Stellenbosch

Wine Route Dining at Blaauwklippen Vineyards

Blaauwklippen was founded in 1682 by Gerrit Jansz Visser, but it wasn’t until 1688 that the first vineyards were planted in the fertile soil of the estate. Jump forward to 1899, when famed businessman and politician Cecil John Rhodes became the owner of Blaauwklippen, but only for one day! In 1971 the renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route was founded, with Blaauwklippen as one of the first members.

Our next dinner evening in Stellenbosch takes place on Thursday 27 July and you will be able to experience their beautiful wines, a new release as well as some of their gin.

Nooitgedacht Wine Estate

Nooitgedacht Estate has specialised in exquisite, hand-crafted weddings for over 25 years.

Fritz and Venita Wirth started hosting magnificent, memorable weddings on the Estate in 1986, and the celebrations keep getting more magical each year.

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Winelands Bridal Fair


Winelands Bridal Fair, the Cape’s most renowned, exclusive and upmarket bridal show is happening for the seventh year at the beautiful new venue Nooitgedacht Estate in Stellenbosch.

Winelands Bridal Fair is set to take place on 15-16 July 2017 and will once again offer those who are planning their wedding (or even a special event or birthday party) access to everything they need for their special day, all under one roof.

Bein

Bein Wine's vineyard is ideally suited for growing Merlot. It is situated on the cooler southern slopes of Stellenbosch's Polkadraai Hills, and is blessed with deep and highly weathered granite soils. The climate is Mediterranean with dry, sunny summers and sufficient rainfall in winter. And the proximity to the coast, with its beautiful panoramic view over False Bay, ensures refreshing breezes and sufficient air humidity. This is particularly important during the warm South African summer for a slow and even ripening of the fruit.

Bein

Clovelly

The beautiful historical town of Stellenbosch lies at the centre of South Africa's premier wine-producing area and boasts a winemaking tradition that goes back to the beginning of the 17th century. The town of Stellenbosch has two training facilities for winemakers and this is where many of the country's most successful winemakers has studied. Conditions are particularly well suited to many of the noble vine varieties. The Hutton and Clovelly soils of the valley floors give way to more granite soils on the mountain slopes; average annual rainfall varies from 600-800 mm.

Clovelly

Meinert

We rely on Devon Crest Vineyards as the source for our red wines. The property lies on the slopes of Devon Valley’s northern ridge and rises from 200m to 310m above sea level. The whole site has a southerly aspect and grand views of False Bay, which is approximately 30km away, and the mountains surrounding Stellenbosch. The soils are chiefly deep decomposed granite and have a red-brown or terra cotta colour. They contain a high percentage of clay (about 30%) which is well dispersed throughout the profile and aids with water retention.

Meinert

Sijnn

A beautiful pioneering wine estate in the middle of nowhere at the end of a long, dusty, bumpy road at the Southern tip of Africa. When David and Rita Trafford visited the Malgas region for the first time in 2000, they were blown away with the incredible soils specifically in the Lemoentuin area and immediately set about finding a suitable property to purchase.

Sijnn

Plaisir

The soaring peaks of the Simonsberg Mountain have long served as a guardian to the birth, renaissance and continuing triumph of our Paarl wine estate. It is on the rolling foothills of this majestic mountain that vineyards thrive, producing grapes of exceptional richness that would have found favour with our Huguenot founder, Charles Marais.

Plaisir

Vriesenhof

At Vriesenhof, the art of winemaking is a fascinating journey that begins in the vineyards and ends with the enjoyment that accompanies a raised glass. Follow this journey and you will most certainly pause for reflection in the solitude of the Vriesenhof cellars. Traditional wood maturation methods combine effortlessly with modern fermentation processes.

Vriesenhof

Vredenheim

The Vredenheim Wine Farm in Stellenbosch is no ordinary wine farm! There’s something for everyone at our family-owned estate.

Experience our superb range of wines with wine tastings in our tasting room, or paired with the excellent dishes at our popular restaurants on the estate: Hudson’s Restaurant and Barrique Restaurant.

Our unique Big Cats Park is home to lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah and caracal.

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