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

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

Delvera Wine Estate

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

Delvera is way more than a wine estate, but an entire village in the vineyards. You will find so much more than just wine to sample. There ... 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

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

Neil Ellis Winery

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

Neil Ellis was seen the first négociant in the Cape, buying fruit from vineyard sites and specifically matching grape to soil. Neil Ellis’ ... 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

Wine and Nuts

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

A little nuts, nuts about wine or nut sure - the 'Nuts about Wine' tasting offered at Stellenbosch Hills Wine Estate will pair your nutty ... 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

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

Devonair Wine Estate

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

Devonair is owned by Leon and Rina de Wit who purchased it in 2003 with the aim of transforming it into a fine boutique wine estate ... more information

Stellenzicht Vineyards

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

Barendt Hendrikse was the first owner of Stellenzicht in 1692 when it formed part of a larger farm named Rustenburg. At the time, Simon van ... 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

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

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

Backsberg Estate Cellars

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

Set in the garden on the sprawling grounds of the Backsberg Wine Estate, Backsberg restaurant is an alfresco experience during summer - ... 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

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

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

Morgenhof Wine Estate

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

Amongst the families with winemaking experience arriving from La Rochelle, an export harbour for famous Cognac brandies, was the ... more information

Stellekaya Wines

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

In the heart of the winelands, you will find a wine estate who names the wines according to the stars. Stellekaya is a privately owned ... more information

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