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Delheim Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Delheim Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western CapeDelheim Wine Estate traces its origins way back to 1699 when Cape Governor, Willem Adriaan van der Stel granted title to 25Ha of land on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains to a German, Lorenz Kamfer. After passing through various family hands it is today owned by the Sperling family.

From humble beginnings the estate is now over 200Ha in extent and has one of the most modern cellars in South Africa. The Hoheisen family set up the original cellar in 1944 when machinery was simply not available. He built 25 concrete tanks each with a capacity of 4500 litres which took until 1962 to fill.

Spatz Sperling together with Neil Joubert of Spier and Frans Malan from Simonsig founded the Stellenbosch Wine Route in 1971. The route attracts over 500 000 visitors every year and led to the establishment of wine routes throughout the Western Cape.

German gemütlichkeit is the order of the day in this garden restaurant in a stunning setting with a view clear across to Table Mountain in the distance. The restaurant offers a selection of dishes ranging from cheese platters to traditional German and South African food. Eat al fresco on the garden terraces in summer; cosy up in the ‘Downstairs’ cellar in winter. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and tea, and also caters for small private functions. Child-friendly with a special kiddies menu. Booking essential, especially on weekends and holidays.

Tel: +27 (0) 21 888 4600   Email

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