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

Meinert Wines

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

When winemaker Martin Meinert first bought the farm in1987 it was just as Remainder of Farm 78 in Stellenbosch. It was planted to Cabernet ... more information

Devon Hill Winery

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

At Devon Hill, they believe in taking a very hands-on approach to their winemaking in order to ensure superb wines. Behind all the magic, ... more information

Uva Mira Vineyards

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

The view from these unique high altitude vineyards is something to behold. Situated between 420 and 620 meters above sea level on the ... more information

Vriesenhof Vineyards

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

Vriesenhof has a history dating back to the early eighteen century where its south facing slopes are perfectly positioned to produce wines ... more information

Mostertsdrift Noble Wines

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

Mostertsdrift is a 13ha farm that can be found in Stellenbosch. If you’re driving along the R304, turn into Koelenhof Road and this is ... more information

Dalla Cia

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

Giorgio moved to South Africa with his family in 1974 and it turned out to be the best move for him and for South African wine. He produced ... more information

Die Bergkelder Wine Centre

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

Bergkelder means ‘cellar in the mountain’ and was built along the very steep Papegaaiberg mountain slopes. The mountain was named after the ... more information

Do a Tour of the Cape Winelands

Where: Cape Winelands
How much (per person): Price on request

Join Gary Flynn of Cape Discovery Tours for a full day of Wine tasting and touring the beatiful Cape Winelands. Cape Town Discovery is an ... more information

Cape Hutton Wines

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

A wine representing the perfect synergy between man and the environment can be found in Cape Hutton Wines. You’ll locate it with the scenic ... 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

Nietvoorbij Wines

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

Amidst the lush oaks, you’ll see a small sign letting you know that the experimental cellar of Agricultural Research Council (ARC) ... 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

De Trafford Winery

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

De Trafford Winery can be found perched between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg slopes on the Mont Fleur farm. When the Trafford family ... more information

Bubbly and Sweet Treats

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

'Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!' ~ Winston Churchill, WWI . Imagine what Winston ... more information

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

Annandale Wine Estate

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

Annandale is the oldest farm in the Helderberg Valley. Nine years after Governor Simon van der Stel first discovered Stellenbosch on ... more information

Hazendal Wine Estate

Where: Kuils River
How much (per person): Price on request

Situated beside the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch is a farm where vines were first planted 312 years ago. 1994 saw Dr Mark Voloshin and ... more information

Meerlust

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

The original estate owner, Henning Huising, first settled here in 1693 upon realising just how beautiful this piece of land was. It was ... 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

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

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