A serving of Stellenrust

by  |  29-12-2011

Stellenrust is well-situated. Not only does it have wonderful vistas of the mountains, including Table Mountain, but of the 200 hectares of vineyards they own, half of it is in the “Golden Triangle” which is considered to be one of the best areas for red wine production in all of South Africa. Founded in 1928, it was a dairy farm that has been transformed in to a winery. But, in addition to being a large estate winery, they made a large effort to not be one of the “bad apples” that have popped up in the news lately. Instead, they have 72 permanent black South African workers who are the majority shareholders for 100ha of vineyards so they have a vested stake in the company as opposed to being just employees. While they charge a tasting fee of R 10, it’s only to sample the higher-end wines (and chase off […]
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