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Make your own wine @ Stellenrust
Make your own wine takes place from mid-January to end March each year
(depending on the harvest).


Stellenrust launched a new venture in 2003, giving the public the opportunity to come and make their own wine. We give the members of the public the chance to pick, stomp and brew their own award winning wine. All wines are made using absolutely NO MACHINERY and only free-running juice which is naturally fermented to create the flavour du jour essence of our wines.

Groups from a minimum of 20 people are invited to, by appointment, take part in such a wine making event. The day normally starts at 10h00 where guests arrive and are treated to a glass of Cap Classique - here they get to meet the owners/personnel of the estate and some of the history and heritage of the farm.

A tractor-pulled wagon is then lined up to escort guests into the vineyards where they have to pick their own grapes using scissors and a traditional basket. Upon return to the cellar, a full wine tasting is presented and participants are taught the essence of winemaking in a nutshell.

Now guests climb into big 9 square meter tanks containing up to 3 tons of grapes which fit them up to their waist - this is not for the faint hearted and overwhelms the small barrel stompings some other estates do. After swimming in the grapes and a hard day’s work, participants are treated with a cold shower and then of course our infamous Boland buffet braai or Picnic.

To top all this, all stompers receive 6 bottles of their own handmade wine the following year after proper barrel ageing. The day-event normally stops at round about 15h00 (depending on those people that just can’t leave the tank) and beverages like wine, beers and ciders are included in the package.

We also have a new activity on the farm that can be enjoyed through-out the year, our Blending Competition - click here to download the info in pdf format.

Come enjoy our hospitality and taste the passion you put into your own wine!!!

Click here to view more pics of our fun wine making. 
Opening Hours
Weekdays 10h00 - 15h00
Directions
On the N1 from Cape Town, take Stellenbosch exit, Drive through Stellenbosch, on the R44 on your way to Somerset west, You will pass, Paradyskloof on your left Blaauwklippen on your left, Stellenbosch Square Mall & BMW Danford on your left, Mountain View Caravan Park & farm stall on your left, the 1st road after Caravan park Entrance is Stellenrust Road ( Gravel rd) turn left on this road , drive about 1km, On your left Stellenrust Wine EstateN1

From the N2 take the Somerset west exit, turn left on the R44 on your way to Stellenbosch, You will pass The Lord Charles Hotel on your left, drive on, You will pass Yonder Hill on your right, then Eikendal wine estate on your right, Sage/Sweetwell farm stall on your left, then Mooiberge Strawberry Farm on your right, Big robot, drive straight and over robot, little bit of a hill, keep in the right hand lane, Stellenbosch airfield & La Pineta restaurant on your left, the you will see small paths on the Right to make a U turn, take the safe one as if you are going to Mountain Breeze Caravan Park or farmstall, drive back towards Somerset west for ONLY 500m, turn left on the Stellenrust Rd (Gravel rd) drive about 1 km on your left Stellenrust.

GPS:S 33 59' 18.0E 18 50' 57.9

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GPS Coordinates and Map
Latitude:-33.98833  Longitude: 18.84944

Phone +27.218802283
Fax +27.218802284
eMail info@stellenrust.co.za
URL
Large groups welcome    NO Wheelchair access
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WINE ROUTE: Stellenbosch
Tel: +27.218802283   Fax: +27.218802284   Email: info@stellenrust.co.za   Website: 
P.O. Box 26 , Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa