Tulbagh

Montpellier Wine Estate

Wine Tours & Tasting in or near Tulbagh, Cape Winelands in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in TulbaghMontpellier Wine Estate

Wine Tours & Tasting Breede River Valley

Where? 2.5km North-West of Tulbagh, Breede River Valley, Western Cape

When? Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00.
Saturday from 09h00 to 12h00.
Sunday & Public Holidays by appointment.

How? Call +27 (0)23 230-0656

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Tulbagh, in Western Cape

Montpellier was established in 1714 surrounded by the Montténére mountains also known as ‘the mountain of fear’. Huguenots Jean Imbert and Jacques Theron lived not far from the city of Montpellier before fleeing to Tulbagh. When the governor of the Cape Maurits Pasques de Chavonnes granted the land to him in 1714, he named it Monpellier.

The farm went from being grazing land, having the first vineyard and fruit-tree orchard planted and having their first commercial vineyards laid out in the 1890’s. The Theron family owned the farm for the next 100 years.

Sémillon, Riesling, French grape and Cinsaut were some of the first cultivars grown. De Wet added another three cultivars to the list - Gewürztraminer, Rhine Riesling and Chenin Blanc. After the 1969 earthquake in Tulbagh, De wet Theron restored his ancestral home. When Johannesburg advocate, Lucas van Tonder, took over the farm in 2001, he turned the old homestead into a guesthouse, built a wedding chapel and placed six thoroughbred horses on the land. When you visit, you can enjoy the horse trails on one of their ten horses. Or take a picnic basket and enjoy a scenic hiking trail.

To view more wine estates in the region see Tulbagh Wine Estates or see South African Wine Estates for a general overview and links to other wine producing regions.

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