Rust en Vrede is established by Simon van der Stel
The cellar building is built on the Rust en Vrede property
After decades of not producing wine, Jannie Engelbrecht produces the first vintage of the modern era
Kevin Arnold appointed as winemaker
Jannie Engelbrecht decides to blend Syrah with the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
President Nelson Mandela selects Rust en Vrede to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner in Oslo, Norway
Rust en Vrede hosts the Queen of Denmark for an official lunch in the Manor House of the Estate
Louis Strydom takes over as winemaker from Kevin Arnold
Rust en Vrede becomes the first South African red wine to be named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines in the World.
Coenie Snyman takes the reigns as winemaker at Rust en Vrede
Rust en Vrede Restaurant opens its doors in November
Rust en Vrede Restaurant included in the San Pellegrino Top 100 Restaurants of the World
Coenie Snyman is named Diner’s Club winemaker of the Year for the Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Rust en Vrede is named in the Top 200 Wines in the World for the 5th time by Wine Spectator Magazine
Rust en Vrede is recommended as the #1 vineyard in Cape Town – Travel & Leisure
Jean Engelbrecht is invited as a guest speaker at the New York Wine Experience
Jean Engelbrecht is named as an International Leader of Wine by Wine Spectator
Three Rust en Vrede wines are chosen as Wines of the Year in their respective categories by Platter’s Guide: Rust en Vrede Estate 2016, Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and 1694 Classification 2016.
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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
Winemaker’s Dinner Thursday to Saturday 6pm – 9pm Last orders taken at 8pm