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

Make Your Own Wine at Stellenrust

Where: Stellenbosch
How much (per person): R501 to R1000

Come and visit Stellenrust Wine Estate, where you will have the unique opportunity to make your own wine! You will pick your own grapes, ... more information

Vredenheim Wines

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

This farm is home to the Bezuidenhout family; a truly Afrikaans-speaking family who take hospitality very seriously and delight in making ... 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

Mulderbosch Vineyards

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

When Larry Jacobs first bought the Mulderbosch farm in 1989 it was called ‘vuilplasie’ meaning ‘dirty little farm in Afrikaans. Positioned ... more information

Delaire Graff Estate

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

Situated on Botmaskop Peak along the Helshoogte Pass and once served as a lookout point for ships sailing into Table Bay Harbour. Farmers ... 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

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

Rainbow’s End Wine Estate

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

After driving off the beaten track and enjoying breathtaking views of Banghoek Valley and slopes of Jonkershoek Mountain, you will totally ... more information

Knorhoek Estate

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

The fabulous Fertile Foothills of Simonsberg Mountain hold the original farm previously known as Kleygat (Clay-hole), now known as ... more information

Remhoogte Wine Estate

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

Murray and Juliet Boustred purchased Remhoogte in 1994. They planted new vineyards, restored the buildings on the property and built a new ... more information

Keermont Vineyards

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

Jan Jac van Dyk owned most of the land in the Blaauwklippen Valley in 1694. He was one of the first Europeans to recognise the potential of ... more information

Anatu Wines @ Stellekaya

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

Andre and Freda Hamersma’s dream of becoming winemakers began whilst they were working in Joburg as bankers. They first bought a ton of ... more information

Hartenberg Wine Estate

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

A man by the name of Christoffel Esterhuizzen became the first owner of ‘Het Hartenberg’ in 1704 and planted vines throughout the farm ... 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

Louiesenhof Wines

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

Stefan Smit’s great grandfather bought Louisenhof which formed part of Koopmanskloof in 1896. Wheat, cattle and grapes were farmed and ... more information

Quoin Rock Winery

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

Quoin Rock got its name from Quoin Point in the Agulhas region which happens to be the second most southerly point of Africa after Cape ... 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

Hawksmoor At Matjieskuil

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

A restored historic wine cellar with a tasting room and wines marketed as ‘Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil’, this wine estate can be found on 220 ... 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

Wine & Biltong Tasting

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

'Bil' means buttocks and 'tong' means strip in Dutch, together they term strips of lean buttocks meat which is salted, air-dried/sun-dried ... more information

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