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

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

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

Guardian Peak Winery

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

Guardian Peak wines were produced to be enjoyed at anytime and wherever you so wish. It is made with the intention to compliment people ... 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

Asara Wine Estate

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

Asara originated in 1691 and was named Verdun when granted as a farm and in 1772. The Roux family bought it and retained it until 1995. The ... more information

Middelvlei Wine Estate

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

On the outskirts of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's most picturesque towns and hub of the Cape's wine industry, a winding cobblestone ... more information

Amani Vineyards

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

Amani is a small boutique winery with a personal touch and warmth located in Stellenbosch. The wine is made by Carmen Stevens who works ... more information

Beyerskloof Wine Farm

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

This farm was originally named Nooitgedacht and when Beyers Truter bought the farm, he became the sixth generation of Beyers to farm this ... more information

Kanonkop Wine Estate

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

JW Sauer originally bought Kanonkop. At the time, he was a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa. His ... 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

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

Kleinood Farm

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

The French Huguenot Jacob de Villiers came to the Cape in 1688 and bought the Boschendal wine farm between Franschoek and Stellenbosch. A ... more information

Spier Wine Centre & Shop

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

The Wine Centre is housed in an original Dutch gabled barn dating back to 1750 and it’s where wines from over 175 local wine estates, ... 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

M’Hudi Wines

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

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 ... more information

Grangehurst Winery

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

The Walker family has owned Grangehurst since 1973 after Eddie and Betty Walker emigrated from England to Cape Town. They named the farm ... more information

L’Avenir Wine Estate

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

Describing itself as “proudly South African with a touch of French flair”, French-owned L’Avenir Estate, situated in an area of the ... more information

Kaapzicht Wine Estate

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

Yet another gem you can find along Bottelary Road in the Stellenbosch district is Kaapzicht, which has been owned by the Steytler family ... more information

L'Olivier Wine and Olive Estate

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

Just 45 minutes away from the bustling city of Cape Town, will have you feeling as if you’ve been flung far in the countryside. You’ll see ... 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

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