Stellenbosch Mountains 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.

An hour inland of Cape Town, 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.

131 Wine Estates in the Stellenbosch Mountains

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Wine Tours & Tasting

Taste Reserve Wines at Waterford Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Vintage wines are rare in availability and even more rarely available by glass. The rarest opportunity of tasting a selection of vintage wines is available by ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Middelvlei Wine Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
On the outskirts of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's most picturesque towns and hub of the Cape's wine industry, a winding cobblestone driveway leads the visitor ...

Wine Tours & Tasting / Fine Dining

Backsberg Estate Cellars

Overnight? Accommodation in Franschhoek
Set in the garden on the sprawling grounds of the Backsberg Wine Estate, Backsberg restaurant is an alfresco experience during summer - moved indoors next to ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at Saxenburg Winery

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Come and discover wines which been created by Nature and crafted by our Cellar Master, Nico Van der Merwe to produce that special quality that can be tasted in each ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Anura Vineyards

Overnight? Accommodation in Klapmuts
At the base of the Simonsberg Mountains, you’ll find the Anura Estate which has been owned and run by the Bouma family since 1989. What began as two blocks of ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Bellevue Wine Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
The farm was first acquired by Christoffel Groenewald in 1701, but its name was only changed in 1851 to Bellevue. The Morkel family have owned it for generations ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Beyerskloof Wine Farm

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
This farm was originally named Nooitgedacht and when Beyers Truter bought the farm, he became the sixth generation of Beyers to farm this land. Beyer’s Truter ...

Sports & Leisure / Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at Devonvale Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
If you’re a lover of golf and wine, I can’t imagine why you’d venture any further than Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate in Bottelary Valley. After a round of golf, ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Dormershire Wine Estate

Overnight? Accommodation in Kuils River
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 Shirley and formed an ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Fort Simon Wine Estate

Overnight? Accommodation in Kuils River
This estate in the slopes of the Bottelary Hills has 61 hectares under vineyards, experiences much-needed sea breezes and is quite something to behold. You will ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Koelenhof Winery

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Koelenhof Winery started as a family run estate in 1941 in north Stellenbosch and first begun bottling wine in 1974. They were the first winery to produce white ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Koopmanskloof Winery

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Koopmanskloof is yet another wine estate which proves that age old wine traditions and hard work of a family makes for fine wines. Its legacy of wine can be traced ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Louiesenhof Wines

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Stefan Smit’s great grandfather bought Louisenhof which formed part of Koopmanskloof in 1896. Wheat, cattle and grapes were farmed and brandy was distilled since ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

M’Hudi Wines

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
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 away from her war torn to ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Goede Hoop Wine Estate

Stay? Stellenbosch Accommodation
If you find yourself in the Bottelary Hills, pop into the beautiful Goede Hoop wine farm for a tasting. Just off the old road between Kuils River and Stellenbosch ...

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