Rust en Vrede Estate

Rust en Vrede is one of South Africa's most well established & traditional wine Estates, specializing in full bodied red wines.

About the winery
Nestled in the foothills of the Helderberg mountain, Rust en Vrede stands peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Our small Estate is well protected from the prevailing winds of the Cape, and the rich, ancient soils of the peninsula on north-facing slopes provide the ideal conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah to thrive. As an Estate, our wines are grown, made, and bottled on our property. Every step of the wine making process is carefully managed so that the quality of our wines is sustained. Beyond winemaking, we love to share our wines in a friendly environment with good food. Our Tasting Room provides visitors with an opportunity to sample our wines and an alfresco luncheon. In the evening, our fine dining restaurant offers tasting menus with wine pairing to showcase the best of South African and international wine and food. Visit the estate to experience our wine and old-world hospitality in the quintessential Cape Winelands setting.

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Western Cape

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - Tuesday: 09:00 - Wednesday: 09:00 - Thursday: 09:00 - Friday: 09:00 - Saturday: 09:00 - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
Children friendly
Western Cape
South Africa
Wines produced
Rust en Vrede Estate blend
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
History & Geography
Established in 1694, Rust en Vrede is rich in history, with a beautiful Cape Dutch style farmstead dating from the late 18th Century. Vines have always been cultivated on the property, but since the 1970s the Engelbrecht family has specialized in full bodied red wines with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The flagship wine - Rust en Vrede Estate - is an unusual blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah and Merlot, which has become our hallmark and has forged a path for Rust en Vrede, and by association, South African wine, in the international wine industry. Nelson Mandela honoured us by selecting our wine to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner in Oslo in 1993, and our wines have also been selected five times for Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines in the World, to name just a few of our memorable milestones. We are very proud of the Rust en Vrede legacy and hope to uphold the family tradition of excellence for future generations.
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