Wine Estates & Winelands of the Bottelary Hills

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Bottelary Hills Wine Estates

Nestled amidst the idyllic beauty of the Cape Winelands is the Bottelary Hills region, home to a number of acclaimed wine farms as well as to the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. This area (including Stellenbosch) was founded by explorer Simon van der Stel (the first mixed-race Governor of the Cape) in 1679. It was under his leadership that farms in the Bottelary Hills region were allocated.

When they discovered how well suited to vineyards this countryside was, it soon became blanketed with grape vines that produced fruits for the finest wines. Hence, it was at the turn of the 18th century that the wine industry began in Bottelary Hills. Today, it is thriving. Some of the well-known wine farms of the area include Hartenberg, Goede Hoop, Hazendal and Kaapzicht.

Bottelary Hills is a mere 40 kilometres from the heart of Cape Town, which continues to be one of the world’s top tourist destinations. There is an endless variety of things to do and see in this major city centre, which balances well with the picturesque tranquillity of Bottelary Hills and the Stellenbosch area. The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre showcases the Bottelary Hills Wine Route (which is part of the larger Stellenbosch Wine Route).

World-class wines are on offer for tastings and purchasing. There is an information centre as well as a facility to enjoy wines by the glass, instead of having to purchase an entire bottle. This is an important resource for the local wine producers as they are able to expose their unique and renowned flavours to the world. Regular events (such as summertime wine tasting evenings) are held at this centre. The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre (part of the newly developed Devon Place) is on the corner of the R304 and M23.

For more information about this wine route see Stellenbosch Wine Routes (including Bottelary Hills) or view the individual wine estates of this region below.

Durbanville ACCOMMODATION Durbanville Accommodation Bellville Accommodation Beillville ACCOMMODATION Brackenfell ACCOMMODATIO Brackenfell Accommodation Stellenbosch Accommodation Stellenbosch ACCOMMODATION Bellevue Wine Estate Bellevue Wine Estate Beyerskloof Wine Farm Beyerskloof Wine Farm Devonvale Wine Estate Devonvale Wine Estate Dormershire Wine Estate Dormershire Wine Estate Fort Simone Wine Estate Fort Simone Wine Estate Goede Hoop Wine Estate Goede Hoop Wine Estate Groenland Wine Estate Groenland Wine Estate Hartenberg Wine Estate Hartenberg Wine Estate Hazendal Wine Estate Hazendal Wine Estate Kaapzicht Wine Estate Kaapzicht Wine Estate Koelenhof Winery Koelenhof Winery Koopmanskloof Winery Koopmanskloof Winery Louisenhof Wines Louisenhof Wines mHudi Wines mHudi Wines Monterosso Wine Estate Monterosso Wine Estate Mooiplaas Wine Estate Mooiplaas Wine Estate Villiera Wines Villiera Wines Vrede Wines Vrede Wines Bottelary Hills Wine Centre Durbanville Wine Estates Greater Simonsberg Estates Stellenbosch Valley Wine Estates Somerset West Accommodation Bottelary Hills Wine Centre Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil Mulderbosch Vineyards Mulderbosch Vineyards Mostertdrift Noble Wines Mostertdrift Noble Wines Devon Rocks Wine Farm Devon Rocks Wine Farm Clovelly Wines Clovelly Wines Devonair Wine Estate Devonair Wine Estate Devon Hill Winery Devon Hill Winery Sterhuis Wines Sterhuis Wines
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 Bottelary Hills.
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Bottelary Hills Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Neil Ellis Winery

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

Neil Ellis was seen the first négociant in the Cape, buying fruit from vineyard sites and specifically matching grape to soil. Neil Ellis’ ... 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

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

Amani Vineyards

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

Amani is a small boutique winery with a personal touch and warmth located in Stellenbosch. The wine is made by Carmen Stevens who works ... more information

Wine Tasting at Saxenburg Winery

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

Come and discover wines which been created by Nature and crafted by our Cellar Master, Nico Van der Merwe to produce that special quality ... more information

Neethlingshof Wine Estate

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

When making your way to Neethlingshof, you will have the pleasure of driving through an avenue of stone pines a kilometre long. Not only ... more information

Le Riche Wines

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

You will find Le Riche Wines nestled in the breathtaking Jonkershoek valley near to the Hottentots Holland mountain range and the ... more information

Sylvanvale Vineyards

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

Grapes have been grown on this property since the 1960’s and to this day, harbours some of the best vineyards in the region. These ... more information

Tokara Winery

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

In 1994 GT Ferreira purchased the Tokara farm for residential purposes. But that was until the wine-making potential of this land was ... more information

Bonfoi Estate

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

Bonfoi estate’s original name was Aan den Weg which was the road joining the regions of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Ann den Weg was given ... more information

L’Avenir Wine Estate

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

Describing itself as “proudly South African with a touch of French flair”, French-owned L’Avenir Estate, situated in an area of the ... more information

Wine Tasting at Hidden Valley Wines

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

For those who love to go slightly off the beaten track in search of the lesser-known gems, then Hidden Valley is a place you have to ... 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

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

Devonair Wine Estate

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

Devonair is owned by Leon and Rina de Wit who purchased it in 2003 with the aim of transforming it into a fine boutique wine estate ... more information

The High Road Wines

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

The High Road wines owners are Les Sweidan and Mike Church. They focus on making Bordeaux style blended red wines. They purchase their ... more information

Middelvlei Wine Estate

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

On the outskirts of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's most picturesque towns and hub of the Cape's wine industry, a winding cobblestone ... 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

Devon Rocks Wine Farm

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

Devon Rocks has established itself has a creator of fine Pinotage wines and began this journey in 2003. These wines have been produced to ... 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

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