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

Fort Simon Wine Estate

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

This estate in the slopes of the Bottelary Hills has 61 hectares under vineyards, experiences much-needed sea breezes and is quite ... 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

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

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

Grangehurst Winery

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

The Walker family has owned Grangehurst since 1973 after Eddie and Betty Walker emigrated from England to Cape Town. They named the farm ... more information

Le Pommier Wine Estate

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

Le Pommier meaning ‘The Apple Tree’ in French is situated on the 300 year old Zorgvliet farm and used to be an apple orchard. The farm was ... 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

Morgenhof Wine Estate

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

Amongst the families with winemaking experience arriving from La Rochelle, an export harbour for famous Cognac brandies, was the ... 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

Zorgvliet Wine Estate

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

Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodge and Spa is an historic farm dating back to 1692 and was first owned by Casper Wilders. When Peter Rhymer took over ... 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

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

Mooiplaas Wine Estate

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

Mooiplaas means ‘beautiful farm’ and is located on the northern slopes of the Bottelary Hills. The court’s messenger, Christoffel ... more information

Bottelary Hills Wine Centre

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

Come and visit the information gateway to all the fantastic vineyards and products that you may find along the beautiful bottelary hills ... more information

Die Bergkelder Wine Centre

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

Bergkelder means ‘cellar in the mountain’ and was built along the very steep Papegaaiberg mountain slopes. The mountain was named after the ... 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

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

Meerlust

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

The original estate owner, Henning Huising, first settled here in 1693 upon realising just how beautiful this piece of land was. It was ... more information

Spier Wine Centre & Shop

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

The Wine Centre is housed in an original Dutch gabled barn dating back to 1750 and it’s where wines from over 175 local wine estates, ... 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

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