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Stellenbosch

South Africa
Top Subregions: Simonsberg-StellenboschStellenboschBottelaryJonkershoek Valley

Region Description

Situated in the Western Cape of South Africa, Stellenbosch is one of the country’s most renowned wine regions. With a long and illustrious history, Stellenbosch is home to some of the country’s most celebrated wineries and produces a wide range of wines that have earned international acclaim. Stellenbosch has been producing wine since the late 17th century, when the first vines were planted by French Huguenot protestants. The region has since become one of the most important wine-producing areas in South Africa, and is home to some of the country’s oldest and most prestigious wineries.

Beautiful landscape of Stellenbosch wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

Stellenbosch is known for its red wines, particularly Bordeaux Blends, Shiraz, and Pinotage. The region also produces a wide range of white wines, including Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. The wines of Stellenbosch are renowned for their complexity and balance, and are often aged in oak barrels to add complexity and depth.

Notable Producers

Stellenbosch is home to some of South Africa’s most renowned wineries, including Kanonkop, Rustenberg, and Vergelegen. These wineries produce some of the country’s most sought-after wines, and are known for their commitment to quality and innovation.

Fun Fact about Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is home to the world’s oldest wine auction, which has been held annually since 1712. The auction is held in the historic town of Stellenbosch, and features some of the region’s finest wines.

Top Wines from Stellenbosch

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Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend

Kanonkop

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Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend is a premium red wine produced by Kanonkop, a renowned winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The wine is made from a blend of classic Bordeaux grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Pinotage sourced from the estate's vineyards in the Simonsberg region. The vineyards are known for their unique terroir, with decomposed granite soils and a cool maritime climate, which impart complexity and elegance to the wine. The winemaking involves traditional techniques, including hand sorting, open fermentation, and aging in French oak barrels. The resulting wine is a full-bodied, rich, and complex blend, with notes of blackcurrant, plum, and spice, and a long, smooth finish.
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$10.99
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Meerlust Rubicon

Meerlust

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4.3
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4.8
Meerlust Rubicon is a full bodied Bordeaux style blend from South Africa's Stellenbosch region. Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, the Rubicon exhibits aromas of ripe blackberry and black currant, with hints of eucalyptus, mint and graphite. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated, with soft, ripe tannins and a persistent finish. Enjoy with grilled steak or pork chops.
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$33.96
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Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage

Kanonkop

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3.9
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4.3
Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage is a highly regarded wine produced in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the region's unique climate and soil, resulting in exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves careful selection and hand-harvesting of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The wine showcases the distinct characteristics of the Pinotage grape, with its rich and complex flavors of dark berries, plums, and hints of spice. With its smooth tannins and well-balanced acidity, Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage is a versatile and enjoyable wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes.
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Villiera Tradition Brut

Villiera

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3.6
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3.8
Villiera Tradition Brut is a sparkling wine that showcases the expertise of a renowned producer. Crafted in a prestigious appellation, this wine is made from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The winemaking process involves traditional methods, including a second fermentation in the bottle, resulting in fine bubbles and a delicate mousse. The wine exudes a vibrant and refreshing style, with notes of citrus and green apple, complemented by a subtle hint of brioche. With its elegant and well-balanced character, Villiera Tradition Brut is perfect for celebrating special occasions or simply enjoying as an aperitif.
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$24.00
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Rustenberg John X Merriman

Rustenberg

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3.9
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4.0
This red blend from Rustenberg is a classic example of the Stellenbosch terroir. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, it is a powerful expression of both the varietals. On the nose, the wine has aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, and currant with a hint of anise. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a well-structured tannic backbone. Flavors of dark fruit and earthy spices are well balanced with a lingering finish.
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