Bergkelder in Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Wine, Whiskey & Brandy
Die Bergkelder was built along the steep Pappegaai Mountain slopes on the outskirts of Stellenbosch . The mountains name came from the clay pigeon shoot, which took place in the 1700s to signal the birthday of Simon van der Stel.
Die Bergkelder, meaning “cellar in the mountain”, was founded in 1967 and was the first of its kind, becoming a pioneer in inspiring wine makers to start growing classic varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. By 1979, the farm introduced small casks of French Oak and by 1998 Die Bergkelder launched its Fleur du Cap unfiltered range. These wines mature underground in the cellar inside the Papegaai Mountain and the range includes Chardonnay, Smillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Late Harvest, Natural Lite, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and a Pinotage.
A scenic walk alongside the Plankenburg River, which includes a footbridge crossing, leads visitors to the “Cellar in the Mountain”. During harvesting season visitors can witness the tipping of red wine grapes. Before the wine tasting, Bergkelder offers excellent tips on visual and smell aspects, important steps before drinking the wine.
The main focus is on the Fleur du Cap range, but there are also whiskies, brandies and other fine wines available. Specialists are on hand to offer interesting facts and answer questions. Wine tours are kept to a maximum of 25 people to ensure a personal approach is maintained. The Bergkelder has a charming atmosphere and is a cellar worth visiting in this beautiful part of the Cape.
Things to do and see
- Five Wine Tasting, booking essential
- One hour Cellar Tours, booking essential
- Brandy & Whiskey Tastings
- Wine Shop
- Wine Museum
Cellar Tours are approximately R45 per person
Brandy or Whisky tastings, prices on request.
Prices are subject to change, please contact the Cellar directly to confirm.
Booking is essential
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