Things To Do in StellenboschStellenbosch Hills
Where? Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
When? Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00
Saturday and General Public Holidays from 10h00 to 15h00
How? Call +27 (0)21 881-3828
How much? Price on request
Stellenbosch Hills originated from the Vlottenburg Co-op which was founded in 1945. Wine was bottled under the Vlottenburg label, but as soon as Vlottenburg became known as a portion of terroir, the name changed in 2003.
Stellenbosch Hills has a 66 year wine making history. And fine wine at that. The cellar master, PG Slabbert, will tell you that you can earn the loyalty and trust of a consumer when you over-deliver on quality at a reasonable price. He joined Stellenbosch Hills in 1997, became the cellar master in 2003 and says the “uniqueness of the wine” interests him most. The man in charge of wine production is winemaker, Juan Slabbert, who first fell in love with winemaking during his first harvest abroad in 2002. He worked as Winemaker for five years at Nuy Winery in Worcester, but loves the wide variety of cultivars he gets to work with here at Stellenbosch Hills. He enjoys the creativity of winemaking and can utilise his ‘instinct or gut-feel without using a recipe book” to produce great wine. The tasting experience here is a pleasurable one given that six wines are paired with biltong and droëwors. A first in South Africa, so go and see what they’re on about.