wines

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

From a young age, owner Marius Malan was exposing to wine making practices. He grew up on a farm named Staart van Paardeberg where his Dad ... more information

M’Hudi Wines

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

M’hudi comes from the Setswana word, ‘Mohudi’ which means ‘harvester’. A great African story tells the tale of a heroine, M’hudi who ran ... 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

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

Visit Simonsberg Cheese Shop

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Free to browse

The Cape is known for its fabulous wines, which have won a number of awards around the world. However, this part of South Africa also ... more information

Cape Station Winery

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

Within the golden triangle of Stellenbosch is where you’ll find the Cape Station Winery. It was first opened in 2007. This wine estate pays ... more information

Oldenburg Vineyards

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

Adrian Vanderspuy purchased Oldenburg Vineyards in 2003 which was originally a working fruit farm and with whom his grandmothers both had ... more information

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