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Steenberg Vineyards
Steenberg Vineyards

Steenberg Vineyards

Steenberg – an historical vineyard, stylish tasting rooms and restaurants with a boutique hotel and spa, and golf course.

Established as the one of the first farms in South Africa, Steenberg has made its mark as one of the finest wine producers in South Africa. My favourite twist – The first owner, in 1682, was a woman, Catharina Ustings Ras.

A little history of Steenberg Vineyards

Catharina Ustings Ras leased the farm from 1682 until the title deeds were bestowed on her in 1688. An immigrant widow of 22 from Lübeck  Germany, this was an incredibly daring brave woman. Originally named Swaaneweide, probably after her roots in Germany, Catharina Ras sold the farm to Frederick Russouw in 1695, who planted the first vines. After his death, his widow Christina Diemer ran the farm; yet another woman at the helm of this frontier farm.

Steenberg at a glance

Wines of note

  • Sauvignon Blanc – The Black Swan
  • Merlot
  • 1682 Chardonnay – Methode Cap Classique – sparkling
  • Magna Carta – Wooded white blend
  • 1682 Pinot Noir – Methode Cap Classique – sparkling
  • Catharina – Flagship red blend
  • Nebbiolo
  • Semillon
  • Lady R Methode Cap Classique – sparkling

Winemaker

Elunda Basson formerly of The House of JC le Roux

Reasons to visit

  • Splendid views of Steenberg and Constantiaberg
  • Tryn at Steenberg Restaurant – Fine contemporary style
  • Bistro Sixteen82
  • A range of Methode Cap Classique sparkling wines
  • Steenberg Hotel and Spa

Best time to visit

All year destination. Early morning for photography and late afternoon has the softest Cape light, for relaxing wine tastings

What to do at Steenberg

Highlights on the estate

  • Historic buildings
  • Fine dining at Tryn at Steenberg restaurant
  • Bistro style fare at Sixteen82
  • Wine tasting of world renowned wines
  • Steenberg Hotel and Spa
  • Steenberg gold club

Things to do or see

  • Wine tasting
  • Photography
  • Manor house
  • Historic gardens
  • Restaurants

For children

The estate does not specifically cater for children

Outdoors

  • Golf

Side-tracks

  • Historical buildings
  • Art scattered around the gardens

Events

No annual public events

Contact

website: Steenbergfarm
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21-713-2211

Social Media

Facebook: Steenberg
Instagram: Steenberg
Twitter: Steenberg

Restaurants

Tryn at Steenberg

Contemporary menu with a touch of Asian and middle eastern flavours.

website: Tryn
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21 713 7178

Bistro 1682

Contemporary seasonal bistro fare.

website: Bistro Sixteen82
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21 713 2211

Wine tasting

Opening times: 10:00-18:00

More vineyards on the Constantia Wine Route

Constantia Wine Route and Cape Point Vineyards

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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