Thelema Mountain Vineyards

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

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Wine Tours & Tasting Cape Winelands

Where? Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

When? Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00.
Saturday from 10h00 to 15h00.

How? Call +27 (0)21 885-1924

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Stellenbosch, in Western Cape

The fruit farm of Thelema was bought was the Mclean family in 1983. Gyles and Barbara Webb found the farm atop the Helshoogte Pass making it one of the coolest wine farms in Stellenbosch. There were no vines, only plum, apple and pear orchards under cultivation. After testing the soil, the new owners began converting it into a wine farm.

The Cape Dutch farmhouse was restored, farm workers housing was renovated and mountainside cleared. About 45 hectares is planted to vine including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache and Pinot Noir. Sutherland apple orchard was also purchased in Elgin Valley. All fruit from Sutherland is vinified at Thelema and bottled under Thelema Sutherland label.

The name Thelema comes from a tale written by 16th century French writer Rabelais. He tells a tale of the Abbey of Thelema where people could live in freedom, people were beautiful and dressed in the finest satins. It was a place of lush fields, big libraries and splendid landscapes.

The cellar master gives suggested aging times for each of the wine. Whilst the Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 should’ve peaked in 2011, the Thelema Rhine Riesling 2008 should peak in 2012. Visit their winery overlooking the Drakenstein Mountains and get your R25 tasting fee back upon any purchase of wine.

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

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Stellenbosch

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