Helderberg Wijnmakerij, Stellenbosch
The Helderberg, named for its beauty, and meaning Clear or Bright Mountain, rises majestically above the sweeping False Bay. Around this mountain, famers have planted vines for centuries; discovering that its soils and proximity to the ocean are ideal for the cultivation of premium grapes.
In 1906, the first Helderberg Winery was established and, in that year, made the first wine in the new winery on the slopes of the Helderberg. Over the following decades, the winery grew in stature, based on its pedigree of consistently producing excellent red wines, most notably, cabernet sauvignon.
The winery was instrumental in establishing the area's reputation and high regard and today, the Helderberg is widely acknowledged as one of the key homes of fine red wine in South Africa.