Stellenbosch Wine

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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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

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  • Neethlingshof

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

  • Neil Ellis Wines

    Neil Ellis Wines differs from most South African wineries in that instead of owning vineyards we ...

  • Dellrust Wine Estate

    Lower-Rustenburg, home to Dellrust wines, is a historical farm in the Stellenbosch Helderberg are...

  • Rust en Vrede Wine Estate

    For 315 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Through ce...

  • Robertson Winery

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

  • Stellekaya Winery

    Stellekaya is a privately owned boutique wine producer situated in the heart of the Cape Wineland...

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Stellenbosch on Snooth

  • 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

  • Kindred a Family Made Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Boutinot 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2008


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Xavier Flouret Fynbos Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2016


    Clean and clear aromas of light peach, melon and steely lime. This has a pleasant creaminess to it with a honeyed note of pear, apple and peach with cool, lime zest and butter notes towards the long finish of aged cheese rind and oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2016


    Pear, green apple and melon aromas are nicely and expressively fruity. This has an initial earthy oak note and releases more fruit flavors of pear, golden berries and lime towards the finish where this turns slightly creamy and cool with a flash of apricot. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Demorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015


    Fresh apricot, apple and soft melon aromas. Buttery and creamy textured on entry, this has a pleasant lemon palate and medium-full body, finishing a bit herbal. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Keermont Vineyards Riverside Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2014


    Decadent cream and persimmon aromas with a touch of sea breeze on the nose. Though there is a nice fruit base of apple and melon, this is well oaked, with vanilla cream and oak spice rising through the midpalate towards the finish where it lingers imparting waves of wood spice and toast. Read More

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  • Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2014


    Peach, vanilla, lemon and mineral nose. This has a perfumed floral character in the mouth but the fruit is somewhat muted, resulting in a more austere, mineral driven palate that still comes with a fair bit of smoky vanilla oak toast. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2015


    Mariano's 3/2017. July 4th weekend, all gone (damn) and it was delicious. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Stellenrust Timeless 2010


    Dark cherry and hints of dark chocolate. Rather smoky though so might not be for all palates... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • 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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