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Stellenbosch Wine RouteAs the second oldest town in South Africa, Stellenbosch is steeped in history. The wine estates surrounding the town were all established many hundreds of years ago and the wine making tradition runs deep. Some of the most acclaimed wines in the world have been produced on these estates – combine this heritage with the beautiful surroundings and the typical Cape Dutch architecture and you have a recipe for a most enjoyable tour. Following are some of the major estates on the route:

Blaauwklippen Wine Estate is one of the oldest in the Stellenbosch winelands having been established in 1682. The estate is very likely the most beautiful in the area with a lovingly preserved manor house and an adjoining “Jonkerhuis” erected more than 200 years ago. It is set on the Blaauklip River on the lower reaches of the Papagaaiberg Mountains. Learn more …
Delheim Wine Estate traces its origins way back to 1699 when Cape Governor, Willem Adriaan van der Stel granted title to 25Ha of land on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains to a German, Lorenz Kamfer. Learn more …
Rust en Vrede Wine Estate, founded in 1694 by the Cape Governor of the time, Willem Adriaan van der Stel, has a rich history. The first vineyards were planted in 1730 but 200 years later the farm fell into a state of neglect. It was acquired by Jannie Engelbrecht, the ex Springbok rugby player, in 1977 and the first wine of the modern era was produced in 1979. Learn more …
Neethlingshof Wine Estate, dating back to 1705 when it was known as De Wolvendans, is situated in the heart of the historic Stellenbosch Wine Route. Charles Marais acquired the farm in 1788 and his wife, Maria, was responsible for establishing the winery and building the estate into a formidable operation. Learn more …
Spier Wine Estate is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine route about 40 Km from Cape Town. Apart from producing award winning wines Spier is well known for doing things differently.Learn more …

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