No 25. Stellenbosch Vineyards – Stellenbosch

Yay! Wine farm number 25 already! Meet Stellenbosch Vineyards.  #DoStellies

Did you know that Stellenbosch Vineyards is one of the largest wine producers and exporters in South Africa?

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I have rated this wine farm experience 2.5 star.

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I arrived quite late around 15h00 on a Sunday and it was empty. Overall I just thought that this wine farm could do with a re-fresh as it felt quite dated, stiff and uncomfortable.

I would like to give it another try on a different day and time to re-evaluate this blog post because the reviews on Trip Advisor are very good.
On this visit I only tasted some of the entry price point wines but in the past i have tasted their flagship wines (the 2014 Pinotage was to die for).

OVERALL RATING WINE SERVICE FOOD LOCATION
57% 52% 55% 70% 51%


CHILD FRIENDLY? 

Yes most definitely! There is a large garden, jungle gym and even kiddies menu.

This venue can cater for smaller or larger groups of people. 2-8 is recommended.

ACTIVITIES and OTHER AMENITIES: 

  • Wine tasting
  • Bistro

For more information, view this link.

BOOKING:
Booking is essential in order to reserve a table.
Click here to view contact details.

WHEN TO GO:
You can go in the Summer or winter months but I would recommend that this is more of a winter venue.
LOCATION:
Situated about a 40 minute drive from Cape Town.
Take the N1, the R300 or the Stellenbosch turn off and then Baden Powell Dr.
Google Map
OTHER RATINGS: 

View other ratings on Trip Advisor:

TripAdvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attraction_Review-g312673-d8536004-Reviews-Stellenbosch_Vineyards-Stellenbosch_Western_Cape.html

Click HERE to view the ranking of this farm against others I have already reviewed.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

Visit Stellenbosch wine routes for more information on Wine farms in Stellenbosch.

http://www.wineroute.co.za/

 

Here is my experience:

This is the Bistro which overlooks a lake.

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For my liking, the furniture is too plastic and hard and the decor was quite cold.

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This is the tasting bar and I really liked this decor. It was modern with an african twist.

 

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These are the bar stool tables where I experienced the wine tasting. It was not very comfortable for me unfortunately.

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There is a nice lounge area around the back which will work nicely for the winter months.

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This is the Arniston Bay Infusions Sparkling Wine which my friend Stacy loved.
it is an interesting concept because it is very light in alcohol at only 5.5%. It is quite sweet and has wonderful aromas of pomegranate and roses.
I would recommend this wine for young people who are just starting to drink wine. Only R45 a bottle and lots of bubbles!

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This is the Welmoed range Brut Sparkling wine for R65 a bottle.

It is a very light brut with flavours of tropical fruit, green apple and lemon grass.

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The Infinity Brut MCC had a lovely colour and was well rounded. On the palate, you will experience warm toast, hazelnuts, almond and citrus flavours.
56% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier.
R140 a bottle.

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The Welmoed Rosé had red and blackberry flavours. This Rosé is 100% Shiraz and has had 8-12 hours skin contact.
It is a fresh, easy drinking wine that is crisp and has good acidity that resembles strawberries.
Only R45 a bottle.

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It is really a pity that I didn’t get to taste the estate range too so I will have to go back 🙂

For more information on Stellenbosch Vineyards, click here.

 

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