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Stellenbosch is located within the Coastal Region in South Africa’s Western Cape province. It is perhaps the most prestigious of the country’s wine regions. 
The area is named for the town that was settled in the mid 1670s with the establishment of the Dutch East India Company. The French Huguenots soon came to the region and planted vineyards. By the time the British controlled South Africa in the 1800s, this fledgling wine industry was beginning to boom. The British were pleased to have a source of good wine at a time their on-again-off-again relationship with France was on a downswing. But Britain and France kissed and made up again, and then Phylloxera struck by the end of the century. This double-whammy put a cork in the works for a long while. 
The University of Stellenbosch and its wine education program was established in 1918. In 1925, Dr. William Charles Winshaw established the Stellenbosch Farmer’s Winery (SFW) association to promote Read more »

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  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Morgenhof Estate

    The illustrious Morgenhof Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains outsi...

  • Delaire

    Delaire's unique location on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Mountain Pass is noted for its...

  • Longridge

    Whenever there's a moment worth celebrating, there's Longridge. Prized wine estate, deliciously...

  • Robertson Winery

    Our winery has a long-standing tradition of dedicated grape-growing families, some of whom are 4t...

  • Neethlingshof

    A unique, kilometer long pine avenue, highly visible as you approach Neethlingshof Estate, and re...

  • Morgenster Estate

    The 300-year-old wine estate was once part of the thriving farm, Vergelegen, owned by Cape Gov...

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Stellenbosch on Snooth

  • Interesting tasting DV. You were pretty much all over with the Cabs which I ... ... in style. Don Melchor, Stellenbosch, BC and QC together would have been really interesting. Should have thrown in a Bordeaux to Read More

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  • Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2014


    The Boekenhoutskloof Cab (with 8% Cabernet Franc) is a gem. It is medium dark in the glass with a bouquet of soft brambleberry, vanilla and cream; entry is smooth, integrated and perfect for immediate drinking; finish is long, satisfying and shows style. 93. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • On Saturday afternoon, Zufrieden and I went to a fellow wine aficionado's ... 2014 Boekenhoutskloof "Stellenbosch" (92% cs, 8% cab franc).I decanted and brought a 2012 Quilceda Creek "CVR" (83% cs, 11% merlot, 4% cf, 1% pv, 1% malbec)  and I brought a 2008 Stormy Weather (Napa, 100% cs).(The Stormy Weather is made by Cameron Woodbridge, who li... Read More

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  • Fleur du Cap Pinotage Bergkelder Selection 2015


    Pours a semi clear garnet/ruby red and coats the inside of the wineglass with an oily film that produces slow moving legs. The aroma is fruit forward, with strawberry and cherry, along with slightly oaked spice, and overall it is smooth on the nostrils. The flavors are also fruit driven (more cherry, strawberry and even blackberry), smooth oak... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Pinotage 21 Gables Spier Stellenbosch 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Waterford Sauvignon Blanc 2008


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    Wine review by Jerry Brenner

  • Brampton Shiraz 2008


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    Wine review by carden911

  • Mooiplaas Chenin Blanc Bush Vines Stellenbosch 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Kanonkop Estate Wine Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


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  • Muratie Wine Estate Port Blend Stellenbosch Cape Vintage 2014


    Appearances of black cherry coloration with hints of residue around the rim of my port glass...nice legs that dribble down the side of the inside of the glass. Aromas of licorice, oaked dark fruit, slight booze, Earthy berry tones and a mild lingering finish of mulberry, cranberry and dark cherries. Flavors that follow suit, with blackberry, b... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Stellenbosch-really a destination all on its own.Too much to see and taste .A few names, but many others are gems too: Amani,Graff Delaire,Fort Simon,Hartenberg, Meerlust,Mooiplaas,Muratie,Rust en Vrede,Rustenberg, StellenRust... Scenic,historical,lively,contemporary...

    Comment by 86215dickjan 86215 dickjan

  • Suggestions Please, I am travelling to South Africa next month and would appreciate suggestions of which wineries to visit in the Stellenbosch area. Thank you!

    Comment by 727130kristinek 727130 kristinek

  • Fantastic place to visit and drink wine..the best.

    Comment by 592911Bruno Nobre 592911 Bruno Nobre

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