Stellenrust bottled their first wine on the farm in 1928. Today the farm comprises around 400ha (200ha planted), half of which stretches over the Golden Triangle area of Stellenbosch, and the other half is situated high up in the Bottelary Hills, renowned for its cool climate and late afternoon sea breezes swooping in from Cape Town.
The farm is run by brothers Tertius (winemaker) and Kobus (viticulturist), who are committed to following their father’s dream: to give something back to the workers who have themselves given so much to the farm. As a Fairtrade producer they boast one of the most successful Black Economic Empowerment projects in South Africa. This has resulted in 70 employees taking ownership of the land they farm. Tertius says: “These are the men and women we grew up with, we played together when we were young and now we work together towards the same dream and goal.”