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

Ken Forrester Vineyards

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

The Forrester family bought the Scholtzenhof farm in 1993, restored the 17th century homestead and replanted vines. A year later the Ken ... more information

Overgaauw Wine Estate

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

Overgaauw wine estate was formed part of a larger piece of land owned by Abraham van Velden’s ancestors since 1783. When his grandfather ... more information

Kyburg Boutique Wine Estate

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

This boutique wine estate in the Devon Valley is owned by Fred and Rosmarie Reust who bought the farm in 1998. The decided to replant the ... more information

Audacia Wines

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

The 32 hectare from of Audacia can be found within the thriving wine region of Stellenbosch. You know that when a wine estate is located ... more information

Wine Tasting at Muratie Wine Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R101 to R200

Calling all wine lovers! Muratie Wine Estate is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa with the farm dating back to 1685. The ... more information

Koelenhof Winery

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

Koelenhof Winery started as a family run estate in 1941 in north Stellenbosch and first begun bottling wine in 1974. They were the first ... more information

Jordan Wine Estate

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): Free to browse

The dynamic duo, Gary and Kathy Jordan, took over a farm with a 300 year history from his parents Ted and Sheelagh. His parents purchased ... more information

Vrede Wines

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

You will find Vrede Wine Farm located in the heart of the Stellenbosch against the eastern slopes of the Bottelary wine region beneath the ... more information

Villiera Wines

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

This family-owned estate was started in 1983 by cousins Simon and Jeff Grier who immediately set about replanting varietals of a classic ... 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

Malanot Wines

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

From a young age, owner Marius Malan was exposing to wine making practices. He grew up on a farm named Staart van Paardeberg where his Dad ... 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

Koopmanskloof Winery

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

Koopmanskloof is yet another wine estate which proves that age old wine traditions and hard work of a family makes for fine wines. Its ... more information

Chabivin

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

You would be mistaken to pass this hidden gem by. The friendly winemaker Hendrik Snyman will greet you warmly and introduce you to their ... more information

Simonsig Wine Estate

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

In 1688 French Huguenot Jacques Malan arrived in the winelands and signalled the beginning of a journey for the Malan family. The late ... more information

Brampton Wine Studio

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

After Wellington producer-wholesaler DGB (Douglas Green Bellingham) purchased Brampton wines from Barlow, the home and a trendy one at that ... more information

Alto Wine Estate

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

Alto’s beginnings start in 1693, where it was part of a farm named Groenrivier (Green River). In 1919 owner, Hennie Malan, divided the ... more information

Post House Wines

Where: Somerset West
How much (per person): Price on request

In 1981, Hermann Gebers bought the farm which is now known as Post House. He planted vineyards in place of the tobacco and bush vines ... more information

Summerhill Boutique Wine Farm

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

The origin of Summerhill lies with JG Snyman who was granted the farm in 1837. He had discovered the fertile soil on the slopes of ... more information

Dewaal Wines

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

The Cape Dutch homestead on Uiterwyk farm which was the last outpost (the literal meaning of its name) on the road between Stellenbosch and ... more information

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