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

Dombeya Wines

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

Rianie Strydom took over the wine-making reigns at Dombeya in 2005 and she has continually brought fine wines to South Africa which has ... more information

Peter Falke Wines

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person):

The Falke family has been doing business in South Africa since 1969. German born, Franz-Peter Falke’s dream to own a farm came true when he ... more information

Topaz Wines

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

The Topaz Wine Company is about more than just great wines. They will take you on journey in learning to appreciate, taste, serve and ... 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

Dormershire Wine Estate

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

This boutique wine estate is said to have been named after the previous owner’s wife and daughters. He shortened the names Doris, Merle and ... more information

De Morgenzon Wine Estate

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

De Morgenzon means 'the morning sun,' and got its name from bring the first portion of the Stellenboschkloof valley to see the sun. De ... more information

Clovelly Wines

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

Clovelly Wines can be found in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, an area renowned for its superb wines. This area boasts a winemaking ... more information

Alluvia Winery

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

Alluvia is truly a wine estate that has it all and then some. Only 6.5km from Stellenbosch, it is on the Helshoogte Pass in the Banhoek ... 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

Wine and Chocolate at Waterford Estates

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

A day in the country side can soothe most symptoms of stress. A glass of wine can dissolve most moments of misfortune. A mouthful of ... more information

Ernie Els Wines

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

When arriving at Ernie Els you’ll first encounter huge granite boulders, ponds beside the path all filled with Koi fish. You can continue ... more information

Thandi Wines

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

Thandi began in Elgin in 1995 and its name is the Xhosa word for ‘nurturing love’. It is the first wine brand to receive Fairtrade ... 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

Le Bonheur Wine Estate

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

They built the homestead, a classic example of the H-shaped Cape Dutch style architecture of the 1820s, complete with its original doors ... more information

Usana Wines

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

Usana wines can be found on Klein Welmoed farm outside of Stellenbosch. It is owned by brothers J. P and Pierre Winshaw. Usana is a Xhosa ... more information

The Vilafonte Winery

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

The Vilafonté winery is positioned in Stellenbosch at Bosman’s crossing, at the slopes of the mountain.Michael Ratcliffe is the co-founder ... more information

Avontuur Wine Estate

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

On your way up to Avontuur Wine and Thoroughbred Estate, you will pass by the 40 horses’ paddocks before arriving at the cellar. The estate ... more information

Le Pommier Wine Estate

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

Le Pommier meaning ‘The Apple Tree’ in French is situated on the 300 year old Zorgvliet farm and used to be an apple orchard. The farm was ... 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

Slaley Wine Estate

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

Vet, ship-buyer and land owner, Charles Hunting, started the Hunting Company in 1874. Amongst his many ventures into aviation and defence ... more information

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