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.

126 Wine Estates in Bottelary Hills

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Wine Tours & Tasting

Delaire Graff Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Situated on Botmaskop Peak along the Helshoogte Pass and once served as a lookout point for ships sailing into Table Bay Harbour. Farmers could start transporting ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Mobile Wine Tastings

Overnight? Accommodation in Constantia
Cape Wine Tasting specializes in Wine Experiences for corporate and private clients. Our team of sommeliers conducts fun and professional tastings in the comfort of ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
The allure of this exquisite wine estate is multi-faceted. It's about the magnificent natural surrounds that include mountains, fynbos, rivers and oceans…it's about ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Taste Reserve Wines at Waterford Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Vintage wines are rare in availability and even more rarely available by glass. The rarest opportunity of tasting a selection of vintage wines is available by ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Middelvlei Wine Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
On the outskirts of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's most picturesque towns and hub of the Cape's wine industry, a winding cobblestone driveway leads the visitor ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Backsberg Estate Cellars

Overnight? Accommodation in Franschhoek
Set in the garden on the sprawling grounds of the Backsberg Wine Estate, Backsberg restaurant is an alfresco experience during summer - moved indoors next to ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at Saxenburg Winery

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Experience Saxenburg in a glass. Discover the unique qualities of these award-winning wines in the relaxed atmosphere of the modern-styled tasting room. The ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Anura Vineyards

Overnight? Accommodation in Klapmuts
At the base of the Simonsberg Mountains, you’ll find the Anura Estate which has been owned and run by the Bouma family since 1989. What began as two blocks of ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Bellevue Wine Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
The farm was first acquired by Christoffel Groenewald in 1701, but its name was only changed in 1851 to Bellevue. The Morkel family have owned it for generations ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Beyerskloof Wine Farm

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
This farm was originally named Nooitgedacht and when Beyers Truter bought the farm, he became the sixth generation of Beyers to farm this land. Beyer’s Truter ...

Sports & Leisure / Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at Devonvale Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
If you’re a lover of golf and wine, I can’t imagine why you’d venture any further than Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate in Bottelary Valley. After a round of golf, ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Fort Simon Wine Estate

Overnight? Accommodation in Kuils River
This estate in the slopes of the Bottelary Hills has 61 hectares under vineyards, experiences much-needed sea breezes and is quite something to behold. You will ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Koelenhof Winery

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Koelenhof Winery started as a family run estate in 1941 in north Stellenbosch and first begun bottling wine in 1974. They were the first winery to produce white ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Koopmanskloof Winery

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Koopmanskloof is yet another wine estate which proves that age old wine traditions and hard work of a family makes for fine wines. Its legacy of wine can be traced ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

M'Hudi Wines

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
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 away from her war torn to ...

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