Milestones

1694

Rust en Vrede is established by Simon van der Stel

1780

The cellar building is built on the Rust en Vrede property

1978

After decades of not producing wine, Jannie Engelbrecht produces the first vintage of the modern era

1987

Kevin Arnold appointed as winemaker

1988

Jannie Engelbrecht decides to blend Syrah with the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

1993

President Nelson Mandela selects Rust en Vrede to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner in Oslo, Norway

1996

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

1998

Louis Strydom takes over as winemaker from Kevin Arnold

2000

Rust en Vrede becomes the first South African red wine to be named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines in the World.

2006

Coenie Snyman takes the reigns as winemaker at Rust en Vrede

2007

Rust en Vrede Restaurant opens its doors in November

2009

Rust en Vrede Restaurant included in the San Pellegrino Top 100 Restaurants of the World

2009

Coenie Snyman is named Diner’s Club winemaker of the Year for the Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

2012

Rust en Vrede is named in the Top 200 Wines in the World for the 5th time by Wine Spectator Magazine

2014

Rust en Vrede is recommended as the #1 vineyard in Cape Town – Travel & Leisure

2015

Jean Engelbrecht is invited as a guest speaker at the New York Wine Experience

2016

Jean Engelbrecht is named as an International Leader of Wine by Wine Spectator

2019

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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Sunday
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Restaurant
(reservations essential)
Tuesday – Saturday
18h30 - close
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