Stellenbosch Vineyards

Stellenbosch Vineyards is a wine producer and exporter with its roots in Stellenbosch, South Africa's premier wine-producing area. It is one of the largest branded product exporters in South Africa, taking its portfolio of award-winning wines to 39 countries around the globe. Our head office is situated on Welmoed, the oldest proclaimed farm in the Stellenbosch district, with a history dating back to 1690.

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Why Sixteen90? It refers to the year of the proclamation of Welmoed Estate, home of Stellenbosch Vineyards.

Visit Our Tasting Room

Winds of change are blowing on Welmoed estate. Not only are we revamping the tasting room and restaurant, but the access road to the cellar is also being rebuilt. We look forward to welcome you to our brand new home in the Spring of 2014.

Our wines are still for sale, however, in the temporary tasting room set up in one of the barrel stores. It may be a bit of a squeeze in the interim, but there are comfy couches waiting for you and our cellar door team is eager to help you find the wine of your choice.

Please note our shortened trading hours during this revamp period.

Welmoed Estate, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch

Tel: 27 21 881 8062

Fax: 27 21 881 3102

Wine tasting and sales:

Monday-Friday 09:00 - 17:30

Saturday 09:00 - 13:00

Sunday closed

Meet Our Winemakers

Abraham De Villiers

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 Arnison 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."

abrahamdv@stellvine.co.za

Follow Abraham on Twitter: @abrahamwine

Bernard Claassen

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."

bernardc@stellvine.co.za

Follow Bernard on Twitter: @puntemasjien


Our Company

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.

MISSION

To be an entrepreneurial consumer driven organisation that unlocks potential, generates wealth and adds value to stakeholders through innovative thinking, creative solution finding, decisive decision making and energetic execution.

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 are rooted in a proud winemaking history, but focused on the future and innovation, as proved by our ground-breaking Arniston Bay Infusions, or the use of the world's first eco-friendly wine pouch. 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.

SOCIAL AND RESPONSIBLE

We subscribe to ethical and sustainable winemaking and are certified by WIETA, a body that regulates ethical standards in the industry.

We have an extensive Corporate Social Investment Programme. We are shareholders in Thandi, the first ever Fairtrade wine brand in the world. It also was South Africa's first agricultural Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) project and today it is the country's biggest black-owned exporting wine company. The company is owned by 250 farm worker families who are land owners and who also hold 51% shares in the business.

We are also involved in the making of Enaleni, a Social Wine of which funds go back to the Enaleni community to benefit community initiatives in education and healthcare. The Enaleni farm has 23 beneficiaries and owners, all farm workers. Enaleni's Dream is currently sold in Tesco in the United Kingdom.

Contact us

Would you like more information or pose a question to our winemakers? Please drop us an email and we promise to respond within two working days. Alternatively you can contact us as follows:

Switchboard tel: +27 21 881 3870
Fax: +27 21 881 3102
Postal address: PO Box 465 Stellenbosch 7599
Physical address: Welmoed Estate, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Lynedoch, Stellenbosch

General information: info@stellvine.co.za

Tasting Room/wine information: winet@stellvine.co.za 

Market contacts:

South Africa, Africa and the Americas:
Johann Diedericks, johannd@stellvine.co.za

UK, Ireland:
Paul Waddingham, paulw@stellvine.co.za 

Continental Europe, excluding Germany:
Francois du Toit, francoisdt@stellvine.co.za

Asia, Germany, Rest of the World:
Guy Kedian, guyk@stellvine.co.za