Rust en Vrede


Rust en Vrede Estate lies south of Stellenbosch, approximately 15km from False Bay. The property is nestled on the lower slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between 85m and 130m above sea level, with a view on Table Mountain to the West. Vineyards are situated on North facing slopes, with a small portion of North-East and North-West facing slopes that provide subtle nuances in aspect. Shielded from the powerful South-Easterly wind by the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains, and protected from the South-Westerly wind off the Atlantic by the foothills of the Helderberg, Rust en Vrede is a warmer microcosm in the Helderberg area, which is why we specialise in reds, particularly Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. These varieties lend themselves to full bodied wines with powerful structure and excellent ageing potential.

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.

Our Soil

Tukulu soils – ancient, rich soils that are made up of decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone. Iron stone and weakly degraded granite increase the drainage in the rich soils.

Our Climate

The warm and dry Mediterranean climate with protection from prevailing wind provides ideal conditions for fully ripening our late-maturing varieties. Average annual rainfall of 620mm.

Our Vineyard

Vines are vertically trellised, irrigation managed with care and all farm activities carried out in a sustainable and ecologically conscious way. Pruning and harvest are done by hand.

Our Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon
Clones: 18H, 37C, 46C, CS163, CS169, CS338 & CS23A.

Clones: SH1, SH21, SH9, SH99 & SH470

Clones: MO192, MO348

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