Winery Rust en Vrede

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Winery Rust en Vrede

The winery Rust en Vrede is situated south of Stellenbosch, about 15km from False Bay. The estate nestles on the lower slopes of the Helderberg and lies between 85m and 130m above sea level, with views of Table Mountain to the west. The vineyards are situated on north-facing slopes.

The official date on the title deed of Rust en Vrede is 12 March 1694. The land was granted personally by the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel. The Cape Dutch buildings on the property date from 1780 and are all listed. Owner Jean Engelbrecht still lives in the former manor house where he also grew up. The original winery and wine cellar has become the world-renowned restaurant Rust en Vrede, which wins awards every year for its excellent cuisine.

  • Founded:

  • Address:

    Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
  • Area:

    22 Ha
  • Max & Moritz Favourite wine:

    Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tasting Room:

    daily from 09:00 to 17:00 clock

Winemaker: Coenie Snyman

Coenie Snyman graduated in viticulture and enology from the University of Stellenbosch in 1994. He gained valuable international experience in Sonoma, California and Saint Estephe, Bordeaux before joining Distell in 1996 as winemaker for the Bergkelder red wine series. In 2006, Coenie took over the position of winemaker at Rust en Vrede, becoming only the third appointed winemaker since 1977, when the Engelbrecht family acquired this prestigious estate.

In a very short time he has already had enormous success and was named Diners Club Winemaker of the Year in 2009 for his Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. Coenie says he has a 15-year plan with the main focus on improving the quality and style of his wines. Rust en Vrede has a proud history with many awards. The future of Rust en Vrede is in very good hands with Coenie Snyman at the helm.