Background


Vredenheim is situated in the heart of the Boland outside of Stellenbosch. The splendour of the estate includes vineyards, meadows and a historical mansion that was declared a National Monument in 1975. Both the Eerste river and the Blaauwklippen river flow through the farm that is already more than 300 years old. The farm was granted in 1691 to Hendirk Elberts and has been a winefarm ever since. It changed hands, and in 1917 Mr. Neetling became the owner. He experimented with sherries and from 1932 - 1960 mainly port, sherries, sweet and semi-sweet wines were produced and exported.

The Bezuidenhout family acquired the farm in 1986. Vredenheim Estate boasts with one of the very few lady winemakers, Elzabé Bezuidenhout, who made her début in the wine industry in 1987. She produces white, red, sweet and sparkling wines as well as grape juice. These can be tasted and obtained on the farm. Cellar tours and group tasting can be arranged. Our labels are quite unique and were designed to give a reflection of the wine, winemaker and estate. The artist, Piet Grobler, decided on colourful and eye catching theses and used semicircles (the female form as opposed to the square make form) to create something different.

As you enter the estate you are welcomed by ostriches, cattle, horses and sheep lazily grazing on the green pastures. Since Septermber 1999 a new restaurant, Restaurant Barrique, has opened on the estate. They serve lunch and dinner and guests can sit outside in the delightful garden on sunny days. Vredenheim has function and catering facilities where weddings or functions can be held. The estate has a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, an excellent break away from city life.

Vredenheim Wine Estate
+27 21 881-3878