Winelands of Stellenbosch North
Cape Winelands in Style

Stellenbosch is arguably the wine capital of South Africa. Winemaking dates back to its settlement in the 17th century and remains the lifeblood of many of its people.

Where Winemaking Roots Run Deep

©David Rogers
Beautiful scenery at Zorgvliet Wine Estate in Stellenbosch north.

To the visitor, it offers a magnificent mix of history, natural beauty and warm hospitality. Its hills and mountains provide a variety of soils and micro-climates that make wine quality across the board a given. 

The northern reaches of the district are defined by the craggy Simonsberg mountain and its foothills: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Klapmutskop and Bottelary.

Here you’ll find historical Cape Dutch estates, old family farms and ultra-modern wineries, steeped in the tradition of winemaking and a newfound dedication to conservation and community upliftment.

By Wendy Toerien


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