Yonder Hill Tasting room & Function Venue will be closed due to Coronavirus COVID-19 precautionary measures. We will review the national state of affairs and revert on the possible opening date as prescribed by national goverment
Orders can still be placed online and be delivered only after lockdown.

Food and Wine Paring

Food and Wine Pairing

Book now for #YonderHillWines summer wine pairing!
Traditional South African food & wine pairing at only R165.00 per tasting, available daily from 09:00-16:00 (excluding Sunday’s).

Meatballs with Ankole Craft Beer (a summer ale)
Bobotie with Yonder Hill Merlot 2014
Roosterkoek with Snoek Pate with Yonder Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Malva Pudding with Danilo Rose 2018

Book to avoid disappointment, contact us at 021-8551008

Soup and Wine Pairing

Thank you to all who joined us for our Soup and Wine Paring. Every winter 1May-31July

With recipes created by local food blogger and guru, FOR MORE SURPRISES VISIT ELMARIE BERRY`S WEBSITE you will not be left unsatisfied.

Functions and Conference Facility NOW OPEN

Our newly build conference and function facility is now available.
We can host up to 50 people. The function hall has a beautiful view of the Helderberg Mountains.
For more information please email / 021-8551008.

Brasuda Boeredag op Yonder Hill

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Cape Gate Wine Festival 2017

We will be there, and you
Make sure to taste our newly release Danilo Rose 2017

Newsletter August 2017



Winemaker Abe Beukes is upbeat about his plans for the upcoming season and is on top of various initiatives to ensure optimum water use and quality grapes from our vineyards.

“As promised in the previous newsletter we started with a long term plan to save water in our vineyards. We fully covered the soil in our first block with straw and will continue with the process annually after harvest until all the vineyards are done.

This will result in less sun on the soil and less evaporation of soil water. The lower soil temperatures are also better for microbial life and creatures like earthworms. The deterioration of the straw will improve the carbon content of the soil and this means better water retention.

It is a very expensive exercise but it will have a positive impact on quality and saving water in the longer term.”

“I am really looking forward to our new plantings! We have taken out the old block of Merlot and done a soil analysis. The plan is to replant that with Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat in 2018. This old Mediterranean cultivar is producing good wines in South African vineyards and is known for good colour, acidity and tannin structure. We plan to use it in our Inanda and Nicola blends.”

“In the cellar we are busy racking our 2016 reds from the barrels to prepare them for bottling later this year.”

It looks like it’s a busy time coming up for both vineyard and cellar teams.

Taste the Helderberg 15 June 2017

Slay your winter blues at Taste the Helderberg epicurean fest
Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines

15 June 2017

It’s time to shun the cold of winter and light up at Taste the Helderberg – the sophisticated annual sip-and-snack institution of warm company, levity and gastronomic delight.
For one night only, wine farms and restaurants in the desirable Helderberg region spread their rainbow colours in a showcase of fine local fare that takes place in Somerset West on Thursday, June 15. This year, you’re invited to shed the winter blues by donning something red – the theme colour that makes an eye-catching statement.
“Taste the Helderberg rapidly became one of the mainstays on the calendar of Western Cape wine events,” says Stellenbosch Wine Routes Manager Elmarie Rabe. “Memorable social gatherings are rarely as good without great food and wine, and Taste the Helderberg has it all.”
Taste the Helderberg’s flavour smorgasbord will once again be served up from 17h00 to 21h00 at the landmark NH The Lord Charles Hotel – an arrangement that’s proven ideal for many visitors who traditionally make a weekend of it in the light of the public holiday the following day, Friday June 16.
A highlight at Taste the Helderberg 2017 for wine-lovers in particular will be the opportunity to get an early-bird view and sampling of the famed region’s latest wines as well as tasters of icons that have put this Stellenbosch Wine Route sub-region on the map of international connoisseurs. Many of these show-stopper wines will be available for purchase at special promotional rates that are also applicable on delivery through logistics and transport solutions company Aramex, proud partner of Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
Also on offer will be foodie pop-ups by the Helderberg’s well-known eateries and the chance to learn more about winemaking specifics from the winemakers and viticulturists themselves.
The master classes on grape varieties have been laid on by demand to emphasize the climatic and geographic reasons behind the exceptional quality that hails from this coastal area just minutes from the centre of Cape Town.
Expect an evening of conviviality, further spruced up with a backdrop of live music.
Tickets to the event are R100pp and should advisably be booked online at

If any tickets remain, they’ll be sold at the door. For more information on Taste the Helderberg 2017 visit or call 021 886 8275. Taste the Helderberg is presented by the Stellenbosch Wine Routes and supported by Wesgro ( To take advantage of the long weekend and book accommodation at NH The Lord Charles hotel, visit _________________________________________________________________________________ Issued by: Issued on behalf of: Random Hat Communications Stellenbosch Wine Routes Contact: Leanne Sutherland Contact: Elmarie Rabe Tel: 021 849 8830/083 564 0876 Tel: 021 886 8275 Email: Email:

Newsletter April 2017

WINE WIZARD - Michael Fridjhon



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