Wine Estates & Winelands of the Stellenbosch Berg

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Stellenbosch Berg Wine Estates

Stellenbosch is an integral part of the Cape Winelands, being the home of a vast array of the wines that have earned this region such acclaim amongst wine connoisseurs. It has a mountainous topography, with a number of the exquisite wine farms situated both in the valley and in the surrounding mountains.

The hills and mountains of Stellenbosch include Simonsberg, Papegaaiberg (Parrot Mountain), Groot Drakenstein, Jonkershoek and Die Twee Pieke (or The Twin Peaks). The soils of this area range from clay to dark alluvial, and the incline of the mountains makes for an ideal setting in terms of the irrigation and drainage of vineyards.

The Simonsberg Mountain boasts a unique range of soils, which makes the producing of wine grapes especially interesting. This diversity in soils means that the wines of this mountain are equally varied. The higher up the mountain the wine farms are, the cooler the weather. This slows down the maturing of the grapes and adds character to the final product.

The Groot Drakenstein Mountain enjoys hot, dry summers and cold winters, often accompanied by snow on the caps. Its upper peaks are known to be the wettest place in the country. This combination is an important ingredient to the grapes and, of course, wines produced here.

For more information about this wine route see Stellenbosch Wine Routes or view the individual wine estates of this region below.

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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 Stellenbosch Berg.
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Where to Stay in Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Du Toitskloof, Franschhoek, Gouda, Groot Drakenstein, Klapmuts, Paarl, Pniel, Simondium, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh and Wellington, so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find an establishment to suit your requirements.

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Stellenbosch Berg Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

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

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

Alto Wine Estate

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

Alto’s beginnings start in 1693, where it was part of a farm named Groenrivier (Green River). In 1919 owner, Hennie Malan, divided the ... more information

Chabivin

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

You would be mistaken to pass this hidden gem by. The friendly winemaker Hendrik Snyman will greet you warmly and introduce you to their ... 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

Tokara Winery

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

In 1994 GT Ferreira purchased the Tokara farm for residential purposes. But that was until the wine-making potential of this land was ... 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

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

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

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

Bartinney Cellars

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

Once described as the most beautiful valley on earth by a Harrods Director who first established the estate in 1920. The Manor House speaks ... more information

Delheim Cellar

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

Delheim is situated in the Simonsberg region and is owned by ‘Spatz’ Sperling and his family. Its origins go back to the 1930s when Hans ... more information

Warwick Wine Estate

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

After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel William Alexander Gordon of the Warwickshire regiment settled on a farm in 1912. He dubbed it Warwick, ... 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

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

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm

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

The Joubert family have owned Skilpadvlei since 1917. The farm name originates from a colony of turtles that was roamed the land. ... more information

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate

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

Rust en Vrede was established about 315 years ago by the Cape Governor Willem Adrian van der Stel. The homestead was built in 1780 and the ... 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

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

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

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