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Enjoy the picturesque views of the Helderberg mountains whilst exploring our award-winning wines with a tasting and complementing charcuterie platters at our tasting room. Sit back and relax, glass in hand, by the fire, or outside soaking up the sun.
Stellenbosch Vineyards tasting (R30pp): Taste a selection of five wines, tasting fee to be waivered with any wine purchase.
Wines are available at cellar door prices at our tasting room. Visit Our Wines section for an overview of our distinctive portfolio of wines.
Food platters prepared by the restaurant, Bistro 13, is available to pair with the tastings. For groups of eight or more, please contact our tasting room to book your reservation. Please ensure that bookings are made and confirmed at least 48 hours in advance.
Welmoed Estate, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
GPS Coordinates: 33o59’26.24”S 18o46’00.23”E
Tel: +27 21 881 8062
Fax: +27 21 881 3102
Monday-Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00 - 17:00
Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Make the most of your visit to us and be responsible at the same time by using a private guided tour from La Rochelle Tours. Non-guided tour options also available.
Chef Nic van Wyk's Bistro 13 is situated adjacent to our tasting room. Guests can enjoy the view while enjoying a food and wine experience with classic roots and a focus on South African flavours.
Chef Nic van Wyk's past includes judge on KykNET's Kokkedoor show, as well as co-founder of Terroir restaurant.
The restaurant welcomes guests of all ages, with open grass and dream-weaver jungle gyms for children to play. The Munchkin Menu has healthy kids options, sausage with mash and peas, and fish fingers with ‘green’ (courgette) fries – all served on colourful plates. Ice cream chocolate sauce or jelly and custard should keep them happy too.
Breakfast R80 per person with a coffee
Lunch and Dinner: R280 for three courses (excluding wine)
Munchkin Menu available for kids.
The restaurant menu changes seasonally, with smaller changes also being made during seasons as produce becomes available.
Tel: +27 21 881 3044
Hours (Winter Season):
Lunch: Seven days a week, 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 18:30 - 21:30 (last orders 21:30)
Abraham's main task is to procure and blend the best possible wines for Stellenbosch Vineyards ranges, including big commercial sellers Arniston Bay and Versus. He's also involved in the barrel selection for the Credo and Stellenbosch Vineyards ranges.
He completed his Hons BSc in Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch and joined the company in 2004.
Abraham is also no stranger to accolades with a Best in Class at the International Wine and Spirits Awards for some of the earlier vintages of the Arniston Bay Chenin Blanc Chardonnay, proving that with careful winemaking, one can achieve excellence in a commercial brand.
"Every wine starts in the vineyards already with the selection of specific blocks. Each wine is tasted and blended so many times to get the right style that I lose count. Wine is as much a science as it is passion and trusting your instinct and your tasting capabilities."
Follow Abraham on Twitter: @abrahamwine
Bernard is responsible for primary production in the Welmoed cellar and oversees the whole winemaking process, from grape intake to bottle-ready wine. He completed his first harvest on Welmoed in 2000 while still a winemaking student at the University of Stellenbosch and joined the company in 2004. Some of his successes include the double gold Veritas stunner, the Credo Chenin Blanc 2010 and the limited release The Flagship Petit Verdot 2010.
His winemaking goal?
"Obviously one wants recognition for the quality of one's work and the way for this is probably to win a few accolades along the way. But honestly I just like to make great wines that always over-deliver and that can be enjoyed by everyone."
Follow Bernard on Twitter: @BernardWine
Sunny days and balmy nights, delicious pizza and great wine - the perfect combinations for a good time in the winelands. All these will be in evidence at this year’s inaugural Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival where you can enjoy a selection of superb wines paired with mouth-watering pizzas and live music.
A first of its kind in the Stellenbosch winelands, the festival took place on our picturesque Welmoed Farm, on 12 and 13 March 2016.
Tickets cost R120 per person and includes entry, a tasting glass, wine tasting coupons and the live entertainment. Book directly via www.webtickets.co.za.
What better way to spend a perfect day out in the winelands!
Our dream is to be the most admired South African wine business. This dream unites us as a team to make wines of excellent quality in an ethical, entrepreneurial way and to forge long-term sustainable and profitable business partnerships.
We are one of the largest branded product exporters in South Africa, exporting 85% of our products. The company formed in 2004 with the amalgamation of Stellenbosch Vineyards and Vinfruco and traded as the company of wine people until 2012, when the name changed to Stellenbosch Vineyards. Our head office is on Welmoed Estate, the oldest proclaimed farm in the Stellenbosch district with a history stretching back to 1690.We aim to react quickly to a forever evolving market and to be a one-stop South African wine solution to our partners.
We hold memberships to the SA Liquor Bottlers Association (SALBA), Agricultural Ethical Trade Initiative (WIETA) and Wines of SA (WOSA). We are also members of the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA) and we subscribe to their Code of Commercial Communication.
As one of the leading wine producers and exporters in South Africa, we as a business pay great attention to the economic, human and environmental strengths of our country. It is with this attention that we strongly support our local grape farmers that focus on social issues.We subscribe to ethical and sustainable winemaking and are certified by WIETA, a body that regulates ethical standards in the industry.
Our newest venture is the launch of Enaleni Vineyards, a wine farm that produce Fairtrade-accredited wines of the highest quality. This means adopting the business function of Enaleni Vineyards with regards to marketing, skills development, distribution, finance and winemaking.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 881 3870
Fax: +27 (0) 21 881 3102
Postal address: PO Box 465 Stellenbosch 7599
Physical address: Welmoed Estate, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Lynedoch, Stellenbosch
Tel: +27 (0) 21 881 8062
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