Settled on the banks of the Eerste River amid a wilderness landscape fringed by glorious mountains lies Stellenbosch, South Africa’s leading wine region in the Cape Winelands.
Regarded as the epicentre of South African wine, it was in Stellenbosch that the country’s first wine route was established in 1971 – providing a catalyst for the now prospering wine and travel industry.
South Africa wine regions have become the ninth-largest producers of wine in the world, while the lure of an African adventure – where wine tours can accompany breathtaking landscapes, exciting safaris and memorable cuisine – attract visitors from all over the world to sample some of the finest wines that the southern hemisphere has to offer.
Award winning wineries litter the gently rolling hills, from Helderberg in the south to the lower slopes of Simonsberg Mountain in the north, and wine tasting in Stellenbosch typically takes place in the estate’s old colonial buildings
Stellenbosch is the birthplace of South Africa’s signature Pinotage, a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault that is rarely found anywhere else in the world, although Cabernet Sauvignon is the region’s most widely planted grape – and has come to gain recognition on the international stage, often accompanied with Merlot to create a Bordeaux blend.
Award winning wineries litter the gently rolling hills, from Helderberg in the south to the lower slopes of Simonsberg Mountain in the north, and wine tasting in Stellenbosch typically takes place in the estate’s old colonial buildings.
Our local experts can arrange exclusive Stellenbosch wine tasting experiences at a range of the most highly acclaimed estates in the region:
Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Winelands Experience - Wine making is a centuries-old pastime in Cape Town, and there is no shortage of estates that are well-known for the craft. This tour introduces you to the signature wines of the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch regions, and treats you to a bit of history along the way.
Exploring Stellenbosch's Quirky Side Experience - Our day will be kept active, exploring Stellenbosch from a quirky perspective as we explore the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve on two wheels before delving deeper into the heart of Stellenbosch on foot to learn about the history of this Cape Dutch Town.
Stellenbosch Winelands Experience - Stellenbosch holds the honour of being the most well-known town in South Africa. History, culture, natural beauty, sport and education have made the name 'Stellenbosch' resonate around the globe. However, wine has and continues to make Stellenbosch famous.
Exploring the Musical Vines & Sculptures of Stellenbosch - A day of contrasts and discoveries awaits you in the winelands today as we explore the Musical Vines and Sculptures in and around Stellenbosch.
Check out our destination page for more information on what South Africa has to offer the world of wine tourism before planning a Stellenbosch wine tasting experience that will satisfy every one of your senses.