Top 10 Off the Beaten Track Wineries in Stellenbosch

Top 10 Off the Beaten Track Wineries in Stellenbosch

Traveling abroad and taking in the very best of what South Africa has to offer has to include a trip to Stellenbosch. Nestled between the Cape Dutch buildings, this small university town is surrounded by the iconic Cape Winelands. Along with the historic oak trees, winding back roads, and art galleries there are several Stellenbosch wineries that can really give you a taste of what South Africa has to offer.

The Cape Winelands are known for their vast vineyards and incredible range of wineries. Because Stellenbosch wineries are more of an expansive experience, there’s so much more to offer the average traveler than wine. If you are traveling to South Africa and want to see the 10 best Stellenbosch wineries to visit this countdown can help you uncover the best that this region has to offer.

De Meye

http://www.demeye.co.za

Belonging to the Myburgh family for five generations, this winery is an experience that must be experienced first hand in order to be truly appreciated. Located down a dirt road along the famous Stellenbosch Wine Route, De Meye is one of most prestigious boutique wineries in South Africa. You won’t find much fuss, nor glitter. They believe that elegance lies in simplicity, and beauty in realness.

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DeMorgenzon

http://www.demorgenzon.co.za

For a truly unique experience in Stellenbosch, there’s fewer places that can offer more than DeMorgenzon. Combining small winery elements with a private and personal tasting area, you can even hear Baroque music playing through the vineyards 24/7 because they believe that the power of music positively influences the ripening process.

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De Trafford

http://www.detrafford.co.za

Located along the historic Mont Fleur farm, the De Trafford winery is nestled atop of the dramatic valley above Stellenbosch. With a limited production scale and the finest attention to detail, there’s not many wineries that can offer a better taste of South Africa.

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Jordan Wine Estate

http://www.jordanwines.com

This iconic winery dates back to the early 1700s and has a large range of classic wine varieties to choose from. From grape to soils and slopes, the variety here is stunning and you are sure to find this estate as one of the best Stellenbosch wineries in your travels.

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Keermont Vineyards

http://www.keermont.co.za

Nestled between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountain ranges, this winery has a selection that’s unmatched elsewhere. With a firm belief in the natural process of winemaking, this winery can offer an experience that can connect you with nature as well as please the palette.

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Kleinood

http://www.kleinood.com

Steeped in tradition and part of the Stellenbosch lore, Kleinood wines are as much a part of the valley as their farm is. ‘Kleinood’ is an Afrikaans word from Dutch and German origin meaning something small and precious. This is exactly what Kleinood means to them and precisely what it is – a small farm, very dear to their hearts, specializing in the production of only a Syrah based red wine, a single vineyard Syrah and small production of Viognier and Syrah Rosé as well as de Boerin extra virgin olive oil.

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Oldenburg

https://www.oldenburgvineyards.com

Tucked away into the mountain range of Stellenbosch, Oldenburg winery is run by an independent family who aims on making the finest wines in the valley. The handcrafted small quantities of both red and white wines are made from grapes grown on the stunning estate. Located in the range of mountains known as Banghoek, the changes in elevation give Oldenberg an advantage when it comes to fine wines.

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Reyneke

http://www.reynekewines.co.za

As one of the first biodynamic Stellenbosch wineries and vineyards in South Africa, the Reyneke winery can offer an incredible range of flavors and wines to enjoy. Back when the Reyneke farm first began as ‘Uitzicht’ in1863, there were no chemicals or technological advancements. Just the land and nature. Uitzicht (which is the Dutch for ‘View’) is perched overlooking Stellenbosch and False Bay. It has north, east and south facing slopes. The best land is planted with vines and the remainder complements the vineyards with pasture, compost-making and pockets of wilderness.

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Stark-Condé

http://www.stark-conde.co.za

Located in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch, this winery makes full use of the valley with grades and elevations that go from 150 to 600 metres. The award winning wines are hand-crafted in small volumes using traditional methods: hand sorting, open-top fermentations, hand punchdowns and manual basket pressing. All the Stark-Condé wines are bottled without fining and filtration. This wide range allows for the most interesting tastes and blends that Stellenbosch wineries can offer.

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Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards

http://uvamira.com

When the name of this winery is translated it literally means “The Wonderful Grape” and this is one of the Stellenbosch wineries that you must visit during your travels. Full of charm and rich in heritage this winery can offer more than just amazing wine, it’s an experience in and of itself. Not to mention some of the most incredible views in Stellenbosch.

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2 Responses to “Top 10 Off the Beaten Track Wineries in Stellenbosch”

  1. Sussi Galley on

    Hello! Please ass me you your mailing list. My company, Livingstone Safaris, bring tourists to SA from USA and Sweden who love spending time wine tasting and I will share your ideas with them.
    Thank you

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    • Brittany Hawkins on

      Hi Sussi, thanks for getting in touch! We’ve got over 22 experiences to choose from but please email us at info@exploresideways.com or call us at +27 079 6071978 to book a bespoke experience at no extra cost. We look forward to hosting your guests! – Brittany

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