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Live Music Wednesdays at the WTC - december Artists

For the perfect mid-week break, ‘wine’ down, relax and recharge with Neethlingshof’s Live Music Wednesdays! Enjoy a variety of live music acts whilst sipping on a glass of our award winning wines and indulging in a delicious selection of scrumptious food offerings. The wine garden menu will be available, including pizzas, wraps, nachos and cheese and charcuterie platters. See here for menu.

The line-up for December is as follows:

Wed 5 December – François Haasbroek

Wed 12 December – Tyan Odendal

Wed 19 December – Juan Casey

No Live Music on 26th December.

Booking is advised – contact the Wine Tasting Centre on 0218838988 or Send Mail to book your table.

virtual event & wedding planner - now live

We’ve teamed up with Our-Venue to simplify your wedding and event planning!

To plan your wedding or event at Neethlingshof Estate, use our virtual planner here or call us on 021 883 8966 / email us.

Spring Restaurant Week 2018

Spring Restaurant Week 2018 is happening from 18th October to 4th November and bookings are now open!
We have a great menu planned with two courses for R250 and three courses for R350 – both served with complimentary Hill&Dale Sparkling Wine on arrival and a bottle of Pinotage per couple!

The full menu can be found here and remember to make your booking on the Restaurant Week website!

New Summer Menu - The Restaurant @ Neethlingshof

Our brand new summer menu is now live at The Restaurant with some amazing new dishes and flavours on display!
The Granadilla & Coconut Parfait with coconut crumble, strawberry & lime gel, berry meringues, pineapple
crisps and white chocolate aero is one of our personal favourites and definitely a dessert you have to try!

The full menu can be found here. For bookings please call us on 021 883 8966 or email us.

Neethlingshof Pinotage Fun Run 2018

Celebrate International Pinotage day by participating in this FUN 8km Jeep track off road run / walk with wine tastings every +-2km on route.

All shapes and ages welcome, but no wine for under 18’s! Kids under 12 can enter for free. Prizes for the best dressed individual and group.

Food, music, entertainment and more fun waiting at the ‘finish line’.

When: 13 October 2018
Where: Neethlingshof, Polkadraai road, Stellenbosch
Time: Start at 09h00
Cost: R200 (includes all the tastings on route and a glass filled with wine at the finish line). Under 18: R100. Under 12: Free
Buy Tickets: Pinotage Fun Run

Capped at 600 participants so get your entry soon to avoid disappointment!

Late entries accepted on the day (IF THERE ARE LEFT) from 07:00 – 09:00 and R20 extra.

Live Music Wednesdays at the WTC - October Artists

For the perfect mid-week break, ‘wine’ down, relax and recharge with Neethlingshof’s Live Music Wednesdays! Enjoy a variety of live music acts whilst sipping on a glass of our award winning wines and indulging in a delicious selection of scrumptious food offerings. The wine garden menu will be available, including pizzas, wraps, nachos and cheese and charcuterie platters. See here for menu.

The line-up for October is as follows:

Wed 3 October – Deon Valor

Wed 10 October – François Haasbroek

Wed 17 October – Juan Casey

Wed 24 October – François Haasbroek

Wed 31 October – Johnny Camel

Booking is advised – contact the Wine Tasting Centre on 0218838988 or Send Mail to book your table.

Neethlingshof Heritage Day Lunch - 24 September

Enjoy a day with friends and family in the Neethlingshof Wine garden this Heritage Day!

We will have a special Heritage Braai Platter, Heritage Pizzas (think Bobotie or Biltong pizza), and our great wine selection available, and if that isn’t enough we’ll have live music provided by one of our favourite artists, Deon VALOR!

The Heritage Braai platter consists of the following:
– Rosemary & Garlic Lamb Chops
– Lemon & Herb Chicken Sosatie
– BBQ Pork Belly Ribs
– Boerewors
– Corn on the Cob
– Cheese, Tomato & Onion Braaibroodjies
– Cracked Garlic Potatoes

The platters will be R220 and is big enough to serve two people. If braaivleis isn’t your thing we’ll also have Cheese & Charcuterie Platter and pizzas available, as well as kids pizzas which makes the Neethlingshof Heritage Day event perfect for the whole family.

Why not bring the whole family and make a day of it! Call us on 021 883 8988 or email us.


South Africa’s oldest wine event, the renowned Mercury Wine Week, which takes place this year from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 August 2018, is celebrating 40 years of migrating the country’s premier wine estates from the Cape to Durban every winter.

To commemorate the milestone, the event which is a highlight on Durban’s winter social calendar, taking place over three evenings offering Durban’s wine- lovers a sampling smorgasbord of over 70 wine estates each showcasing their finest wines, will for the first time take place at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom.

The Mercury Wine Week affords Durban’s wine-enthusiasts with the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the country’s leading wine-makers from the Cape winelands’ finest red, white, rosé and sparkling wine estates, to sample the country’s finest blends.To further celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary, a distinctive Bubbly area will feature the large and growing number of SA’s Méthode Cap Classique estates and their wide variety of sparkling wines.

To ensure the safety of visitors, Mercury Wine Week has partnered with internationally renowned transportation network company Taxify, to offer discounted rates to and from the event. Be sure to be a part of Durban’s premier winter wine event by booking your tickets online from iTickets at R120 or at the door at R140. The price includes a tasting glass and unlimited wine tasting.

For further information visit Mercury Wine Week.

Harvest Report - 2018

Soils with superb water-retention abilities and an even, mild growing season led to Neethlingshof Estate cellar master De Wet Viljoen welcoming his 15th harvest at this Stellenbosch estate in a buoyant mood. This amidst the ongoing drought in the Western Cape that has seen South Africa’s average grape harvest plunge to the lowest level in years.

For the full Harvest Report, click here.


The Restaurant at Neethlingshof is proud and excited to be part of Restaurant Week South Africa 2018.
Chef Brendan Stein has prepared a special one-off menu for Restaurant Week and VIP Bookings are open now. See the Restaurant Week website for details on how to book.

Find Chef Brendan’s special menu here.

PLEASE NOTE – Bookings have to be made via the Restaurant Week website and not directly with the Restaurant!


16 March 2018 – On Monday 12th March 2018 we welcomed Kyla-Leigh Rodgers to Neethlingshof Estate as our new Wine Tasting Centre Manager.
Kyla-Leigh joins us from Distell where she was most recently their VIP Guest Coordinator. Kyla-Leigh grew up in the Northern Suburbs and studied Events Management before working at Uitkyk Wine Estate for five years as their Wine Tasting Supervisor before becoming VIP Guest Coordinator.

We are very excited to have Kyla-Leigh on board and look forward to working with her on future changes and challenges as the farm continues to grow and expand as a family owned estate.

Dok Craven Legendariese Stories

Oud-Springbokkaptein dr. Divan Serfontein gesels met ander bekende legendes wat saam met Dok Craven gewerk en onder sy bekwame vermoëns rugby geleer het. Hulle vertel stories van dié geniale rugbyman. Dok was wêreldwyd gerespekteer, nie net vir sy rugbykennis nie, maar ook vir sy standpunt teen ongeregtigheid. Die produksie word aangebied op Neethlingshof saam met Stellenbrau Craven Craft Lager. Dié kampioen-bier, uit die Stellenbrau-stal is na Dok Craven vernoem. Die prys sluit ’n ete, gratis bier en wyn in.

Kaartjies beskikbaar deur Computicket.

Wanneer was jy op Stellenbosch?

Ons het oud-Maties wat in die jare 70 en 80 op universiteit was, gevra met watter interessante tydgenote hulle graag weer ’n slag sal wil kuier. Uit die verskeie reaksies was dit duidelik dat ’n aand met Marita van der Vyver, Irna van Zyl, Marion Holm en Errieda du Toit ’n geleentheid sal wees om oor opgewonde te raak.
En nou nooi ons Woordfeesgangers hartlik uit om op Neethlingshof saam met hierdie vier merkwaardige vroue te kuier tot die kelder leeg is. Kom praat saam met die sprankelende Marita van der Vyver, die misdaadskrywer en oud-tydskrifredakteur Irna van Zyl, die geliefde aktrise Marion Holm en die gewilde kosskrywer en kok Errieda du Toit.
Hulle gaan gesels oor die laat jare 70, die vroeë 80’s, die Stellenbosch van destyds en hulle en hul generasie – toe en nou.
Die kaartjieprys sluit ’n ete, ’n glas wyn en uitstekende geselskap in!

Kaartjies beskikbaar deur Computicket.


For the perfect mid-week break, ‘wine’ down, relax and recharge with Neethlingshof’s Live Music Wednesdays. Enjoy sultry tunes of folk, rock and more performed by popular acoustic musicians whilst sipping on a glass of the estate’s award winning wines and indulging in a delicious selection of scrumptious food offerings.

Live Music Wednesdays start at 17h30 and end at 20h30 every Wednesday throughout the year. The wine garden menu will be available, including pizzas, wraps, cheese and charcuterie platters and other summer tapas.
Entry is free but bookings are essential. Call us on 021 883 8988 or email us.



December 2017; Neethlingshof, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, is a place in which to relax and allow yourself the time to savour the enduring beauty of the past. It’s a place where man and nature co-exist in perfect harmony to produce the finest wines.
Make Neethlingshof part of your journey this summer and captivate your senses with a line-up of offerings crafted to entice visitors of all ages.
FLASH FOOD AND WINE PAIRING MENU: Neethlingshof is passionate about food and wine pairing and invites guests to enjoy the “Flash Food and Slow Wine Pairing Menu” available at The Tasting Centre.
Click here to read the full press release.



December 2017; A family owned future. Following the recent unbundling of LUSAN PREMIUM WINES Neethlingshof, and its associate farm Olives, are now independent family owned wine estates operating under the Stone Pine Wines (SPW) banner.
Named after the renowned 1km avenue of Stone Pines leading from the gate of the Neethlingshof estate, Stone Pine Wines – which is wholly owned by the Schreiber family – also encompasses the well-known Hill&Dale brand.
Click here to read the full press release.



November 2017; Grapes have been grown on the renowned Stellenbosch Wine Estate, Neethlingshof, for more than 300 years, a history celebrated in the estate’s The Short Story Collection – a portfolio of reserve wines. Each of these wines draws attention to rich and varied narratives, including Neethlingshof’s commitment to sustainable farming practices.
The estate’s philosophy is guided by a great respect for the natural flora and fauna and their aim is to extend this approach to every aspect of their farm and wine making.
Click here to read the full press release.



November 2017; An exciting new chapter has been added to the acclaimed Short Story Collection from Stellenbosch estate Neethlingshof, with the long-awaited release of its single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc.
Jackal’s Dance Sauvignon Blanc is the fifth wine in the estate’s Short Story Collection; a portfolio of premium releases that pay tribute to the rich history of Neethlingshof.
Grapes for the Jackal’s Dance are sourced from a certified single vineyard planted on the estate 20 years ago; the unique terroir of the three-hectare site contributing to the wine’s delicious blend of minerality and tropical fruit.
Click here to read the full press release.



October 2017; It was another resounding victory for Neethlingshof at the 2017 Veritas Awards, announced on Friday. The Stellenbosch wine estate was one of very few to receive two Double Gold medals and six Golds at the gala function hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Neethlingshof won Double Gold for its Owl Post Pinotage 2016 and Caracal Red Blend 2015, which are both wines in the flagship Short Story Collection. The Short Story Collection Maria Noble Late Harvest 2016 and Caracal Red Blend 2005 were awarded Gold along with the Neethlingshof Gewürztraminer 2017, Neethlingshof Gewürztraminer 2008, Lord Neethling Pinotage 2002 and Lord Neethling Weisser Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2006.
Click here to read the full press release.



October 2017; Stellenbosch wine estate Neethlingshof has re-affirmed the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon and superb terroir after judges awarded Double Gold to the Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 at the prestigious Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Competition awards on Friday. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the competition is said to have been one of the toughest to date.
In addition to the Double Gold, The Caracal 2015 Cabernet Sauvingon-led blend in Neethlingshof’s flagship Short Story Collection was singled out for Silver.
Click here to read the full press release.



September 2017; Consistency of quality and sublime terroir have always underpinned the philosophy of winemaking at the award-winning Stellenbosch estate of Neethlingshof. This week, the view was affirmed when no less than four Neethlingshof wines scored 90+ in an annual review of South African wine by esteemed UK authority Tim Atkin.
Atkin is a widely published Master of Wine and respected wine judge who produces in-depth reviews of the world’s leading wine regions. His most recent evaluation of South African wines places Neethlingshof among the country’s very best.
Click here to read the full press release.


August 2017; Neethlingshof Estate vineyard, responsible for the best Pinotage wine at last year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), has added another glittering accolade to its collection – the sought-after title of ABSA Top 10 Pinotage.
The winners of the biggest and longest-running competition of its kind were announced this week during an award ceremony held at the uber-stylish Cavalli restaurant and function venue near Stellenbosch. In attendance were most of the country’s top Pinotage luminaries; many of them finalists this year. In addition, the championship featured many wines from the 2015 vintage, widely acknowledged as one of the best since 2009.
Click here to read the full press release.

Our award winning wine maker De Wet Viljoen talks us through the story behind the Abraham Perold Trophy winner, our Neethlingshof Owl Post Pinotage 2014

Neethlingshof Pinotage wins at 2016 IWSC


Neethlingshof Wine Estate has just been named winner of the Abraham Perold Trophy for Pinotage 2016 at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). 
The competition announced its overall champions with the Neethlingshof Owl Post Pinotage 2014, collecting the trophy for best wine of the variety. The award is particularly significant because Pinotage, a variety grown successfully across the globe, was developed in South Africa.
“We are very proud of this achievement,” says Neethlingshof winemaker De Wet Viljoen, adding that it highlights the hard work done in the estate’s vineyards and cellar. “Once again, it underlines the importance of terroir and the quality with which we are blessed here at Neethlingshof. The uniqueness of our single vineyard wines is also displayed here.”