The farm derives its charming name from the legendary colony of tortoises that was found in the vlei in the 1800’s. The beautiful piece of land was dubbed Skilpadvlei and has been in the hands of the Joubert family since 1917. Today, fourth generation Willie Joubert upholds the proud family tradition of harnessing the rich potential of the land with a dedicated commitment to quality. Skilpadvlei is a fully operational 78ha farm. 55ha comprises of our lush vineyards, while 3ha is dedicated to our olive groves.
In 2007, father and son Bill and Nick Spotswood, the former retired from an international confectionery business and the latter a civil engineer from Polokwane, bought a Blaauwklippen Road property in Stellenbosch’s ’Golden Triangle’ They inherited a young vineyard with Chardonnay, Shiraz, Viognier, and a rare-South -Africa red wine varietal, Durif. The first bottling of this unique grape was in 2011.
The wines in the range are sourced from vineyards in the Breede River valley, characterised by vineyards which flourish on alluvial valley soils with adequate drainage as they rest on a bed of river stones. Located east of the Drakenstein Mountains, it is a warm climate region that can be very dry and arid in some places.
For 321 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Through centuries there were periods when wine was produced, but for the last 32 years our family have specialized in producing only red wine with the focus on Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot.
We would like people who drink our wines to experience the estate, our soils, our slopes, our vines and our terroir. Wine should be experienced and not merely drunk and we endeavour to make every bottle of our wine a memorable experience.
We believe wine is made in the vineyards, and our goal is to allow the vineyards to express themselves by interfering as little as possible.
The name “Quoin Rock” traces its origins to the Agulhas area, where Quoin Point is the second most southerly point, after Cape Agulhas itself.
In historical Latin terms, ‘quoin rock’ means ‘cornerstone’; the cornerstone being a fundamental piece of the foundation of buildings constructed throughout history. The cornerstone was laid first and set the precedent for where the following stones would be placed and eventually where the building would be erected.
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The exclusive winery of Peter Falke is nestled against the majestic slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, South Africa. Groenvlei Farm is home to rambling magenta bougainvillea, delicate scented roses and wild lavender growing alongside carefully cultivated vineyards.
Due to some heritage, careful planning, and a large amount of good fortune we are the custodians of a small corner of Stellenbosch, tucked away in the mountains in an area known as Banghoek. We believe we have some of the finest terroir in South Africa, with some magnificent views, and a truly unique and beautiful setting.
Originally a partnership between brothers Bruwer and Jasper Raats, with their father Jasper Snr as viticulturist that passed away in 2009. Cousin, Gavin Bruwer Slabbert joined Bruwer as Winemaker and Viticulturist in 2009 and this relationship has seen Raats Family Wines flourished.
Tucked into the exquisite Knorhoek Valley north of Stellenbosch, Muratie Wine Estate, under the stewardship of Rijk Melck and his family, has been at the heart of a lot of passionate debate. This debate is centred largely around the desire to protect a century’s old wine experience that is a magnet for wine lovers around the world.