Rust en Vrede


1694 – Rust en Vrede is established.

1978 –  After decades of not producing wine, the Engelbrecht family produces the first vintage of the modern era with a vision to produce only red wines.

1993 – President Nelson Mandela selects Rust en Vrede to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner in Oslo.

1996 – Rust en Vrede hosts the Queen of Denmark for an official lunch in the Manor House of the Estate

1997 –  Rust en Vrede receives the South African Export Achievement Award from President Mandela.

1998 –  Rust en Vrede becomes the first South African red wine to be named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines in the world.

2001-03 –  Rust en Vrede is again included in the “Top 100 Wines” of the world, making it four years in succession.

2006 –   Rust en Vrede Estate wins the trophy for “Best Red Wine” at the Winemakers Choice Awards.

2007 –  Rust and Vrede Restaurant opens its doors for business in November.

2008 –  Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification and Single Vineyard Syrah are released.

2009 –  Rust en Vrede Restaurant is included in the Top 100 Restaurants of the World. This makes it a unique achievement as the Rust en Vrede Estate wine has previously been named as one of the Top 100 wines in the world.

2009 –  Coenie Snyman is named Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for the Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2007.

2010 –  Rust en Vrede is announced as Global Winner at Best of Wine Tourism Awards in Bordeaux, France.

2010 –  Rust en Vrede Restaurant wins all three categories at the Eat Out Awards – Best Service Award, Best Restaurant Award and Best Chef  Award.

2011 –  Rust en Vrede Restaurant is included in San Pellegrino’s Top 100 Restaurants in the World for the 3rd year running.

2012 – Rust en Vrede named in the Top 100 Wines in the World for the 5th time by Wine Spectator.

2013 – Rust en Vrede named 3rd best restaurant in South Africa and also wins the Service Excellence as well as the Wine Service Award.

2014 – Rust en Vrede receives its 40th 90+ Rating rating in Wine Spectator Magazine (USA).

2015 – Jean Engelbrecht is invited as the Guest Speaker at the New York Wine Experience.

2016 – Jean Engelbrecht named as an international leader of wine by Wine Spectator.

2017 – Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyard Syrah 2014 named in the Top 100 Wines of the World by Wine Spectator.

2018 – Rust en Vrede Restaurant receives the 2018 Trip Savvy Editors’ Choice Award for Fine Dining in South Africa.