Estate of Mind

Our Estate

The official date on the Title Deed of Rust en Vrede is March 12th, 1694. The property was granted by the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel. The Cape Dutch buildings on the property date back to 1780, and today, they all have National Monument status. They are living history, used on a daily basis - I still live in the Manor house where I grew up, and the original winery is now the Rust en Vrede Restaurant.

My parents, Jannie and Ellen, acquired Rust en Vrede in 1977 and immediately embarked on a full restoration of the Estate. First, they restored and equipped the original winery, and in 1978 my father made the first vintage of the modern era. An extensive vineyard re-planting also took place, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Over the years, our wines have gone from strength to strength, and today I am fortunate to work with a team like ours and privileged to call Rust en Vrede my home.
Jean Engelbrecht
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OUR wines

Our focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah allows us to produce the highest quality, full bodied wines that reflect our Stellenbosch terroir. All our wines are Estate grown, made and bottled. Shop online or place an order via email for personalised service.

OUR Tasting Room & Lunch

Our tasting room is open seven days a week, where you can taste our full range of wines. Tastings are presented by knowledgeable staff. Informal tours of our underground cellar are available on request, and a winemaker’s lunch is available between 12-3pm.

OUR restaurant

Since opening in 2007, the Rust en Vrede Restaurant has shaped the way we think about wine and food. Set in the historic cellar, our aim is to show guests how a dining experience can be heightened by the combination of outstanding wine with excellent food.


Our Wines

Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Syrah

Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Rust en Vrede Estate

Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah

Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification


Our Wines

Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification


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Single  Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


Rust en Vrede
Single Vineyard Syrah


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Rust en Vrede 
Estate  Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon


Rust en Vrede 
Estate Vineyards Syrah



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Opening Hours:
Tasting Room
Open Daily
for wine tasting and wine sales
Mon – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sundays: 10am – 4pm

Winemaker’s Lunch
Open Daily
12 – 3pm

Restaurant Dinner
Tuesday – Saturday 
From 18h30
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